It is finally over. The mad rush to finish the annual Top 100 club list is done, and the last pages for the July issue are out of here. One club owner submitted his form this morning, and we had just enough time to change our estimated revenue figure for his club to the figure that he submitted (we listed the club at $15.4 million and he submitted $14.8 million so we weren't too far off). Now I can head out for a few days of vacation in Vermont to visit some friends without feeling guilty about leaving Stuart and Jenn to finish the issue.
Of course, things are hopping so much with the Bally situation that who knows where that will be when I return next week! Stuart will be posting the latest news as soon as he recovers from getting the last pages to the printer, but the short of it is that Bally's second-largest shareholder (who had been threatening a lawsuit) submitted an alternative restructuring plan to the company. How this plays out should be interesting...but not so interesting that I'll interrupt my visit with friends (and my tour of the Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory) to check in with Stuart. Well, okay, maybe just one phone call back to the office. - Pam