Found 9 blog entries for January 2009.
I read an interesting article today about the housing market and consumer confidence here. The article writes,
The missing ingredient today in the housing market, the economy and the financial system is trust.
- Banks won’t lend to each other because each thinks the other is going under.
- Bank won’t lend to consumers because they don’t think they can pay the loan back.
- Consumers don’t trust the government because just 6 months ago they pronounced that the economy has strong fundamentals.
- Buyers don’t trust the local housing market because they think it is going to collapse.
- No one trusts anyone.
I read a nice piece about Inauguration Day and technology here and thought to myself, "What will I remember from Inauguration Day?" I remember tweeting (Twitter for non-Twitter users) back and forth about the comparison of Michelle Obama's wardrobe cost and Sarah Palin's wardrobe cost, and the media's bias towards both. I wonder if I'm the only one thinking about that on Inauguration Day.
The Sling Shot Man...
The West Richland Washington Chamber of Commerce is hosting a banquet Friday, January 23, 2009 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. The evening will consist of the installation of new board members and officers, recognition of community leaders for their outstanding service, and seven awards given in the categories of educator, business, firefighter, volunteer, Chamber member, police officer, and the Herb Ganz Community Spirit.” Tickets cost $30. To purchase tickets or find out about corporate tables contact the Chamber of Commerce at 509-967-0521 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about the event or the West Richland Chamber of Commerce visit: www.westrichlandchamber.org for more information.
Bring the entire family to the Kennewick Senior Center to enjoy a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, all-you-can-eat pancakes, either sausage or ham (changes each month), coffee and orange juice. Also dance to Margie and Her Sidekicks Band. Come join the fun Sunday, February 1 from 8:30 am until 11:30 am. Fee is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Pay at the door.