Connect With John – July 17th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   This was Franklin County Fair week…the hot and dry weather seemed like fair week but it hardly seemed like the Franklin County Fair. When my kids were growing up this was always one of the biggest weeks/events of the year. Getting animals...

Connect With John – July 10th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   It was a great Chautauqua Festival fireworks display last Saturday…on a beautiful summer evening. My family sat in our yard and enjoyed the fireworks from the community display as well as many personal displays all over the city…we had a...

Connect With John – July 3rd 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   I hope you are already enjoying your Independence Day Holiday in some fashion…we need something to celebrate more than ever right now. Democracy and freedom are as good as anything…even though we are all feeling a little pent-up and...

Connect With John – June 26th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   I hope all you dads had a good Father’s Day last Sunday…mine was great! Our family had fried chicken and mashed potatoes…my favorite meal! The kids got me a great gift too…picture here.   Many ask about my back…I’m still moving very slow but...

Connect With John – June 19th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Life and our lifestyles continue to be complicated…we are feeling our way in at the Chamber office too. Officially we are in Phase 3 of the reopening plan…which allows for gatherings up to 45 people. We are beginning to schedule Chamber...

Connect With John – June 12th 2020

Dear Chamber Supporters:   It’s hard/impossible to predict how historians will quantify the year 2020…and bear in mind the year is not yet half over. Regionally we started by winning the Super Bowl, then slipped into a national pandemic with shelter in place orders...