Out on newsstands this month, LIDS President Ken Kocher is featured in the Indianapolis installment of Smart Business. In the issue, which can also be viewed online, Kocher provides readers with an insight of the LIDS culture, how the Company remained on course amid a tumultuous economy, as well as tips on setting a successful standard for developing strong leadership. “My role is on the growth side … It’s to provide avenues of growth for our company, for our employees and for our shareholders that maximize profit. I’m kind of steering the ship in the direction I feel like we should go as a team to best make use of our skill set as a company,” said Kocher. A great tribute to LIDS’ “Have Fun, Sell Hats” mindset, the article also reinforces the importance of earning employee buy-in and maintaining a competitive environment.