Connect With John – March 13th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Wow…what a crazy week! Can anyone remember a time or incident which has caused so much change of lifestyle in such a short time? In the last 24 hours we have seen the widespread cancellations of the NCAA Tournament, the NHL and NBA seasons...

Connect With John – March 6th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Now this is the weather we’ve been waiting for…and it looks like it’s here for an extended stay. I’m not saying we won’t have a last burst of winter but this early warm up is very enjoyable!! So nice not to have to put on a coat when...

Connect With John – February 28th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Admittedly it was a little tough to come home and return to temperature reality…several days in sunny Arizona is good for the soul but reentry isn’t fun. Cherry and I landed Tuesday afternoon to chilly temps and cloudy weather. Glum after 5...

Connect With John – February 21st 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Hello from sunny Surprise, Arizona…I came into the Southwest town yesterday (Thursday) to participate in Ottawa University board meetings. The temp was 82 degrees here when I landed. There are several from the City of Ottawa here besides...

Connect With John – February 14th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Happy Valentine’s Day…hope you remembered your valentine today (it’s not too late)! The cold temperatures makes it good weather to snuggle with your valentine!! Cherry and I exchanged cards and small gifts…always to remind us how important...