Opinion

Financial FOCUS

Financial FOCUS

The COVID-19 pandemic has unsettled the country’s employment picture for months and will likely continue to do so for a while. However, the nature and terminology of this disruption varies greatly among individuals – some have seen their jobs disappear, others have been “furloughed” and still others have been offered an early retirement. If you’re in this final group – those either offered, or feeling forced to accept, an early retirement, how should you respond?

Prather Joins Air Tractor

Jeremy Prather New CFO Photo submitted by Air Tractor

Prather Joins Air Tractor

Agricultural aircraft manufacturer Air Tractor, Inc. announced today the appointment of Jeremy Prather as its new Chief Financial Officer(CFO).Prather will serve as a financial and strategic business advisor to the company president and the Air Tractor leadership team. “We are thrilled to welcome Jeremy to Air Tractor, where he will help inform and guide our business operations,” said Jim Hirsch, President of Air Tractor. “His considerable and wide-ranging financial experience among industry leading brands is an ideal fit for Air Tractor as we look forward to continuing our production and growth plans.” Effective September 1, 2020, Prather will take over as CFO and oversee the company’s financial planning, business planning, compliance, process control, cash flow, and financial reporting. He will also supervise the company’s global finance team. Prather added “I am very excited to join the Air Tractor team. After watching YouTube videos on the company and founder Leland Snow, I was hooked. I loved the story. After the first meeting with Jim, I loved the vision. I look forward to our future together.”

My Nickel’s Worth

My Nickel’s Worth

Social media has become a place where people discuss anything in their lives---your family, friends, jobs, politics and so on. But in all of it, social media actually makes you less social. For the generations that are 30-50, Facebook is where individuals will spend their time discussing the things in their lives, and it would amaze you to see how much time people are actually spending on Facebook per day. For the younger generations, you can find Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat to be where the bulk of social media conversation takes place— and the same remains true for this age group as well.

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