In the Beginning There was Fear

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Standing 103 stories up in the air.
Standing 103 stories up in the air.

Standing 103 stories up in the air.

I would like to start this blog post with a simple sentence. I am scared. I am scared because I am starting something new. I am scared because I am venturing into a different domain, one that I am not familiar with or have any idea about. I am scared because I do not know what to do…and I love it!

This is the first blog post I am writing for Dayton.com and I want to start by telling you a little bit about myself before we get into the good stuff. My name is Cory D. D. Miller and I am a 28-year-old Daytonian. I went to Carroll High School, home of the Patriots, which was a stone’s throw away from the next chapter in my life at the University of Dayton. During my junior year of college I began interning at C.H. Dean and was hired on full time upon graduation, and where I am currently the Corporate Relations Manager. That is roughly 14 years packed into one paragraph. If anyone knows if the Cliff Notes company is hiring, please pass them my resume.

As many of you may know, I am pretty active in Dayton. I love what this city has to offer and I am always out seeking my next big adventure for getting involved in the community. That is what this blog is all about. Getting started is always hard and that’s where I hope I can help shed some light or at least provide a few “Pro Tips” from what I have learned over the course of my eight years with C.H. Dean.

Pro Tip #1 – Fear is a necessity for advancement.

I feed off the fear of doing something new or getting involved. Being uncomfortable pushes me to get outside my bubble and experience new situations that I may have otherwise missed. When your fear is not present, you have the possibility of becoming set in your ways, doing the same routine, and becoming stagnant to the world. Don’t sit idle; let the fear motivate you to overcome and push to new levels.

With that said, I am excited to share my adventures and my stories with you. If you have any questions please or would like me to address something specific feel free to contact me on any of my social media networks or email me any questions!

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More about Cory: As Corporate Relations Manager for C.H. Dean, Cory fosters and grows relationships between his company with local businesses, community leaders, organizations and committees. Its his job to get to know the community.  Cory was born and raised in Dayton and has been a proud Daytonian for nearly three decades.

He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Dayton where he was also a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) fraternity.  It has been Cory’s pleasure to take part in several Young Professional initiatives, which connected him with community leaders across the Dayton Region.  In 2013, he was named the Beavercreek Young Professional of the Year & in 2014, was honored to be named one of the Dayton Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty.

Keep up with him on Facebook, on Twitter @CoryDDMiller, on Instagram @CoryDDMiller and LinkedIn.


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