I realize I am supposed to be on hiatus to meet my book deadline, and I am so thankful for your patience in doing so, but some things are too good to skip out on writing about. What a night I've had! I'd like to tell you about it...
I attended the 2010 Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Awards. This is always a great event, but tonight was fantastic. Of course, I was thrilled to be there to support award honoree Jill Hartman, of Hartman Insurance, who is a smart and savvy business woman and super involved member of our community. I was also pleased to see Leibherr Aerospace and Gear Technology win the award for a larger business. Saline really is fortunate to have both of these businesses in our city. Kudos also to A2YP.TV for filming this event.
I was so happy to be there tonight, you'd think I was the one receiving the award. I may not have brought home a plaque or trophy, but I brought home a memory of an evening I won't soon forget. The company at my table couldn't be beat. Let me introduce you to my table-mates.
I was so pleased to dine with Congressman Mark Schauer, Saline City Councilman Brian Marl, Senior District Representative Fran Brennan, Mayor of Saline Gretchen Driskell, City Manager Todd Campbell and savvy business owner of DesignHub in Saline, Karen Ragland. I couldn't have dreamed this up any better!
An evening like tonight is a perfect way for me to remind all of my readers to vote this November. Now it's obvious from this post who I am voting for, and I've got some great reasons for doing so. (The only other candidate I wish had been there was David Rhoads, Saline City Council).I hope you'll consider doing the same.
Thanks to all for such a wonderful evening, to Mayor Driskell, Todd Campbell and Brian Marl (and David Rhoads who we missed) for taking such good care of our Saline citizens. Thank you Congressman Mark Schauer and your camp for looking out for so many people. I wish you all nothing but success this November!
(photos top right, me and Congressman Schauer, bottom left me and City Councilman Brian Marl)