Good morning everyone, and we hope you had a great weekend. Now its back to the grind. Here is today's Daily Briefing.
In Easton, a group of business owners announced a $10,000 study that will work to determine position Easton as a tourism destination; this is a natural fit for the city, many argue, because of its numerous already existing destinations. In Phillipsburg, the Urban Enterprise Zone (an urban reviatlization program) is considering how it can better distribute its funding for community events.
In national news, today is the date of the special election to fill Senator Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in Massachusets. Polls seem to be indicating that Republican Scott Brown has gained momentum and a slight lead over Democrat Martha Coakley. If Brown wins the election, that will leave teh Democrats with 59 seats, one short of the amount needed to stop a Republican filibuster; this could have dramatic effects on the Democratic bid for health care reform. According to a report released yesterday, banks cuts $1 billion from small business lending in November, further tightening already difficult markets.
Today is a busy day for us at The Chamber, with three events taking place: a mixer at AnyLabTests Now, a Dale Carnegie presentation on taking the fear out of presenting and a Women's Business Council event on increasing your memory.
Business Matters aired yesterday, featuring a show on Race and the Obama Administration. The show will be online later today.
That's it for now! We'll be back with more entries later today. Enjoy your morning!