“Every client should be treated as a client for life,” says Lance Garrett, vice president of the Springfield Division of Crossland Construction. From the design phase through replacing worn fixtures to remodeling, Garrett says you must be able to identify a client’s needs and meet them for the life of a project. This is sponsored content.
- When you think about it, we plan for vacations, we plan for parties and family reunions, but the one thing we often don't prepare for is our health care journey, and that is such a disservice to ourselves, because what we find then, is we have a sudden event that can shake our world and change our lives, and then we're making decisions in crisis.
So if you find yourself in a time when you're looking at, do I need hospice? Do I need home health? Do I need medication management or pharmacy service or private care services? That might be the perfect time to consider a comprehensive disease management consult, because that nurse is going to really help you establish what do I need?
They're going to listen to all the things that you're voicing that you need help with, that you're struggling with, or just that you have questions about, and she's going to be able to help you really look at each program and decide what fits best for me. And in those conversations, what will also happen, is you're going to be thinking about what I might need in the future, and you'll have those conversations too, but we can start at the beginning and work our way through the end.
And what this does, is it allows people to align together and really hear what people are truly wanting for their life, and it at least creates that open space to have discussion. We're not gonna resolve everything in that first meeting, but if nothing else we've opened the door, and then our next meeting, we can visit some more, or you've had time to think, and at least think about, "Gosh, I just never even knew that was an option."
But we often see families have such a hard time and struggle, because when a loved one ends up in the hospital, they're not able to make the decision, the family has to make the decision. They have no idea what their loved one's wishes are, or two different people think that the answers are different. There's suddenly conflict, and our goal is to just really make each day count for every person we touch, and this is a program that definitely allows for that.
Read profiles of this year's honorees.
Aaron York, general superintendent of Donco 3 Construction, describes what he sees in the construction job market in Springfield in 2021. Rachel York is the co-owner of Donco3 Construction.
Jim Meinsen gives his advice for finding new clients as the owner of a new or existing business. Jim and Debbie Meinsen own TCI Graphics, and recently celebrated 50 years in business.
Jeramey and Julia Henson discuss the reason they and HM Dentworks co-owner Chris McWhirter started the HM Dentworks Academy. With the job demands of their field taking them across the country, all three felt that they needed a plan for the future.
Caleb Scott, owner and coach of the Queen City Insane Asylum, says the name for the team was chosen lightheartedly. He said the name also catches people's attention.
Barak Hill gives advice based on what he learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected his business. He says we should all have a backup plan ready to use.
Sandy Higgins, owner of the Crackerjack Shack, recommends the book "The E-Myth Mastery" by Michael E Gerber. She says it changed the course of how she runs her business.
Aaron York describes the work culture he tries to foster at Donco3 and why he attributes to it a part of Donco3's success. Rachel York is a co-owner of Donco3 and Aaron is the General Superintendent.
Hollie Elliott, executive director of the Dallas County Economic Development Group, explains how local schools factor into business decisions and affect a local community.
Rachel Barks, owner of Artistree Pottery, says an important lesson she learned was not to over-expand and to do her research before hand. She gives examples from her experience as a startup business owner.
Jim and Debbie Meinsen own TCI Graphics, and are now celebrating 50 years of business. Jim Meinsen takes some time to explain his philosophy on debt, and how to stay out of it.