Values That Drive Us
White Law Office, Co. just completed its fifth annual small business conference on Thursday, July 20, 2017. This event shattered our previous attendance record with over 90 participants during the afternoon conference and over 130 attendees for the evening meal. The Keynote address was delivered by Dr. John Stahl-Wert of the Newton Institute and author of “The Serving Leader” after the evening meal.
In 7 short hours participants were able to participate in their choices of six of the eight sessions, network with various resources providers, and hear from an internationally respected voice on creating a culture of servant leadership.
We were proud to partner with:
- Karl Bear from CasselBear,
- Vaughn Troyer and Karl Schlabach from Hummel Group,
- Eric Gerber, Lee Miller, and Bud Stebbins from Commercial & Savings Bank,
- Julian Coblentz from Walnut Creek Foods,
- Rob Coburn from Total Fusion Media,
- Jordan Mullet from Sandler Training, and
- John Chapman from Newton Institute.
The time to share and hear from fellow business owners and leaders with our community was magnified by the participants engagement. And while our time of learning about Servant Leadership from Dr. Stahl-Wert was the pinnacle of the day, it drove home the reality that we are unique community.
The values that drive us, as a community, foster and develop a strong small business environment where entrepreneurs are invited and challenged to explore and create new opportunities. These are not found everywhere. Holmes County has an unprecedented success rate for small businesses. That success is firmly rooted in the tight knit community relationships that help our businesses grow and thrive through some of their most difficult years.
White Law Office, Co. values continuing that culture of growth. The small business team at White Law Office, Co. is not just a group of services providers; we are participants in the same entrepreneurial culture as our community.
From Thom and Chris White taking the risk to found White Law Office, Co. in 2010, to Ken Hochstetler’s experience in growing a successful business before going to law school, to Irene Burgett’s experience in her family business. Our team is not standing on the sidelines watching the game happen. Rather, we are in the midst of it, building our own inside of the community that we value and are invested in.
The values that drive our community drive us. As Dr. Stahl-Wert intoned, the building of a culture that fosters servant leadership is based on core articulable values. What we believe about the world and our role in it as individuals and business owners directs our choices.
One of White Law Office, Co.’s core beliefs is that we are better together. By providing educational opportunities we provide our community a chance to grow stronger. As the old saying goes, “A rising tide lifts all boats.”
White Law Office, Co. looks forward to deepening the relationships with it new small business “neighbors” in Holmes County and beyond. We know that we have as much to learn from them as we have to share.