Friend Friday

This week’s friend interview is Jennifer Giering, President of the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce. She’s a very inspirational and commited member of the community!

1.  What is your greatest asset? My heart. I take every opportunity possible to bring joy to others, and to make their lives a little easier, if only for a moment. 

2. What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning? See the answer to question #1! 

3.  What’s the longest time period you’ve gone without taking a shower? It was in the winter, but it was a week! It was a dare and in college and you’ll do just about anything for $20.

4. If you were an animal, what would you be? My dogs, Bella and Gracie. They have a very good life!

5. What’s in your DVD collection?  I actually don’t have a DVD player. I’m a big fan of Xfinity on Demand and often find myself watching comedy’s. 

6. What is your favorite TV show? Modern Family. The writers and actors are absolutely brilliant. They are able to capture some very real moments in American households today and put them in perspective through comedy.

7. Name the last thing that really inspired you? I spent some time recently with a friend I haven’t seen since high school. He’s a pilot with the Air National Guard. His bravery, commitment and integrity has forever changed me. Men and women in the service make sacrifices that we can never truly imagine.    

 8. What is your preferred mode of communication? Blackberry? Social media? Good old telephone? Blackberry. I love to stay connected, so it’s an addiction wrapped into a nice little package. Depending on how engaged I want to be, it gives me all of the above in options.

9.  What would people say is your worst characteristic? My friend Amy would tell you that I don’t like to hurt other peoples feelings, even if it means hurting mine.  

10.  If you had enough money to retire right now, what would you do? Travel! I want to see every corner of the world! 

11.  What is your guilty pleasure? I love napping with the dogs. 

12.  What made you decide to do what you’re doing? I love Dearborn and taking the position with the chamber gave the opportunity to impact the community where I grew up and where I still call home.

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