On May 1, 2013 there was only one place to be for those with vested interest in San Antonio’s Eastside. Leaders of every stripe – elected, financial, and community – gathered at The Spire at Historic Sunset Station for the San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE) business briefing.

The panel discussion, moderated by Travis Wiltshire of CNG Engineering, was kept on a strict schedule, as SAGE Executive Director Jackie Gorman is a stickler for punctuality. Not an easy feat when the panel consists of six business leaders who, for reasons idealistic and visionary, have chosen to “risk their hard-earned dollars,” by investing in an area that many still approach with a wait-and-see attitude.

As an Eastside homeowner, I sympathize with those who bumped up against the time limit. It would be difficult to deliver a two minute answer to any of the questions. Those who are invested have a lot to say. One would hope.

Bekah McNeel