Today we mourn the loss of our board member Jon Strong. Jon came to us with a sincere desire to help the community to be economically literate; to instill within the community a positive perspective of how the people who live here have an innate value to its vibrancy.


Jon’s strong belief in the value of business growth and the strength that businesses in our community bring to it was evident in the work he did with our board. He was constantly reaching out to those he knew in the community to urge them to become the teachers, the mentors, the sponsors of economic education for our youth. Jon was a firm believer that, by doing so, the young people of our community would become the successful entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

In an era where excuses are aplenty to not volunteer your time, Jon was the mentor we looked toward to make certain that our time counted, and to pay it forward and share all of this with our future, students young and old.

We wish to thank his family for their generosity in sharing Jon’s personal time with us. He truly made a positive difference to us and throughout our community. We mourn the loss of this good man with them and with our community.

~ the Social Alliance for a Vibrant Economy Board, SAVE

Just One - By Anonymous

One song can spark a moment,

One flower can wake the dream

One tree can start a forest,

One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,

One handclasp lifts a soul.

One star can guide a ship at sea,

One word can frame the goal.

One vote can change a nation,

One sunbeam lights a room

One candle wipes out darkness,

One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey.

One word must start each prayer.

One hope will raise our spirits,

One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,

One heart can know what’s true,

One life can make a difference,

You see, it’s up to you!

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