It truly takes a village for any venture, from raising children to running a business, being successful takes a team. Giving back is a large part of why many people succeed in business. It’s not always about the money, it’s about caring and sharing a story. Volunteer hours go way beyond time and are a perfect opportunity to network with likeminded individuals, who will become fast friends through a common bond. Once you are friends, business is easy. Committing a portion of profits each year has its own way of helping your business grow. Commit and Act, you’d be amazed at the results.
Support the Community that supports you, be a part of something bigger than yourself. Create Relationships/Make a Difference.
Kena Yoke has been active in the SW Florida Business, Professional and Philanthropic Communities for over 30 years. As Co-Owner of Island Piling, Inc. (A driving force in the industry since 1986) she has placed efforts with the local building industries (CBIA, LBIA, CCCA and started the CBIA Trades Council). As Owner of Dax Enterprises, she was involved professionally with such organizations as the American Business Women’s Association, Vice President of the National Association of Professional Women, and on the Board of the N.A.P.L.E.S. Group. Kena has served as Executive Director of the Entrepreneur Society of America (formerly Entrepreneur Society of Naples) and now sits on their Board. As Co-Founder of Kayaking In, Inc. dba Kayaking in Florida, Kena is involved with Freedom Waters Foundation and Friends of Rookery Bay. Kena has also been active with MDA, Susan G Komen and Cancer Alliance Network (CAN). As her son was attending Barron, she could always be found at the Games, whether home or away, or out in the community ensuring funds needed were raised for such events as the Wind Ensemble playing at Carnegie Hall and the Marching Band participating in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago. Her passion throughout her career has always lead to service at St. Matthews House, as a volunteer, PR/Fundraising Committee Member and Chair of the House of Style Fashion Show. Kena is very involved with the Veterans in our Community, with Spirit of 45, taking photos at Honor Flight Welcome Home Parties and Guardian Medical Dogs.
It is a founding value of Kena Yoke Consulting to create an opportunity to give back and help those in the community identify where their interests and passions can best be introduced with organizations who would benefit from their support.