The Magic of Christmas is an inspiration for us all

Magic of Christmas

I am truly humbled.

For 22 years, I’ve been in the “people” business, having the privilege of serving great business people who work with our company to effectively support and help manage arguably their most important asset:  their people.

How do we do it?  Modern-day cloud software, professional expertise, and processes and efficiency all help, but our most important tool is the people of BCN Services —well trained and certified,  specialists in human resources, benefits, payroll, risk management, accounting and technology integration.  Day in and day out, there isn’t a time where our clients or their people need our BCN specialists to go to the wall for them — and they do — which is what makes BCN so different.

A couple of years back, I was invited to a charity golf outing and introduced to Debbie Williams-Hoak, who works year round to provide for children in our local communities who wouldn’t otherwise have a Christmas.  Her program is called The Magic of Christmas and it works like this: Families provide lists of both the clothing they need and the toys they want.  Donors shop, buy and wrap each child’s gifts.  Local law enforcement officers become Santa Claus by delivering the gifts – simultaneously giving gifts and creating bonds of trust by engaging the community’s children (who often live in fear of authority) in a positive way.

I introduced Debbie to my staff last Christmas.  They responded generously with both their time and gifts.  This year, I brought Debbie back to retell her story as we have added a few new members of our team. My staff responded again by more than doubling their donations and we collectively provided a Christmas for 30 children in need in our community!

So this week’s blog is about my friend Debbie and the amazing “People of BCN” and how they make a difference.  I am honored by all that you do. Thank you!



Andrew C. Hans, President and CEO