This story is part of Heartland Voices, a series from Heartland Ventures focusing on the heritage and future of successful Midwestern businesses.
Here we look at Hord Family Farms
Different Kind of Business
Successful executives are often described as having the business in their blood, but there’s something about farmers that makes that description even more apt. This is certainly true of the Hord family, operators of a fifth-generation pork, beef, and grain farm in Bucyrus, Ohio. …
Cindy Hilsheimer’s retained executive search business, BeecherHill, has grown each year since its founding. You might think that’s due to an obsessive focus on getting bigger. Or bringing in new revenue. But it’s not. Maybe it’s a result of great branding or self-promotion? That’s not it either — the firm has grown almost exclusively year after year through referrals. Surely, just like The Last Dance’s explanations for the success of the 90s’ Chicago Bulls, it has to do with an ego-driven focus on “winning?” Nope, not at all.
BeecherHill’s success stems from Cindy’s desire to serve.
Service is a word…