Sometimes the hardest part of writing this column is coming-up with an appropriate title. My original title for this one was “Heading to 2020 with a sense of urgency.” I was sure that I could do better. The title above indicates that I was mistaken.
For the record, my hairline could sustain an actual fire for about five seconds. You’d have better luck lighting my eyebrows.
My point in all this is that I’m looking forward to 2020 with a high degree of optimism, despite the fact that I live in a country preparing to undertake a presidential election that promises to be dreadful. It’s incredibly unfortunate that our political process at the federal level has deteriorated to the degree that the only real thing that we all have in common is that we hope it ends soon.
Moving on, I have identified a few things that will impact the Chamber, its members and the Blair County business community during the months ahead.
On behalf of the Chamber, I wish you a happy holiday season and eagerly anticipate (with smoldering hair) a great 2020!