Heart is about caring. Demonstrating service, not just proclaiming it. Companies cannot be GREAT when only one side wins, everybody needs to benefit. Heart means looking out for our brothers and sisters, building a team that is greater than the sum of its parts. Hustle is all about hard work, and a desire to get better every single day. Going the extra mile. Leaving it all on the field. Serving our partners. Manufacturing may not be “sexy,” but we love it, and it is still a cornerstone of this great country. Heart & Hustle is the corporate blog of LM Foods. Where Loyalty Matters.
August 24, 2015

Partners Matter!

A sales partner of ours referred to the 2014 LM Foods change of ownership as a “Re-birth!”  That’s an interesting description that many inside the company hopefully agree.  Even companies that have been around for 20+ years can have new beginnings.   When I think about the PROCESS of acquiring LM Foods, it is hard not to acknowledge the great […]
July 13, 2015

Interviewing: Finding The Values Match

Finding great talent, otherwise known as “hiring right” is a big challenge for businesses of all sizes.  LM Foods is no different. What is different is that we are tinkering with new methods to increase our overall success rate.  One thing that has made a difference?  Increasing the pool of available candidates.  We started using Indeed.     It became […]
June 28, 2015

Obsession: An Extreme Word For A Business?

Obsession is a word you don’t hear about often in a POSITIVE context.  Let’s start with the dictionary….. ob·ses·sion noun the state of being obsessed with someone or something. an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind. Isn’t this what a business and all of it’s people should define?  Embrace?  Work their tail off each […]
May 18, 2015

Your Industry Conference: Action Required!

What do you see here? On the left you have a Hashtag…..that new age symbol made popular by Twitter, and everywhere on social media. On the right?  A tallymark.  Used for counting.  The tallymark above represents 5. A Hashtag works as well for counting, except that would be a “4” in value. So what’s the big deal?   LM Foods, had […]
March 22, 2015

Logo Re-design: Just another “Art” project?

      Some people love the creative side of business, sometimes referred to as “Marketing.”  Others prefer the more objective areas that can be precisely measured. While getting ready for the Seafood Expo, our team was consumed with the usual activities of product development, brainstorming, etc.  A logo was the last thing on our mind. Then a person from […]