Lisa Desatnik started her “Good Things Going Around” blog to highlight who’s behind, you guessed it, good things going around.
“Every day, all around us there are people whose actions, speech and genuine humanity are impacting others in the most meaningful of ways. They touch hearts and inspire positive change,” Desatnik says. “It has given me cause to understand that it is among the most basic of human needs, to be included and appreciated. And it has given me strength and confidence to step out of my comfort zone at times and pursue my passions.”
She’s been blogging since 2008 to spread the word about important causes, organizations and companies aimed at making positive change. Now, she’s hosting her very first event, “A Night of CINspiration,” to take this mission from online to in-person.
Desatnik says her goal for the event is to inspire and uplift attendees. While the event will include a happy hour and chances for networking, there will also be a featured CINspirational guest, Nick St. Pierre, otherwise known as the Red’s mascot, Gapper. St. Pierre has since passed on the mascot torch to his son, but he carries on the tear-jerking stories of the people he met during his time behind the mask. St. Pierre’s stories, as are all of Desatnik’s interviewees, are meant to inspire, evoke emotion and a friendly reminder of the good in the world.
“Something my parents have instilled in me is the reminder that we never know about our tomorrow, and we will never have another today,” Desatnik says of her personal inspirations. “It is important to be thankful for what you have in life and the people who give it meaning, and not take any of that for granted.”
The event will take place on Feb. 25, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Tavern on the Hill, located at 1111 St. Gregory Street in Mt. Adams. From 5:30 to 6:30 pm, there will be networking, and then the program will be from 6:30 to 6:50 pm. The event is free to attend, however, pre-registration is required. Desatnik says there will be happy hour specials on drinks, and everyone at the event will receive a 15% off discount on any food order. To learn more and to reserve your tickets, click here.