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Notes from Our Leaders - Page 4

Enjoy these weekly insights from our Senior Leadership team. 

Senior Leaders include: Steve Simonin, President & CEO; Amy McDaniel, Belmond CEO; Cindy Hunter, CQO; Holly Martin, HRO; Greg Polzin, CFO; and Regan Swisher, CCO.

 

 

The Brief by Reagan

When I was in college I had a finance professor tell me about the Chinese curse which states “May you live in exciting times.” Being young I had no idea what this really meant, I think I now understand the context behind this. These times of COVID-19 have been exciting,...
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Notes from Steve

Every day is different. Every day presents a potentially different path, another fork … another choice. Whether it’s the big perspective on how we are going to come out of this and what are we going to do when that happens or something as small as personal choices at home...
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Notes from Steve

Taking stock of my life in this age of pandemic, I’m finding out a lot about myself. Take yesterday for instance … my hospital Facebook video didn’t load so I had to re-video myself three times. My internet didn’t work at my house yesterday because the whole company was down...
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Amy's Reflections

We started this adventure called COVID-19 on March 16th as an organization. Four short weeks later we have experienced a tsunami of changes. I like to think we are a very flexible and adaptable team but this has definitely put us to the test. One common theme that I have...
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Notes from Steve

I was doing this ride yesterday on my peloton, and the instructor was talking about (this was recorded on Sunday morning) the concept of hope. Peloton is located in Manhattan and if you’ve seen anything on the news about New York, you know that it is the epicenter of the...
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Thoughts from Holly

I have to admit this has been hard for me to decide what I wanted to focus on with my article. In this unprecedented time that we are all living in we each approach and deal with it in our own way. There is no right or wrong way and...
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Notes from Steve

There is this TV show on Netflix called Stranger Things - kind of like Goonies from 1985 … but for today (doesn’t matter). Anyway, in this show there was this alternative reality called The Upside Down*. It was dark and spooky and it feels a lot of what we are...
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Amy's Reflections

So today was my mother-in-law’s 75th birthday. Because of her health issues we chose to not spend the evening with her like we normally do on her birthday. Instead, we made supper, packaged up servings for her along with cake, whip cream and strawberries and then delivered it to her...
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Notes from Steve

I’m writing this on Thursday morning, and it comes out on Monday so I hesitate putting anything about the pandemic because it’ll be out of date, and I’ll look at it and think … what the heck? So, other stuff. My forever foster cat eats only rotisserie chicken, and I...
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Greg's Greetings

A couple weeks ago, senior leadership had the great honor of listening to a presentation on Leader In Me. Mrs. Kakacek, the elementary guidance counselor, along with four 5th graders and two 2nd graders came to the hospital and shared what this program that they are doing in the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows...
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