January 2018 White Papers
For more than 5 years we have been building the cultural touchstones of our business. For most of that time, those touchstones came from the ownership down to our team. But something changed in 2017. At first, it was a comment here and there, then it grew into discussions, and, as I found out last week at our 4th quarter meeting, our cultural touchstones are a now firmly held beliefs about who we are and how we act as a team and business.
Recently the Ohio Channel put together a video about the history of the Holmes County Courthouse. Our senior partner, Thomas D. White, who was the Holmes County Common Pleas Court Judge for 20 years, was able to participate. Check out the video below!
Many families have certain movies that are tradition to watch during the holidays. One of my family’s favorites is Home Alone. For those of you who have not seen this wonderful classic, I will give you a short synopsis. The movie revolves around the McCallister family and their son Kevin. It starts out with the family packing for their vacation to Paris for the holidays. The family wakes up late and in the rush of getting to the airport, they accidentally leave their son, Kevin, home alone.
Let’s face it, Americans love their pets and often treat them as family members. In fact, Americans spend billions of dollars per year spoiling their pets. Conducted by the American Pet Products Association, the following list details the average U.S. pet industry expenditures per year:
When is the last time you had a great conversation? Because we live in an age of texts and emails, it sometimes feels like great conversations are a thing of the past. I will be the first to say that I am a big fan of technology, especially when I can consolidate a half hour phone call into a three-word text, but all of this technology means less time having conversations. And then to further complicate matters, we seem to be living in a time when we are more divided than ever.