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Just one more day until my favorite American Holiday…
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Thanksgiving is undoubtedly one of my favorite Holidays, and I am very much looking forward to spending time with family and good friends . . . and, of course, eating more than I probably should. Before I leave the office today, I thought I’d take a minute to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

You know, the economic crisis we’re facing is a terrible mess. I truly wish it would just go away and let us get back to business as usual, but it’s not that easy. I do think there’s a small silver lining, though. Make a point tomorrow to think about and talk about the things you’re thankful for, maybe around the dinner table with family and friends. Even though things are gloomy in the economy, I know you’ll still come up with more than a handful of things to be thankful for. These things are the most important things – – and tough times cause us to see how important they really are to us.

I firmly believe we live in a very blessed country. Sure, we encounter bumps in the road every now and then, but we’re resilient. We bounce back. We innovate, we find a way, and we’re better for it. Have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. Enjoy your time with family and friends, and eat just a little too much – – we need the energy if we’re going to keep fighting the good fight and get our economy back on track.

Wishing You and Yours a Happy Turkey Day,


P.S. Entrepreneurs and business owners will lead the way to our nation’s economic recovery, so thank one sometime this week. It just might make his or her week and give them the courage to keep fighting to provide jobs and find a way to be successful, and that’s exactly the attitude we need.

P.P.S. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving memory or tradition? Leave a comment below to let me know!



  1. Basile Daskalakis says:

    To you and your family happy Thanksgiving!

    There is a silver lining in any obtacle,and challenge in our lifes,may be a diamond in the rough as persons and as a nation!

    With a grattitude and appreciation to all serving us in the armed forces away from their familes!

  2. LeRoy Foxx says:

    You have a good one also….thanks.

  3. Jim Merlo says:

    Nice. Thank you.

    We have an application with Mercantile. I would welcome your visit as we move forward, you truly have a dynamic approach.

  4. Braudis Pegram says:

    Thanks. Same to you & yours Chris.

  5. Dipti Barot says:

    Wish you very happy thanksgiving to you and your family.

  6. Jo Ann Doud says:

    Always nice to read your missives.

    Our family (DOUD) Thanksgiving goes back a few years, when Jim was discharged from the Army in Hawaii in 1962. We decided to pack our few things from our Families’ homes in Michigan and head to California. That Thanksgiving I prepared my first turkey dinner for 12 of us. Each year that tradition grew to 35 at last count. We had wonderful times and great memories. Since 1995 my niece has taken over :2 turkeys now!

    Did I relay the news that Jim and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in August?

    We at TDF Financial wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and keep the messages coming.

  7. Dr. Ben Larson says:

    Happy holidays to you as well. It was great seeing you last week and I appreciate the opportunity and trust to take care of your eyes.

  8. Marla Webb says:

    Thank you for your thoughtfulness!

  9. Lettie says:

    Thanks Chris!

  10. Denise says:

    Happy Turkey day to you and yours too!

  11. Bob Mellino says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you also. I enjoy that you are on the side of small businesses. If you get a chance to check out my free book on my website or some information I have available on my school website please do. My school website is then click on Faculty and Staff then my name and everything will come up. Next my business website is Thanks.

  12. Gus McKee says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family .

  13. Patrick Clarke says:

    Thanks for the personal wish and I hope you have a safe and thankful Thanksgiving. As difficult it is out there it’s just a matter of getting in front of as many people as possible and helping them. The 504 program is one more tool in the box to help do that. I can never thank you enough for being out there and helping businesses today.

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  15. Louisa Pane says:

    Hi Chris, thank you for your wishes, and you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.

  16. Ross Lelin says:


    Hopefully we will do some business loans in the near future.

  17. Lea Sargent says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to u to Chris.

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