Geri Roskopf’s Blog

Go With a Pro

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

How often have you heard a company use the advertising slogan “go with a pro”? The company wants you to believe they are the master expert in their field —trained, qualified, competent, experienced and licensed to get the job done, a cut above the rest. […]



History in the Making

Aug 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Last week I wrote about acronyms and what the “F T I” stood for in FTI Groups, Inc. FTI means For The Industry. Another acronym, I.T.R.H.F.M., is also “for” the towing industry — the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum located in […]



Come Dance With Me

Aug 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Sometimes an acronym can be annoying if it takes a while to figure out what it means (kind of like some personalized license plates) and at other times you know exactly what they stand for. For example: AAA, NASA or the NBA. In the July […]



As the World Turns

Aug 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Does your life ever seem like a soap opera like As the World Turns? The name “soap opera” came from the many soap manufacturers who became sponsors and producers on radio shows in the early 1930s. The stories were based on the melodrama and the […]



Marriage – Work – Employees

Aug 1st, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Some things you need to have for a marriage to be successful: being committed, patience and humility, being ready to forgive, having clear boundaries, respecting each other, good communication (sometimes that’s scary because I can finish my husband’s sentences and he knows exactly who I […]



It Ain’t Easy Being Queen

Jul 25th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

In October 2003 my husband was scheduled to attend a Towing and Recovery Association of America meeting and tow show in Valley Forge, Penn. I was going to stay home to take care of the business. He started telling me, though, that maybe I should […]



Got a Little Edge to My Voice

Jul 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

It was late afternoon when an elderly woman called inquiring about a vehicle we towed in from an accident that morning. She wanted to come and get some personal items. I explained about how personal property is released and what is required. She told me […]



A “Tow”st to Towers

Jun 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

This is a little skit I did at the Wisconsin Towing Association’s banquet this year. I played lyrics to certain songs to enhance the skit and I hope you get the feel for my “tow”st to towers and how they “rock when they roll:” “While […]



They Need Us

Jun 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

If you don’t think towers have an impact on the economy, think again. I just picked up a copy of a 2014 directory of suppliers to the towing industry. Here are some of the categories listed: advertising/marketing, all types of equipment — from chains and […]



The Proof is In the Pudding

Jun 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Tow Times magazine did a snapshot of the towing industry by conducting a survey of their readers focusing on the general look of companies and their owners. I found some statistics very interesting. I do realize that, like any survey, there is a margin for […]