There’s a Y in Economy
Interview with David Shumway, C.E.O., First National Bank of Northfield:
Do you have any prior experience with the YMCA? No. I grew up in Northfield and we have not had a Y here during my lifetime. However, I have met many people over the years who had a Y in their community and spoke highly of its impact on their life.
In what ways will having a Y Community Center impact the local economy? I think having a Y in our community can be a piece in the puzzle of helping to maintain our local economy. A community that provides healthy family activities will help provide the environment that appeals to new and existing businesses that generate additional jobs in our community.
How will having a Y Community Center impact your business? The Y will help our business because we know it will be good for Northfield. Our business above all others benefits from a vibrant and healthy community.
Why do you support having a Y in our area? I believe the Y will be a great opportunity for all of us to interact and enjoy activities with people of all ages.