Friday, April 19, 2013

Week In Review: April 14th - 20th

Jarrad Nickolite: Facility Service Manager
 
Lots of big things going on in the West Metro!

We have started several new facilities this year and bunch more coming up, which is awesome.  I am pretty sure I don’t have to worry about being bored moving forward ;-)

I always enjoy spring time because that means Spring Cleaning!  This is a really busy time for our company as our customers are looking to have windows, carpets and tile cleaned.  They are also looking at other areas to be addressed like parking lot sweeping; to remove salt and sand debris from winter snow removal crews.

One of the funniest things I have read this week was in an email string, someone was reaching out to somebody else, wondering if they knew if spring fell on a Saturday this year.  Absolutely perfect for how things have been going.  I also bought a new boat this February and I’m itching to put it in the water.  My first fishing tournament of the year is in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on May 20th…nervous but can’t wait.

I know a couple of weeks ago Mitch touched on the Jamaica trip so I thought I could fill everyone in a bit.  Greg, Mitch, Tyler, and myself had a phenomenal time down there soaking up the sun.  I can’t speak for them but I can assure you, I was a beach bum the entire time. The weather was beautiful, high of 85 degrees each day.  Everything about the resort felt like paradise and I cannot wait to make it down to Puerto Vallarta next year.  It was also great to meet everyone and finally put a face with and name.  I think the highlight of the trip was the DOO from Kansas City caught a 8 and a half foot Marlin which turned out to be the biggest fish that captain has ever caught!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Week In Review: April 7th - 14th

Tyler Olson: Sales Executive

It has been a busy and great couple of months for me and the sales department. We have had a great start to the year including moving into a new office. As I said,  we have had a busy start to the year beginning many new long term relationships between City Wide and our new clients. We always enjoy helping building managers and facilities departments to streamline their operations by assisting them in the management of their facilities, and consolidating their vendor lists by offering anything and everything that you would need to maintain your building properly. This time of year is always a good time of year for companies to look into their cleaning situations. Spring is near (if it ever gets here) and its also the beginning of the fiscal year for many companies.
 
Another exciting event that has happened in the sales department is that I was promoted to Sales Executive. I have spent the last year with City Wide learning the ways of the business and now I am ready to move into a more involved role in the sales process. I’m very excited to start the next part of my journey with City Wide and help as many people as I can in their facilities!
In addition, I was just as excited to hire someone to replace me in the department as a sales associate and found that person two weeks ago in Nick Harris. We are very excited about this young man’s potential and his enthusiasm regarding the industry and what we do.
 
On a more personal note, about a month ago, I took a great trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with my wife and a couple of our friends. We stayed at the Royal Playa Del Carmen resort which is the same place we stayed on our honeymoon 5 years ago. We managed to fit a couple activities in during our week down there (besides eating and relaxing). We played golf at a great course called Playacar and went snorkeling and cliff jumping at Xel-Ha. It was an amazing week in the sun and surf.