Elmo and the Mayo Clinic

Elmo and the Mayo Clinic

I last wrote a blog a long time ago (and we have yet to get any complaints). It is a new year, and it is time to start up again. I want to start it like every New Year by honoring my grandfather, Elmo Chapin. This Saturday is the anniversary of his birth. At Willmar...
Merry Christmas 2023

Merry Christmas 2023

The year is ending, and for most people, it means reflecting on 2023 and looking forward to 2024. Regardless of how the year went, we all want next year to be better. In business, we want more profits, fewer injuries, a more considerable backlog, less conflict on our...
Not Awesome

Not Awesome

In the excellent movie, “The Lego Movie,” Emmet would have you believe everything is Awesome. The movie even has a song about it. The chorus of the terrific song is: Everything is awesome Everything is cool when you’re part of a team Everything is...
Surroundings

Surroundings

Recently, my two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, Amelia, looking out the front window of her house at the leafless trees along the street she lives on, said, “I’m waiting for the leaves to come back, and then it will be Easter.” Precious. It might be the cutest...
Results Matter

Results Matter

At Willmar Electric, we discuss our Foundational Principles (Core Values, Brand Promise, and Purpose Statement). In business parlance, these things are called culture. We think culture is essential. But don’t misunderstand our placing a high value on these things as...