Woodmen of the World

Published 9:43 am Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Name: Todd Walker, FIC

Name of business: Woodmen of the World

Location: 205 W. Fourth Ave., Franklin

Phone number: 839-0620

Operating hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

E-mail address: dtwalker@woodmen.org

Nature of business:  Life insurance, retirement, long-term care and investments

Owners: Member owned

Year founded: 1890

Number of employees: 1,200

How’s business: Business will stay positive as long as I continue with a positive outlook and planning on a daily basis

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: We are a family-oriented company helping individuals plan for their present and future.

Something you offer customers you won’t find elsewhere: A personal connection with each client to make them a customer

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Always have positive outlooks on every situation you have

Your first job: Pipe welder at Newport News shipyard

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Anthony T. Galie, author of “Taking Control of Your Subconscious Mind.”

The key to a successful business is: To stay focused on my daily goals so I can achieve my future goals

What do you like about Franklin? The kindness and compassion of the business owners that I have met.