Happy Sunny Summer Week! Today, I thought it might be helpful to explain again what we do. What do you get when you become a Chamber member? How are we helping you? I know we seem shrouded in a cloud of glamorous mystery (ha!) down here but it’s really very nuts and bolts. Christine, our … Continue reading Let’s Talk Shop
Good Morning! Human beings are fascinated by stories – we tell stories, and listen to stories, and watch stories, and read stories, and share stories! When’s the last time you watched a tv show or read a book and the story went like this, “So and So had a great life – everything went perfectly … Continue reading Between 4th & 5th Winters
Good Afternoon (yes, I’m a little late today!) Thank goodness for sunny days! Isn’t today glorious? If you’re not here in town you’re missing out on extra crispy skies and green grass from all the rain we’ve had this week. Actually this week marked the first real rain storms we’ve had this spring! I enjoyed … Continue reading Busy Days Ahead!
Good Morning! This last weekend our little family took a trip to Ohio to see some good friends that used to live in Lead. We haven’t been on vacation since before the baby was born so it was nice to get out and go somewhere, even for a quick trip. I asked our friends what … Continue reading A Wee Bit of Spring Break
Good Thursday All! South Dakota is having a hiring crisis. I read a headline the other day that said businesses in our state are looking for over 23,000 (yes THOUSAND) new employees. I know for a fact that various organizations in our area have tried to have job fairs with dismal results. While there are … Continue reading Manic Thursday
Good Morning! The Homestake Opera House is one of my favorite places in Lead. I even love that it’s kind of only half way restored. In a strange way, it helps us not take it for granted – and it gives it a dynamic quality that if it were just a big beautiful perfect building … Continue reading Real Gritty Charm
Good Morning! The other day I was talking with my mom about what might happen if we could meet the 18 year old version of ourselves. I would really want to sit down and chat with her as if we were strangers that had never met before. My 18 year old self wouldn’t recognize me … Continue reading When We Meet Again
Happy Day! A few weeks ago at a city commission meeting a complex issue came up (what is was I can’t remember) but one of the commissioners asked, “What if we set a precedent that we later regret?” The mayor had a good come back, “We can always change it.” My friend’s company is undergoing … Continue reading Go Ahead and Try
Happy Sunny Morning! Can you believe we’ve almost made it through March? I’ve mentioned before that March is my twelfth favorite month (followed closely by my eleventh favorite month, April). These are the dull drums of the year. On the plus side, the days are longer, the snow is disappearing, and even the storms are … Continue reading De-Scrungeing Life
Happy Sunny Morning! Life is a slog. Which I don’t mean in a negative sense, but boy, is there a lot to get done!! Sometimes the sheer repetition and routine can distract us from the big picture. The other day someone asked how I do it (when I outline everything I’m doing, even I get … Continue reading Look Up! Look Back!