Labor Day 2014 Greeting
“Summer? What summer?” That is the refrain I hear too often this time of year. Others of you will feel summer’s heat for another month or more. It is therefore unwise to remind people of the unofficial end to the season. Instead, I will wish you a very enjoyable football, back-to-school, leaf peeping, sweater golf, MLB “second” season. REALLY – have a good Fall!
Labor Day also marks the beginning of a new ACCE year – new officers, new strategic plan, new name, new brand and new marching orders from the board.
Hope you’ve heard about Chris Mead’s book, The Magicians of Main Street. This history of the chamber movement is getting rave reviews, especially from the hundreds of people at the convention who had copies personally signed (some had time to read half of the 350 pages while waiting for Chris to greet their friends ahead of them in line!). Visit http://magiciansofmainstreet.com for previews. Then help Chris out (it’s his, not ACCE’s, publication) by ordering a few hundred. Or maybe just 5 (for you, your chair, news editor, local library and office copy).