From large corporation to a one-stop shop, local businesses in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County came together at Eastern Mennonite University Friday, Nov. 4, to discuss the challenges of the current economy and its impact on business in the Shenandoah Valley.
Edgar Miller, general manager of Truck Enterprise, Inc., gave a presentation on emotional intelligence with staffing issues, marketplace competition, budgeting, strategic planning and team development.
“People have become too busy with text and words,” said Miller. “[The decrease] of face-to-face interaction can lead to oversensitivity and self doubt in the workplace.”
A panel discussion delved into emotional intelligence’s impact on transactions, affirmation of employees and being an emotional leader. Panelists included Keith May of Kline May Realty, Randy Seitz of Blue Ridge Architects PC, Carole Persinger of Green Solutions Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning LLC, and Brent Trumbo of Trumbo Electric Inc.
Representatives in attendance
Individuals and businesses in attendance included Bridgewater Retirement Community, Blue Ridge Architects PC, DuPont Community Credit Union, Interchange Group Inc., A Bowl of Good, Clark & Bradshaw PC, Grass Roots Landscaping Inc., Green Solutions Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning LLC, Harman Construction Inc., Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, Kline May Realty, Lantz Construction Co., McClung Companies, Momentum Earthworks, PBGH Technologies LLP, Blauch Brothers Inc., Trumbo Electric Inc., and Truck Enterprises Inc.