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Feb 15

Advance Your Small Business With EOS®

Posted to Development News by Luke Bonner

The Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) is a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools that have helped thousands of entrepreneurs reach their potential. 


Even the most successful entrepreneurs occasionally find running a business more challenging than they expected. Many work longer hours and get less return on their investment of time and money than they would like. Most entrepreneurs regularly grapple with one or more of the following common frustrations:


Is balancing time between business and family life a challenge?


Are all of your people on the same page? 


Do you feel you need to grow in order to stay competitive, but can’t afford it? 


Is your company revenue stuck at a plateau? 

    Have you tried strategies from the latest great business books, but nothing seems to stick? 


If these are true for you, attend the open house and educational seminar. Learn EOS principals, ask questions, and get to know other small business owners. Implementing EOS helps businesses improve on 3 things: 


Makes sure everyone in the organization is on the same page with where the company is going and its plan to get there. 


Instills focus, discipline, and accountability throughout the company so that everyone is executing on the same vision. 


Helps leaders become a more cohesive, functional, and healthy leadership team. 


Join us at our upcoming open house and educational seminar. Mike Kotsis and Marisa Smith, EOS Implementers, will share proven principles and examples you can learn from. 



Any CEO / Business owner will bene t from this presentation – though the target audience is open-minded, appreciative, respectful, and growth-oriented business owners of established businesses from any industry, having 10 to 250 employees. 


To learn more, check out these videos:


For more information, please contact Luke Bonner at

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Feb 21

Meet Your New CORE Team

Posted to From the Chief's Desk by Andrea Mantakounis


By Chief Berg

The CORE (Community Outreach and Engagement) program grew out of the desire to provide services that we provided in the past via our Community Services Bureau, which was eliminated in 2011. I wanted to have an officer, who already really knows the area district, get even more involved in the community on a one-on-one basis. I am hoping that this program allows our CORE officers the opportunities to meet with community members that they ordinarily would not, which will provide them with a more holistic view of the community they serve.

We handpicked the officers for this program, we wanted proactive, positive officers who have demonstrated the ability to easily interact with the public. I believe that almost any of our officers could step up and do this assignment, however these six officers have a lot of experience and still stay proactive and positive, they were exactly what we were looking for. Officer Robert Wojciechowski (1) will be the CORE officer for the Adam Area, Officer Lamar Kashat (2) will be the CORE officer for the Baker Area, Officer Eric Le Roux (3) will be the CORE officer for the Charlie Area, Officer Guy Lynn (4) will be the Core Officer for the David Area, Officer Kirk Swenson (5) will be the CORE Officer for the Edward Area and Officer Anthony Roeske (6) will be the CORE Officer for the Frank Area.

Map of Area Districts

In five years I am hoping this program will have really taken off and inspired residents to take part in their neighborhood watch groups, or to start one if one doesn’t already exist in their area. We will not be waiting for the public to come to us to organize, we will be going to them and asking them to be active community partners. If other communities start replicating what we are doing to enhance their relationships with citizens and business partners, we know it will be a success.

The SHPD is inviting all residents to come on out for a casual meet and greet to get to know their CORE Officer on March 7 at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center.