I am sure the title of this article made you think, “What is this guy talking about?” The answer: Cigarettes. Before I give you my thoughts, let’s look at the facts. •Indiana ranks 41st in overall health. We rank 44th in smoking. •1 in 5 Hoosiers is a smoker. •Indiana ranks 48th out of 50 in public health funding. Given these facts, there’s little denying Indiana has a smoking problem. So why is it that there is a lack of support around increasing the cigarette tax down at the Statehouse? The answer… It’s a tax!
Tell us about your company’s mission and values. For over 55 years, ESCO Communications has been committed to our core values: Accountability, community involvement, integrity and honesty, knowledge and innovation, and quality and excellence. Our values extend to our customers, our people, and the community we serve.
What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from OneZone? Primary purposes is for my team to be able to network to meet new business contacts to generate new sales opportunities. An additional benefit is the educational aspect of many of the events.
How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry? Reading industry magazines and attending industry conferences.
What is your company culture like? ESCO's culture is very family-oriented. We have many people who have been here for many years (10+ years), which has created strong relationships and serves a support system to one another. Combine this with positive attitudes and the type of work we get to do, it makes ESCO a great place to be.
What does it take to be a successful employee at your company? Having a great attitude, being motivated, and the willingness to go above and beyond for our customers.
What makes Carmel and Fishers such great places to do business? The Carmel and Fishers area is one of the fastest growing communities in the state and our region. It is exciting to be a part of this growing community.