Connect With John – March 11th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   An unpleasant return of winter this week…replete with cold and snow. Back and forth…typical of this time of year. To buoy my hopes and spirits, I bought seed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower sets this week. At least to begin pondering the...

Connect With John – March 5th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Not much doubting March came in like a lamb this year…in fact the whole first week of March was mild! I know we still have some winter to bear…but once you get to March it shouldn’t be too much. Basketball fans always enjoy this time of...

Connect With John – February 25th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   A couple of interesting/fun days this week…“2’s-day” Tuesday was this week – 2/22/22. Nothing real special, just a cool and rare palindrome day. A palindrome is a word or phrase that reads exactly the same backward and forwards…February 22...

Connect With John – February 18th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   This has been another relatively slow week with local actives…primarily because of the winter storm which blew through Thursday…most are saying 8 inches. In full bono fides, I’m not in Ottawa…I’m in Surprise, Arizona where temps are in the...

Connect With John – February 11th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Sounds like, after a warmer than normal winter temps this week, we are in for a cold weekend… a good time to stay home and hug your valentine. Don’t forget…Monday is Valentine’s Day. I always feel, if you make it to the middle of February,...

Connect With John – February 4th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   A slow week about town in the way of actives, primarily because of the winter storm on Wednesday…everyone pretty much shut down (including the Chamber) on the forecast. Once again it seems the storm blew across Franklin County at about...

Connect With John – January 28th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   I am still smiling from last Sunday when the Chiefs beat the Bills!! I’m going to admit…I’ve been a little “FAN”atical this week. I’ve re-watched the complete game twice and the last 2-minutes several more times than that!! Having lost in...

Connect With John – January 21st 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   Normally after the holidays it seems the winter doldrums set in…somehow it doesn’t seem that way this year. At least for me…not yet – they are probably still coming! We’ve had plenty of sunshine with a few warm days sprinkled here and...

Connect With John – January 14th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   We celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday this weekend…his actual birthday is tomorrow – January 15. MLK would have been 92 this year. Born originally Michael Luther King, Jr., after his father traveled to Germany and learned about the...

Connect With John – January 7th 2022

Dear Chamber Supporters:   For those concerned the weather was too warm in December…no worries now!! Geeminy…it’s cold outside!! I’m glad I’m still not milking 80-cows. Most know Cherry and I had a dairy most of our lives…when I was milking and doing chores, I...