March 25, 2009 Cutbacks. Layoffs. Foreclosures and Closings. Yes, we'd all agree that these are Tough Economic Times. There is a great deal of uncertainty and more than a modicum of fear. Much to fret about and even more to lament.
So why plan a spring expo amidst all this doom and gloom?
Rather than sit around whining about the state of the economy, a group of local business people got together to chart a course out of the darkness. They gathered aboard a number of other local business people who signed on as vendors and sponsors, who committed their time and their money to get on the map. And this past weekend they all did something to combat the negativity by putting on Imlay City's first Spring Expo Home, Garden & Business Show.
While not overrun with throngs of people with greenbacks in hand, the expo was met with enough success even in these Tough Economic Times that organizers plan to do it again next year. They're already looking at ways to improve the show and counting on even better results in 2010.
Chances are they'll get them, too. In a climate overflowing with doom and gloom our local businesses stepped out of the box in an effort to change the tune—right here where it matters most. It was a bold effort in the face of pervasive doom and gloom. Forward motion goes much farther than fretting and lamenting regardless of the state of the economy.