Connect With John- July 23rd 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   We are officially living in the “dog days of summer” right now…from July 3 to August 11 are the actual dates of the “dog days”. Most use the term to refer to hot, sultry days not fit for a dog…but it really refers to the period between the...

Connect With John- July 16th 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Summer is almost half gone and we are steaming towards the beginning of school…in less than a month. Time seems to be flying by! And in this week’s bad news, the number of local residents infected with the Delta variant of COVID continues to...

Connect With John- July 9th 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Hope you had a happy and safe July 4th which included both relaxation and celebration. The Chautauqua Festival was very celebratory in Forest Park…turtle races, water balloon toss and 3-legged races got the activities started. There was also...

Connect With John- July 2nd 2021

Dear Chamber Supporters:   This has been an interesting summer…we’ve gone from monsoon to drought to monsoon all in a period of about 45-days!! When farming, I always figured if you could get a couple of inches of rain the last week of June or the first week of July...

Connect With John- June 25th 2021

Dear Chamber Supporter:   This has been a little bit different week for me. First, I had a great Father’s Day weekend…here are a few pictures. Cherry and I had Royals tickets Friday night…saw a win and great fireworks on a beautiful evening. Sunday, the Florys and our...