Friday, July 13, 2018

Sales Team Golf Outing

Josh Holdahl: Sales Associate

 A couple weeks back Tyler, Michelle, Adam and myself were lucky enough to clear our calendars and enjoy an afternoon at Inverwood Golf Course, in Inver Grove Heights.  We couldn’t have asked for a better day, no clouds in the sky and the temperature made it seem like we were getting a workout even though we were just riding around in carts.  Although it was very challenging, the course was great. It had some of the most unique holes I’ve played on a golf course and I would love to play this course again.

When Tyler wasn’t hitting his own ball, he was serving as the groups' caddy. If he hadn’t steered me in the right direction on majority of the holes, I probably wouldn’t have had enough golf balls to finish.  Tyler had his driver cooking, he was probably the most consistent and put together a pretty solid round.  He, by far, had the best golf attire of the group and confirmed “Look good, play good.”
This was Michelle’s first time on a golf course and it wasn’t hard to tell how much fun she was having.  After a couple close calls of accidentally almost hitting our boss with golf balls early in the round, she made a few minor tweaks in her swing and was demolishing the ball towards the end of the round.  I think Michelle even bought a few items off amazon while were in the cart together, that was something I’ve never seen on the golf course.  It was awesome!

Adam has earned himself quite the reputation around the City Wide office for his golf game.  After a rough start at the beginning of the round, Adam chipped in on a par 3 that lead to a roar from the gallery.  That momentum lead him to have a very strong back nine holes.  I was very impressed with his wedge game, he had a lot of great shots.

At the end of the day Adam defended his title as top golfer in the City Wide office.  It was a great day, with a great group of people.  Can’t wait for the next outing!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Mitch Brunette | 10-year Anniversary

Greg Mansfield: President

This month, Mitch Brunette celebrated his 10 year work anniversary with City Wide of Minnesota.  Wow, I can’t believe it is already time to take a minute and recognize one of our first employees for 10 years!  I guess time flies when you’re having fun.  During that time, our business has grown significantly from the small startup we were when Mitch joined our team.  It has been a pleasure to see our business grow and to watch Mitch grow professionally with it.  Our company is in the service industry, so we are only as good as the people who represent us and Mitch is one of the best representatives we could ask for.  His enthusiasm and dedication to helping our clients have had a large impact on our growth.   I am looking forward to another 10 years working with Mitch on growing our business and finding new and improved ways to save our clients time and effort in their facilities.  Congrats Mitch!   

Mitch Brunette: Director of Operations

Looking back on 10 years, my biggest take away is that I’ve always had an excellent supporting cast of people in my network to help ensure we were able to be successful. 

Initially, Greg and Dick Mansfield brining me on required a lot of help.  Joe Choplin was taking calls 24/7 for anything I needed (and still does).  As we grew as a market and I continued to work on my personal and professional development, I couldn’t be more thankful for our peers in our Performance Group Cities (Boston, Indy, Cinci, and Tampa), along with Ken Miner, Meredith Cimeno, Tom Stone, and Paul Weybrew.  They are always willing to communicate and share ideas with me.  Over the last 5 years as I’ve transitioned into my role as DOO, I’ve been surrounded by an incredible team of FSMs, CCMs, Operations Manager Steve Reid, Tyler Olson, and our entire Admin Support team that keeps it all together. 

This ten year tenure is a great milestone and it couldn’t be accomplished without help from everyone above. Thanks for your help and efforts!

Friday, May 25, 2018

1st Annual City Wide Olympics

Jenny Schmidt: Contractor Coordinator

We had a full afternoon of fun on Wednesday as The Games of the 1st City Wide Olympiad were held at North River Hills Park in Burnsville. There were 21 individuals competing in 4 events, consisting of Kubb, Cornhole, Bocce Ball, and Pig (the basketball version).  The weather was great, maybe a bit hot for some, but overall it was an enjoyable day for outdoor activities and some team bonding.

We started the afternoon with a tournament of Kubb. If you’ve never heard of or played Kubb before, it is a game that basically involves the throwing of wooden sticks to knock over wooden blocks. Here’s a link to a more in-depth explanation:

The champions of Kubb were, Steve & Mitch! Second place in Kubb were, Shelly, Hutch, & Jenny!

The next tournament played was Cornhole, where Joel and Tyler D. were crowned champions! Tyler O. and Jenny took 2nd!

The last two games played for the day were bocce ball and pig. Joel ended up taking 1st place in both events, while Andrew & Mark took 2nd in bocce ball and Jarrad took 2nd in pig!

To say we are all competitive is an understatement, as there was plenty of banter back and forth all afternoon. Over the last few months, we’ve added quite a few new faces to our City Wide team, so it was a good chance for everyone to interact outside of the office! We hope to make this a yearly tradition and an enjoyable event for everyone to look forward to!