How Great Things Happened!
Josh Meeder founded Great Things LLC in April of 2009 after being downsized from a good, executive position in the Marketing industry. Prior to that, he owned to successful insurance and financial services companies. It serves as a holding company for several real estate investments and transactions. Additionally, it provides photography, videography and web design services for small local businesses in western Pennsylvania, specifically Harmony, PA.
Growing up as an Entrepreneur
For Josh, business has always been about something more. From an early age, Josh was surrounded by friends and family who were incredibly passionate about entrepreneurship and the impact it can have on the communities in which we live and work. Little did he know then, those experiences would have a profound impact on his career.
Growing up in his father’s insurance agency, he learned the values of leadership, community involvement, job creation and economic stewardship. Josh’s father, H Robert Meeder, passed away during Josh’s last semester. Splitting his time between school and running the insurance agency, Josh took over the family business and kept 5 people employed.
Insurance and Financial Services
During the first few years in business, Josh was consistently in the top 5% of sales in the nation. Three years later, he left that exclusive insurance agency and developed another very successful insurance operation. This operation grew from scratch to a $48 million enterprise in less than two years. That company had 150 employees with 23 offices spread over 3 states.
Enterprise Software Development in the “Windy City”
From there, Josh moved to Chicago to lead large scale, custom software integrations. As Project Director of Custom Interfaces, he oversaw the integration of 8 custom and legacy interfaces for a $25 million enterprise application.
Back to PA and head first into Marketing
Due to personal reasons, he moved back to Pennsylvania and joined a merchandising/advertising firm. With the sales, technical and financial background,he was rapidly promoted to Director of Client Services. He managed several departments and approximately 60 people. Josh was also actively involved in direct customer relations and both pre and post sales support.
On a personal note
As a new residence of Historic Harmony Borough, Josh is looking forward to new opportunities coming up in this spring. On his off time, he is usually outside enjoying nature with his girlfriend, Dana, and his son, Christian. An avid adventurer and traveler, Josh is always on the go, exploring new places, developing relationships and learning sustainable practices around the hemisphere.
Josh is a past member of the Venture Outdoors Board of Directors, Membership & PP Committee. He has been recently elected as Vice President of The Harmony Business Association and an active member of the local Chamber of Commerce. He has also received several awards for work in restoring “The Center of Harmony”
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