Glyn Gilliam, left, visits with Bonnie Wurzbacher and her husband, Steve, following the Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday.
Glyn Gilliam, left, visits with Bonnie Wurzbacher and her husband, Steve, following the Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday. (Carla McKeown)
Retired Senior Vice President of the Coca-Cola Company Bonnie Wurzbacher addressed the Graham Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday, bringing a message focused on the role business plays in the overall community. She is a senior adviser to World Vision, a humanitarian organization.

“I never dreamed I would go into the business world,” Wurzbacher said, explaining that she didn't see the corporate side of life as compatible with her desire to serve a higher purpose.

However, after she went to work for Coca-Cola, she came to realize the importance of business to the rest of society.

“Our professional work is not a second-class opportunity to just make a living,” Wurzbacher said.
Bonnie Wurzbacher addresses the attendees of the Graham Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday.
Bonnie Wurzbacher addresses the attendees of the Graham Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday. (Carla McKeown)
“Real and lasting benefits don't come from just doing good deeds, but from doing good work as well.  It is only through connecting with that higher purpose that we can honor God with our work.”

Also during the luncheon, the 2012-13 graduates of the YOU Lead were honored.


Advertisement