Message from chapter president Todd Preti:
I met Martin Joseph at a golf tournament in
2013. While we were playing golf, he brought up EO. I had never heard of the
organization but the more Martin described its purpose, the more I was
intrigued. Martin later invited me to attend a Test Drive. As an attorney, I
had met many business owners but getting to talk to them in a non-attorney
setting sold me on EO. I joined and like many new members I was SLOW to get
involved. I went to my forum meetings (which I really enjoyed and to this day I
still feel is the most rewarding part of EO) but not much else. Months later I
saw a friend, Chip Dodd, and he had jumped into EO with not just both feet -
but his whole body! He gave me a great experience share - he told me how much
the learning events had already changed his life and business - he went to
everything. Thankfully, I took Chip’s experience share to heart and started
going to more and more events which led to me joining the board.
While the learning events are great and
provided me with new and innovative solutions for my businesses and personally,
the best part was meeting the other members and really getting to know them.
The knowledge and experience our chapter members (as well as all EO members)
possess is truly amazing. They all seem so willing to share that knowledge and
experience with other EO members.
Everyone has to decide what they want out
of EO, but I have found that if you don’t take the first step and get involved
in more than just forum then you are losing out on a one-of-a-kind lifetime
experience. I hope you get involved and find the EO path that brings you knowledge,
information and joy for not only your business but also you personally.
My major objectives during my two-year term
as president are to personally (phone or in person) meet every member and to
make sure that all our members have the tools and resources to get the most out
of their EO experience.