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President’s Message September 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Finding “Just Right” What a summer. Not enough: lazy days by a pool, dinners with friends or nights at the ballpark. Family reunions, graduations and vacation photos. Too many: Positive COVID tests, lost lives, closed businesses, wildfires, job losses, cancelled events. And way too many Zoom…

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President’s Message August 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter If 2020 had a theme When we were kids we used to whine, “Are we there yet?” Now we catch ourselves saying, “When this is over”, or “When things get back to normal” or “We’ll do that next year”. And “Wait, I have to get my…

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President’s Message July 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Starting the Conversation One of my favorite quotes is by Sister Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy in 1831. She said, “Dear Lord, give us the courage to begin important tasks that last longer than our lives.” Since I first heard this quote 25…

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President’s Message June 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Lessons from my kitchen table Images of leaders are often portrayed in a traditional motif such as Gen. Washington leading his troops across the icy Delaware. My images of leaders during this pandemic look like the entrepreneur in a closed restaurant, creating a new plan for…

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President’s Message May 2020 From the Business Perspective Newsletter We will prosper again My grandparents went broke twice, in the Dust Bowl, and during the Depression. They rarely, if ever talked about it, at least not with me. Once I knew, I understood how these experiences shaped the young couple who went on to raise…

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