Thursday, January 13, 2011

Brine Lake

Imagine being able to salt water fish in Knox County!  This could be a reality if someone had a passion for starting a fishery at Brine Lake in Truscott, Texas.

This week I had the pleasure of meeting Dennis Duke, who is the project manager at Brine Lake.  We discussed the potential this lake has for Knox County.  Due to the large salt content, oceanic fish could live here.  However, this endeavor would have to be started by an experienced individual with an entrepreneurial vision for this type of work.

There is also the option of solar ponds for producing electricity. And, I'm sure there are many other entrepreneurial type endeavors just waiting to be explored. We just need some creative folks to explore the possibilities. 

If you know someone who might be interested in starting a business like a fishery, please tell them about Brine Lake.   The Knox County Visioning Group can help them explore the options of getting started.  

This is just one way to live out your dream in Knox County!  If you are interested in starting any type of business here,  please talk to any member of the Knox County Visioning Group. We would love to help you get started. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Taking Action in 2011

Welcome to 2011. It came fast and will leave just as quickly. That is why it is so important to plan your 2011 goals now. Don't wait.

Take five minutes and think about these things to get started:  Where would you like your business or organization to be this time next year? What projects would you like to mark off your list of things to do?  How will you get those things done?  Think about what steps or action you can implement to get there. Write it down, and try to see it through.  It doesn't have to be big and grand. The key is implementation.  How will you break it down into feasible steps?

If you need a little inspiration for goals, I would highly recommend subscribing to this web site:  It is full of great ideas for small businesses and organizations.  I literally can't stop reading it.  You won't regret it and might even find yourself stepping outside the box just a little.

Mark your calendars for January 20th for the next KCVG meeting in Goree at the bank building (Trainham Ice) at 3:30 p.m.  We will be discussing our 2011 Plan of Action which has some pretty cool stuff in it.  Also, January 24th for an Issues Identification meeting hosted by AgriLIFE Extension. This is your opportunity to discuss the issues you feel are prevalent to Knox County.  (More information coming soon!)

Hope to see you there.