Friday, August 26, 2016

Welcoming Jenny Ewert!

Brian Mansfield: Controller

I am pleased to announce the addition of Jenny Ewert to the City Wide Maintenance of Minnesota team!  Jenny is joining our administrative team, in the role of Contractor Coordinator. 

This is a new role to CWM of Minnesota that we were able to add, thanks to our continued growth.  Jenny will be helping us continue to find great service providers to work with, while also helping free up some time for our Facilities Services Managers.  This will allow the FSM’s to devote more time to their primary objectives, of helping our clients save time and solve problems.

Jenny comes to City Wide with experience in staffing and has hit the ground running in her two weeks with us.  Because this is a new role, she has the opportunity to really help shape and develop the position and I’m excited to see where she takes it!  To learn a little more about her, take a look at her bio.

Welcome Jenny!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Back To School

Shelly Grohovsky: Bookkeeper

Each year, my kids, my husband and I are so excited for summer to roll around, so we can enjoy some bike rides to the park, swimming, bbq’s, boating, and family birthdays.  Our schedule usually fills up before summer has even begun and then it’s all over before we know it!  So, here we are, with a mere two weeks left of summer, before it’s back to school once again.  I like to think of myself as a planner & a fairly organized person.  However, this year I dropped the ball and I am scrambling to get school supplies and new clothes bought, before my oldest one’s first day of 1st grade.  To me, this is more of a trying task than getting my child to do her homework!   Needless to say, I’m only about 1/3 of the way toward getting this accomplished. I’m sure I’ll be running around with the other last-minute shoppers on Labor Day weekend, finishing up our school shopping.  Along with all the busyness that is the planning & prepping, comes all kinds of emotions leading to that first day.  There’s the anxious feeling of how the day will go…  What will the teacher be like?  Will the classroom be easy enough to find without getting lost?   Will the kids be friendly?  Will school be fun?  (Yep, this is me….all me.  –I am the anxious one!) My daughter gets the typically butterflies in her stomach, but she herself, is a social butterfly, ready to learn and make new friends!  It’s bittersweet watching her grow up before our eyes!  Before we know it, she'll be in a cap & gown and those first days of school will be just memories.  But until then, we'll keep making the most of our summers and enjoy seeing her progress each school year!
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your summer and for those of you with littles heading back to school, I hope this school year is a memorable one for the books!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Warhammer 40k

Tyler DeVries: Night Manager

I recently had the pleasure of representing America on team USA, for the ETC (European team championships) where we competed against 32 other countries in a game called, Warhammer 40,000.

Warhammer 40k is a model-based, tactical game, where you use different strategies to out-play your opponent, and roll dice to determine effects in the game. I have been playing for 15 years, competitively for the last 7 years. This game has brought me all over the US to compete in competitions, where I was ranked and able to make the team.

This year, the competition was in Athens, Greece.  We competed in one of the old Olympic stadiums, which was pretty neat. The competition was three days long, and by the end of it, we placed 7th.  There were some upsets in some games, but that can happen.  Overall, this was a good year for us.

I have also placed well enough this year, to make the team again next year, where I will be competing in Spain!