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Work smarter, not harder

Work smarter, not harder

Chamber News & Views As a society, we appear to be addicted to work. According to entrepreneur and investor John Rampton, employees in the United States work more than 47…

Being part of a team

Being part of a team

Positive Talk Whenever I use sports analogies, it turns some people off, but sports are a microcosm of life. Microcosm being from the Greek mikros kosmos : mikros, small +…

February: Short on days, long on chamber activities

February: Short on days, long on chamber activities

Chamber News & Views We’ve had a September to Remember. And a December to Remember. But what is February — except a month that is a few days short of…

Sheepshead make an early showing

Sheepshead make an early showing

Fishing in South Shore Last year’s warm weather didn’t have the sheepshead spawning strong until March. My good friends Bennie and Sandy Overstreet, owners of Gopher Plantation in Millwood, Ga.…

Coaching

Coaching

Positive Talk Whether it is as a parent, mentor, involvement with Little League or teaching Sunday School, sooner or later all of us are called upon to be a coach—to…

What kind of boxer are you?

What kind of boxer are you?

Positive Talk What kind of a boxer are you? No, I am not talking about kick boxers or shadow boxers, but rather intellectual boxers. We are all intellectual boxers of…

You can beat glossophobia

You can beat glossophobia

Chamber News & Views Glossophobia. Sounds ominous. Fortunately, it is not contagious. But it’s quite annoying and can be paralyzing if you’re expected to speak in front of your church…

Elderly man’s dying wish is for faithful companion to have a good home

Elderly man’s dying wish is for faithful companion to have a good home

Loose Ends I received so many wonderful comments and emails about the column I wrote last week,  “Adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment.” I appreciated them all, but one in…

My ‘Do Not Buy’ list

My ‘Do Not Buy’ list

Chamber News & Views One perk to it being the end of the holiday season, is that the “giving” part is over. Seriously. At some point either your generosity or…

Adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment

Adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment

Loose Ends  Anyone who knows me is aware of my passion for all things canine. I can’t even imagine a home without a dog or two or three. My spouse…