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Lessons from an Intern

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By Morgan Y., Marquette University Student Intern COLLEGE. At first glance it is scary, new and such a culture shock coming from high school. It’s fun, but exhausting. You have more freedom, but you’re constantly busy. There’s many courses for your degree, but nothing about how to apply your degree to “real life.” I may [...]

We’re Back to School Shopping for 21,000 Kids!

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Having the necessary school supplies helps close the achievement gap and gives students the motivation to be successful in school, career and life. The need is far greater than you think and it has become harder and harder for families to find the resources to purchase the basic supplies needed to send their children back [...]

Context is Key

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By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development “Context is the key!” These words were repeated over and over by my friend and mentor, Alex Laufer, who recently passed away. When dealing with a problem or with a person, Alex would repeat that knowing the context of the situation is the key to discovering the solution. [...]

Be Believed, Be Believable

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By Mike Schultz, Director of Safety and HR At Vogel Bros, our beliefs sit at the core of our organizational foundation. We believe that: People are the key to our success, All jobsite accidents are preventable, Our actions make a difference, and We are in charge of our attitudes. But how do we influence others [...]

Reflections on the 4th

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By Peter Vogel, President and CEO As we celebrate the 4th of July, I think it is appropriate to reflect on what we are celebrating. The 4th of July is a celebration of our founders’ declaration of independence from British rule and led to the founding of our Nation. The 4th has become one of [...]

Lead by Listening

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By Mark Rounds, VP of Corporate Development When developing staff members, the attitude of the leader is of utmost importance. The right environment for learning starts with the leader. The environment must be positive, open and safe: where ideas can be shared freely without fear of ridicule. The leader must have a positive attitude and [...]