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Chamber View

Chamber View

What is your definition of a chamber of commerce? By TANYA DORAN Executive Director, Greater Riverview Chamber By most accounts, a community’s chamber of commerce is an organization aimed at…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

Are you emulating a worthy role model? By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com I was watching a 2-year-old child at play and noticed that he had put a pencil in his mouth.…

You, me and business

You, me and business

The good, the bad and the ugly  By DANA DITTMAR CEO, SCC Chamber I have three observations to discuss this week.  We’ll start with the good. Bill and Donna Markland…

Farewell to a good man and a friend

Farewell to a good man and a friend

Farewell to a good man and a friend By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Brutus was the best dog. Nothing seemed to ruffle his feathers….or, rather, his fur. Like straight out of…

Life’s roll of the dice

Life’s roll of the dice

Observations: Life’s roll of the dice By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Before I start my column, a note to someone I wish I knew.  Dear “Paying It Forward:” The past few…

Why should I attend church?

Why should I attend church?

Why should I attend church? By DAVID OATES, Pastor There is a new church in Apollo Beach and I am its lead pastor. I know what you’re thinking: “Aren’t there…

You, me and business

You, me and business

Something to think about By DANA DITTMAR I’ve been writing this column for over six years now, and it truly is a labor of love. However, it’s still labor. I…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

Our nation’s power is its diversity — lending strength to each other By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com Much has been written about the factors that make America great. Certainly our climate,…

You, me and business

You, me and business

Give unsurpassable customer service By DANA DITTMAR There have been tens of thousands of books written on how to market a business.  Each book claims to have the foolproof method…

Positive Talk

Positive Talk

Practice creates winning habits By WILLIAM HODGES hodgespress@gmail.com Habits are created by continual practice, and those habits allow us to function automatically when faced with the stress of having to…

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