When I speak at conferences and events I am proud to represent this organization because of how we position our customers and our employees. A constant mix of great customers and great employees builds loyalty, trust, and integrity. After most technology networking events I love talking about our 60 year history and how we continue to evolve and adjust to market conditions.
For awhile I was shocked at how many people react with, "Wow, 60 years! That is an old company!" I was shocked because I didn't think sixty is that old. I don't want people saying "wow, you're old" when I am 60. I quickly became used to the reaction and learned most companies in our industry are maybe 20 years old, if that.
What is the difference between a 20 year old and a 60 year old? Amongst other things you may be thinking, my point is 40 years of experience. You just don't get 40 years of business experience by reading books or attending training seminars. The organization has thrived for 60 years and has the battle wounds to prove it. Even though the founding generation has not seen the youngest generation, the values, culture, and experience has lived on. It will continue to live into the next generations because it is fundamentally sound and focused on advancing customers through talented employees.