He takes everything personally. You feel the obligation when you work with him. If your job is to be the best player on special teams, that's what you need to do. Everybody has to accept their roles and responsibilities. He does. That's the biggest thing he stresses.
We felt like it was our obligation and privilege if they'd like to share the work and proceeds from this year's event. It helps both our budgets and is our responsibility as a chamber to work with our non-profits in Allen, especially when there's a need like this.
I don't want to call it nervous, maybe a little apprehensive. They just feel this huge obligation to be something real special this year when the fact of the matter is the only thing that's made us special is just hard, honest work.
That is a huge obligation. With the best will in the world there is no director who is fully conversant with the 120 or so acts that affect business. We are already seeing signs that retired directors are refusing to be directors. They don't want to serve on audit committees and boards because of the risks attached.
We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.