There are two certainties in life, as the saying goes, death and taxes. To this list, there should be added a third…change. When recently approached to speak at a national conference later this month regarding managing change, I jumped at the chance. Why? Because change is the essence of our culture. With a prevalent and systemic attitude of get on board or get out of my way, change permeates every facet of our lives.
At VeBridge, change came home in August. We said goodbye to Tom Musgrave, hello to Rob Gower, and anxiously anticipate a move to a new location.
After a decade with VeBridge Tom, a senior account executive, retired. With a promise to spend more time with his family, (particularly his grandson), hit the links, and enjoy volunteer work, Tom is welcoming his new found free time. He left his legacy here at VeBridge touching more than half of our 230 customers. We wish him every happiness as he embarks on his new journey enjoying the change it brings to his life.
As we say goodbye to one employee, another receives greetings. Rob Gower joined VeBridge on August 29th. With nine years of marketing and sales experience, Rob brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role as the Strategic Markets Manager. You may recognize his name as he spent time working with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. A Lexington resident, Rob, and his new wife Jess, spend their free time working with the Mercer County Band and Color Guard. So, if you’re at a football game or a band competition this fall and Mercer County is playing, you’re likely to see Rob! We extend a warm welcome to Rob and know he will add instant value to our team and to our customers.
Last, but not least, VeBridge is moving! After almost 10 years in our downtown location, we have outgrown our space! We are planning, coordinating, and fretting…mostly planning. Our estimated date of arrival in our new location is the end of October. Change is definitely upon us! Where are we moving? Would you like to guess? Send your best guess to firstname.lastname@example.org. All correct responses received by September 15thwill be eligible for a drawing to receive an iPad! (A hint: “Nay, it’s not downtown!”)
The third certainty in life, change, is sometimes scary, sometimes exciting, and sometimes somewhat daunting. We hope you join us in celebrating the changes we’re making at Team VeBridge to better serve our customers and our community.