Rick Brines Is Keynote Speaker At Walker Chamber's October Luncheon

Monday, October 7, 2013

Rick Brines will be the Keynote Speaker at the October 22 Membership Luncheon where the Young Professionals Council of the Walker County Chamber of Commerce will honor the winners of the 2013 "40 Under 40" Awards.

Mr. Brines is the owner of 'The Growth Coach' which specializes in business coaching to help his clients grow and develop their businesses through workshops and one-on-one coaching.  His focus is to help business owners, professionals, entrepreneurs, the self employed and managers, work more effectively, make more money, and get more our of their business and personal lives. 

The 40 honored individuals will be recognized for their efforts to push Walker County forward, either through professional, civic or volunteer efforts.  Consideration for the award is based on accomplishments and meritorious service performed during the last five (5) years.  

The luncheon will take place on Oct. 22 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Walker County Civiv Center in Rock Spring. The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members and $25 for non-members. For more information, contact Glenda Jones at info@walkercochamber.com.


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