Keeping It Personal…By Design

tim_horner2014My mom and Premier’s Queen Mother shared many times that her life’s mission was to “Keep It Personal.” Her passion for sending handwritten notes is widely known. She never hesitated to pick up the phone to call and check on a new Jeweler to encourage her in her business.  Premier strives to continue this legacy of focusing on personal relationships. Email and the internet are great tools, but there is nothing like being with one another, face-to-face, in person. Time spent laughing and sharing together develops relationships and enriches lives and there’s no better place to do this than at one of our exciting Premier events.

Recently, many of Premier’s Leadership experienced one of those events as they traveled to Canada. Over 700 Jewelers and family members spent five days in Quebec or Vancouver doing exactly what has been modeled to them by Mom throughout the years—building relationships. Peggy and I were excited to be able to join them. We had a great time sightseeing, snapping pictures and even hugging and taking pictures with many of our Premier Family. We also were honored on different evenings to have several of our Leadership join us for dinner, including: Gina & Sandro Irizarry, Sherrell & Duane Smith, Jackie & Tommy Whitley, Betsy & Mick Jansey, Sherrie & Jeremy Hoy, Kim Day, Renee & Ryan Greenwood, Lana & Lacy Privette, and April & Michael Millender.Read More »

Remembering My Mom

tim_horner2014May is a busy month with a lot of events and celebrations. If you’re a sports fan, you probably watch the Indianapolis 500 car race and the Kentucky Derby; baseball season is going strong and students are celebrating the end of school and looking forward to the summer. But of all the events that take place in May, Mother’s Day is the one that is particularly meaningful to me.

I remember being in church many times with my mom on Mother’s Day. All of the mothers were asked to stand so they could be recognized. Then it was especially fun to watch as they counted up to the oldest mom present and then honored her with flowers as she proudly announced her age. After church, we would go to lunch and laugh together. Another reason this month is important to the Horner Family is because May 12 is Mom’s birthday. This year she would have celebrated her 90th birthday—and what a celebration that would have been—maybe even a giant party at a Texas Rangers’ baseball game!Read More »

The Land of the Free

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

 

WhentimHorner asked what defines America, many people would say it is “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” Memorial Day is one of the most patriotic holidays Americans celebrate. It is a day when we pay tribute to the many men and women who, throughout our history, gave their lives while serving this country in the military.

During Ronald Reagan’s Inaugural address in 1981, President Reagan told the story of Private Martin Treptow, a barber who enlisted with the Iowa National Guard and became a part of the 168th Infantry of the 42nd Division (the famous Rainbow Division) during World War I. Treptow was killed during the war while delivering a message between battalions. His diary was found on his body and on the flyleaf under the heading, “My Pledge,” he wrote these words:Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving

header_thanksgiving2014

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 107:1

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time when Peggy and I, a long with millions of others in America, join with friends and family in a great meal. And, if you’re a football fan like I am, watch the Cowboys beat the Eagles!

fb-Thankful-Tim&Peggy

On this special day of thanksgiving I am reminded of the many blessings I have in my life. I am thankful God has given me a very special wife who loves the Lord. He blessed me with healthy kids and 2 grandchildren and another one on the way! I am thankful for godly parents who moved to Texas in 1950 – 64years ago, to follow the Lord’s will for their lives and found a company they named Premier Designs. I am grateful for the many people God has sent to be part of the Premier Family to serve and enrich the lives of so many others. Little did anyone realize what God would do for and through Premier.

As you gather together, remember to focus on giving thanks for all God has done for you, your family, your business and this great country. All we have and will have comes from Him – not because of what we do, but because of His goodness and mercy.

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 107:1

Happy Thanksgiving to the Premier Family! I thank God for you and all you have done for Premier and for us. May the Lord continue to bless Premier as we enter into the 30th year of sharing and enriching lives.

Have a wonderful and blessed day,

tim