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GUEST COMMENTARY

GUEST COMMENTARY

Freight railroads are not utilities U.S. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and his colleagues in Congress hear a lot about failing infrastructure in the Sunshine State. From a dire need to…

Downsizing

Downsizing

Downsizing This week we’re going to talk about downsizing. You might be thinking, now what exactly does that have to do with the chamber? Well, obviously you haven’t been to…

“Don’t set yourself on fire…”

“Don’t set yourself on fire…”

CHAMBER NEWS & VIEWS “Don’t set yourself on fire…” I’m stealing a quote from fellow chamber executive Anissa Starnes: “Don’t set yourself on fire to keep others warm.” Good point.…

Make volunteering your intention for 2020

Make volunteering your intention for 2020

LOOSE ENDS Make volunteering your intention for 2020 I wonder how many of us take for granted the abundant number of organizations that serve and protect the residents of South…

Resolutions

Resolutions

CHAMBER NEWS & VIEWS Resolutions What did you do New Year’s Eve? Lots of us went to parties, watched fireworks or stayed in for the night to watch the Times…

Retire busy

Retire busy

CHAMBER NEWS & VIEWS: Retire busy Working Americans expect to retire at age 66, up from 63 in 2002, according to a 2018 Gallup poll. But most retirees don’t stay…

Privileges

Privileges

CHAMBER NEWS & VIEWS Membership has its privileges. Remember that? American Express used that branding slogan from 1974 to 1987. I’ve now repurposed that branding for the chamber. Joining the…

Shop locally!

Shop locally!

CHAMBER NEWS & VIEWS Shop locally! Are you ready for the holidays? If you’re like most of us, the answer is “no.” But I’d like to suggest something that could…

Leave the lizards at home

Leave the lizards at home

CHAMBER NEWS & VIEWS I’m pretty sure if I asked you to name your favorite ice cream, you probably wouldn’t have to think very long. What about your favorite restaurant?…

How to avoid ‘group think’

How to avoid ‘group think’

CHAMBER NEWS & VIEWS I promised you I would work on an article about teamwork — so here we go. BusinessDirectory.com defines teamwork as “The process of working collaboratively with…