Are you missing the trade show season? While many shows have been cancelled or postponed in the past year, you still have the opportunity to visit with Bob, Ted, and Ryan Walker at the Congress Connect 2021 Virtual Experience.
A favorite saying: “Your best advertising is word of mouth by satisfied customers.” It takes time for “word of mouth” to spread the word, but the results are a solid foundation on which to build the market for the product. There is something authentic about one person freely telling about their experience with a product and telling the truth (both good and bad experiences) to another interested person.
Effective Oct. 1, Walker Manufacturing President Bob Walker transitioned to the role of chairman of the board, and third-generation family member Ryan Walker has been named president. Ryan assumes this position after working 10 years at Walker in sales, marketing and business development.
A great lawn mower is a critical tool in maintaining your property year-round. And with unmatched versatility thanks to a large variety of seasonal attachments and implements, the Walker Mower stands out when it comes to utility in every season.
Beyond the mechanics of operating a business are the ways a business behaves toward all of its stakeholders. With an economic system of free enterprise and free markets like we enjoy in the U.S., business behavior often moves to bad and selfish unless guided by moral principle. As a life-long student of good business behavior and watching my dad and grandpa Walker follow good moral principles in business, I believe there are principles that serve as our moral compass in business. I would quickly add that following good morals in business is not always easy—we know sometimes there can be dilemmas and tough choices to be made, and we have not always succeeded in finding the “perfect” way to take care of our stakeholders.