Signs of growth and opportunity are everywhere this spring. At the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, we're probably a bit more optimistic about recovery than the rest of the world, but it isn't because we're not realists - it's because we have behind the scenes information about the good things going on in our community that everyone else may not hear about.
Our staff are spending a lot of time beating the streets, knocking on the doors of our member businesses and talking to members at our business-building events. Guess what? The news is good, and growing better by the minute. That's not to say there are not still many troubling issues in our local, regional and national economy, but watching for the positive helps us all move forward. It takes all of us banding together to pull out of the current economic situation, and while we don't want to be Pollyanna about it, we believe there's merit to that approach.
We've heard recently from member businesses Arrowhead Boat Sales (http://www.arrowheadboatsales.com/) and Tucker's Furniture & Appliances (http://www.tuckertime.com/) that 2009 is off to a great start, and that's great news considering the state of affairs in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Do you have good news to share? Visit the new Chamber News section of our website (http://www.rogerslowell.com/chamber/member_news.asp) and tell us all about it, or read the positive posts from others if you're tired of reading about gloom and doom. The good news is out there, and it is up to all of us to find it, make it, and perpetuate it!
Here's to a great 2009!
A Positive Spin
Friday, March 20, 2009on