I spent most of the holiday nursing a cold, resting and drinking plenty of fluids. I took the opportunity to watch the holiday classic movie, It’s a Wonderful Life. I am always impressed by how much George Bailey and the Bailey Bros. Building & Loan Association were involved in economic and community development. From George’s recruiting Sam Wainwright’s plastic manufacturing facility to Bedford Falls, to helping Martini grow his business, to developing affordable housing to retain a healthy, sustainable community, to designing and developing neighborhoods — George Bailey and the economic development efforts of the old Building & Loan made a more wonderful life for the residents of Bedford Falls.
Hot Dog and Hee Haw, it is a wonderful life and I hope that y’all have a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2013!