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The Founding Fathers and Summer Heat

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

This blog is going to be a little out of the ordinary for a tech and marketing company, but because the long July 4th weekend is upon us it is completely fitting.

Our country declared independence from Great Britain 238 years ago this Friday.


It is remarkable that the United States, a country of little significance at the time, was able to win a war against arguably the world’s best army. What is truly extraordinary, however, is that the United States was able to become the great country that it is today. How did we do it? How did the United States become so great? There are thousands of reasons why this country became the wonderful place it is now but the one that stands out the most is the ingenuity of our Founding Fathers to construct the Constitution. The push to create a more effective system of government began 11 years after we declared independence in the summer of 1787. The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia that started it all took place during an extremely hot and humid summer. 

I would like to take this time to point out the obvious fact that our Founding Fathers did not have air conditioning. As they debated hours on end about the functionality of the Constitution they also sweat through their clothes. To make matters worse, they preferred their proper fashion, that is, they wore stuffy vests and coats. Temperatures were high and so were tempers, but despite the heat they were still able to come together to finish what they had started.

As we prepare to enjoy fireworks and barbecues this Friday we should also be preparing for the heat. Drinking lots of water and wearing sunscreen are just a few of the essentials for those who plan on basking in the hot sun this independence day. For those of you who are planning on skipping out on the hot summer activities, I would like you to take a moment and reflect. If our Founding Fathers had had the luxury of air conditioning the United States may have never come into existence. The heat would not have pushed them towards a thorough and swift construction of one of the best documents ever written.  My recommendation, therefore, is this: enjoy the heat this July 4th weekend, sweat a little, and you may think of something that could change the course of history.

Marketing and Public Relations Workshop – May 14

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

The Sarasota Chamber has partnered with the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and the Florida Public Relations Association to present a Marketing and Public Relations Workshop on Wednesday, May 14 at the Polo Grill.  The workshop will feature an opening keynote followed by a choice of three workshops, which you can pick two.

Troy Newport of  Webtivity Marketing & Design will be presenting a workshop titled, “Content Marketing: Creating Outside the Box“.  This workshop will offer tips and suggestions to tackle the difficult task of creating unique content for your human audience, dispersing it through blogging, social media and other channels while making it work for search engine purposes too.


Workshops will be followed by a Luncheon and Keynote presentation “7 Reasons Why This Year Will Be Great” by Doug Van Dyke.

To register please visit the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance website

Marketing and Public Relations Workshop

Polo Grill (map it)

Wednesday, May 14 from 8am – 1:30pm

See you there!