MacDonald, the “red paperclip guy”, to speak at Chamber dinner

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 09:28 AM.

The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual dinner Feb. 28 and the guest speaker has been named.

Kyle MacDonald will be the keynoted speaker. MacDonald is also known as the “red paperclip guy”. 

The Chamber board had tried hard to find someone exciting and who has a great story to tell, and Chamber director Paula Pickett believes they did. 

“Hopefully our membership will feel entertained and motivated by what Kyle has to say,” Pickett said. “MacDonald’s theme of trading up is what I am trying to instill at the Chamber.  We are trading up and things are really beginning to come together for us and our membership is growing as a result.”

With a renewed focus on supporting their members through service and a strong business plan The Chamber is excited about this upcoming year, Pickett said.   

Dinner will be served, awards and worthy recognitions will be given as per usual, but what attendees will notice is a change in the air and new found focus at The Gulf County Chamber of Commerce.

 In 2005, MacDonald posted a picture of a red paperclip on his blog and in the barter section of Craigslist, and asked if anyone wanted to make a trade for something bigger or better.

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