This year’s Sarasota Salvation Army Glitz at the Ritz-Carlton award luncheon honored Schoenbaum Humanitarian Award recipients Brock and Julie Leach for the unwavering commitment to humanitarian work in our local communities of Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Lancaster & Eure is proud to sponsor this event honoring the Leaches and their commitment to social justice, as well as the Salvation Army’s mission to improve the lives of vulnerable members of our society.
Lancaster & Eure’s 1st Quarter Employee Spotlight Award Recipient is: Louise Geers
Louise joined Lancaster & Eure in July of 2015 and has been a dedicated member of the firm going on 4 years.
She is knowledgeable in bookkeeping practices and is reliable in timely completion of her duties, demonstrating that she is truly a dependable team member.
Lancaster & Eure recognizes Louise’s talent and today we honor her for the commitment she brings to her position!
What do you like most about your job?
I find law to be very fascinating. I enjoy everything I do and like the way everyone works with one another as a team. Whenever anyone needs something bookkeeping related, I am able to provide them the information as quickly as possible.
What aspect of your position gives you the most personal satisfaction?
Projects ~ I strive to complete them quickly and accurately for both attorneys and legal support staff members.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I started bookkeeping for my Dad’s business when I was 16. He had a very successful business with numerous employees. After high school, I went to Cincinnati Technical College to study psychology. My goal was to be someone who could help others and make a difference in peoples’ lives. However, I would always work in bookkeeping/accounting positions, having run an accounting business for over 7 years, working closely with CPAs. My grandmother had mentioned our family ancestors were accountants. Over the years, I have taken numerous accounting courses to improve my knowledge and skills.
How do you define success?
I evaluate success based on not only my work, but the work of the L&E team. For me to be successful, the team needs to achieve both individual and team goals. I define success based on outcomes. I also believe success stems from a happy, healthy life at home with family, good friends and pets.
Who do you feel is the most influential person in your life… past or present?
My Grandmother. Her name was Bernice Vane Taylor. She was a very successful, well educated, religious woman who was well respected by all who met her. She instilled in all her grandchildren to be “Bright and Cheerful”!
Where is the best place you’ve traveled and why?
Maggie Valley, North Carolina, where I married and spent my honeymoon. The wedding took place early in the morning on top of a mountain with a few friends. We stayed in a beautiful log cabin and ventured out each day to see amazing caves and waterfalls. It was very beautiful.
What is your favorite thing to do?
I love jet skiing on the Bay, taking long walks and enjoying the fresh air. I also enjoy bike riding and reading a good book.
Rain or Shine was the moto for this year’s Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon held at Nathan Benderson Park.
Team Lancaster & Eure proudly participated in this valuable community event to raise funds to provide highly trained, elite guide or service dogs for community members who rely on their services. For a person who can’t wait to know the joy of independence, these guide dogs provide increased mobility, unconditional love, and freedom.