Shadow Days, Touring Schutt, and Speaker Lonnie Bathurst

CEO Guest Speakers

Touring Schutt Sports

with Clint Lemon and Kip Meyer

Grant Shelton explained his experience at Schutt. “Kip told us that Schutt does not import their helmets from overseas because it would limit their color options. Their competitors’ helmets are made overseas and can only produce about ten different colors. Schutt, on the other hand, has over 1300 different color combinations available at their plant in Salem. While Schutt offers a variety of products from helmets to shoulder pads to apparel, Kip explained that their leading products are football helmets. It’s a niche product in a sport where they can dominate the science and marketplace. I, too, hope to find a niche in customizing my products. While my base products are shipped in from overseas and limit my colors and quantities, my customization allows me to specialize engravings for my customers.”

Speaker Lonnie Bathurst

with Ameriprise Financial

Lonnie shared his personal story of a very difficult upbringing, one the CEO team found unique and inspiring. He also shared moments where he made the most of the opportunities afforded him through hard work and determination. His diligence paid off as he navigated his college experience toward a successful management position and later transitioned into working for himself as a financial advisor. His time with CEO last Wednesday marked his 28th anniversary!

Lonnie explained that he helps clients also achieve their dreams for today, tomorrow, and well into the future. He cares for his clients with a personalized conversation about covering essentials, ensuring lifestyle, preparing for the unexpected and leaving a legacy. He explained to the team that financial goals should include doable steps as well as plan for the unexpected. Better financial planning leads to a more sustainable business and greater success.

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