NEW ORLEANS â During his 1,880-mile canoe trip to New Orleans this summer, Michael Cherian learned first-hand what it was like to be up the creek without a paddle.
In his case, however, the creek was the Mississippi River.
Cherian, rowing his customized canoe â dubbed âSteady Eddie,â in honor of his grandfather, the late Edward H. Burrows â to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsonâs Research, reached his destination of New Orleans in September, but not before taking in a few more experiences once he finally reached the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If a business owner seeks to reach new clients and connections, he or she need not click a mouse on social networking Web sites.
Thereâs already a wireless tool for making connections, and thatâs the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce, according to Board of Directors President Jeff Curtis.
Curtis, who gave a âState of the Chamberâ address during the organizationâs annual luncheon Thursday at the Punxsy Country Club, said if one isnât sure what exactly the Chamber does, he or she should think about life without a Chamber of Commerce.