SUPERSHOW: Lockney coach Stacy Ward, Texas-OU predictions, TXHSFB predictions and more — Episode 1044 (October 8, 2020)
Texas Football Today
In a one-hour supershow, the crew runs down their Week 7 football viewing guide, talks to Lockney coach Stacy Ward about his Longhorns' remarkable turnaround, shares Tepper's Texas high school football predictions for Week 7, offers Free Money with college football picks against the spread, and more.
EP74: Becoming a Leader in the Produce Industry with Coastal Sunbelt’s Stacy Ward
The Produce Moms Podcast
“Sunbelt is really focused on three things: food, people, and relationships. When we hire people, we want to make sure that people fit that culture.” Stacy Ward (14:13-14:21) Stacy Ward is on the executive board of Coastal Sunbelt Produce. With decades of experience under her belt, Stacy is a super-focused and disciplined professional and mom, and she loves produce. After working for Sysco, Stacy met a salesperson for Coastal Sunbelt who thought she would be a good fit for their company. She knew it would be something different and a new challenge for her. At the time, Sunbelt was a small company, and Stacy was hired to manage a contract for a hotel division—something the company had never done before. “I didn't ever dream that I wanted to be in the produce industry. But this is a great industry. There are so many different things that one person can do in this industry.” - Stacy Ward (9:58-10:13) Stacy’s Path to Leadership in the Produce Industry Within the first three to five years of managing that division, it was tremendously successful. The company was soon taking over 60% of the market in their area. They started hiring more people and expanding. The hotel division is now well over $25 million in annual sales. Stacy has worked her way up to having a seat in the boardroom and becoming a partner. In 2008, Stacy had the opportunity to manage more contract business in their multi-unit chain business. She had no idea what she was doing. but she was willing to learn and work hard every day to figure it all out. In 2010, Stacy was awarded a position on the board. She worked closely with the CEO and the partners on that board. She showed them that she wanted to learn, and she quickly realized she’d found the right place and wanted to continue to grow. Taking Care of the Coastal Sunbelt Team Coastal Sunbelt takes care of its team members as well as it takes care of its customers. The company has an on-site nurse practitioner who employees can turn to for healthcare needs at no cost. They provide a produce store where employees can grab some milk, eggs, or healthy produce. “If we take care of our people and we take care of our customers, everything else will take care of itself.” - Stacy Ward (14:25-14:31) The company’s traditional flag-raising ceremony recognizes the diversity of its team. It allows every employee’s home country to be represented at work. This is a source of pride for everyone whose flag is displayed. The company has an open-door policy that allows everyone to have access to every executive, including the CEOs and company presidents. At Coastal Sunbelt, everyone is treated equally and with respect. If you’re just starting your career in produce, or you’re considering getting started, Stacy reminds everyone of the importance of taking chances. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and get involved. The more you learn, the bigger the impact you can make in the industry and the world. How to get involved Join The Produce Moms Group on Facebook and continue the discussion every week! Reach out to us - we’d love to hear more about where you are in life and business! Find out more here. If you liked this episode, be sure to subscribe and leave a quick review on iTunes. It would mean the world to hear your feedback and we’d love for you to help us spread the word!
Hopping Gnome Brewing: Brewing Sour (and other) Beers, Promoting Local, and Creating Community in Wichita, Kansas | Stacy Ward Lattin
Small Business War Stories
What, exactly, is an HBIC? I didn't know until I met Stacy Ward Lattin, THE HBIC at Hopping Gnome. What are Stacy and her husband doing right in the increasingly exciting Wichita scene? What is Stacy's podcast about, and what else is she doing to inspire women entrepreneurs? All of this and more in today's show.