I want to sincerely thank everyone for their hard work and dedication throughout this past year. 2016 was a year of both growth and expansion at ComNet. During ComNet’s thirty two year history, we’ve seen economic booms and recessionary downturns. ComNet’s ability to excel regardless of the macroeconomic conditions is solely due to your efforts and your commitment to the fundamental business principles that are our core. A robust construction market combined with our continued investments in the Audio Visual and Security Divisions should form the basis of another strong year in 2017.
One of the most remarkable things about ComNet’s success has been our ability to handle change and new technologies. We had never installed a point-of-sale system… until we did. We hadn’t installed distributed antenna systems… until we did. ComNet hadn’t installed a PON system… until we did. The past 30+ years are filled with similar stories. The same will be said of the next 30 years. The key to all of these success stories has been the willingness of ComNet’s employees to focus their talents and energy into a new challenge.
Most people don’t like change. It’s uncomfortable, and it’s messy. Change involves a learning curve, which by definition means that things are done slower and with more errors. However, change is a necessary element in business, especially any business that interacts with technology. Management doesn’t sit around thinking of ways to turn your day upside down. Change is outside of our control just as it’s outside of yours. The people who have been most successful at ComNet are those who have embraced change. You might think that it takes a long time to identify this group of people, but it really doesn’t take much more than about 10 seconds. When faced with a new challenge, a person’s attitude is reflected in their initial words. Buried in those first few words is “yes I can” or “no I can’t”. ComNet wouldn’t be where we are without a “yes I can” mindset, and this will be the key to our success moving forward.
– Alex Merrifield, President