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Small Town Success Stories.

Produced by Connor Sherman
Sponsored by Glockner Enterprises.

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    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Small Town Success Stories.

Produced by Connor Sherman
Sponsored by Glockner Enterprises.

    Jim Donnally | LLP 57 | Becoming CFO of Glockner Enterprises, Managing Risk, and Rules for Success

    Jim Donnally | LLP 57 | Becoming CFO of Glockner Enterprises, Managing Risk, and Rules for Success

    Jim Donnally is the current CFO of Glockner Enterprises. He's been a part of some of the most impactful innovations in Glockner history. The family credits him for much of their success, although you won't find him taking credit himself. His honesty and articulate storytelling is a welcomed addition to the podcast, and I'm proud to end my time here with an impactful conversation from one of my friends and professional mentors.  

    Thanks for everything,  
    Connor   

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    From the Desk of Jim Donnally:
    Top 10-key rules for success 

    1.Serve others before/ahead of ourselves. 

    2.Have a long view.  Be enthusiastic about making current sacrifices in exchange for long-term gains. 

    3.To create uncommon value, do the dirty, smelly, hard work that others prefer to avoid. And do the most difficult work first. 

    4.Challenge the status quo. Teams trend toward complacency over time; the antidote is to passionately earn our way every day 

    5.Expect success, internalize failure, but don’t celebrate either for long. 

    6. A career lasts a long time; we learn along the way but attempt to avoid creating myths correlating efforts and results. We err when we believe that past successes give us a pass on new deal diligence or when we ignore the impact of luck and timing. 

    7.The most important thing in business is billing. We might believe that it is technical competence, customer service, supply chain management, pricing or otherwise, but we might not be correct.

    8.In all things and in all relationships, be fair and require the same from others. It’s nice to be nice; be the servant we wish to have.  Measure the value of relationships and jettison those that cost too much or that we don’t enjoy. 

    9.The most admirable professional attribute is listening well.  Always be learning, risk to implement new knowledge and be hungry to be better at _____ (fill in your own blanks). 

    10.Being all in is optional, but choices are not without costs. The number of times we bet the farm is optional.  

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    Humorist List 

    1.When the horse that you’re riding dies; dismount. 

    2.When you’re in a hole; stop digging. 

    3.If you think it is complicated now, form a committee. 

    4.A business model predicated on national, State or local incentives is doomed to fail. 

    5.If you want to run a non-profit, do so.  A venture without profits is a hobby. 

    6.It’s okay to punt and regroup again and again.  We’re in control of the clock and time will not run out until we do. 

    7. The best ideas are stolen. 

    8.Corporate welfare is generally a bad idea. 

    9.Bad credit costs too much.  If you buy it, pay for it on time. Don’t be a dick.

    10.Cash is king, but if the queen cries, she’s the ruler.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Barb Glockner | LLP 56 | Becoming the Matriarch of The Glockner Family, Teaching Her Children to Always Do The Right Thing, and Faith.

    Barb Glockner | LLP 56 | Becoming the Matriarch of The Glockner Family, Teaching Her Children to Always Do The Right Thing, and Faith.

    The Matriarch of the family, Barb Glockner, joins us for an audio-only interview because she's just too humble of a person to get in front of a camera...if that tells you anything.

    Barb is not shy about her desire for "a small life". "Even Andy" she notes, had other plans that growing an enterprises that employees hundreds of local people. It's exactly that attitude of quiet service, humility, and anonymity that makes her such a powerhouse in the family. What she taught her children is that money, success, and influence should be a non-factor in how they treat people or choosing to do the right thing, and it shows in how they live & work today.

    Guest:
    Barb Glockner

    Host:
    Connor Sherman

    • 24 min
    Ralph Cartee | LLP 55 | Starting Glockner Insurance | 40 Years In Small Business

    Ralph Cartee | LLP 55 | Starting Glockner Insurance | 40 Years In Small Business

    Guest:
    Ralph Cartee | Glockner Insurance   

    Host:
    Connor Sherman | Brand Manager at Glockner.com

    • 41 min
    Remembering Jeremy Burnside

    Remembering Jeremy Burnside

    This episode is in honor of our friend Jeremy Burnside, and about the hope he was instrumental in restoring for a community that was ready for a brighter future. 
    From all of us, Thank you.

    • 6 min
    Creative Combo [LLP Highlights]

    Creative Combo [LLP Highlights]

    Interviews with two of our cities most creative people, distilled into 20 minutes of creative fuel for the rural entrepreneurs, artists, and visionaries trying to compose something of value.

    -- Sponsored by Glockner.com --  

    Every episode of the Local Legends Podcast is made possible by Glockner Enterprises. They are a huge part of the small town success stories happening here in Portsmouth, Ohio.     So if you or anyone you know is ready to make a vehicle purchase,  make sure they visit Glockner.com to get started.

    Listen to Noah Colley's "We The Water" Ep:
    https://open.spotify.com/album/7zkkSF1kKXmYul4Qdhhk9X?si=GMS7olxvReSpYYrNfxIOPw


    Read Nick Sherman's novel, "Dead End Job":
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08TCK18NW?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_calw_tkin_0&storeType=ebooks&qid=1652302459&sr=8-2-fkmr3

    • 20 min
    Four Keys to Small Town Success [LLP Highlights]

    Four Keys to Small Town Success [LLP Highlights]

    What do a Financial Advisor, World Renown French Painter, Treatment Expert, and Designer have in common? They've all found success in Portsmouth, Ohio. 

    In this Episode, you'll hear impactful stories from 4 of our former guests. Their stories are an important example of the kind of perspective, risk taking, and presence of mind this is necessary to succeed in a place that's been considered hopeless. 

    How do you see opportunities where others can't? 

    What about pursuing a dream that seems impossible, 

    taking ownership instead of blaming others, 

    or shooting from the stars when you start from the bottom? 

    These 4 stories hold within them, 4 keys to small town success.

    [3:15] Asa Jewett (Episode 50)

    [6:15] Bastien Lacouffe Deharme (Episode 6)

    [11:30] Max Liles (Episode 8)

    [14:35] Kelly Babcock (Episode 12)





     

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

old e lox ,

Local legends

Intelligent, informative, insightful, inspirational!

Matt from Ohio ,

Awesome show

Love this deep dive in the history, present and future of Portsmouth, OH.

Highly recommend

just a Cali boy in OH ,

Interviewee, Wayne Stump

Connor is a Portsmouth force! His interviews are engaging and has a perspective we can all trust. He believes in our small town and understands the importance of each individuals story that keeps the ‘wheels turning’ that is this small town. Listen to him, he puts in work and it shows.

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