Geri Roskopf’s Blog

I Saw the Ocean

Aug 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I was babysitting my niece and nephew and decided to take a walk over to the local ice cream shop. I was pushing my niece in the stroller and my nephew was riding his bike (with training wheels). Like kids do, my nephew took off […]

Why Join Your State Association?

Aug 2nd, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Last year the Wisconsin Towing Association celebrated 45 years. The motto was “45 Years of Towing Pride.” I worked on the 40th and the 45th anniversary celebration and learned a lot going through old minutes, letters, announcements, etc., from the archives. Thank goodness our state […]

Tip for the Day

Jul 26th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I have officially joined Facebook. Only posted one thing after I signed up though, and I guess I’m still in the leaning stages of checking it once a day to see what’s happening in the lives of so many. It makes me wonder, as I […]

What Else Can You Do?

Jul 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

We recently had an employee pass away from a massive heart attack. The loss has left a big hole in our hearts, and our team. I have to compliment my staff. They have all stepped up to fill in where needed. Still, it’s hard to […]

It’s Just Frustrating …

Jul 12th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Every month when I get my billing statements, I match them up to the copies of the invoices and receipts I have. I say a silent prayer of thanks when all of the invoices/receipts match the statements. On my side, it means my employees and […]

Perceptions and Attitudes

Jul 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

The power of perception — to perceive or understand, deduce, view, judge, believe or think — is tremendous. I read an interesting thought about this from Gary Zukav: “Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we […]

Performing Other Duties

Jun 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

Years ago when I worked at a bank, we were asked to write down everything we did during the day — including phone calls between fellow co-workers and outside calls. We were also asked to put a timeframe down on how long these tasks took. […]

Life’s Too Short

Jun 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

My sister had an appointment at the local body shop to get her car fixed, and because she ended up having to babysit my niece and nephew at the time she was scheduled to drop it off, she asked my husband and I if we […]

A Free Lunch

Jun 14th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

I received an invitation from our bank to attend a complimentary seminar luncheon titled “The Effect of the New Health Care Law on Your Small Business.” Some of the questions to be addressed are: How will your insurance plans change? How will you purchase insurance […]

Batter up!

Jun 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Geri Roskopf's Blog

It’s that time of year for the all-American past time – baseball! Time to put on the home-team jersey, tailgate with family and friends, cheer the team on to victory and sing “Take me out to the ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch. And going […]