E-Communities & King of Queens: I Found a ConnectionChristina Long
President and Chief Operating Officer
Courtesy photo: Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
I assume most of you who read this are huge fans of King of Queens like I am, mostly because I can’t imagine anyone not loving that show! (Surely, you all know Doug and Carrie Heffernan, Deacon Palmer and Carrie’s dad Arthur, who lives in the basement, right? If not, you really need to expand your list of TV shows. Ha!).
One of my favorite episodes is when Deacon’s son, Kirby, is playing pee wee football and Deacon asks Doug to help coach the team. In one scene, during practice, Deacon leaves to go pick up the game jerseys and Doug decides to have the offense and defense scrimmage against each other…except Doug will be the Quarterback. His ego takes over and he runs over, around and through the little 2nd graders. Deacon returns in time to watch Doug high-step into the endzone and he angrily says to him, “What are you doing?” Doug replies with a line that makes me laugh every time I hear it: “What am I doing? What am I not doing? I’m gaining 17 yards a carry, I’m threading the needle. You should have seen me.”
The economic development directors, chamber directors, foundation directors, entrepreneurs, private sector citizens, retirees and the other volunteers that make up 66 E-Community leadership teams are doing some absolutely amazing things. When I take time to think about the way this E-Community Partnership