The moose says you're closed . . .
"The moose says you're closed. I say you're open." A little confession: Those immortal(?) words, spoken near the conclusion of the original "Vacation," have been my secret inspiration throughout my professional life. Listening to the wonderful conversation during the ACCE board meeting in Salt Lake City last week, I realized that Chevy Chase's determination as the comically heroic Clark Griswold is actually shared by chamber people everywhere. They face the gates and walls of pessimism in their regions each day, but like me and the goofy family in the National Lampoon classic, they're determined to get into the park and ride the damned roller coaster.