In August of 2014, Katey and I joined forces to form Music Therapy Connections, LLC. Little did we know that less than 2 years later, we’d be standing in front of 200 business owners, the governor of Illinois, and television cameras as nominees for our Chamber of Commerce’s “New and Emerging” Small Business Owners of the Year award.
But that was our reality yesterday, and it was pretty freaking awesome. We didn’t realize what an honor it was to be nominated until we learned more about the calibre of our fellow nominees, looked around that packed ballroom, and received congratulations from so many community leaders. Wow.
Katey and I talked all about the experience, along with why being members of the Chamber is so important to us, over on our Facebook page in a live video yesterday.
I am beyond grateful to our clients, families, friends, and you for providing support in all forms; without it, yesterday wouldn’t have been possible. Being nominated for the award was a huge honor, but what it allowed us to do — advocate for music therapy and the impact we can make in our community — means far more.