A NOTE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
DALE BROUK, FIVESTAR LIFESTYLES
Last week at the Board meeting we provided the 2018 Annual Report which sums up a remarkable year of accomplishments under the leadership of Past Chair Aaron Schmidt.
As I look forward to my role as the 2019 Chairman it comes with cautious optimism. The economy is strong today but headwinds from China, Brexit, and an ever changing political environment can be cause for reflection. These global headwinds coupled with state and local hurdles challenge us every day and it is how we work through them that make our companies better, stronger and more profitable. I have always lived by the motto “change is good, you must embrace it and make it work for you!”
The Platte County Economic Development Council (PCEDC) has its own set of challenges in 2019. We again are faced will a zero based budget, which in simple terms means our revenues equal our expenses. As with our own businesses we should not be satisfied with breaking even. I am asking you to please keep in the forefront what PCEDC has done for your business and Platte County.
I look forward to serving as Chairman and working with my team, Mike Duffy, Co-Chair, Mike Reik, Treasurer and the Past Chair, Aaron Schmidt. And as we all know, none of this happens without Alicia Stephens, Stephanie Deppen and Molly Ramirez. A special thanks to Stephanie Neppl for all her help in 2018 and we wish her the best of success in her new endeavors in Iowa.
Let 2019 bring success to ongoing projects such as KCI Airport and the Northland Youth Sports Complex. Read on to find ways you can involved. We can't do our work without your support.