Monthly Archives: July 2012

Managing through a drought

The summer of 2012 will long be remembered for the high temperatures and the drought conditions that covered much of the country.  In west Michigan, we’re watching farmers struggle to save crops and feed animals, some of our favorite ‘tourist’ … Continue reading

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Putting food in jars…

Here are things I love about canning and preserving food for my family. I know everything that’s in the jar.  Every ingredient.  After all, I put it there. So I know everything my family is eating when they eat that … Continue reading

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Who is your customer?

During the summer months, my thoughts turn toward planning for the next year.  Budgeting will begin in a few weeks, and with a Board schedule in place, we know when decisions must be made and our plan presented in order … Continue reading

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The fear of independence

I hope all of you had a wonderful Independence Day celebration!  It’s such a unique American holiday.  A celebration of that amazing spirit…that love of freedom and independence…that gave birth to a country and has sustained us for more than … Continue reading

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Ribbon cutting…

I just finished looking through the latest issue of The Chamber News and, in particular, the page full of ribbon cuttings the Chamber celebrated recently.  This issue featured nine events!   New business openings…new owners…new branch opening…exciting moments for all involved.  … Continue reading

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