New Year, New Goals


I absolutely love this time of the year.  January is a time for planning, creating goals, dreaming dreams and going after them.  I like to make a list of goals, rather than resolutions—especially where business is involved.  While I write down my own personal goals for the Chamber, I’m not the only one involved with the execution.  It takes the whole town working together to make each vision a reality.


My challenge to Frederick in 2016 is to come up with a vision—a goal—in which we can work towards together.  What do we want to accomplish as a community?  Where do we see ourselves by this time next year?  What should our focus be?


These are all important questions to consider as we take ourselves into a new year with new challenges and opportunities.  Personally, I’d like to see us work together more in our organizations, clubs and events.  This is a real opportunity to optimize our resources.  I’d also like to see us come up with a 5-10 year goal for our town.  I have wrote about this in previous columns.  Do we want to focus on tourism, retirement, youth, industry, small businesses or something entirely different?  Maybe the vision is an artist infusion for downtown Frederick.


Whatever your idea is, please shout it out to us in email.  We’d love to hear your ideas.   All of this change, excitement and visioning will begin with our Annual Chamber Banquet next Thursday at the Great Plains Technology Center.  Leslie Blair will be giving an excellent speech to inspire and encourage us and our new Chamber President, Travis Stroud will be voted in to office.


Please join us next Thursday as we christen a new year for Frederick, Oklahoma.