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Looks Like We Made It . . .

Looks Like We Made It . . .

Throughout the process of planning our 40th-anniversary celebration, I traveled down memory lane, recalling some of the other parties we’ve hosted through the years. Oh, how times have changed! 1982 In 1982, I’d been with Creative Travel Planners for just...
How I Met My Company (Part 3)

How I Met My Company (Part 3)

“Mud season” is the unofficial fifth season in states like Michigan and Ohio – the period between winter and spring when one hopes for another snowstorm to cover the filthy piles of blackened snow that line the roads. Skies are always cloudy and...
How I Met My Company (Part 2)

How I Met My Company (Part 2)

It’s just before 11:00 AM when the phone rings in my office at the E.F.MacDonald Travel Company in Dayton, Ohio. “Hello, this is Marilyn.” “Hi. My name is Herb Medrow. I’m calling because you sent me a resume. I own an incentive travel...
How I Met My Company (Part 1)

How I Met My Company (Part 1)

In October 1977, Jimmy Carter is into his 10th month in office. With 33 home runs, Steve Garvey leads the Dodgers into the World Series against the Yankees, and the most popular shows on TV are “Laverne & Shirley” and “Happy Days.”...
Before they invented wheels

Before they invented wheels

  I’m going to date myself with this one. The subject of luggage came up the other day at the office when Ellen shared that she’d recently purchased a carry-on with spinner wheels, guaranteed to fit under an airline seat. We got to reminiscing about...
Oh, The People We’ll Meet!

Oh, The People We’ll Meet!

Whenever I’m asked, “What’s your favorite country?” my response always elicits a quizzical look. “Really?” they ask – always with incredulity. “Why India, of all places?” I’m then at a loss for words as to...