Monday, March 22, 2010


“Character is a victory, not a gift.”

- Ivor Griffith

It takes strong charachter to survive and thrive in difficult economic times . By working together and showing and letting our strong charahter show we will all make Chelsea an even better place

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Applications for Marketing Position

Chelsea First
The search for a marketing person is in full swing!!

Send applicants to the Chamber of Commerce
Application Forms available at
the City of Chelsea website
The Chamber of Commerce Website

The Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted to accept being the fiduciary for the position.

The City of Chelsea and the DDA are indicate they are likely to repeat the $25,000 payments into marketing Chelsea as a destination for the next fiscal year. The fiscal year ends June 30th. So, More funds will be available soon.

The Chelsea First Steering Committee is working very hard (for free) to make this happen this year and carry the marketing effort forward years into the future.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Merit and Meaning

Sklover’s Perspective

Posted: 04 Mar 2010 10:00 PM PST

“The Migration to Merit and Meaning”

For the past few years, I have increasingly noticed what I call a “migration” of sorts. It seems to me that many of the best, brightest and brashest of my clients, and others, too, have expressed a desire to “migrate” away from the largest corporations, the largest organizations and the largest finance, law, accounting and advertising firms.

Instead, these motivated, successful people – male and female, young and old, of every type there is – have shared with me an inner yearning for two things in their daily work lives: (1) reward for merit, and not politics; and (2) an enhanced sense of meaning in their daily lives. Merit and Meaning.

In a relative “rowboat,” if you are not doing your share of the rowing, it can’t be hidden. Either you’re a valuable member of the team, who does his or her job, or you are not. It’s hard to miss. Not so on a relative “ocean liner,” where how eagerly you salute the captain may make all the difference in your career.

Waking up each morning with a sense of true purpose in your day is an experience like no other. It seems to me that more people are saying, in their own way, “There’s got to be more to life than making a ‘mega’ corporation just that much more ‘mega.’” Perhaps “making a difference” in a world with significant problems is starting to “make a difference” to more people. Perhaps those of us with all we really need in life have discovered there’s joy in helping others not so fortunate. There’s really no greater personal passion than the power of purpose in your life.

The Migration to Merit and Meaning.