Friday, March 11, 2011

Week In Review: March 7th - 11th

Greg - President:
This has been a great week for City Wide!! I got the news on Tuesday that we have been awarded a substantial new account. It is a 750,000 square foot manufacturing account that starts April 1st. We're so excited to start the account and show them what City Wide can do.

Because of the new account, we've started the hunt for a new operations manager who would work four days a week. We're looking for a qualified, enthusiastic, and responsible hire to join our team. We have hope that we'll find the perfect candidate!

In the mean time we've been working on a few other building maintenance projects. Earlier this week we oversaw a thermal fogging project for a property management company. The old tenant used to work with fertilizers and the odor lingered on no matter what the property manager tried or did. I was on-site video tapping the process-- video to some soon!

On the office front, we finalized a Spring Clean marketing project this week as well. We mailed out 1,200 brochures and fliers regarding spring cleaning and how City Wide can help you with any building maintenance need.

Personally, I spent the weekend up at Lake of the Woods with Kelly. We had a really fun time ice fishing. We caught our limit (enough for dinner too) of sauger each day and a few walleye-- including the biggest of the weekend, Kelly caught a 20-incher.

March Madness is upon us once again... and once again my nerves are starting to get rattled. We are die-hard Kansas Jayhawk fans and we're hoping to see them go far in the tournament this year! Let's hope!

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Mitch - Quality Control Manager:
I'm back from vacation with much to accomplish. We received a short notice for new start event on Tuesday which was my first day back and were able to get it all set and started successfully in Edina. Everyone likes the new venue-- it is a kitchen school and retail shop. The kitchens are beautiful and we all envy the products that they sell-- sure wish we could put it in our own homes! I'm very excited to be part of the venue and help improve their cleanliness and other maintenance needs!

BIG congrats to all involved in the sale of a very large manufacturing account in the north metro! We are very excited to get going and help out from the south to make sure it all gets off to a great start.

My vacation to Arizona was a great time away. I enjoyed the warmth but I’m glad to be back in the great state of Minnesota even though I’m ready for winter to come to an end. This upcoming weekend is filled with house projects, boat projects, and birthdays for a number of my inlaws-- Should be entertaining!

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Kelly - Business Development:
Other than getting the news that we we've been awarded the large manufacturing account mentioned above by Greg and Mitch, I was quite happy to hear that the projected 16 inches of snow headed our way DID NOT infact, head our way this week :-) I'm ready for the snow to melt and for spring to move in full force.

My week consisted of office meetings, new start walk-thrus, and putting together multiple proposals for the team. I've been very busy with proposals of any spring clean type nature this week, and know that it will only continue to get busier and busier!

On Monday, Greg and I arrived back to the work week after ice fishing up at Lake of the Woods. Greg beat me at number of caught fish, but I caught the biggest fish of the weekend-- a 20 incher.

This weekend you will find me watching college basketball. KU plays tonight and hopefully tomorrow night for the Big 12 Championship Tournament. And then of course Selection Sunday is this weekend as well. ROCK CHALK!


Don't forget to spring your clocks forward this weekend as well!!
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~Your City Wide Team