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Rushing to Judgement

Rushing to Judgement

A few days ago, while getting ready for work, I noticed something my family members call the "license plate" sunrise. Let me explain. In 2004 our family moved to Nebraska.  It meant getting Nebraska license plates for our cars.  Our children didn't complain at all...

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Click Over 2020

Click Over 2020

A lot of people like to make cheap jokes about 2020.  A trend is to refer to it as the “year that shall not be mentioned.” Clearly, 2020 was a lousy year globally and personally for many people, but should we be pretending like it never happened? (To save time, I will...

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Elmo Chapin Day 2021

Elmo Chapin Day 2021

Today is January 6th.  My coworkers at Willmar Electric know that today is Elmo Chapin Day.  Every year we celebrate our Grandfather's Birthday by explaining to those who didn't get the chance to meet him what he stood for in life.  This year is extra special because...

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Getting What You Paid For

Getting What You Paid For

I heard a podcast this week with the author of “This is Marketing,” Seth Godin.  One of the topics he discussed was the price.  He pointed out if people buy your product because it is the cheapest you spend, the rest of that product’s life justifies why it is what it...

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Encouragement

Encouragement

On November 9, 2020, the Lord called to Heaven Jay Tornquist.  Jay is likely the best friend I ever had. I considered him to be an older brother. We worked side by side at Willmar Electric for 24 years.  But beyond work, we were close friends. When I heard Jay had...

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Beautiful Inside

Beautiful Inside

It is Halloween time, and it reminds me of one of the great stories in my family.  It provided us with an excellent life lesson. It was in October 2016.  My youngest daughter, Sara, was a senior in High School.  It was a Saturday, and the two of us were looking for...

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Thank You John Chapin, I Love My 401K

Thank You John Chapin, I Love My 401K

I have been told I should be careful how often I check my retirement savings. It is a long-term investment, and patience is key to keeping your sanity. I recently checked my 401k and was reassured when I saw the balance. I was reassured for two reasons. First, because...

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What Plates Should We Use?

What Plates Should We Use?

One of our core values at Willmar Electric is to meet the needs of our customers.   We believe in providing our customers with quality electrical construction without delays. What quality means is widely debated.  Some people argue it means providing the highest level...

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Being Polite, Listening, and Solving Problems

Being Polite, Listening, and Solving Problems

At Willmar Electric, our brand promises are to be on-time, organized, and approachable.  The most difficult to define of the three elements is approachable.  The dictionary definition for approachable is "friendly and easy to talk to." When I asked my coworkers to...

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