Volunteer Michael VanoverMichael Vanover (Photo courtesy Michael Vanover)OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/1/14) – Being involved in the community through public service is its own award.

That’s the advice of Michael Vanover, who has made volunteering on various committees and boards a priority over the years, including Owensboro Sister Cities, Owensboro Public Art, Crossroads Inc. (a feeding program for people in need), and the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce Ambassador program.

“It’s been a great opportunity and a blessing,” Vanover said of the different programs he’s worked with. “I like people and am very sociable.”

As a businessman, Vanover said the opportunity to provide public service has also helped create partnerships with other businesses.

“I’ve met people through the Chamber that are more than just clients, and some people that have become clients,” he said. “The Chamber has helped strengthen those relationships.”

Vanover encouraged people in public service fields to seek out the opportunities available that would introduce them to new people.

“Apply their interactions into whatever they’re tied to,” he said when asked what advice he would have for people developing networking skills. "It’s helping to brand yourself and your name."

Vanover has been the Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Month twice in the last 12 months, most recently in April.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News

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