Business

Wanna get away? It’ll do you good

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Following more than 20 years of frequent business trips, I have perfected the art of traveling light. I much prefer returning home with a bag that is getting a little rank than schlep around a pile of clothes and stuff that I “might need.” In fact, I have often fantasized about leaving for a trip with only a backpack of personal necessities, then buying a handful of travel clothes at a thrift shop on arrival and donating them back before I leave.

Time for change as we move forward

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Roughly seven months have now passed since Fredericksburg felt the first effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. I know many of us, myself included, thought this would be something to deal with for a few months and then we would resume our lives and business practices as before.

Knowing one’s purpose key in good, bad times

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Sometimes the simplest of questions require the greatest amount of consideration to answer. Last week, Fredericksburg resident Carson Dickie of InStrength Consulting led the board and staff of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce through a thoughtful discussion that lasted the better part of a day.

CTEC Operation Roundup grants awards

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A grant for the family of Wylder Henderson was recently approved by the Operation Round-Up Board of Directors at Central Texas Electric Cooperative. The son of Trent and Kersey Henderson, Wylder was born with Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis II or PFIC2.

Willow City Fire, Rescue sets work day

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Willow City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will have a work day at the fire station to work on the trucks, equipment, station and grounds on Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at 8 a.m.

Let’s tune out the noise and listen to others

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When I turned 18, I could not wait to vote. It was 1984 and I was especially happy that my first trip to the ballot box included the election of the next President of the United States.

Snapshot mixed on how virus has affected businesses

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When the strange new coronavirus made its way to the United States, it silently went about its work of infecting people and hasn’t stopped yet. It wasn’t nearly as stealthy about infecting our economy, nearly bringing all industries to a grinding halt, followed by a checkerboard re-opening that some businesses still await.