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Positive Impacts: From Businesses to our Community
After finishing our 13th year in business, the end of the year is always a good time to reflect. The firm was once again recognized for successful outcomes in difficult transactions. The agricultural industry continues to provide opportunities for our services. The firm also had successes in a non-traditional industry for our services, not for profits. Steve Weber, Matt Thiede and Brad Coulter were individually recognized for successes in turning around charitable organizations that needed the firm’s guidance in uncertain situations. We all have our favorite causes being responsible corporate citizens. It serves no one to see charities struggle and disappear because of the lack of strategies and tough decisions in changing environments. Nothing is more satisfying than using your God-given talents to impact the lives of others in favorable ways. I met the Director of a large charity in Chicago whose organization impacted 750 disadvantaged and physically disabled children and young adults. There was nothing more satisfying than to hear how our strategic advisory services impacted the lives of so many who relied upon the organization’s service. This discussion served as a reminder that we are all here for reasons that are sometimes unclear. The quality of a person sometimes can be measured by the number of lives that person has favorably impacted. I am proud this year of many things and thankful for even more. The result of positively impacting the communities where we live and work is probably the most satisfying of all.
This year’s edition of the newsletter has a facelift which we hope you’ll enjoy. Any feedback would be appreciated as we continue to strive to be thought leaders to our clients and referral services. Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy New Year.