Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
The three noted speakers at the event were David Goodman, Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce, Mark Kvamme, Director of the Ohio Department of Development and Dr. Mark Schweitzer, Senior V.P. & Director of Research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Often during the past three years of our current recession I am asked to compare today to the last major recession. People look at me funny when I respond with that it was harder the last time around. The chart above was one of Dr. Schweitzer's many power point slides indicating the current Payroll Employment Losses compared to 1980 & 1981.
Dr. Schweitzer gave the group hope that we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. There was only one thing Tuesday better than the meeting: spending two hours with two excellent business people in the car. Listening to the Federal Reserve V.P., Paul and Steve all in one day, jumped my knowledge by a significant percentage.
Thank you to Dr. Schweitzer & Kyle Fee for responding so quickly to my request for the photo above.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Pat Jeffries auctions off a hand blown glass vase after many witnessed the craftsman creating the vase from scratch at The Works this evening. Pat is one of the few people who if attending an event can be asked to jump in to be MC or participate with five minutes notice and pull it off like he has practiced for weeks.
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Friday, February 4, 2011
The hardest part of my script writing was how to introduce the Groundhog Committee pictured above with Dr. Gee. I have been on this committee for a very long time as well as everyone else, I figure an average of 14 years per person for the group. They are special people doing a very special event that the entire business community looks forward to yearly.
We should have our own television sitcom. Yesterday as we set up 750 places for the attending, I watched how we worked together, joked as we had our pizza lunch as we do during our meetings throughout the year. One last minute change to my script last night came to mind, a television sitcom already has been designed after the committee. It ran from 1994 through 2004 and came to us with the title of "Friends".