We later discovered that Andre, our humble driver was a business owner himself. Their family business has 190 employees and is one of the premier landscaping and earth design firms in Germany.
The first business we visited is called Brinko, a tool supplier for almost 150 years. The owner is a jolly giant of a man named Aberhardt along with his wife Ursula and daughter. Their staff of 25 has a lovely office and shipping area. We sat down for a long cup of tea and pastries. Aberhardt and his wife began to share their hopes, dreams, struggles, and vision for the company. "We are believing that God is going to show us something at the conference" they shared, in anticipation of the Global Advance Marketplace Conference called "Business Transforum".