Credit Where It’s Due

2011 ended on a high note for me. An investment I had made a long time ago took a sudden positive turn and I had an opportunity to cash it out and pay down some small-time debt: Christmas bills, a small cap credit card, the last three payments on my used Volkswagen, a department store credit card where I owed on some appliance purchases. Stuff like that. I got them all cleaned up. It was a good feeling. Housing interest …

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3 comments on “Credit Where It’s Due

  1. Rodney Auth on said:

    Ron,

    If there’s a flip-side to this trend, it’s that companies who focus on open and honest communication and business practices tend to build wonderful customer loyalty.

    We’ve seen that here at PRB and at our other magazines (Camp Business and Landscape Architect Business). There are lots of other examples of businesses here in our hometown of Medina (Hershey’s Barber Shop, Buehler’s Grocery Store and, ironically, our local Staples) that have all earned my loyalty.

    I would guess others have had similar experiences in their towns.

    Thanks for yet another thought-provoking submission — and enjoy your weekend!

    Rodney

  2. Billy Moore on said:

    Great piece! It made me mad at all the sticking it to the average person that goes on and then feel good about the wonderful person who gave away their prize.

  3. Dick Bailey on said:

    Ron,

    Thank you for another reminder of how easy it can be to make a difference. Perhaps it is because of these reminders that recently at a sporting event I noticed a lady far less capable of standing through the event while I had the fortune of having brought a chair. I provided my chair to the lady who graciously accepted it. As it turned out my friend had another chair in his vehicle and I didn’t have to stand either.

    Having grown up in a Parks and Recreation family we learned early on to always leave a place better than we found it. That can be just a visit to a place, walking to work, at an event, or a lifetime serving a community. Keep up the good work and the good word.

    Dick

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