Best wishes to you in the New Year
A word that we don’t hear often enough today is tolerance. In the United States, and many other regions of the world, intolerance, divisiveness, and political polarization have fueled the growth of nationalism and in some cases, even tribalism. It’s an awful progression, and contributes nothing to the greater good. A familiar refrain from a song made popular by Jesse Colin Young & The Youngbloods in 1969 still rings relevant today. The lyric goes,
“Come on people now/Smile on your brother/Everybody get together/Try to love one another, right now . . . “ Do you remember this? (Click to Listen)
As we look across the Legacy world, we see a microcosm of life. We work with Supplier Members scattered around the globe, and we work with many different types of Distributor Member businesses. Many independent distribution companies are family businesses. And often times, those families came to this country only a generation or two ago. We’re extremely proud of the very diverse Member base we serve, and we remain a family made up of a variety of ethnicities, cultural and religious heritages, and political persuasions. But, the organization is bound together by the common bond of taking care of our customers, together. And that, certainly, contributes to the greater good. So to all the Service Providers, Distributor Members, and Supplier Members, please don’t ever forget that we value the contribution that you make, and that we appreciate you more than you know.
It is with a deep sense of humility and pride that we close the book on Legacy’s 10th full year of operation. Legacy has grown and evolved from just a simple idea, into a relevant, viable, and sustainable venture, intent on changing the foodservice supply chain dynamic. In just a few days, we will turn the page on yet another record year, as we head into our second decade. The progress the organization has made is a result of many people getting together, and working together. The success is yours! And despite the success, we remember that it was not that long ago that we were simply a good idea (our thought), and a couple of mobile phones. And we still start everyday knowing that we must continue to get better for you. You’ve heard us say many times, “Bigger is not better – Only Better is Better.” And the best is yet to come.
So, to the 800 Distributor Members, Supplier Members, and Service Providers who are now Members of the Legacy Family, please know how much we value your support throughout the year. And to the hundreds more companies and literally thousands of friends and supporters who communicate with us . . . your kind expressions of support and encouragement are invaluable.
Whatever Holidays you are celebrating now, and for all of the New Year, we wish you and your families the very best!
And may your life be filled with Peace and Tolerance.
Your Legacy Family