The New Normal…. Or is it settling?

As we slide into October from a relatively calm summer in terms of wildfires, we appear to have dodged the proverbial bullet, at least for this year. The forecast for October looks encouraging, relative to the factors we have feared in the past; heat, lack of humidity...

Californians on the Move? Let’s Pump the Brakes

I just read a somewhat compelling article about Californians leaving the state in favor of more affordable locations. Texas was the focus of this article, but Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada were also mentioned as popular landing spots for Californians on the...

Drop the Remote and Make a Difference!

If you stayed indoors last weekend with your feet propped up, a beverage in one hand and your TV remote in the other, shame on you. Now don’t get me wrong, I can couch potato with the best of them when the mood strikes but last weekend in Lake County was incredible....

Reviews, Helping or Just Yelping?

Owning and running your own business is a tough gig. I’m speaking of the hands on, make it happen and work your tail off small business owner. There are also the folks who have created a job for themselves and are seemingly entrepreneurs solely to provide something to...

Are You a Doer or a Don’ter?

My message this month will be a bit different than in the past and I hope everyone will indulge me as I react to the recent news that Greg Folsom, the exceptional City Manager at the City of Clearlake will be leaving our county. This is not so much about Greg but...

Back on the Train. Come join me!

A funny thing happened on my way to stepping away as the 2018 President of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, I got re-elected. Not only that, I’m also back for another 3 year term on the Board of Directors. So much for taking a step back and enjoying life and...