Dates for a New Year

by Ed Quillen

Never have I been much of a joiner, but I do belong to the Salida Business Alliance and just got re-elected as its secretary. The SBA puts on the Parade of Lights on the night after Thanksgiving and organizes the community Independence Day celebration.

I didn’t join out of some burning desire to serve the community. When we ran this magazine, I sold ads. That meant connecting with local enterprises – “networking” if you will – and the easiest way to meet people is to join an organization.

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