80/35 music festival
eComegy is back! Well, we never really went anywhere, but for the past week (really for the past few months) I’ve been helping with the coordination of the 80/35 music festival in Des Moines, Iowa. In my role as board President for the Greater Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC – the non-profit that coordinates 80/35), I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of volunteers and produce a two-day music festival in the heart of Downtown Des Moines.
People sometimes seem shocked when they find out that I don’t get paid for my work with the DMMC. While I don’t receive cash compensation, the intrinsic rewards of helping to coordinate an event enjoyed by tens of thousands of people, and engages hundreds of volunteers is more than money could buy. As an added bonus, the connections I’ve made through my work with 80/35 have also lead to a number of business opportunities (for example, the owner of eComegy client GuitarKitsUSA.com coordinates the Kids Zone at 80/35).
What makes you passionate? What do you do to give back? Find this and attack it.
And to everyone who I’ve missed call from, or forgot to email over the past couple months… its catch up time now!