After Hours

with Jody Glynn Patrick

December 2011

May your holidays be MEMORABLE

12/20/11

May your holidays be MEMORABLE

This past weekend was a “Patrick and Nana” adventure, and while we were together, my 10-year-old grandson said, “You’re not one of those people who thinks money brings joy to the world.” “No,” I agreed. “I’ve been happy without money and sad with money, and money is just a tool, not a state of mind.”

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How much is that doggie in the window ... really worth?

12/13/11

How much is that doggie in the window ... really worth?

First, to empty my e-mailbox, here are photos sent in by Dick Malsch (First Weber) of his dog Lady, sent in response to my blog about acquiring our fourth dog. In the blog, I bemoaned the fact that Gene is a climber and a chewer, and, in fact, he’s turned a beautiful plum leather couch into an eyesore duct-taped sofa. In response, Dick sent the photos of Lady, his free-spirited, don’t-fence-me-in pooch, who very much resembles Gene.

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Neckerman Insurance Services wins Best in Business honors

12/06/11

Neckerman Insurance Services wins Best in Business honors

The focus of the January issue of IB will be on longevity as we celebrate business anniversaries. In a fickle marketplace, to endure 50 years or more, a company has to be nimble and yet solid, inventive yet dependable. And, usually to be successful, it has also formalized a program to give back to the community. For example, Neckerman Insurance Services, the longest-serving independent insurance agency in Madison (est. 1914) has funneled thousands of dollars and service hours into Meals on Wheels, Second Harvest’s Share Your Holidays campaign, The Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Kettle, United Way, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – to name a few of its recipient charities. And that’s why, in part, the company was recently honored with a Best in Business award ceremony.

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IB Publisher Emeritus Jody Glynn Patrick blends work and life in this very clear departure from her other writing for In Business magazine. Awarded national recognition for both her previous work as a newspaper columnist and her journalistic leadership at IB, she brings us all back "Closer to Home" with her insights and remembrances. A nice place to be "After Hours." Check back often!

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