By John Stewart
January 21, 2006
First, I would like to thank Marie Monyak, SitNews, Scott Bowlen and the newspaper for the un-varnished account of the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on 1-18-06.
The performance of one member of the Chamber could well be compared to that of an un-muzzled rabid dog.
The two invited guest speakers were there to share information and concerns of importance to the community as a whole. For any one who speaks and understands the English language it is clear that Ms. McCreary and Mr. Rubin are pro-development, but they are also smart enough to hear the alarms sounded in negative feedback from industry reporters. It is an important tool for measuring the pulse of a fragile economic base.
Such abusive treatment is reprehensible; were it to be tolerated by a group that is representative of professionals would be more than regrettable. A "screw you" attitude could "screw our town". Further, it is a sad state of affairs that paramount in his concerns, the board president finds it "unfortunate and regrettable" that the incident was published.
United we stand, divided we fall.
About: John Stewart is a 40+ year resident of Ketchikan.
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