On Wednesday, November 1st, Continental Properties held our annual State of the Company (SOC) presentation at the Boerner Botanical Gardens. At this event, Jim Schloemer (CEO) and Dan Minahan (President) started the day with engaging presentations about Continental's accomplishments in 2017 and strategies for the years to come.
Joined by 35 of our onsite team members, this years' presentation was themed "Building on a Firm Foundation". We started the day by watching a video about Continental's history. This video included past and present employees discussing the foundation that Continental was built on and how we set ourselves up for success in the future. This year, Inky Johnson joined us as our special guest speaker. He focused on overcoming adversity and how to meet challenges and control the outcome. There was a lot to take away from his speech, but a favorite thought from the team was, "When will you be stronger than your strongest excuse?"
State of the Company was filled with presentations from our Officer and Vice President group, as well as our Task Force on our Continental Culture. Continental strives to be an open and honest company with all our employees. This year, we hosted an Officer panel where team members could ask the Officers questions and receive honest responses.
The day finished with the presentation of service awards, recognizing two, five, and ten years of working at Continental.