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Local Dreamers Dream Big

September 24, 2014

We all have dreams, big and small, that keep us moving forward and working to make our lives better and more fulfilling. We’re proud to present these inspirational local people who are living their dreams, making a name for themselves, and representing our region in big ways. Each of them has shown how hard work, a positive attitude, and tremendous support from family, friends and community, have helped them along the way. They remind us that we can build a better community by supporting dreamers everywhere. What’s Your Dream?

Dreaming Big: Erin Hamlin | USA Olympic Luge Medalist

Erin Hamlin is a world-class Luger and winter games medalist, and has followed her dreams to the world stage. She talks about growing up with the support of her family, friends and community, her competitive drive, and the long road to making history in 2014. Erin’s rise from small-town athlete to international fame through hard work and dedication remind us that we can bring a community together by supporting dreamers everywhere.

Dreaming Big: Jimmy Joseph (AKA Jimmy Jam)

“Jimmy Jam” Joseph inspires people all around the world as he chases his dream of a Paralympic medal. This Paralympic Curler shares just a little of the philosophy that has taken him from victim of a tragic accident to international competitor. His positive attitude and relentless pursuit of his dreams make Jimmy a great example of the best of which we are capable.

Dreaming Big: Dreaming Big: Leon Etienne

Local celebrity and professional illusionist Leon Etienne is a true inspiration, and a great example of vision, perseverance, and hard work. His notoriety on America’s Got Talent, and through his amazing performances around the world, have earned him bigger rewards every year, and allowed him to reach for even bigger dreams.

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