Chamber speaker: Stick to what you do well

By Ashley Rader

Johnson City’s Public Works director offered a tip to local chamber members: Do more of what you do well.

The Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors heard a presentation Thursday from Johnson City Public Works Director Phil Pindzola, who provided some suggestions and tips for improving the business conditions of Carter County.

Chamber Board President Keith Young said he would invite guest speakers to the monthly board meetings to give the board members ideas to consider when thinking of ways to improve the Chamber’s impact on local businesses.

Pindzola, who has been public works director for 35 years, said government officials need to look at the city or the county’s strengths and play to those areas.

“Don’t invent something else,” Pindzola said. “Expand on what you do well. You will always succeed when you expand on what you do well.”