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Published on February 22nd, 2016 | by TLV News

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Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Host Chik-fil-a Vice President

Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce hosted Chick-fil-a Vice President, corporate talent Dee Ann Turner on February 17.

Turner was the speaker for the CoC’s Lunch and Learn event. During her first visit to Oxford she spoke on her thirty years with the company and her new book, It’s My Pleasure.

“I’ve appreciated so much getting to know the people in Oxford,” Turner said.

She explained the importance the culture and values that her book and chick-fil-a promotes.

“I hope that the opportunity I have had to share the principles in “It’s my pleasure” and from the principles that Truett Cathy instilled in Chik-fi-la that other businesses and their culture in town will be strengthened.” 

 

Full press release included below:

Media Contact: Maggie McDaniel, PR Intern, Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce

Tel: 706-536-8092; Email: mhmcdani@go.olemiss.edu

Chick-fil-a Vice President, Corporate talent speaks to Oxford-Lafayette Chamber members

—Dee Ann Turner shares stories and values behind the success of Chik-fi-la.  

Oxford, Miss. (Feb. 17, 2016) – Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce members got the opportunity to listen to Chick-Fil-A’s Vice President, Corporate Talent, Dee Ann Turner during a Lunch and Learn on

This was Turner’s first visit to Oxford.  While visiting she shared her stories both from working with the company for thirty years and her new book “It’s My

“I’ve appreciated so much getting to know the people in Oxford,” Turner said.

“I hope that the opportunity I have had to share the principles in “It’s my pleasure” and from the principles that Truett Cathy instilled in Chik-fi-la that other businesses and their culture in town will be

Turner educated the Chamber members on the importance of Chick-fil-a’s values. She told them that Truett Cathy always told her “people decisions are the most important decisions to make” and  “we are in the people business, not the chicken

She also expressed the elements of a compelling culture in Chick-fil-a and how these elements can relate to any organization. The first was purpose, every business needs to know why they are in business she said. Secondly, having a mission, what does a business want to accomplish?

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Lunch and Learn, P. 2

The third element was the creation of core values. Finally Turner said having guiding principles was the last element to a compelling culture in Chick-fil-

Turner also answered two rumors circling on social media about Chick-fil-a. First, Chick-fil-a will go public and secondly they’ll be open on Sundays. She confirmed that both of these rumors are not Rosie Vassallo, receptionist and administrative assistant at the chamber was excited to listen to Turner.

“I was really excited when we heard she was coming,” Vassallo said. “For her to come and be able to visit with us and give us the stories of how they’ve grown it was just

For more information on Dee Ann Turner, visit her website http://www.deeannturner.com/its-my-pleasure/. For more information on the event, call 706-536-8092.

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About the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce: The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce is the most dynamic business organization in our community, where businesses and professionals come together to work to improve the business climate and quality of life for our area.  With nearly 700 members, the Chamber strives to undertake programs and projects, which seek a positive business climate conducive to growth of the private enterprise system, raising per capita income and providing strong financial, physical and human resources for the citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County.  These goals are accomplished through a variety of avenues including networking opportunities, seminars, events, marketing opportunities, referrals, leadership programs or other resources available exclusively to Chamber members. The Local Voice Ligature

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