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Ownership

May 22, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

  Renting has its advantages.  No commitment.  No investment. Free from entanglements.      Owning on the other hand, requires investment.  It means putting something at...
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Power of One Principle – Make a Difference 

Power of One Principle – Make a Difference 

May 11, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

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Tags: power of one principles, vgm, difference

Power of One Principle – Welcome Change

Power of One Principle – Welcome Change

May 4, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

The pace of change has never been faster, and it will never be this slow again. Innovation will continue, customer demands will evolve and disruption of all sorts will continue, including a pandemic.  As Darwin famously said, “It is not the...
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The Bright Light of Optimism

The Bright Light of Optimism

April 25, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

The pandemic has cast a dark cloud of doom over much of the world.  We’re largely locked down in our dwelling places, using Zoom or Ring Central by day and Netflix or Hulu by night – washing hands (again), avoiding people, being skeptical...
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Tags: babies, optimism, future, hope, light, babyboom

A Message to VGM Employee Owners: Create Your Future

A Message to VGM Employee Owners: Create Your Future

April 23, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

A stressed case manager in Springfield is looking to send out a referral on a complicated injured worker case. We can help. A guy in the New York suburbs is waiting on the CPAP cleaner he ordered. We’ll get it there. A practice...
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The Power of One: Provide Meaningful, Memorable Service

The Power of One: Provide Meaningful, Memorable Service

April 22, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

Customers demand compelling solutions to solve their challenges and relieve their burdens, provided at a fair price. It’s easy in business to get hung up on the transaction part of the equation,  and forget what makes your offering compelling....
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The Power of One: Find Fun in Your Day

The Power of One: Find Fun in Your Day

April 21, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

Van Miller, the founder of our company, always made a point of telling us the same thing before any big event or important meeting with customers: “Have fun!” Van liked to have a good time around the office, so it could be easy to miss the...
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Tags: fun, work, community, family, vgm

The Power of One: Cheer Each Other On

The Power of One: Cheer Each Other On

April 20, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

VGM is in the service and solutions business, and that means that what we do is all about people. VGM has always been a place where extraordinary people give their all every day to provide extraordinary service to our community of customers, clients,...
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Tags: people, work, support, vgm, cheer, acknowledge, credit, feedback

The Power of One: Protect Our Company

The Power of One: Protect Our Company

April 19, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

Being a business owner isn’t easy. If it were, I suppose everyone would do it. There’s a lot of risk that comes with owning a business instead of just working for one, and a lot of hard work and sleepless nights that go into protecting what...
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Tags: security, protection, cyber, reputation, vgm

The Power of One: Own Your Ownership

The Power of One: Own Your Ownership

April 18, 2020 by Mike Mallaro

Van G. Miller, Jim Walsh, and John Deery, Jr. are the founding fathers of VGM. They started this company back in 1986, and they nurtured it with determination, passion, and courage. In 2008, they made the monumental decision to sell their company to its...
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Tags: esop, ownership, vgm, ownit