Dear Chamber Supporters:
 
A quick simple note this week to say Happy, Happy Thanksgiving and my wishes that all of you are blessed in some special way. Certainly Cherry and I had a very special and extremely thankful holiday as we welcomed the newest member to our family, our 10th grandbaby – Johnna Taylor Champlin, weighing in at 7 pounds 7 ounces (here are a few pictures). We feel especially blessed and thankful for her to arrive at Thanksgiving…brothers Max and Jase and big sister Codie are pretty excited too. 
 
Hope I see you downtown tomorrow (Saturday, November 27) for small business Saturday!! Come early to shop, stay for the parade at 4:30, then the lighting ceremony at 5:30…and if your so inclined eat dinner at a downtown restaurant. What a great way to begin the Christmas season…with all your Ottawa friends and family. Santa Clause and the whole gang will be there…hope you are too!
 
Blessing to you and your family…talk to you next week.
 
Onward ~ John 
 
John Coen
President/CEO
Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce
785-242-1000