Imagine A Day Without Black History

I’ve always been told that “you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been.”  As we embark on another February celebration of Black History, my first urge is that we don’t forget about the past when March hits.  Black History is all around us from January to December, so let’s take this time to reflect on how life would be if this weren’t the case. (more…)

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Communities Where You Least Expect Them

When we think of our communities a few things pop into mind. The local coffee shops. The postal office and fire department. The grocery store down the street and our friends next door. These are people we see day in and day out and typically take some time to build the relationships that form our communities.

Communities can also show up in places where you least expect them. In the summer of 2016 I started my first internship with National Life. About a month in, I went to my doctor on a Friday and found out that I had a tumor. I had been sick before with the flu or a common cold, but I was not ready for this. It was a month before I turned 21, I was in my first apartment paying rent and looking to start my career as a young professional, and I had cancer. (more…)

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How to Improve Your Bottom Line and Employee Engagement

There is something refreshing about the start of a new year. For many business owners, the first quarter is a time of renewed motivation. As a business owner, this is an ideal time for goal setting and planning so that you can take advantage of the opportunities in front of you. While there are a plethora of ways to improve your business in the new year, here are a few tips to help improve your bottom line, while keeping your employees happy. (more…)

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