Let’s Define the Relationship

Hi Lead!

This week I want to talk about the “DTR” What is a DTR you might ask? A DTR is both a verb and a noun and it signifies intentional conversations. A DTR is a Define The Relationship talk! Now it may seem like this is a phrase needed only for dating couples but a nice cleansing DTR is good for everyone. Relationships are hard!! They need constant work and check-ins in order to stay healthy. Now some relationships don’t survive a DTR. It defines emotions, boundaries, expectations, and can lead to the inevitable conclusion of some relationships. However that doesn’t mean they aren’t necessary. Some relationships are not meant to last forever. For long term relationships DTR’s can be even more important. Whether we are talking about marriages, neighbors, friendships, family, business relationships, or community relationships they all can benefit from a DTR.  All of these have an aspect of longevity and ideally, regardless of their ups and downs, these relationships go the distance!

I find that in my new role at the Chamber I spend a lot of time having these DTRs with various LACC business members. That means a DTR between the Chamber and the particular business I am speaking with. A DTR between the Chamber and the City. I even have these DTR’s with myself! I am the only employee who currently works only for the Chamber so I even have these in my head regarding the relationship between the Chamber and the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center (SLHVC) . I constantly evaluate myself to make sure I am working for the organization that hires me and for the SLHVC only as one of our many valued Chamber Members. I also spend time DTRing that relationship to others so they understand the connection and separation between the Chamber and the SLHVC.

So this week I challenge you to think about where you might need a DTR in your own professional life. Whether it be your boss, your staff, your landlord, or the business next to you, having an intentional DTR can be painful but also leads to growth and stronger relationships in the future. Good Luck!

______ Here’s what’s happening in town this week

Friday 8/27- 10AM-2PM BHSU Part-Time Student Job fair
This will be taking place outside on the Campus Green and is your opportunity to attract students to your business. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Sunday 8/29- Wake up and Worship with the LACC Church Members. Find a service on the Community Calendar at Leadmethere.org

Tuesday 8/31 6-8PM It’s time to Party Like it’s 1914! Come to the Homestake Opera House on August 31st dressed in your best 1914 opera outfit to celebrate the anniversary of the Opera House.

Wednesday 9/1 6PM Jailhouse Taps will be hosting Trivia Night!

7PM The Black Hills Rod & Gun Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at the club house . Everyone is welcome to attend.

Thursday 9/2- 7:15AM Men’s Breakfast @ Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

 3PM Bingo @ Jailhouse Taps

5PM  Book Signing at the Adams Museum with Dr. David Wolff.  Dr. Wolff will sign copies of his latest book, The Savior of Deadwood: James K.P. Miller on the Gold Frontier.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase.  Dr. Wolff will provide a short presentation.  Snacks and beverages will be served.  The event is free and brought to you by Deadwood History Inc

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Saturday 9/4- 4-6PM Health & Wellness Open House at Explore Fitness and Adventures. Come enjoy light refreshments and take the opportunity to try their group classes like Yoga and Zumba and learn about personal training opportunities. See explorefitnessandadventures.com for more information.

Sunday 9//5 – Lead Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Annual GOLD TOURNAMENT at the Lead Country Club. Get more info and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gold-tournament-tickets-165429501091

Saturday 9/11- Second Saturday Antiques and Art Row and the Lead Volunteer Fire Department Memorial Mile. Please join us for a one mile memorial walking in remembrance of those who lost their lives September 11th 2001. Please call Christine at the Chamber at 605-584-3110 for more information.

With Love from Lead,
Christine Allen
Outreach & Membership Director

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