1 - Well, that wasn't so hard. (Do you note just a touch of sarcasm here?) Late last night, leaders of both parties in Congress finally reached a compromise agreement to raise the federal debt ceiling and cut spending over the next ten years. However, the proverbial fat lady has yet to sing: the legislation still must pass both houses by midnight tomorrow night in order to meet the deadline, and it promises to be a heavy lift in the House of Representatives. So, we continue to wait....
3 - Please make your plans now to attend our August 9 event (that's next Tuesday) entitled "New Realities: Real Estate." Interest is very high in this timely topic. We have three distinguished panelists, each of whom can be considered a real estate expert. One one (Cathy Toomey, president of the Polk County Board of Realtors) is focused on Polk County, one (Madelon Wallace, partner with Walker Wallace and Emerson) the greater foothills region, and the third (Scott Hamilton, CEO of Advantage West) all of Western North Carolina. If you have any interest in discussing the new facts of life as they apply to real estate, I urge you to attend. Libbie will be contacting clients soon to take reservations.
3- Today is the one-year anniversary of Millard & Company as a separate corporate entity. My sincere thanks to Juliet, Libbie, Tabatha, Sharon, Bonnie, and Mike -- as well as many, many others. I am especially grateful to our wonderful clients, who have made this anniversary possible. Success is not achieved in a vacuum, nor is there any such thing as a "self-made man." It is with a sense of joy and thankfulness that I come in to our beautiful office every day, and we look forward to many more anniversaries to come.
Have a cool week!