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Jackson, MI - August 19, 2019: The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Karene Belyea, a nationally known communications and workplace happiness speaker will be in Jackson on September 16th to discuss generational differences in the workplace.

Karlene Belyea is a certified Everything DiSC Trainer and presents sessions on behavioral styles, generational differences, body language, leadership and influence, creating positive and productive work cultures, wellness, work/life integration and brain training.  Belyea focuses on how to work together more effectively through understanding and appreciating the differences in people, while working to improve communications, team building, customer service and conflict resolution.

Belyea is the Chief Culture Officer for Mission Veterinary Partners.  She was the CEO of the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association for 15 years and has 30 years of experience in management and working with a wide variety of work teams.

On September 16, 2019, Belyea will be the keynote speaker for the Jackson County Chamber’s Economic Lunch to be held from 11:30am-1pm at Cascades Manor House.  Belyea will speak to how different generations can appreciate and capitalize on their differences, how to better understand different generations and how businesses can attract and retain millennials to their workforce, which is an ongoing issue for companies across the United States.

“Businesses report to the Chamber on a daily basis that they are struggling to fill key positions within their company,” commented Mindy Bradish-Orta, president/CEO of the Jackson Chamber.  “By understanding and appreciating the unique needs and skills of every individual on a team, companies can work more efficient and build a stronger culture that will attract and retain talent.”

Member fees are $25 in advance, $40 at the door and potential member fees are $45 in advance, $60 at the door.  Attendees must register by calling the Chamber at (517) 782-8221.

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit association of businesses and non-profits, committed to strengthening their businesses and the Jackson Community. With a proud history reaching back to 1909, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce creates a strong local economy where all can prosper by supporting its members through promotion, advocacy, collaboration, workforce development and education.  For information on becoming a member of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, contact Business Development Manager Patrick O’Dowd at (517) 782-8221.