Somebody in Hand County should really do that!

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

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A lady came into my office last week and said, “You know, Miller really needs XYZ.” My response, “Yes, you should make that happen! What tools do you need from me to help?” She looked at me really funny like it’s my responsibility to do everything in town that people bring to me.


Here’s the truth. Our responsibility at On Hand Development is to maintain and assist in the expansion of existing businesses and support the growth of new businesses while striving to improve the economy of the Miller area. Megan, the board, and myself can’t do every project that comes our way. We have our strategic plan set just for that reason. I can help anyone with resources for projects in our area, but if it’s your idea and you want to see it happen… make it happen! I know you can.


Every time I thought, ‘You know, somebody should do that,’ I usually realize that somebody is me. We are often are the somebody we’re waiting for. When we have ideas, we have to remember that we have the agency to make stuff happen. An idea or a plan doesn’t have to come from the Miller Civic and Commerce, On Hand Development, or any other group in town… it can come from YOU. You have the power to make things happen. Quit waiting for somebody else to show up and do it—they’re likely not coming and your big idea may never happen.


Just think if everyone in town came up with one idea to make Hand County Thrive? What kind of opportunities would we have right here in our community?  I can think of lots people who are making their big idea happen- A women’s conference, workout sessions, mom play dates, Miller youth soccer club, Hands of Hope, and the list goes on and on.


So… What do you want to see happen in our community? Come in and see me if you need some help getting started. I am excited to hear what bubbles up.

Category: From the Desk of Kecia Beranek