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November 2008 Blog Posts (13)

A Million Dollars in Credit Card Debt

Hard to believe isn't it, that someone you know could dig themselves into a hole where one day they have a credit card liability over $1,000,000.

On You Are The Guest I talk with author Harrine Freeman from Washington D.C. about an important holiday topic, the credit card business.

1) Harrine and I discuss why the credit card companies target… Continue

Added by Bill Grady on November 29, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hy-Vee Holiday Show

Hi I am back! I was one of the students who participated in the Hy-Vee Holiday show with Chef doing the salmon and chicken. It was very enjoyable.I hope that you all have a wonderful Holiday season!

Added by Trish Rohan on November 25, 2008 at 8:59pm — 8 Comments

Trip Preparedness in the winter

During this holiday season millions of travelers will be on the move. A large number of those traveleres will be traveling by car on our highways and interstates. Here is some information from the Iowa DOT website on trip preparedness that every traveler should know and follow. For more information check out their website www.iowadot.gov.

Winter conditions are hard on vehicles so have your vehicle's tires, brakes, fluids, wiper blades, lights, belts and hoses checked to make sure… Continue

Added by Fort Dodge CVB on November 24, 2008 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Events for the upcoming weekend

Are you looking for something to do this weekend. Here are a few great events to take advantage of. Enjoy your weekend!!!

YWCA Holiday Showcase - November 21-26 -Trolley Center, Downtown Fort Dodge

Christmas Tree Walk - November 21 (5:30-8:30 pm), November 22 (9 am-4 pm) & November 23 ( 12-4 pm) - tickets $5

Wine and Cheese Open House - November 21 from 5:30-8:30 pm -tickets $10

Live Auction - November 21 at 7 pm

Gift Shop is open November 21 - 5:30 - 8:30… Continue

Added by Fort Dodge CVB on November 20, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Holding The American Economy For Ransom

How did we reach a point in time where if a big time CEO fails in running their business, they look to the American taxpayer to bail them out? How did the American taxpayer become their solution?

It feels like our standard of living is being held for ransom; save us or the economy "gets it".

I wonder how many CEO's from the big banks, the auto industry, and the oil industry would be willing to help fund the bailouts by throwing… Continue

Added by Bill Grady on November 18, 2008 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

What the CVB does.

The Fort Dodge Convention and Visitors Bureau is located at 1406 Central Avenue and is housed in our local Chamber office. Staff are on hand 8 am-5 pm Monday-Friday to assist customers, whether they are event, convention, and group tour planners or individual visitors.

The Fort Dodge Convention and Visitors Bureau provide customers with various services. For individual travelers we can provide area travel information.

The Fort Dodge CVB will help event organizers by… Continue

Added by Fort Dodge CVB on November 17, 2008 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Old Pictures - Old Videos - Days Gone By

The changes in technology just over the past few years is amazing compared to back when I was a kid. Did we even have technology back then? In the olden days?(My kids call it the olden days, just like what I would say about my parents) I never could have imagined anything like this digital revolution we live in now. I do love it!!!

I have had photos and video that I have wanted to share for a long time and now I have found an appropriate place to share them. I will be adding old… Continue

Added by Teresa (Will) Richardson on November 13, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Why Bill Richardson Should Not Be on Obama's Potential Cabinet List

There are many unanswered questions about Governor Bill Richardson's relationship with famed artist RC Gorman.

In October of 1997, the FBI began collecting information regarding numerous suspected sexual relationships RC Gorman had with children that spanned over 20 years.

Did Bill Richardson know about RC Gorman's illegal activities that involved transporting children across state and international boundaries for illegal sexual… Continue

Added by Bill Grady on November 12, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Fort Dodge CVB

Good afternoon everyone! The Fort Dodge CVB is working on getting more information out to our visitors and residents and are going to blog once a week. Today will be my first ever blog post so hopefully, I will do it correctly.

Here is some information I wanted to pass on.

The Fort Dodge CVB strives to bring more people into Fort Dodge and we are having an excellent year. In addition to our statewide marketing ads, promotion at trade shows and other targeted marketing we… Continue

Added by Fort Dodge CVB on November 5, 2008 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Who would've thought...

Wow - the first black president. Amazing. Even though I am only 42 I never thought that I would ever see a day when race DIDN'T define someone. Thank God I was able to see that early enough in my lifetime to realize that maybe the race barriers are finally broken and people can be recognized for WHO they ARE and WHAT they have to offer as a person.

People are by nature diverse, each of us with our own unique personality, genetic makeup - etc. That is what makes humans such an amazing… Continue

Added by Cari Feldmann on November 5, 2008 at 9:49am — No Comments

A Basset full of Memories

Today is a tough day. One of those days - like all days that begins like every other day - getting out of bed. And that is when life REALLY begins. I think that every minute of life is a memory being created - it is just how we choose to remember those moments that defines our life. Today is a day that willl be defined by sadness, wonderful memories, family and love - all because of a Basset Hound. Bonnie Basset - almost made it with us for 14 years - long time for a Basset. My mother - bless… Continue

Added by Cari Feldmann on November 3, 2008 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Pink Hair

So Yesterday...in honor of all my Scouts and Their families achieving our popcorn fundraising sales goal - I finally got Pink hair. And OMG is it bright. Course my lovely daughter is mortified - but not so much that she'll pass up a free meal at Lomita's with her mom:) My son Ethan totally digs it - that is a huge compliment. Quinn is impressed that I had the "balls" to actually put that color on my head. And Dennis - what a dork - according to him it is great because now he feels like he is… Continue

Added by Cari Feldmann on November 2, 2008 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Gain New Business by Being Your Customer's First Choice

As it looks like we'll be facing an economic recession for the upcoming year, you still have an opportunity to boost your revenues by strengthening the relationship you have with your customers.

Those who are able to strengthen the relationship they have with their customers will not only survive, but they will have the opportunity to grow their business. Those who can't risk everything they've worked hard for to those who can. One of the… Continue

Added by Bill Grady on November 2, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

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