The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce recently joined with 19 other local chambers for a networking luncheon at the Sheraton Lisle.
Chamber members could network with other professionals from around the Chicagoland area.
Attendees also heard from keynote speaker, Jeanne Malnati, the wife of Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria owner, Marc Malnati, and founder of The Culture Group, which helps businesses transform their workplace environment to allow for open communication.
While explaining ‘The Malnati Effect’ Jeanne said she learned firsthand the importance of appreciating employees the weekend they opened their Buffalo Grove location.
“We were dropping pizzas all over, we had a staff that was inexperienced,” explained Malnati. “The managers were yelling at the servers. And the phones were ringing off the wall, that was great that we have all of these [customers] but we had to take them off the hook.”
Malnati challenged the audience to create a business where truth is spoken, strengths are celebrated, and good will permeates.
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