(TC Men, do you think of retiring? Retirement may make you healthier, but you'll pay a price. John Gottman, PhD, speaking at American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, said, "A 4-year study of couples found that men who did housework chores were healthier than those who didn't. The theory is that willingness to do menial housework reflects a better ability to resolve marital conflicts and stress in general, making men healthier."
LOCAL CEO CORNER: When I asked Robert Barnhill, president of Tessco, Hunt Valley, national suppliers to the paging and cellular telephone industries, to share his success principles, he said: "O.K., but first, the background. My father started this business in 1952 and I bought it from him; there were plenty of battle scars along the way including -- get this -- it cost me a house. After 2 1/2 years of marriage we had to sell our home to raise money for the business. We lived with friends, then rented a home in Monkton. But the then-unhappy move paid off.
"Success principles? Mine are strong customer orientation and keeping our people motivated, enthusiastic and upbeat every day. From zero eight years ago, we'll do $40 million this year, all internal growth, no acquisitions. I have a dream of where I want this firm to go, and our 85 employees and I make something happen every day to make sure we get there. There's no straying from our focus."