Leadership Rowan [Future Perspectives] ~ September 2011 Session

Written by Holly Czuba on December 10, 2011

Back in September I participated in my first day long Leadership Rowan session.  The theme of the day was Future Perspectives.  We heard several speakers from within the community, from a local farmer talking about utilizing drip irrigation to a small business owner discussing challenges that small businesses face. We also got to tour Catawba

Leadership Rowan [Artistic & Historic Perspectives] ~ November 2011

Written by Holly Czuba on December 7, 2011
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November’s Leadership Rowan class was on artistic & historical perspectives in Rowan county. Our day started with a talk by Catawba Colleges history professor, Dr. Gary Freeze.  He gave us a brief overview of the history of Rowan County.  He did a fantastic job stringing cause and effect together from the county’s first charter to

Real Leadership, the New Middle East and the 2012 Election

Written by Holly Czuba on September 16, 2011

Today I’m going to start a new blog feature!  Our communications director, Laura Jollay, does a fabulous job each week creating a company newsletter (the GCS Express).  This newsletter features articles about goings-on within our centers, industry news and sometimes articles written by our employees.  Today I’d like to share with you an employees’ thoughts

Leadership Rowan ~ Simulated Society ~ Lessons Learned

Written by Holly Czuba on August 24, 2011

I’ve had the good fortune to be provided with the opportunity to take part in a year long leadership class.  Leadership Rowan is  designed to prepare individuals to assume leadership roles in the county and to further enhance the abilities of existing leaders.  One day each month from September to May we will meet at

Leadership Rowan [Local Government] ~ October 2011

Written by Holly Czuba on January 6, 2011
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October’s Leadership Rowan day was about Local Government.  Local government day was something I found to be very informative. The last time I remember learning anything about how our government operated I was 14, and that was geared towards operations of our federal government. I’ll give a brief synopsis of a couple of the big

What’s the best thing about burnt popcorn?

Written by Holly Czuba on December 14, 2010

Trick Question! There is nothing good about burnt popcorn. In fact, I stongly dislike the person that makes popcorn at work.  It stinks the whole place up for the rest of the day and makes me want some of my own popcorn – neither outcome is desirable. But let me just confess right now. I

The Cox’s

Written by Holly Czuba on October 22, 2010

Genese Cox is shy. She said talking to strangers is an uncomfortable situation for her. But working at GCS has given her more confidence and now she says, “It’s easier to talk over the phone.” Her husband Darvis, who sits next to her at work echoes, “It used to be much harder for her to