It always amazes me how fast information travels. The internet with email, Facebook sharing, Twitter tweeting, videos on YouTube, and numerous other communication venues, all make sharing and obtaining information nearly instant.
And yet at the same time, some information seems just beyond the grasp of those whom it will best benefit.
The Bing Search Engine television commercials may allude to the “why” as they cleverly display search overload, or as my generation calls it, “information overload.” We ask for a mere drink of information and out comes the fire-hose of the World Wide Web. It’s no wonder some truly important information gets missed.
Take for example the Church Chair Industries Bankruptcy. Do a simple search for “church chairs” and no mention of the November 12, 2010 bankruptcy filing by Church Chair Industries shows up in the searches.
If you’re trying to make a good decision about buying chairs for your church, the omission of the information is less than helpful. After all, Church Chair Industries is not legally obligated to disclose their multimillion dollar bankruptcy, nor the fact that it impacted nearly a thousand churches; you’re likely only to find out after its too late.
And that’s why I’m putting my (digital) foot down, and bluntly telling you to be very careful; but don’t just take my word for it. Instead review the information in the links below, much of these are from external sources.
On YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A_xk2ma1FY
On channel 8 news in Grand Rapids http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/target_8/No-chairs-No-refund-Church-loses (Click on the video with the red chair on the top-left)
On Fox 5 News in Atlantahttp://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/17888520/i-team-church-chair-industries (Click on the video on the top-left)
On a Church blog
On a Church intitiated blog
What to Do, If you Need to Reorder CCI Chairs
Design Stacker Church Chairs by Bertolini: Product Page
PRESS RELEASE: Response to Church Chair Industries’ Bankruptcy
FURNITURE ALERT: Church Chair Industries
Attorney’s Letter Regarding Church Chair Industries