As I reflect on this passing year, I feel great pride knowing we all work in an exciting industry – a field that is ever-changing & dynamic. That pride also transcends the innovation into tradition. In a time where it seems like nearly every business is a ‘start-up,’ it’s incredibly rewarding to work for a century-old family company. And it goes way beyond the name Vernon.
Attending the national sales meeting, co-hosting a holiday luncheon, connecting at an industry show – it always feels like home to me. I have had the pleasure & honor to work with my dad and brothers for many years. Additionally, my email and text messages are filled with notes from people I have known my entire life – these are my extended family members.
Remarkably, most of our newer team members fit right in – sharing everything but the past.
Both groups make up Vernon’s
greatest asset – our team. My father instilled those words in us. We
all share in that legacy and we are mindful of the blessings associated with
working in the same industry & hometown for all these years.
As the shades are drawn on 2019, let’s all reflect on our incredible team – and on our successes and set-backs – and learn from them. When that ball drops on December 31st – it’s a new slate.
May your personal and professional dreams come true in 2020. Wishing the very warmest regards to my work family for a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year.