We had a great time last night at First State Bank of the Florida Keys for the Business After Hours! Congressman Carlos Curbelo addressed the members, while groups enjoyed the “selfie station” against the First State backdrop, lots of chatting and networking, and excellent food and free drinks!
Just one of the many perks of Chamber membership!
@firststatebankandtrust @carloslcurbelo #chamberofcommerce#networkingevent#businessafterhours
We are very thankful to Tessa from @swflcommunity for being our Power Hour speaker and sharing the importance of sustainability. As she mentioned, "it takes a collective will to create a more sustainable community." Every person's effort makes a difference if we focus on cultivating regional change for the common good. As a #FutureMaker with @FutureMakersfl Coalition this issue is critical for our team.
Our "Womenless Beauty Pageant" Charity Event is only 9 days away! Come meet our contestants TONIGHT (5pm - 7pm) at our Free #networkingevent @ The Gillis Law Firm (125 B King Street) #downtownstaugustine
«With my palms clasped at my heart,
I urge all Buddhas longing for nirvāṇa:
Do not leave us blind and all alone,
But remain with us for countless ages!
Through whatever virtue I have gained
By all these actions now performed,
May the pain of every living being
Be cleared away entirely, never to return.”
If the sight of me inspires in others
Thoughts of anger or devotion,
May such states of mind be causes
For eternally fulfilling their desires.
May those who insult me to my face,
Or cause me any other harm,
Even those who disparage me in secret,
Have the good fortune to awaken.
May I be a guard for those without one,
A guide for all who journey on the road,
A boat, a raft or bridge,
For all who wish to cross the water.
May I be an isle for those desiring landfall,
And a lamp for those who wish for light,
May I be a bed for those who need to rest,
And a servant for all who live in need.
May I become a wishing jewel, a magic vase,
A powerful mantra and a medicine of wonder.
May I be a tree of miracles granting every wish,
And a cow of plenty sustaining all the world.
Like the earth and other great elements,
And like space itself, may I remain forever,
To support the lives of boundless beings,
By providing all that they might need.
Just so, in all the realms of beings,
As far as space itself pervades,
May I be a source of all that life requires,
Until beings pass beyond saṃsāra’s pain. “
«I rejoice in the gathering of virtue
That is the cause of awakening,
And celebrate the definite liberation
Of beings from saṃsāra’s pain.
I rejoice in the awakening of the buddhas,
And the bhūmis gained by bodhisattvas.
Gladly I rejoice in the infinite sea of virtue,
Which is the noble intention of Bodhicitta,
Wishing to secure the happiness of beings,
And acting in ways that bring benefit to all.“
So how do local economic groups recruit national and global companies to Charlotte? We’re excited to hear Charlotte Regional Partnership’s Ronnie Bryant give us the the scoop plus an inside look at the bid for @amazon’s HQ2 at our Breakfast at SouthPark: Making the Case for Charlotte, USA event Feb. 28 at 7:30 a.m.! @villagetavern will be providing a delicious breakfast and our editor @carolinemportillo + her husband Ely Portillo at the @charlotteobserver will be the emcees. Link in bio for tickets. #SouthParkMag 👋✨📸: @temptthearrow
As this month of 🤝Networking continues I want to remind you how important it is to use networking to build long-lasting relationships that you can call on for future business opportunities. ~~
Do not use networking as a means to an end to gather business cards and make new contacts. There is a science to effective networking and it is important to know that it is a long-term process. ~~
Turn your new contacts into new friends and watch your business opportunities boom.
Have you RSVP’d on our #Facebook event page for this evening’s networking event yet?! .
Come meet Charleston Area Business Professionals and help each other grow your business! Happy hour specials + a special drawing, so make sure to bring your business cards! See you tonight 5-7!
"By letting go of all nirvāṇa is attained,
The transcendence of misery I seek,
Since everything must finally be abandoned,
It would be best if I gave it all away.
This body of mine I have now given up,
Entirely for the pleasure of all who live.
Let them kill it, beat it and abuse it,
Forever doing with it as they please.
And if they treat it like a toy,
Or an object of ridicule and jest,
When I have given it away,
Why should I then become upset?
Let them do to me as they please,
Whatever does not harm them;
And when anyone should think of me,
May that only bring them benefit."
Although seeking to avoid pain,
They run headlong into suffering.
They long for happiness, but foolishly
Destroy it, as if it were their enemy.
To satisfy with every kind of joy,
And to cut through all the sufferings
Of those who lack any real happiness,
And are oppressed by sorrow’s burden,
To bring an end as well to their delusion—
What other virtue is comparable to this?
What friend is there who does as much?
What else is there which is as meritorious? If even those who do good deeds as repayment
For past favours are worthy of some praise,
What need is there to mention the bodhisattvas,
Whose perfect actions are carried out unbidden?
There are those who offer meals occasionally, and to just a few;
Their gifts, which are no more than food, are made in just a moment,
And with disrespect, to bring nourishment for merely half a day—
And yet such people are honoured by the world as virtuous.
Yet how does this compare to those who give
Over many ages and to the whole infinity of beings,
Constantly offering them the fulfilment of their every wish:
The unsurpassable happiness born of blissful buddhahood?