According to a recent Bob Shallit column in the Sacramento Bee, a group of CEOs in Sacramento, Calif., are gathering, rain or shine, for a weekly board meeting -- conducted atop stand-up paddleboards on Folsom Lake.
Patric Hillenbrand, owner of a Roseville insurance company (Hillenbrand Insurance Services), and a member of the local chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (www.eonetwork.org), told Shallit he first discovered the fun and fitness to be enjoyed with stand-up paddleboards. Then, in short order, decided to invite members of his entrepreneurs’ chapter to join in.
Now, every Thurday, a group of company CEOs can be found paddling across Folsom Lake, relieving a little stress, getting in a good workout, and discussing their business challenges, opportunities and current events.
Seems Hillenbrand, 46, was a surfer in his younger days and says he has discovered SUP offers "the cool factor" of surfing without needing the waves.
The gathering, Hillenbrand said, is open to anyone as a -- and ya gotta love this pun -- “standing invitation.”
Makes us wonder at SNEWS if retailers around the country who sell stand-up paddleboards might do well to connect with local business chapters to coordinate opportunities for similar, on-the-water, board meetings.