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Category: Community Engagement

Paying it Forward: Access Granted

Midnight Golf Program You don’t know what you don’t know. As I stood in front of a classroom of high school juniors explaining ACT testing strategies, I realized they really didn’t know. Not because they didn’t want to know how to perform well on the ACT, but because they didn’t have access to the tools to succeed. I was only a year older than them and... Read More

Stewardship Brings Purpose

December is Stewardship month at DISHER! Stewardship is one of our 12 Culture Characteristics. If you were sitting in our company’s all-team meeting last Friday, you would have heard Kimberly and Chuck share why we embrace stewardship and stories of how we live it out— not just in December but throughout the year. One of the quotes they shared... Read More

Making Work Meaningful

About a year ago, I found myself a new graduate with a Mechanical Engineering degree and a core motivation to help people. I was at a loss as to how to use both my education and internal passion. Fast forward about six months to when I landed my job as a Product Development Engineer at DISHER. It has... Read More

June Offsite 2017

Finding Our Sweet Spot On June 16th, the DISHER team set aside their typical work day to deliberately focus on the fundamentals. Members from every team and every office congregated at the HRM Gateway Center for a company-wide offsite. For seasoned team members, the day wasn’t a surprise. It was the continuation of a biannual tradition and a pause... Read More

A Strong Culture Brings Out the Best

A Strong Culture Brings Out the Best for the person, company, and customer Many companies are enamored with the word culture yet few fully understand what it is.  Some believe culture is employee volunteerism. Others believe it’s about team meetings and company offsites.  While others think coffee bars, exercise classes, and generous amounts of time-off define culture. The word... Read More

Local Students Experience Winterim at DISHER

Winterim is a week-long learning experience for Holland Christian High School students. It gives students the opportunity to explore various subjects outside of the traditional curriculum for exposure to new ideas, potential careers, and lifetime skills. One of the options available for juniors and seniors is to spend the week off-campus with real employers for first-hand experiences with... Read More

Focus for 2017: Working in Community

On January 19, over 70% of DISHER’s 160-member team came together for a day of learning, serving, and building community. The Vintage Place in Grand Rapids was the venue for the bi-annual event. Jeff Disher’s focus for the day was Working in Community. It was selected because of DISHER’s significant growth, both as a team and in our business model. In... Read More

FIRST LEGO® League (FLL)

Teaching Students Team Work, Problem-Solving, & Engineering “On the yellow field we have team Invent-a-Tech 2.0,” states the announcer. Two student technicians fly to the playing field and nest their robot, Purple Monster, into the starting zone. “3... Read More

Building into the Lives of People

A Habitat Home is a Win-Win I’ve had the pleasure to serve with Habitat for Humanity several times since starting with DISHER, and I want everyone to know that it is a fantastic experience. You learn a lot, have fun, and it really changes people’s lives. My latest opportunity to help was this past October. For those who have not yet... Read More

Jeff Disher Receives 2015-16 Business Leadership Award

The Michigan West Coast Chamber announced their 2015-16 Business Champion award winners in their August issue of Connect magazine. Winners were nominated by members of the Chamber. To qualify for the award, the small business must be a West Coast Chamber member, be in business for more than five years, and exemplify the best of small business in... Read More