Monday, November 20, 2017

Specht: Uniting behind the idea of growth and improvement

This week, I had the privilege of breaking bread with my good friend and mentor Tom Kelly, founder and publisher of the Piney Woods...

Specht: Minden’s Recreation Center is a hidden gem

Have you ever heard of the term, “Sports tourism?” Often, it is used to discuss the economic impact of major sporting events on a...

Specht: Rowland is who our school system needs

I had the pleasure of meeting Webster Parish Superintendent of Schools Johnny Rowland this week at the Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce Board of...

Specht: Can Minden be a technology hub?

Can Minden be a technology hub? That question came to mind after perusing a few articles I came across. The first article was highlighting the...

Franklin: Grilling on Main was a success

A couple of years ago, Terry Gardner told me of his idea for a new festival in downtown Minden. In his words, it would become...

Specht: Cooperation is key for economic development

Did you know that an automotive manufacturer once looked at Webster Parish to locate a plant? The details are sketchy, but not uncommon in...

Specht: Let’s put our best face on

In the 1970s television show, “Fantasy Island,” the lead character, Mr. Roarke, would introduce all the guests of the week, and their fantasies. It...

Specht: Sometimes you have to take a step back

During Memorial Day Weekend, my wife and I took a trip to Aroostook County, know as “The County.” This northern part of Maine is...

Specht: Tax credits promote growth

Newsflash. The state is broke and needs to make cuts to survive.Perhaps this isn’t as much news as it is a constant state of...

Specht: The value of water in Webster Parish

When discussing economic development, the issue of water almost always comes up. While not the most exciting aspect of community growth, it is perhaps...

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