Friday, November 17, 2017

Welcome, Noah!

Mitch Brunette: Director of Operations

I am very excited to welcome our newest FSM to the team, Noah Her! We have enjoyed getting to know Noah from the beginning of our interview process. He has rapidly demonstrated that he’d be a great fit for our team and a great FSM for our customers to interact with.

Noah has spent his first week in a mix of meetings with me at the office, going through the fundamentals of our business, industry and processes.  We spent a lot of time digging into why we do things the way that we do and Noah has been very diligent in understanding and asking great questions to be sure he’s in the best position possible when he gets out on his own in a few weeks.

The last two weeks he has spent time with Maghan Aschoff, watching her run her route and take care of business.  Now he’s been out for the week with Alex, picking up his tips, tricks, and ways of handling things.

I’m looking forward to getting to know Noah and his growing family as he gets going in the coming weeks.  We’re happy to have him here.

Welcome aboard Noah, thanks for joining our team!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Happy 1-Year Anniversary, Vang Khang!

Joel Willert: Facility Services Manager

Wow, does time fly!  It's hard to believe that it has been one year already that my Night Manger,  Vang Khang, has been at City Wide.  It has been a pleasure watching him grow and develop in the Building Maintenance Industry and become a great help to the City Wide team. 

Vang was able to transition into the Night Manager position quickly upon being hired and has not looked back.  He carries great relationships with the City Wide cleaning and maintenance crews and has done his part in making sure that all facilities are looking top notch.

I look forward to a long lasting working relationship and maybe even doing some Pigeon racing, which is one of Vang’s go-to hobbies outside of the working environment.    
Vang Khang: Night Manager

Wow! One year already and a part of me feels like I’m still very new. A BIG Thank You to Mitch Burnette for bringing me on board. Over the past year, I’ve seen myself grow in so many ways coming into this industry.  I have learned so much and gained so much knowledge about cleaning, building relationships with my contractors and being professional with my colleagues. I have a great group of Night Managers who are willing to help and give advice when needed. Also want to give a BIG Thanks to my FSM, Joel Willert, and Operation Manager, Steve Reid, for being the BEST!

Happy 1-Year Anniversary with City Wide, Vang!


Friday, October 27, 2017

Sales Golf Outing

Adam Bartusek: Business Development Specialist

Hello everyone! I hope the recent snowfall hasn’t shocked too many of us, but winter is on its way. However, I’m hoping fall can hold on a little longer so we can enjoy the outdoor activities it brings. Thought I'd share what some of our Sales Team likes to do when the weather is nice.
Over the past few months myself and Senior Sales Executive, Tyler Olson, have been hitting the golf links after a successful sales week. We have been able to golf together a few times now on Friday afternoons, and each time is a treat! A few weeks ago, Tyler and I got out to enjoy a round at Inver Wood Golf Course. I always look forward to these outings because we are both competitive people, and being able to get out to golf feeds our competitive nature, amongst work discussions.
Inver Wood is a beautiful course, for being located within the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. Often during our round, we talked about how we felt like we were in Northern Minnesota because of all the Pine Trees and elevation changes.
The front-9 started off slowly for both of us, with some tricky tee shots to maneuver. However, by hole 7 we had both hit our stride and were able to have multiple scoring opportunities on the back-9. When all was said and done, Tyler was able to shoot an 85 and I shot a 79. It’s always nice to get a quick W before the weekend!
If the snow can hold off around the metro area, this is the best time of year to golf. The fees are cheap, the courses are empty, and normally the weather isn’t too bad. I highly recommend pulling the sticks out a couple more times before the year is over! Have a good one!