Friday, April 13, 2018

Office Construction

Mitch Brunette: Director of Operations

In my nearly ten years of working at City Wide, we’ve experienced tremendous growth and with growth comes change!  When I started in 2008, our office left a lot to be desired but I won’t focus on that, I’ll focus on the one 60” round conference room table and 7 total desks that we had in total (which weren’t all filled).  That space served its purpose and after 5 years or so of being there, Greg and I were on our way home from a fishing trip, when Dick Mansfield sent us a web link to an office that eventually became our current home.  It fit all of our space needs, it was an upgrade in size and quality, and it allowed us to expand into over 20 work spaces as we’ve grown.

The time has come and we’ve once again outgrown our space, so we have purchased the downstairs suite attached to our entryway vestibule. We are well under way with construction! The planning phases were fun, as we explored what we could do with this new space to maximize what we get out of the investment and what best sets us up for the future and long term growth.  We were able to add 4 new work spaces for future hires, we moved the sales team and their 4 desks into a new space downstairs which will now allow them 6 work spaces, and we were able to add 4 private meeting spaces which were desperately needed since we have very little private space in our current setup and layout.

We are very excited for construction to come to an end in the next few weeks.  It has been very noisy and messy, and we’ve lost some parking spaces along the way, but we trust it will all be worth it.  Thanks to everyone on the City Wide team for contributing to our growth and allowing us to expand and plan for the next several years!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Welcome, Hutch!

Mitch Brunette: Director of Operations

I would like to take a moment to welcome our newest Contract Compliance Manager, David Hutchinson! David has been on board for a few weeks now and quickly his first name was forgotten and his beloved nickname “Hutch” became what he was called ever since.  Take a look at the picture of his welcome sign that had to be slightly altered after he got started working for a few days!

Hutch has been very willing to learn, grow, and help out in our buildings on behalf of our customers and ensure that things are being done well.

Hutch has moved around a bit- originally from Portland, spending some time in Texas, and now Minnesota.  He started out near Rochester, but is settling into his new home with his wife in Faribault.

Jarrad, Steve, and I, along with the rest of the team, are happy to have you here Hutch! Thanks for joining the team!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Brittney's Tampa Visit

Brittney Jackson: Sales Associate

This past week I had the pleasure of flying down to Tampa, Florida, to shadow a successful sales person. It was an honor to meet the City Wide of Tampa team and learn how their process works for the Tampa Bay area! Sara was the individual whom I spent the most amount of time with. I was able to see the majority of how her entire process works and took away a lot from my experience meeting with her.
While I was there, I enjoyed the beautiful Tampa weather – high 70s! It was a bit of an adjustment to come back home to Minneapolis where we just had a snowstorm- but was great to be home! I’m excited to see how I can further implement what I have learned into my own business practices, and I am thankful for the opportunity to further grow myself professionally, by applying what I’ve learned from the Tampa Team!