Tim Bode is the newest face to the On Hand Development Corporation Board Of Directors. Tim was selected by American Bank and Trust for the finance director seat. Tim is taking the seat of Mike Mentzer who sat on the board for the past seven years.
Do you hear what I hear? Sometimes what we hear and what really happened isn’t always the truth. We still hear a lot about what we do at On Hand Development. We are continually working on telling our story. Do you hear what I hear is our end of the year break down of what we were really up to in 2021. We have so much to celebrate for our area.
At our most recent Strategic Planning event, On Hand Development took a deeper dive into our mission statement. The mission of On Hand Development Corporation is to maintain and assist in the expansion of existing businesses and support the growth of new businesses while striving to improve the economy of the Miller area. On Hand Development Corporation was created in 1987 by a group of citizens to help keep the Hand County area vital and growing. We have been "on hand" and working toward that goal ever since. We also haven’t changed one word in our mission statement in 34 years.
On Hand Development visited the Miller Elementary School a couple weeks ago to present to the students when you shop and support local, that money stays in our community. We then challenged them to write or draw what shopping local means to them. We were blown away the responses. These kids nailed it! They understand the importance of supporting local and they practice it. Now, I need our adults in the community to remember to think local first and practice it.