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A 'BUSINESS AS A MINISTRY' SEEING EXPONENTIAL ONLINE GROWTH
Community Service
July 23, 2020

This is a story about how an owner’s manual for a used 10-year-old John Deere garden tractor became more than 40 new jobs. It is also a story, according to at least three people, about the mysterious ways that God works. Read more to see how a lawn and garden landscaping company gave birth to a highly successful online eCommerce business that supplies OEM and aftermarket parts across the country and around the world.

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Steve and Gayla Gerber accept the award for business of the year, presented to The ROP Shop's parent company, Outdoor Concepts. Steve and Gayla Gerber accept the award for business of the year, presented to The ROP Shop's parent company, Outdoor Concepts.
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Community Service
February 7, 2020
A NIGHT OF HONORS

The Wells County Chamber of Commerce held its 106th annual dinner and awards program, with the top honors going to John Reinhard as the Citizen of the Year, Outdoor Concepts (Steve, Gayla, and Landon Gerber) as the Business of the Year, and Ginny Vogel (Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School), Dee Yonker (Lancaster Central Elementary School), and Chris Painter (Southern Wells Junior-Senior High School) as the Educators of the Year.

Officers pose with volunteers from The ROP Shop and Outdoor Concepts who participated in Christmas Behind Bars. Officers pose with volunteers from The ROP Shop and Outdoor Concepts who participated in Christmas Behind Bars.
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Community Service
January 10, 2020
REMEMBERING THOSE OFTEN FORGOTTEN

While the holiday season is a time of joy and cheer for most, it brings pain and isolation for others. Spending Christmas away from your family is never easy, especially if the separation comes from incarceration.

The ROP Shop / Outdoor Concepts owners being surprised with the Wells County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award for 2019. The ROP Shop / Outdoor Concepts owners being surprised with the Wells County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award for 2019.
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Community Service
December 27, 2019
THE ROP SHOP'S PARENT COMPANY, OUTDOOR CONCEPTS, IS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Steve Gerber was in a meeting when he was told he had to leave due to something “very important.” Unbeknownst to him, all of his staff and members of the Wells County Chamber of Commerce were waiting for him. Erin Prible, executive director of the chamber was emotional as she told him that Outdoor Concepts had been selected as the chamber’s Business of the Year.

Employees of The ROP Shop and Outdoor Concepts sort and pack clothing to be shipped out by Forgotten Children Worldwide to needy around the world. Employees of The ROP Shop and Outdoor Concepts sort and pack clothing to be shipped out by Forgotten Children Worldwide to needy around the world.
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Community Service
December 13, 2019
SERVE LOCALLY, IMPACT GLOBALLY

One of the benefits of working at Outdoor Concepts and The ROP Shop is the opportunity employees are given to serve their community. Throughout the year employees are given 16 hours that they can use for Community Service. These hours can be used by each employee for institutions close to their heart, but the company also keeps an eye out for opportunities to serve at local organizations.

Employees of The ROP Shop and Outdoor Concepts help cleanup the grounds of Gateway Woods, an outreach for people in need. Employees of The ROP Shop and Outdoor Concepts help cleanup the grounds of Gateway Woods, an outreach for people in need.
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Community Service
November 13, 2019
COMMUNITY CONNECTION: HOW WE BUILD IT BETTER TOGETHER

What better way to pour back into our neighborhoods than to serve those who serve others? This past Wednesday (Nov. 6th, 2019), The ROP Shop teamed up with our parent company, Outdoor Concepts Inc (local outdoor equipment store and landscaping service provider). Together we gave some love back to our community by tending the grounds of Gateway Woods.

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