Many people reading this now have let more than their fair share of incredible career opportunities slip right through their fingers. Mike Foty of Fairmont-based Foty Lock & Safe would openly admit being part of that crowd. Yet rather than resign himself to an existence of continual, lifelong regret—as perhaps most people would if having lived his lot—feisty Foty flailed away and eventually late in life carved out a successful business niche.
Archive for July, 2011
When Drea Budahn was age six, her grandfather occasionally took her and her sister to their parent’s apple orchard to be photographed. “And I thought it was the greatest thing ever.”
The three-year-old boy recovering from surgery watched Nancy Dobson demonstrate a sequence of activities for him—walking on a balance beam, stepping on and off a stool and crawling through a barrel. Then he said, “You got through there with your big butt, didn’t you, Nance?”
As editor, I’m often asked how we choose feature stories. It’s complex. In part, we consider how many Connect Business Magazine copies businesses in a particular city or county receive and divvy up features and cover stories proportionately.
In the 1975 British film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, King Arthur, along with coconut-clacking Sir Galahad the Pure, Sir Lancelot the Brave, and Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Lancelot, make pitched battle with a killer rabbit and limbless black knight on a quest for the sacred holy grail.