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Mayor Summey Proclaims Say Something Nice Day

            City of North Charleston, South Carolina, Mayor Keith Summey declared June 01, 2012 as Say Something Nice Day at a meeting of City Council on May 10. North Charleston is the third largest city in the state. A rousing concert by the new Steel Drum Band of Stall High School preceded the reading of the proclamation.

            Mayor Summey took aim at the negative rhetoric that has invaded society and especially the workplace. The proclamation states in part, “Tens of millions of workers in the United States are disengaged in their jobs because of poor communication, effecting the economy in excess of an estimated $200 billion per year. Sixty percent of workers do not receive compliments on the job leading to worker dissatisfaction.”

            Mayor Summey stated further, “The City of North Charleston has long believed in the importance of effective communication within its workforce. The City is committed to maintaining friendly atmosphere for our employees, citizens, businesses and visitors.”

            Say Something Nice Day originated in North Charleston, SC and Mayor Summey was the first to make the designation. It is now listed in the Chase Calendar of Events. The city previously trained all of its employees in effective communication skills.

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Thankful Thursday – Mayor Keith Summey

On this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for the gifts that Mayor Keith Summey brings to my life. He has been extremely supportive of the employees of the City of North Charleston. He gave me the opportunity to work with all of them – all of them. Many cities train department heads and supervisors, but North Charleston opened the training to every employee. We did not separate them by rank. We mixed all levels. It was a tremendous experience. Some employees with the most unpopular jobs were the most dedicated. Mayor Summey took one of the courses along with other employees, had good attendance and did his homework. He has a great vision for the city and a wonderful way of relating to the people. I have seen him in many different venues and he is always the same. He was the first to issue a proclamation for Say Something Nice Day which gave the effort instant credibility. His associates Ray Anderson and Bob Connella laid the groundwork. Mayor Summey sometimes runs the cash register at Aunt Bea’s Restaurant, a great place to eat, but you had better go there hungry. If you haven’t been to the old city of North Charleston lately, you owe it to yourself to go. The transformation is miraculous. Take a good look at what vision, hard work and perseverance can accomplish. On this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for the gift of Keith Summey to my life.

Thankful Thursday is a day set aside to recognize the importance of someone to our lives and to let her or him know of our gratitude. Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say Something Nice; Be a Lifter. You will be glad that you did.

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Thankful Thursday – Mayor Keith Summey

On this Thankful Thursday I am thankful for the gifts that Mayor Keith Summey brings to my life. He has been extremely supportive of the employees of the City of North Charleston. He gave me the opportunity to work with all of them – all of them. Many cities train department heads and supervisors, but North Charleston opened the training to every employee. We did not separate them by rank. We mixed all levels. It was a tremendous experience. Some employees with the most unpopular jobs were the most dedicated. Mayor Summey took one of the courses along with other employees, had good attendance and did his homework. He has a great vision for the city and a wonderful way of relating to the people. I have seen him in many different venues and he is always the same. He was the first to issue a proclamation for Say Something Nice Day which gave the effort instant credibility. His associates Ray Anderson and Bob Connella laid the groundwork. Mayor Summey sometimes runs the cash register at Aunt Bea’s Restaurant, a great place to eat, but you had better go there hungry. If you haven’t been to the old city of North Charleston lately, you owe it to yourself to go. The transformation is miraculous. Take a good look at what vision, hard work and perseverance can accomplish. On this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for the gift of Keith Summey to my life.

Thankful Thursday is a day set aside to recognize the importance of someone to our lives and to let her or him know of our gratitude. Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say Something Nice; Be a Lifter. You will be glad that you did.

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Summey Proclaims Say Something Nice Day

 Mayor Keith Summey of the City of North Charleston issued a proclamation declaring the month of June as Better Communication Month and June 01, 2010 as Say Something Nice Day. He presented the proclamation to Dr. Mitch Carnell at the regular city council meeting on May 27th.The mayor made several remarks urging all citizens to take an active part and to treat all people with respect.

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