There are so many factors that can play a role in determining our results, performance and ultimately our success, but some factors matter more than others. We asked folks what they felt was the most important factor driving their success.

Shona Brinkerhoff | Dairy Farmer/Owner/Operator

A strong work ethic is definitely at the core of our business. Our family comes from a long line of hard-working, blue-collar people on both sides. It is something we have always been proud to do and proud to instill in our own children. Without it you won’t get far. Read more>>

Arthur Iaquinto Ferreira | Owner Operator

Time management and clear effective communication Read more>>

Sonja London-Hall | Glass, encaustic, mosaic, mixed media artist.

I have been involved with the arts since I was very young. It started when I was 8 on the piano then 10 in beginning band. As I look at my art career and progress (as a lifelong musician and now band director), I can say that a lot of my habits were formed early as a musician. The credo has been, “You can’t get good at something unless you practice it.” Followed by, “you can’t get good at something if you give up too soon”: aka tenacity. Read more>>