News and Perspectives
From PEI’s President
Thank you for the privilege of serv- ing as your 2019 PEI president. There must be something about
being PEI president that causes one to
become more introspective.
No disrespect intended to any pres-
ident past or future, but are we maybe
simply older and, despite ourselves,
wiser? Regardless, I’m feeling incredibly
I want to know: What are you most
proud of in your business?
Someone asked me that once.
I considered for a moment, and the
answer was clear.
I am proud of our people.
I am proud that we work in an industry that allows us to offer our teams fair
wages and benefits so they can enjoy
To a point, I judge our success by the
number of RVs, boats, motorcycles and
other toys I see in our parking lots.
Hearing about the vacations my people take makes me happy every time.
These “luxuries” assure me our team
takes advantage of life’s most precious
When they’re winning, I’m winning.
I am proud that a career in this indus-
try allows us to use our time to pursue
interests outside of work.
In whatever order personal feelings
dictate, a list of the most important
things in many of our lives include family
and loved ones, God, health, country,
security among others.
When my employees enjoy time
away from work, I know we are doing
Allowing people the freedom in time
and treasure to relax and enjoy their favorite downtime activities creates a workplace that attracts and maintains the kind
of people who make us successful.
The opportunity to take advantage
of time creates a self-perpetuating cycle
that is the lifeblood of business success.
Our employees are rejuvenated and
happy, and many of them recommend
us to their friends and family for rewarding careers.
I would love to think my sparkling
personality draws them in, but no, it’s
much more than that. The ability to make
a living — and a wonderful life — at-
tracts people and keeps them.
In parting, I’m asking you to make
time for what is most important. Spend
more meaningful time with those you
love and the people who love you back.
And take care of your people so they can
enjoy work and life, too.
May God bless each of you, and God
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