The Be Cause Team is active in many communities including the Institute of Management Consultants, Toastmasters International, Thursday Focus, Chambers of Commerce, The Longview Downtown Alliance, Unity Center for Positive Living. (At right) John served as the “Word Master” at Altrusa’s 2015 “Spell-ebration.”
Institute of Management Consultants
The Institute of Management Consultants IMC, Inc. (IMC USA) is the premier professional association and sole certifying board for management consultants in the United States.
International, National and Local – The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes consist of 47 nation organizations. IMC USA is one of them. Our two dozen U.S. chapters seek to advance the profession in providing a valuable and indispensable service to public, private and institutional organizations throughout the United States and those international organizations doing business within the United States.
<h3)Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest
Patrick Locke served as Fall Contest Chairman at the 2015 Humorous and Table Topics Competition held October 24 at the Public Utilities District Auditorium, Longview Washington.
Patrick, Shanna Woeller and John Anderson are Toastmasters International members. Toastmasters is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 313,000 strong. John and Patrick have achieved the highest award – “Distinguished Toastmaster.” John currently serves as Public Relations Officer for Southwest Washington. Patrick is an Area Director. John, Patrick and Shanna are members of Early Words, a Longview Washington club which meets every Tuesday at 6:05 a.m. Patrick serves as President and Shanna is Early Words board secretary. John is a past public relations officer for Oregon & SW Washington, has formerly served as club president, Vice President of Membership and Area 83 Governor.
Thursday Member Focus
Focus is an informal professional development gathering each Thursday from 8 to 9 a.m. in the greater Vancouver area. John is a facilitator of the non-profit speakers’ series on the first Thursday of each month at the Umpqua Bank, 99th Street, Vancouver with Steve Rusk of the Salvation Army.
Chambers of Commerce, The Longview Downtown Alliance and Unity Center For Positive Living
Be Cause Business Resources is a member of the Kelso – Longview Chamber of Commerce. John and has been active in the Bay Area Chamber in Southwest Oregon and the Titusville Chamber at the Kennedy Space Center over the years.
John offers courses and talks in conjunction with attorneys, accountants and other professionals streaming online, in Portland and other cities including: the Small Business Development Center SBDC at Southwestern Oregon Community College, the Bay Area Chamber, Economic Development Councils in Cathlamet and Vancouver and Umpqua Banks in Roseburg and Vancouver. John is the treasurer at the Unity Center For Positive Living in Centralia, Washington.