Over the last two days, I participated in a planning session with seven of our top-performing Archadeck franchisees.  Sure, business conditions are not what we would all prefer, but it was uplifting to see the level of optimism and energy in the room as we plan and prepare for the continued success of the company.  I know it is easy to be impacted by the negative economic news, but I am making a conscious decision everyday to be optimistic and to ignore the negativity in the media.  It was great to see our leading franchise partners doing the same – just refusing to participate in the recession.  Business opportunity is everwhere!