Karl James & Company attended a groundbreaking event for Gearbox Express today. Silver shovels, dirt and dignitaries all were on hand. Among the politicians present: a senator, a representative and a county executive. Seemingly a small detail to most people, the protocol and appropriate way to order those speaking goes by rank. In this case, the senator, the rep and then the county executive. Should you be the person organizing an event with elected officials, ensure you honor the office and the office holder will remember your event as well done.