A Day at DurstCrew- November Core Focus

The ROPP November Core Focus Day was a full one...in more ways than one! The day started with an all-you-can-eat breakfast at Applebee's. A wonderful treat by Bro. Dr. Eric offered in support of his fraternity's fundraiser. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit and orange juice!!! We got the day started off right!
After Applebee's, we headed over to the office of Metropolitan member, Michael Pratt, CEO of Durstcrew, LLC. There, the candidates were introduced to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. They learned what an "entrepreneur" is, discussed some famous business men and women and learned details about how Bro. Pratt's business works. They took an especially close look at the protective cases for cell phones and other technological devices, a product he promotes both in the US and abroad for Tech 21. He demonstrated how the make up of the main substance used in the cases responds to impact differently than other materials. He even showed how it could be wrapped around his hand in liquid form and hit forcefully without cause any pain!
After learning about the product itself, ROPP candidates learned about the business process from when the idea is first conceived through actual delivery to the stores. Bro. Pratt shared how his spiritual growth was connected to the growth of his company. He encouraged each of the candidates to remember that they can achieve whatever they are willing to work (and BELIEVE GOD) for. After a filling lunch from Bro. Pratt's favorite taco spots, the candidates got to look around the office space and even took turns sitting in the CEO's chair!
The bible verse of the day was Philippians 4:6-9: 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome opportunity for this year's candidates. This is something that you all should be proud of especially knowing, seeing and talking to an executive that owns their own business. Great job and much respect to Sister Lisa's vision!