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The Salvation Army Officers of The Southeast Region Meeting Minutes

9-30-2015    Joseph and JoAnn Callaway address the Southeast Command for The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers.  In attendance were 68 Senior Officers led by Lt. Colonel Mark Bell and his wife Alice.  Also in attendance were Robert Stutts, Director of Development with ARC Command and Jon Lee with The Richards Group Advertising Agency.  It was [...]

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Mama D’s

This is not a Restaurant Review.  Yes, Mama D’s sells delicious Italian food to devoted patrons who line up every evening and wait outside for up to an hour while at least a dozen eateries within a five minute walk are half empty or half full depending on your mood du jour.  But no, this [...]

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Two Million Dollars Overdrawn with the Bank

 Two Million Dollars Overdrawn with the Bank John owned a very large automobile dealership in the Midwest but he felt like it owned him. His overhead was out of control. His debt load was mounting. Sales were consistently falling short of projections. He had a disgruntled former employee suing the company and he was two [...]

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  1. Brian C.
    Brian C. May 13, 2015 at 5:18 pm | | Reply

    Great story and a wonderful example of the power of a single, focused mission. Even more powerful when that mission is focused on the customer. Great refresher. Thanks again, Joseph and Joanne!

  2. Mike B.
    Mike B. May 13, 2015 at 6:16 pm | | Reply

    In reading the above story and the book Clients First, I see where I need to define my goals. Thanks for the wake up call.

  3. Sally S.
    Sally S. May 13, 2015 at 7:13 pm | | Reply

    Wonderful and inspiring story!As always – the simple answer is the truth that evades us.

    Thank you Joseph and JoAnn for all that you do!

  4. Bob Z.
    Bob Z. May 14, 2015 at 4:46 am | | Reply

    Thanks for sharing this! We all lose focus over time and need a reminder of what is important. If we simply help people, the money takes care of itself and word of mouth spreads like wildfire!

  5. Cathy R.
    Cathy R. May 14, 2015 at 5:03 am | | Reply

    I love your books and I enjoyed John’s story. My goal each day is to emulate what you have done in your business.

    Thank you,

    Cathy R.

  6. Cindy F.
    Cindy F. May 14, 2015 at 8:10 am | | Reply

    Wow, what an amazing story – thank you both for sharing it! My dad was a car dealer so I especially could relate to this message!!!

    Love and appreciate you both for who you are and what you do for our industry!!!


  7. Lyn A.
    Lyn A. May 14, 2015 at 8:28 am | | Reply

    What a great story; what a great lesson in business

  8. Marion M.
    Marion M. August 18, 2015 at 5:11 pm | | Reply

    Thanks for sharing the story.

    How true that is!!!!!!

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