October 26: Success & Stewardship – The Bell Lumber & Pole Co Story

Success and Stewardship: The Bell Lumber and Pole Company Story

Sponsored by: Arrive Ministries

BLP COLOR HorizWhat:  Tom Bell will share his company’s 106 year old story of Stewardship, Excellence and the Entrepreneurial Spirit which has allowed the company to grow production and woodland operations to 13 U.S. states and Canada while also supporting international development programs with World Vision and local community initiatives like Urban Homeworks (Housing) and Arrive Ministries (Refugee Resettlement in Minnesota).

Learn more about Bell Lumber & Pole Co.

Tom will also share why helping refugees is good business as he has a friend, Rob Scott, Founder of Refugee Life Ministries (RLM) tell how churches and individuals are making a difference in the lives of refugees who are overcoming loss, persecution, trauma and are becoming productive members of our community.

When: Monday, October 26th

7:30 am to 8:45 am

Where: Hilton Garden Inn

1050 Gramsie Rd

Shoreview, MN 55126

Cost: Free

To RSVP to this breakfast, please email Bob Oehrig and let him know your name, telephone number and the number of people attending. He can also be reached at 612-243-2946

About Tom Bell

Tom Bell has worked for Bell Lumber & Pole Company since 1992.  Tom and his wife Kim spent five years in British Columbia getting exposed to all facets of the family business, with a particular focus on the supply side.  Tom and Kim moved to Hugo, Minnesota in 1997 where they continue to raise their 4 children, Jackson, Maddie, Sam, and Mary.  In the years since Tom and Kim moved back to Minnesota, Tom had responsibilities in plant, sales, finance, and corporate planning to go along with his experience in the supply side of the business.  In 2006 Tom and Kim bought Bell Lumber & Pole Company and in 2009 Tom and Kim bought Alamco, a laminating business in Albert Lea, Minnesota.  Today, Tom and Kim are stewards of 240+ families and are still growing their sphere of influence.




March 6, 2014

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