Yesterday marked an important national holiday, and you might be surprised to know that the U.S. is not the only place Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is recognized each January. Believe it or not, Hiroshima, Japan holds a special banquet on MLK day in honor of Dr. King’s contribution to civil rights. The city of Toronto also recognizes MLK Day. In 1983 the holiday was officially signed into law by President Ronald Reagan.
Thanks to yesterday’s holiday, welcome to the Tuesday edition of the Monday Morning Briefing. It’s a big week for business in the Lowcountry.
This week you’ll have the opportunity to drive additional revenue to your bottom line, reconnect with clients and find a few new ones. You’ll be able to check out your competition and uncover the latest in social media marketing, and you can do it all in two days thanks to Business EXPO.
Every year, I really enjoy the opportunity to talk one-on-one with hundreds of businesses at EXPO. It’s akin to one big focus group. One of the things I like most about our chamber members is that no one is shy about sharing their feedback on what’s working in our business community and where they see the challenges ahead. They are quick to point out what they like about being part of the chamber as well as what they think we should be doing better and we listen to each and every one of them. Many of our best ideas come from you, our members.
In a week filled with emails, projects and deadlines, I really encourage you to take the time to be part of Business Expo tonight and Wednesday. No matter what your business goals are for the coming year, I’m confident that you’ll leave Expo with positive results.