7/11/2011 Vol.I No.II
Hello, and welcome to the second edition of, "A Message from our
Our Company has been trudging along, doing what it does best.
Providing products and services that customers want. To
better serve our customers, we have realigned our Beatrice
Consumer and Beatrice Technologies business segments, and have
transferred the bci360i, and The Porticus Centre to Technologies,
and are preparing to launch a new web site dedicated digital
photography, so stay tuned, this has been in the works for almost
a year now.
Though, it has been repeatedly stated that our Beatrice Foods
segment will be the cornerstone of the Company, our Technologies
business is still the strongest segment at present, and customers
have come to rely on Beatrice Technologies for the great products
that we can offer them.
When it comes to the economy, the U.S. economy, in addition to
the overall planetary economy is on very shaky ground.
Commodities are rising, with governments insisting on using our
crops for bio-fuels, which puts further pressure on food prices.
The U.S. government keeps spending our money, and asking
businesses and individuals to pay more in tax. As a business
or individual we know how much we are allocated to spend when we
buy things, and we have to spend within our means, or cut back in
areas that are non-producing or wasteful. It would be nice
if government would act more like a fiscal responsible business,
or a family that is struggling to put food on their table, but
that is regrettably not the world we live in. Sound dire?
Here is a nice quote from Marcus Tullius Cicero, the famous orator
from the Roman Republic:
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be
Public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should
Tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands
Curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to
Instead of living on public assistance."
-Cicero, 55 BC
Beatrice is a company that takes ownership in what we do, how we
do it, and when we do it. We take responsibility to our
customers, vendors, and our investors, and ensure that there is
full transparency in all that we do. This is not just a
company that has a name, but real people that have a commitment to
provide great products and service. Though things may seem
dire in the world we live in, we at Beatrice try and do our best
with our little corner of the world, by making things more
positive, and hopeful, and looking to a great future ahead.
A thank you to the dedicated Beatrice team members who believe in
the Beatrice mission, and to our customers for supporting our
products and services. Without your support, Beatrice simply
would not be here.
DeWitt P. Hoopes
President, CEO & CTO