My family and I recently had the chance to visit the beautiful Washington and Oregon. It was an incredible time and we got to see some amazing things along the way! One of our favorite stops was to the Tillamook factory in Oregon. As we drove, we ended up having to take a slight detour that drove us right past many of the Tillamook dairy farms that most people probably never get to see! I never knew dairy farms (including a massive pile of poop on that farm, I might add) could look so well-kept and truly beautiful! Tillamook taught me so many incredible things about running a successful business and I wanted to share 3 of those lessons learned with you:
Learning about the history of Tillamook taught me how they are constantly
innovating and thinking outside the box to move their business forward
successfully. They believe in investing in their future and coming together and
working as a team.
2. Good stewardship.
Seeing those well-kept dairy farms and hearing about how they treat their animals
and workers, showed me the importance of having good stewardship. God entrusts
us with kids, businesses, farms, etc. and we need to take care of those things we
have been given with love, respect, and gratitude.
3. Multiple revenue streams.
Tillamook offers this amazing tour of their factory completely for free! It was
incredible! However, they offer lots of different options inside where you can
purchase ice cream, grilled cheese sandwiches, merchandise, and more! There
were 3 different little "shops" if you will, inside the tour area that bring in revenue
for them. The lines were crazy long at each of the shops and I LOVED seeing that!
They know what they are doing business-wise and I am all for it!
If you ever get the chance to go to Oregon, you must go on this Tillamook tour! Go as a consumer first, then take it all in as a business person, because I guarantee you will learn so much from the experience, just like I did.
"We're not afraid to continue to invest in a future and for future generations.
We stick to our values."
- Shannon Lourenzo
You are confident, successful and have so much potential. You got this, girl!