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Congratulations to Jo McCabe with Mr. Handyman for being selected the Prince William Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Quarter! Jo is one of our most active Ambassadors and regularly attends networking meetings, ribbon cuttings and mentors new Chamber members as well as being active on our Veteran’s Council. She plays an integral part in advancing the Chamber’s mission to assist members in creating valuable business relationships. Here’s more to help you get to know Jo:
How long have you been in business and why did you choose your field/business?
I’ve been in business nine years. After my military career, working for the government and working as a government contractor, I was looking for a change. Based on my previous experience I decided that purchasing a franchise in the service industry would be the best fit for me.
Please share one of the greatest moments you’ve experienced in your business life.
One of the greatest opportunities each year is our National Day of Service. Each September we shut our company down for a day and do home repairs and maintenance projects for a local military veteran. It is a lot of work, but it is well worth it at the end of the day when our team can show the family all of the improvements we were able to do to their home in a day. This is a very rewarding experience for our entire team.
Are you involved with any non-profit organizations? Which ones and how are you involved?
As stated above we participate in the National Day of Service every September to help a local veteran. Also, during our slow winter months we donate skilled labor to Project Mend-A-House. This helps their organization take care of their “customers” and also provides rewarding work for our technicians.
Do you have a favorite restaurant or special activity in Prince William County that you’d like to remind us about?
I have taken up golf in the past two years. I am still not very good at it, but it has allowed me to see several of the golf courses in Prince William county, although at the moment I spend more time in the woods than on the fairways.
For you, what is the primary benefit of being a Chamber Ambassador?
Helping new members get the most out of their Chamber membership. Because of all the services the chamber offers it can get overwhelming very quickly to a new member. Helping a member through the process of which services make the most sense for their business to take advantage of is very rewarding.
What’s one suggestion you’d make to help the members get more from their Chamber membership?
Talk to someone who can discuss all of the opportunities and services the Chamber has to offer and then decide which ones make the most sense to attend for your business, then participate.