As far as Brenda, shes a great person and has a great vision for our town. One of the problems is that we people do a lot of "talking", and dont put any action behind it. An example of that is her losing the aldermanic position by one or two votes. Not too many people will even try to get out and start new buisness. She does, and the last time I looked (when I was in there), it wasnt so little.
We all try need to support our local business, and not just talk about it. But, the best thing we all do is to stop talking down about ourselves, and when we hear someone bad mouthing us, correct them and tell them how great we are.
I used to think Pontoon wasnt a good place to be, Ive been schooled on how great a place that is. Its a nice village, has room to grow, and has great leaders and is on the verge of expansion i do believe.