Importance of Company Culture and Continuing Education with Big Lots’ Rob LaCommare | Ep. 60

2Cents on 2Things podcastIn this episode of LPM’s 2Cents on 2Things podcast series, Kevin McMenimen sits down with Rob LaCommare, vice president of asset protection and safety at Big Lots. LaCommare discusses Big Lots’ culture of putting family first, and how the company also prioritizes its employees’ personal needs, both in and out of the workplace. He also emphasizes the importance of continuing education, as well as appreciating where your team is at in the present.

Rob LaCommare
Rob LaCommare

For the charity portion of the podcast, LaCommare chose to talk about Pelotonia, a community bike ride that aims to end cancer. You can donate online at by clicking ‘GIVE’ in the top right corner and entering ‘Rob LaCommare’ as the rider. This cause is especially resonant this year, LaCommare said, as his sister recently beat breast cancer.

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The podcast concludes with LaCommare sharing the lifelong passion that he stumbled upon near a regional meeting south of Pittsburgh 15 years ago, and that after a full career, his family is still what he is most proud of.

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