Monday, December 01, 2008

The Economy's Effect on Holiday Parties

The next two weeks would normally be the thick of the holiday party season, but there are reports everywhere (here, here and here, for instance) that lots of parties are being cancelled or severely downsized as a result of the difficult economic times. That's a pity, we think. There's nothing that cheers our spirits more than a good holiday bash, where we're surrounded by friends we might not see much throughout the year. That's why we're happy that the annual Cleveland communicators' holiday party, set for this Wednesday evening, wasn't among those that have been cancelled. We love it for many reasons, including the fact that it's the result of a collaboration between several professional associations and because of its unique venue. Cleveland's Hermit Club, tucked just behind the theatres of Playhouse Square, is a venerable spot (it would be second only to the even older Rowfant Club as the most appropriate venue). It's just the right place to renew old friendships and make new ones during the holiday season. Hope to see some of you there.


At 4:49 PM, Blogger Diane Vogel Ferri said...

It's funny that we both reported on almost the same thing this day. I wrote about diminishing party opportunities -and, as you know, dressing up for them - as well!

At 4:52 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

That did surprise (and then please) me at first, till I realized it's simply yet another indicator of how much we're on the same wavelength. Heck, and that's without ever having even met. Here's hoping that will happen before long, Diane. Meanwhile, keep writing great stuff!


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