Our 50th Anniversary: A Year of Service

Last year at this time, as we approached our milestone anniversary, we discussed the best way to commemorate our 50 years in business. We have seen many other companies celebrate similar milestones—some with big events, some with historical videos, some with special logos. We discussed similar ways to recognize our anniversary, but they just didn’t […]

The Battle of the Businesses Winner = The Special Olympics

For the past 12 years, LJB has participated in the Dayton Battle of the Businesses, an eight-day co-ed sports competition between more than 30 area companies. These sporting events develop good-natured rivalries and bragging rights among the companies, but the real goal is to raise money to support the Special Olympics of Greater Dayton. The […]

LJB Selects New CEO

Yesterday at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders, Rod Sommer was selected to serve as LJB’s new CEO.  Mark Thompson, who served LJB as president and CEO for the past 14 years, will be transitioning to a business advisor position with Aileron. Fittingly, Mark’s transition was sparked by LJB’s commitment to community. All LJB employees […]

Pay It Forward: Tornado Safety Tips

With the recent news coverage of the devastating tornado in Oklahoma, it is impossible to ignore the incredible destruction tornadoes can cause. As a board member of the local Red Cross chapter, I wanted to pass along some helpful information about tornado preparedness. The Red Cross is one of many local community boards that our […]