Why the secrets to successful business leadership aren’t what you think
October 17, 2017
Like a lot of CEOs, I’m often asked about my secrets to successful business leadership. And the truth is, sometimes it’s a little tricky to figure out how to respond.
A Conversation with Marsha Serlin of United Scrap Metal
September 15, 2017
People often ask me about which business leaders inspire me, and I love to share stories about the people and companies I’ve learned about in my travels and in the many business organizations...
Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary
August 29, 2017
I don’t mean to brag or anything, but it’s pretty unusual to find a cleaning product that’s as beloved now as it was 50 years ago, like our Tarn-X® metal cleaner. It also...
4 Tips for Building a More Environmentally Friendly Business
May 07, 2017
For a CEO, there’s pretty much nothing scarier than contemplating a change to a successful product. If your company has spent decades building relationships with customers, understanding...
A Conversation with Jennifer Smith of Innovative Office Solutions
April 07, 2017
People always ask me about which business leaders inspire me, and oftentimes they are looking for recommendations on the newest business book to buy. Truthfully, what inspires me most are the...
Why “Women Owned” Matters
February 22, 2017
For decades, Jelmar’s been known as the company that can help you with just about any household cleaning need—whether it’s shower head lime deposits, barbecue grill grease, or...
Why I love being part of a family business
January 18, 2017
Why do the vast majority of Americans end up breaking their New Year’s resolutions? Well, if you ask me, anything you have to resolve to do is probably a pretty...
Reflections on 2016 and a look ahead
December 06, 2016
We all have different feelings about the holiday season. Depending on your perspective, it can either be a treasured opportunity to spend time with family or a stressful month and a half of frantic...
4 key lessons women in business can learn from the presidential election
November 07, 2016
Political views aside, I think it’d be pretty tough to find a woman in business who can’t relate on some level to the gender dynamics of this election. Just think about it: one of...
Why We Need to Rediscover the Lost Art of Selling
October 11, 2016
As a family business leader, I’ve been lucky enough to inherit decades’ worth of business knowledge from my father and grandfather. And if I had to pick which of those early lessons was...
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