Sarasota YPG: Evan Samson Won Young Professional of the Year Award

We are thrilled to announce that Evan Samson, our Marketing Communications Director at DMSI International, has won the Sarasota YPG Young Professional of the Year award at the YP Summit.

Heather Kasten, President and CEO of the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, remarked, “These two individuals were outstanding. With their remarkable contributions to their companies and communities, they stood out as the young professionals of the year for YPG.”

At the annual Young Professionals Summit, Tiona Settles of CenterPlace Health and Evan Samson were awarded this distinguished award. The event, hosted on August 18th at the Carlisle Inn, was made possible by the support of Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Congratulations, Evan Samson, on this remarkable achievement, which underscores your dedication to excellence and your impact on our community.

Read more here: https://www.yourobserver.com/news/2023/aug/21/sarasota-chamber-honors-young-area-professionals/?fbclid=IwAR1dMOWOxoArWH_97Z9umJkHXe8oeqcjVoSd7GJS5AFzdGzgY2cSX_IwtzY

Shumaker Chamber University: Achieving Peak Performance Without Burnout Seminar

Some of our young professionals, Assistant Team Leader, Richmond Cua, Laboratory & Testing Head, Ivy Catacutan, and Quality Control Head, Christine Cua, together with their Production Manager, Menchie Calesa, attended The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce‘s Shumaker Chamber University: Achieving Peak Performance Without Burnout Seminar.

They enjoyed the seminar and learned a lot from Career & Wellness Coach, Hannah McGowan, Ed.M., C.A.S., about improving leadership, encouraging collaboration, and building trust and relationships with colleagues.

The Young Professional Group Summit: Align with Purpose

Some of our DMSI young professionals attended The Young Professional Group Summit: Align with Purpose at The Carlisle Inn recently. The summit was informative and inspirational, and it gave the attendees an opportunity to learn about their goals in life as well as how they can shift their focus on them despite the obstacles that may come along the way. The speakers at the summit were also interesting, and they reminded them of their responsibilities to help each other grow.

The summit provided the attendees with lots of insights that will help them better understand why some people succeed while others fail at achieving their goals. Moreover, it also taught them how to stay motivated by overcoming fears along the way in order to develop and grow.

Shumaker Chamber University: Listening’s Role in Effective Leadership

By Evan Samson, Integrated Marketing Communications Officer

Yesterday, I and some of my DMSI International colleagues (Iylin FlockMenchie CalesaAda Joy Agovida, and Patrick Alexander) attended The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s seminar “Shumaker Chamber University: Listening’s Role in Effective Leadership” which presented by Dawn Y. Graber.

After attending the seminar, I was able to identify what it means to listen effectively; it was a great and insightful experience. Dawn was very knowledgeable and engaging.

The context of the conversation, the concept that is being discussed, and the speaker’s body language are all important aspects of listening. You must be able to listen effectively to understand what’s being said and how best to respond.

During our small group sessions, we used case studies illustrating the importance effective listening can make in building a healthy culture of engaged employees resulting in greater success. This showed us how important it is for leaders to listen well to build healthy cultures where employees feel safe enough to speak up about their ideas or any problems they’re experiencing.

I learned that it’s important for me to broaden my listening skills so that I can adapt better and improve my relationships with others.