[vendtalk] Introducing Myself

HackneyCharles at aol.com HackneyCharles at aol.com
Tue Jul 28 10:31:26 UTC 2009


Chasity,  Welcome!  You will get a good deal of  information about the 
Randolph-Sheppard opportunity for success at _www.blindmerchants.org_ 
(http://www.blindmerchants.org) .
Charles Hackney
In a message dated 7/27/2009 1:58:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
chasityvanda at charter.net writes:

Hello  everyone,

My name is Chasity and I have just joined this vendtalk  mailing list 
today. I am in the process of completing all requirements to get  into the BEP 
program here in St. Louis, MO. I am about to take the math test  that is 
required and then I will proceed with other requirements. I am  extremely excited 
about this. I haven't felt more confident about a decision  in a long time 
as I do about this one. So I'm just here to check out the  discussion and to 
network with other people.

To let you all know a  little about me, I am 27 and live in the St. Louis 
area. I attended college at  the University of Missouri-St. Louis where I got 
my Bachelor's in Mass  Communications with an emphasis in Theory and 
Rhetoric, a minor in English and  a certificate in writing. I also attended the 
Pierre Laclede Honors College  while at the university. The Honors College is 
for students who consistently  maintain over a 3.2 cumulative GPA throughout 
their academic career. Once  graduating from the university, I thought I 
wanted to pursue law school,  however, after studying for the LSAT, I became 
confident that was indeed not  for me. Then I decided that I might want to 
pursue an MBA degree, but that was  definitely not for me either. 

Over the past couple years, I have been  learning more and more about 
vending, and I absolutely love the idea, and I am  more confident about my 
decision to do that than I was about the previous two  decisions I made. I have a 
very close friend who lives with me. His name is  Terry Posont and he was a 
vendor in the state of Michigan for about 25 years.  We have been very close 
friends for almost 5 years, and he has lived here with  me for the past 
year and a half. We have talked at great length about the  program. My interest 
to become a vendor started when I would ask him questions  about how he 
used to run his own store, etc. When I first started asking, I  was simply 
doing it out of curiosity, not because I had an interest. But the  more 
questions I asked, and the more I learned about it, I realized how  interesting it 
was to me and how much I really wanted to do it. I have a very  strong, 
assertive personality and I enjoy taking leading rolls in activities,  etc. and I 
really think this is a good fit for me, after learning all of the  
responsibilities involved. I informed my counselor that this was what I really  
wanted, and she was very excited for me and extremely supportive of my  decision.

So I just joined the list to meet other people and to check  out the 
discussion that goes on here to learn new things. I will keep everyone  updated. 
My counselor has told the coordinator that I am ready to take the  math test. 
So now I'm just waiting until something is scheduled. In the mean  time, I 
am studying with Terry for the test. I believe the next class for BEP  
starts in January in Jefferson City. I am very excited and will be completing  
all requirements in order to make that one. I understand that the man who used 
 to teach the course in Jeff City recently resigned and they are finding a 
new  person to teach the course, so I believe that has delayed things.  

Anyway, take care and hope to hear from some of you.

Chasity  JacksonE-mail: chasityvanda at charter.net
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