Diane Salvatore, Editor in Chief, for Consumer Reports (CR), was the speaker at last Thursday's evening meeting held at Charlie Brown's in Chatham.  Diane explained how items are selected for testing, the testing process, ratings of products and overall how CR strives to be impartial in all of their product analysis.  The audience was surprised to learn that all products tested are purchased by CR at retail and are not donated by the manufacturer - this process is one of the steps to ensure objective evaluation and no bias based upon relationships with manufacturers.  Click Consumer Reports for more information regarding the company