Ashley Gay, Covelli Enterprises / Panera Bread

HRCC_2014_Ashley Gay_028.pollack webresWhat do you love best about what you do?
Getting to meet so many phenomenal people and becoming involved in projects bigger than myself. Acting as liaison between 48 stores and the local communities helps me see partnership opportunities and share the wealth – to spread the good work that chambers and other organizations do.

Why do you support HRCC?
HRCC has that group of likeminded individuals promoting each others’ businesses, because they understand that without successful overall economic growth, none of us will succeed. I love the way HRCC works with their member cities to achieve these goals; the partnership is vibrant and forward-thinking.

Words to live by:
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
~ Buddha

I try to keep that in mind in all aspects of my work. Having a happy attitude makes everything work better.

Photo credit: Joe Pollack, Pollack Studio