The Armonk Chamber of Commerce* recently promoted an event about nurturing connections in business. That got me thinking about connections I routinely observe during my visits to and around the North Castle community. I witness a vibrant neighborhood with a great deal of activity in the downtown. In and around the beautiful Square are wonderful meeting points for anyone getting together for coffee or lunch, or after work, for dinner and/or a drink, for deepening friendship ties, or perhaps solidifying the marital bond!
A centrally located Supermarket builds connections too as shoppers see a neighbor they may have missed seeing and so, it’s a rare chance to say hello, and enjoy an old connection. The smaller gourmet shops beckon you to grab another opportunity to step out and say hello. I see customers happily engaged with shopkeepers in the new stores opening up and down Main Street, a sign of a robust economy–heartening.
I see real estate agents scurrying busily from their offices to their cars with prospective residents in their efforts to bring more happy homeowners here. These agents offer a window into the kind of future connections possible and unique to this area. I read about two wonderful bat mitzvah projects that create connections between people with big hearts and those who stand to benefit from them. And finally, I read too about the connections between first responders and the community at large. If I could toast Mother’s Day with you, it would be to life’s vital connections. They are truly everything.
*Consider attending a major community connection builder: the Chamber’s May 12th Citizen of the Year Award Ceremony–this year to the one and only Sam Morell.