What is Core and Why is it Important?

“Great Companies are driven by something beyond money and success: a purpose rooted in core values.” -Jim Collins- As I was shoveling our driveway this morning I had plenty of time to ponder my reaction at having to shovel in the first place. The snow is cold, the shoveling requires effort …

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Do Dog Parks, CellFie Tours, and Community Bikes matter?

This last fall Albert Lea hosted a community brainstorming session called the Idea Splash. Anyone in the community could come and help brainstorm assets around our community that make us great. Mark and I truly enjoyed meeting other business owners and community leaders. We discussed everything from physical assets, such …

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Albert Lea, our Home Sweet Home, and Why we Love Living Here!

I was born and raised in Albert Lea, Minnesota. A small town surrounded by even smaller farming communities. My great grandparents were farmers, as were their parents. Eventually my grandparents moved into the “larger” town of Albert Lea and here we are five generations later in our beloved community. Like …

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