Recently I was talking with my husband, who’s in the military, and he told me about a motto the army has, “Do Something.” He explained that in their training they are told, “Make a decision! Even a bad decision is better than no decision.” In times as overwhelming and difficult to plan as these, this is timely. I’ve been trying to remember that this week especially. I feel (like all of us) like I constantly have too much to do and not enough time to do it.
There are times in Lead (and as any business owner) that the amount of growth and consistency is just so overwhelming. It can be difficult to hear all the criticism, nay-sayers and complainers. But just do something. Move forward, keep going. None of us know what the future holds (which we said all the time before, but now actually has some real grit) but we have to keep going. Keep taking those small steps towards improvements, toward starting and maintaining your businesses! Lead is improving, people are watching and we are doing a thing!
Thank you to everyone who supports our efforts here in Lead, either with your Chamber Membership, reading these emails, spending time and money in Lead or just cheering us on along our journey! Your support means so much to me!
______ Here’s what’s going in town this week
Today, Thursday 9/17 – marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. Our Mayor, Ron Everett, has declared this week Constitution Week in Lead. This year more than ever it seems worth remembering this groundbreaking document and all that it represents.
Deadwood Jam starts today, with art walk concerts and more. This year the event is free! Find out more details here: https://www.deadwood.com/event/deadwood-jam/
Friday, 9/17 – Last day to submit items for our print October newsletter! Golden Fold will happen on Thursday 9/24 at 10:30am with the Golden Gang. If you’re interested in being part of our volunteer organization please let me know.
Saturday, 9/18 – 8am Group Hike with Explore Fitness & Adventures. Join us for a short hike to spend time reflecting and meditating outdoors. We encourage you to bring a journal! We will hike and take some time to think about our goals and reflect on our life! Contact Katrina to get more info and location. (605) 389-3551
Monday, 9/21 – 5pm City Commission Meeting, City Hall
Wednesday, 9/23 – Deadwood History, Inc. is having their annual appreciation party at the Adams Museum. This is their time to thank members, sponsors and volunteers for all they do to help Deadwood History tell the story of Deadwood. Please RSVP to Rose 605-722-4800.
______SAVE THE DATES
Friday, 9/25 – Disabled Veterans Day in Lead
2pm / 3pm Lead / Deadwood High School Homecoming Parade – 2pm in Deadwood and 3pm in Lead.
Sunday, 9/27 – Crazy Horse Volksmarch. This is such a fun event, if you haven’t done it yet this might be a great year to try it out! See more info here: https://www.blackhillsbadlands.com/events/7th-annual-fall-volksmarch-crazy-horse-memorialr
______Other News & Notes
We are planning our annual advertising for Lead. If you would like to join in on the co-op ads (we get a full page for Lead and divide it up between partners) let me know!
We held our first monthly public planning meeting. We have some super fun events coming up, both Chamber organized and through the Visitor Center so keep your eyes peeled! If you’d like to see what we’re up to but can’t come to a meeting at 2pm on the third Wednesday I can always send you our agenda and you can be involved via phone or email.
As always let me know if you have great ideas, questions or if there’s anything we can do to help you.
With love from Lead,