Not very often do we thank the people we take for granted. They just do their jobs and are always where they are supposed to be, when needed.
One of these people is Rugby’s very own executive director of the Rugby Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau, Shelley Block. Yes, the job is as overwhelming as it sounds.
Despite having to be all things to all people and be everywhere at the same time, Block has never been seen without a smile on her face. She is enthusiastic, organized and gets the job done. Whether she is planning a promotional event for Rugby, greeting visitors to the Geographical Center of North America, giving out information about this area, doing a radio spot, checking in at the Tribune to make sure that information promoting Rugby is getting in the paper, or visiting with local merchants, Block is there doing her job.
She is Rugby’s and its surrounding area’s best ambassador. After listening to Block talk about her hometown with such a positive attitude, why wouldn’t anyone want to come here. After all, she, herself, left Rugby for a number of years. Yet, something in her memory about the small town life drew her back here.
If you get a chance to speak to her, she will tell you that the job she is doing is one she has always wanted to do. A dream job.
Of course, she probably didn’t realize how big the job was going to be when she set her sights on it. However, she has embraced the job with boundless enthusiasm and has brought new life to the community.
Of course, she would be the first to tell us that she has a lot of help from the many good volunteers here in Rugby. And she has commented several times on how generous the business owners are when she comes with yet another promotion. It’s all for the good of Pierce County and its residents.
Block doesn’t just get others to do the work, either. She is right alongside everyone in the trenches when there is a special project or promotion. Her energy seems endless.
Shelley Block, Rugby wants you to know that you are doing an outstanding job and oh, by the way, thanks.