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Thou Shall Make a Profit

August 20, 2012

Greg Boone, Executive Director of Look Up Lodge Camp, To Speak At First Friday Luncheon

(Greer, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, Greer Memorial Hospital and SSI-Sports Spine & Industrial welcome Greg Boone, Executive Director of Look Up Lodge Camp, to its First Friday Luncheon on September 7 at 11:30 am. Look Up Lodge is a non-profit non-denominational Christian camp serving church groups from all across the Southeast. This informational luncheon—entitled Thou Shall Make a Profit—highlights why Boone believes free-market capitalism is the best and most moral economic system in the world. The Luncheon will be held at Greer City Hall, 301 East Poinsett Street. Tickets are $10 for Chamber members, $15 for non-members and may be purchased here.

 While an industry average is for camps to cover only 50% of expenses from guest fees alone, Look Up Lodge covers 100% of expenses and over 98% of asset spending through guest fees. Furthermore, under Boone’s leadership, Look Up has seen an average annual growth of 20% for the past 15 years. Look Up is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization; however, profitability is one of their core values. In fact, one of Boone’s favorite sayings is: “Nonprofit is a tax designation not a business strategy.” Boone oversees the successful management of over 11,000 guests annually.

 “There seems to be a growing sentiment that profit and wealth are born out of greed and disregard for others.  For the most part, that is false,” states Allen Smith, Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce President. “Profit and wealth create jobs, opportunity and a higher standard of living.  I look forward to Mr. Boone's presentation and share his idea that there is righteousness in profitability."

 The luncheon will also mark the introduction of the new 2012-2013 Leadership Greer Class.

 The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 650 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer community.”  For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit


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