This past week’s news about the National Senior Games, which were held here this summer, and its currently unpaid bills, have led to some questions in the community. I want to take this opportunity to talk a bit about the job of bringing events to town and the incredible local commitment it takes from individuals to make them happen. The success of our hospitality industry, and the jobs of the 31,000 people in Minneapolis who work in hotels, restaurants, etc., depends on our organization and the many, many individuals who are giving their time and expertise to help our community.