Jim Bertolini Speaks Out

Why I Choose to Build Church Chairs in the USA

Jim Bertolini

There’s been a lot of grim financial news this week that seems to point to the economy being unsure of where it’s going. What a shocker for the Dow Jones Industrial to fall 500 points in a single session on Thursday. Although I doubt that anyone who’s been watching the debt ceiling fiasco in congress […]

Coasting to Mediocrity

Jim Bertolini

Anyone who has driven in or out of Los Angeles, California over Interstate 5 knows just how daunting the Grapevine pass is, especially the long, steep southbound side heading up out of Bakersfield. It is not uncommon on a hot day to see numerous steam-gushing vehicles stopped on the side of the road. Its extreme […]

Am I in the Church Chair Business?

Jim Bertolini

I was asked the question the other day from one of my closest friends, “What business are you in?” Now considering that he’s a close friend, he knew exactly what I sold and into what market place I sold it, but the question is one that needed to be asked, and asked on a regularly […]

Changing our Family Tree

Jim Bertolini

I was reminded today by my good friend Alemu Beeftu of the story of the prophet’s widow in the fourth chapter of Second Kings. Her husband’s death left her destitute and a creditor was going to take her sons as slaves. She cried out to the prophet Elisha. Elisha responded, “Tell me what you have […]

Yes I Admit It, I’m Afraid

Jim Bertolini

Yes I admit it, I’m afraid. Some days bring out the best in me. The sun is shining (I feel fortunate to live in a sunny climate), my family loves me, and, oh yes, people are buying church chairs. On that last point, it’s not just because I run a USA manufacturing company that build […]

It’s No Longer a Secret

Jim Bertolini

It always amazes me how fast information travels. The internet with email, Facebook sharing, Twitter tweeting, videos on YouTube, and numerous other communication venues, all make sharing and obtaining information nearly instant. And yet at the same time, some information seems just beyond the grasp of those whom it will best benefit. The Bing Search […]

You Want Me to What?

Jim Bertolini

When they told me I was going to have to put pen to paper (oh, that gives my age away!) and share my thoughts on church chairs with the world via this thing called “blogging” I must admit, I was a little sceptical. After all, who’s going to read what I have to blog about? […]