We had a huge success hosting the “Pizza & Podcast” event on work/Life balance with United Counseling Service. We truly appreciated everyone who showed up. Your presence made us feel grateful and proud of what we do at The Lightning Jar supporting both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in the greater Bennington area.
Someone recently asked me, “what are you looking forward to in the coming semester?” My answer was “I am really sad that I can’t be at TLJ anymore.” In the blinks of an eye, my field work term weeks were done, but all my experiences have been so rewarding. I learned so much about all the various relationships between businesses and community. TLJ is a perfect example of “social entrepreneurship” - which is my study of focus at Bennington College. I would have never known what it feels like to be part of the Bennington community without interning at The Lightning Jar and meeting so many wonderful people and organizations.
Thanks to Joelle Greenland for being an amazing mentor. This experience would not have been the same if it was not for you - you believed in me so much to even take me into all the meetings with people like Jim Verzino, Nicole Stetson, Jeannie Jenkins (and so many more!); organizations like the Bennington County Regional Commission (BCRC), Bennington County Industrial Corporation (BCIC), and pushing me out of my comfort zone to speak at the Bennington Rotary Club meeting. I can’t thank you enough for giving me all these learning opportunities.
Lastly, I would like everyone to know that even though I won’t be physically at The Lightning Jar, I will still be in close touch with it and as Joelle reminded me, I will always be a part of The Lightning Jar family!