It Doesn't Matter Where You've Been - Diane Haugen, North Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Diane Haugen, with the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce wants to live in a world where people are inclusive, innovative, and successful in reaching their goals. Diane engineered a partnership between the Lake City Chamber of Commerce and Northgate Chambers to create the North Seattle Chamber of Commerce (NSCC) in 2012 which then resulted in a larger, stronger network of businesses in the Northeast Seattle area. She has orchestrated several community events and has filled the local gap in activities for seniors with meals, education, and social programming.
Diane, herself, has a strong innovative streak and has spent 13 years in marketing and managing senior care communities, four years as an entrepreneur food manufacturer, and loves creating recipes which she shares over social media.
Through her many endeavors, Diane has experienced many failures, but she never lets failure stop her. She says failure is an "opportunity to take a look, assess, and move forward again...pick yourself up, brush yourself off, let go, and move forward, becasue really, it doesn't matter where you've been, what matters is where you're going."