1. Laurie Meyer worked in communications in for Walgreens for 28 years, rising from Walgreen World editor to VP.
2. When she retired last month, her overworked staff found time to put out an eight-page, four-color special issue of Walgreen World: "Our Chief Storyteller Retires."
3. In a world of cheap LinkedIn remmendations, Laurie was lauded by 16 former colleagues, ex-CEOs, communication industry observers and longtime vendors.
The other day at lunch I told Laurie that I cried when I left Ragan Communications last year.
Most people laugh when I say that. Meyer nodded and told her own story about how utterly soul-connected one's relationship with one's employer could be.
And, in the minds of Laurie Meyer and me, should be.