Friday, April 4, 2014

Week In Review: March 31st - April 4th

Andrew Chapman: Sales Associate:

It seems that the City Wide team has been very focused on the weather which comes of no surprise.  As I write this, we are being blanketed by another snow storm that could reach up to a foot in depth.  I thought it being Spring time and seeing grass meant we were heading out of winter.  Looks like we’ll be plowing and shoveling for at least another week.

But not all is bad for Minnesota this time of the year.  The Minnesota Gophers won the Basketball Championship in the NIT.  Not the true March Madness but nevertheless, enjoyable to watch.  Our City Wide team also had a big victory recently.  At our Annual Convention that was in Florida this year, City Wide of Minnesota was announced as the top franchise of the year.  This was a huge honor for us as we’ve been aware of our great success but there were a lot of great markets across the country that we had to beat out to earn this award.  The sales team has been in overdrive throughout the winter and a lot of our success has come from that consistency.  I have to give props to our entire operations team, though.  They have kept all of our clients happy with continual communication, proactive attention to details, and overwhelming hard work.  Great job team we all deserve this!

For me, I’ve been living a more quiet life.  I think most of us are still in hibernation until Spring comes.  I mean actual Spring; with birds singing, doing yard work, and being able to ENJOY grilling.  Last weekend was a lot of family time.  Jessica’s brother and grandpa had their birthdays last week so we celebrated with them most of the weekend.  My grandpa, Dick Chapman, turned 84 last weekend, as well.  We threw him a big party with a lot of friends and family that came.  My dad also surprised him with some of his old buddies from WCCO.  Some of the friends were Steve Murphy, Erik Escola, Rob Brown, and Bruce Hagevik.  A little difficult getting a word in with any of them because the stories didn’t stop until they walked out the door.  I could tell my grandpa enjoyed it and that’s what it was all about!