It Takes Community

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 10:08am

September is a great month.  Finally hot weather fades.  College football is in full swing.  It’s too early to shop for Christmas presents thank goodness.  And, at Community, we begin communicating our goals for the coming year.  As I was thinking about goal setting, I remembered an article I had read on a Southwest flight from Denver to Omaha, so I scoured my home files to find it.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 5:57pm


About six weeks ago we hosted an Employer of Choice Decision Accelerator to find out what our employees think we can do better in regard to pay, benefits, learning, and culture.  We were in the middle of the first session, when my phone vibrated with a text message.   It said, “Call me!  I got it”.   The message was from my son Patrick

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 10:06am

On May 22, 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, a nuclear submarine named the USS Scorpion disappeared without a trace in the Mediterranean Sea.  The navy launched an immediate search in the 2000 square miles between the Azores islands and Norfolk Virginia but finding the sub in this vast expanse of ocean seemed like an impossible task. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012 - 4:28pm

As I wandered through Barnes & Noble bookstore at River Park, I heard a parent say to her teenage daughter, “It’s summer!  Perfect time to pick up some new books to read.”   She punctuated the sentence with words that made me smile.  “Hurry up” she prodded.  But who can hurry when they’re in a bookstore?   Not me; And certainly not the 14-year-old who wandered off into the paperback aisle of romance novels.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 8:57am

Last week I had the privilege of attending a gathering at Copper River Country Club to honor 72 Community employees for their years of service.  The room was festively decorated. Colorful linen tablecloths with fragrant floral centerpieces adorned the round tables that dotted the room.  The 72 attendees who were mingling and sharing stories had served a total of 1,895 years.   Pretty incredible!