All I Want for Christmas Is …

All I Want for Christmas Is …

Ho, Ho, Ho. Here we are. Christmas time again. I really enjoy this time of year, but it goes so fast. Seems like we almost jump from Thanksgiving right to the gray, cold days of January. I’m more than likely the most difficult person to buy gifts for. Everyone around...
Did you get your tickets?

Did you get your tickets?

Well, it’s almost here. Something 42 years in the making. December 20th, 2019, will see the release of Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, the end of the Skywalker saga portion of Star Wars. What began in 1977 will come to a close. For some of you, it might be a...
Don’t Forget How You Got There

Don’t Forget How You Got There

What do you hope to do? What do you hope to be? In your personal life? In business? And will you really know it when you succeed? What even is the definition of success? I guess it is pretty subjective. I’m not sure our organization is anywhere near what could be...
Don’t be a Tonsil

Don’t be a Tonsil

My son Cameron had his tonsils out last week, so I’ve had plenty of time to ponder about tonsils. Luckily, he’s been doing great since surgery. I was 28 when mine came out, and let’s just say he’s doing a lot better than I did. Tonsils are among those things that...
The Summer Classic

The Summer Classic

I’m a huge baseball fan. And this week is one of my favorites of the baseball season – All Star week. Now there are people who will disagree with my excitement and claim the game means nothing, it’s just an exhibition, or it should be done away with altogether. I get...
Trust

Trust

By R. Christopher Haines, President and CEO Trust is very simple but, at the same time, very complex. It’s said trust takes a lifetime to build and a moment to destroy. While this is true, sometimes we don’t have a lifetime to try to build trust. Many times it’s a...