I want to start this week’s column by wishing all of you have very Happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends. As I look back on this past year with the Chamber I can honestly say I am very thankful to be in the position I am where I have a job I look forward to coming to every morning as I roll out of bed.
I’m very thankful to be working for the greatest Board of Directors anyone could possibly have. Their confidence in me is very gratifying, and more importantly, we have the same focus in trying to make the businesses in Peoria as strong as possible. Every decision we make is weighed by the question “is this best for our member businesses?” It is certainly much easier to get things accomplished when we are all working in unison.
Hard to believe it’s about to be December and we are rapidly looking at the next holiday. I wish to remind all of you to please shop local for all your holiday gift purchases and party needs. By spending your dollars within the local community, you not only help support someone who has a family just like you but your sales tax goes right to the City of Peoria who works very hard to make this the best community possible to live and work in.
So, travel safe wherever you are headed and I hope you are as lucky as we are to have Friday off. Life is short and can change in a heartbeat, don’t miss a chance to tell someone how much they mean to you.
Have a great weekend!
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