Friday, June 24, 2011

Week in Review: June 20th - 24th

Greg Mansfield - President:
It’s been another busy week here at City Wide—can’t believe it’s already Friday!

Earlier this week, I sponsored and played in two golf tournaments. One was for the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and the other tournament was for IFMA. Tuesday’s tournament up in Brooklyn Park at the Edinburgh Golf Course and it sure was an interesting one—two massive severe thunderstorms rolled through while the participants and I tried to play. It rained most of the afternoon and at one point the tornado sirens were sounded! My teammates and I finished the 18 holes and actually won with the best score, but only four teams finished and turned in their scorecards because of the weather!

Fun times aside, we’ve all been working hard on a bid for a large office complex here in the Twin Cities. I feel good about our chances and know that City Wide could do wonders for their facility—only time will tell

As far as this weekend goes, Kelly and I are going to go up to the Brainerd Lakes area to visit my aunt and uncle who have a lake cabin. The weather is forecasted to be really nice, can’t wait for a nice, relaxing weekend up at the cabin!

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Mitch Brunette - Facility Service Manager:
Well I had quite the busy week last week getting our newest client which is 180,000 square feet of cleanable area into a stable condition. For the first week, we started out servicing the building with fifteen cleaners and four to five managers… and after our hard work, we’ve got it down to six cleaners and one manager! It is very exciting to see how much dirt we have removed from their building and how much we have impacted their community within the office. A lot of nice equipment and great efforts by the hands doing the work contributed to this successful start.

Then over the weekend we completed two strip and wax projects for a set of our group customers that get quarterly floor care. These quarterly floor care projects sure keep their medical clinics looking shiny and new at all times!

Monday we were rained out of a parking lot stripe and stencil job that we are still waiting for a clear window of time to get completed later this week, but it’s looking like it will have to be this weekend instead.

In other news, I just got back in from Las Vegas late on Tuesday evening and was back to work on Wednesday. Las Vegas was awesome even though I'm not a gambler. The sun and poolside were enough for me to relax. Liz and I walked up and down the strip twice, covering a good four miles or so each time. It was fun to walk around, visiting the casinos and checking out the architecture at the hotels. Very good time all in all, and most importantly am recharged and relaxed to get back at it this next week!

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Jarrad Nickolite - Facility Service Manager:
This week has been successful! Both Mitch and Tyler were able to hand over their last bit of accounts to me. I'm sure it’s a little bitter sweet, but mostly exciting for everyone. I can now put together a solid route sheet that works good for both my clients and myself. Things are definately moving forward in the west metro!

I would like to thank all three of my night managers for their hard work and for keeping me up to date on everything that’s been going on. I guess I'm the lucky one who gets the help from not only one night manager, but from all three :-) Thanks Mark, Eric, and Steve-- Keep up the good work!

The extra charge ork has been a bit slow this week but I have several things coming up the pipeline.... I will keep you posted.

Like the extra charge work, the home front has also been a bit low key. Lana has been out of town all week soaking up the sun in Florida for business, obviously I’m jealous... But somebody has to stay home and hold down the fort! I’ll be spending my time watching the College Word Series.

On a personal note, this weekend Lana and I have a wedding to attend in downtown Minneapolis, so no cabin time or fishing for me. I’m a bit bummed but the wedding should be a great time!

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Mark Josephson - Night Manager:
This past week I had the opportunity to help out the south territory by night managing one of their accounts. As I normally work in the north, it was good to see how things are run down there and I was able to pick up some new ways to more effectively manage my work load in the north. I have always thought that it's easy to settle down and get into a groove, but change is hard. Well this week I have realized that change is what you make of it.
“There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction”
Winston Churchill

On a personal note this past week I had a great Birthday and Father's Day I was able to play some golf and spend time with family and friends from out of town.

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~Your City Wide Team