“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ― Margaret Mead

Gathered in comfy chairs at a historic building on our 20th anniversary, it was time to reexamine and realign MeetGreen’s vision and values. While MeetGreen is a business and legal entity on paper, it is actually a group of professionals who work hard to connect people and make our slice of the world more sustainable. Without these committed citizens, we have nothing to offer. We don’t rent rooms, cater meals, or decorate show floors; rather, it is the knowledge and talents of our people that brings value to our clients.

On this occasion, we asked ourselves and each other what makes it easy to come to work in the morning, what our work means to us personally, and what we believe in. When the answers were shared, something marvelous occurred. From bookkeeper to conference manager to sustainability director, a core set of values emerged, a set of values each of us as individuals felt very passionate about. Seeing the full list written on the board became a defining moment worth sharing:

  • We believe in creating a sustainable future
  • We care about the planet and all of her people
  • We believe in the power of human connection
  • We believe every little bit helps
  • We believe in inspired optimism
  • We thrive on challenges and love to learn

It is our clients who provide the opportunity to do good work and their confidence in us is crucial. They are industry leaders with a mission to make a difference within their sphere of influence and we support their efforts with our skills, expertise and resources. Our services allow them to convene the right people necessary to solve world problems while using the planet’s resources wisely.

When we were graciously recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in the Meetings Industry” this year, the recognition was met with excitement and jubilee by our team. It was an acknowledgement of our ability to make a difference, one event at a time. There are so many factors that play a role in being a great place to work like having special clients, getting your birthday off, summer retreats by the sea, and the flexibility to work remotely. When you get right down to it, though, our core values shared by like-minded coworkers benefit all of us each and every day. Help is offered without being asked and somebody is always looking out for you.

Margaret Mead was right. This small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can indeed change the world.