Danielle Pringle – Student Concierge Services

Jul 5, 2023

“Monthly board meetings are a round table opportunity to share challenges and wins, how you’re sitting from one to ten, personally and professionally, and it’s all in a very well structured, and controlled yet relaxed environment. And that really appeals to me. People really care but they also really think about the importance of what we talk about; it’s just a really good business synergy. I always leave a meeting thinking I am really grateful to be a part of something like TAB. Getting that support over situations that have risen – that are really out of your control – that you might need some support and guidance to get you through, that’s been a great value to me.”

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