>Obligation and Right.

We are closing in on the November ’08 elections and it is an understatement to say it is business as usual. We are facing the most significant election of modern times. With our financial future and our basic way of life being challenged this is when all of us must step forward and make voting decisions.

Our federal election is surely on all of our minds and whether we own our own business, work for a large or small company we know times are being tested. For some of us this is a new experience and for many just another in our lifetimes. I am sure if we all work together we can make the turn for a brighter and more profitable future, but not without some hard choices and a new dedication to see it through.

Don’t forget about our local issues either. State, county and city issues are just as important. Grass roots efforts are the catalyst for many national changes. Consider these initiatives when voting.

I urge all of us to study all our federal, state and local issues very carefully and vote from your heart. As Americans we are extremely lucky to have an open system by which we can change or strengthen our lives. I was always taught that it is not just an obligation and right to vote but a privilege we should not take lightly. President Lyndon Johnson said, “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”

Together we can make a difference in our lives by keep our communities and country strong. Thank you to all of our members that continue support and volunteer for our chamber.

Bruce Felber

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