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Grateful Words on the Eve of Thanksgiving

2020, what a crazy year we have all experienced. We have all had a number of various occurrences this year, most of them not something we would like to remember or even want to be thankful for. However, we now find ourselves at the Thanksgiving holiday already! Thanksgiving to me is a very special day as it seems to bring the best out of people. It is my belief that if you are reading this you have a reason to be thankful for something.

No matter how this year will shape your holiday plans, I would encourage us all to find some time and be still to reflect on all of the blessings we enjoy. Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy family, food, and laughter; this year may require some creativity to accomplish these, but we are a people of resilience—which is also a blessing.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34

I know for me this year has had many different ups and downs personally and professionally. This year I lost my father, we had business deals that fell apart and a host of other things. We also had more time with our family, we had clients that we have helped to grow, and we had the opportunity to hire and work with a ton of really talented and special folks. We all have so many things to be grateful for. So, let’s all go this week and eat way too much, laugh at the goofiness our families provide and be thankful!

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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Rick Barnett


Mr. Barnett has held many senior level executive positions within the medical device arena. Mr. Barnett is a performance-driven sales leadership executive with expertise in building client relationships, developing and executing winning sales strategies, and the selection and development of top talented teams. Mr. Barnett is recognized as a leader with a reputation for advancing successful business development campaigns, leveraging core strengths, and capitalizing on solid client relationships.

Mr. Barnett holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Hawaii. His background includes building businesses with companies like Stryker and Intuitive Surgical over the past 25 years. Mr. Barnett is a visionary who commonly recognizes “outside the box” opportunities while driving the current business to surpass established goals which has allowed him to function in a consulting capacity for several top industry leaders. Mr. Barnett currently serves as Founder of Rep-Lite. He is responsible for spearheading a strategic development process that allows both manufacturers and facilities to experience maximized potential with limited resources. Mr. Barnett has initiated & instituted this process to allow several manufacturers to experience exponential growth within the divisions that it was applied. Mr. Barnett has a proven track record of over 30 years of achieving or surpassing planned goals in every position.