Friday, February 23, 2018

Congratulations to our FSM/CCM of the Quarter/Year!!

Mitch Brunette: Director of Operations
At City Wide, we strive for great customer service and long term client relationships.  In Minnesota, we’ve always been competitive in these areas and appreciate our team’s consistent efforts in maintaining long term clients and helping them out with additional needs and services, to keep their buildings looking great.

City Wide recognizes Quarterly high performers based on client retention and other client retention metrics, and our FSM & Contract Compliance Managers are eligible to receive a plaque congratulating their success each quarter.  We’ve had a number of our FSMs earn these throughout each quarter, however, each quarter there is an “FSM/CCM of the Quarter” winning team, and then annually an “FSM/CCM of the Year” winning team. 

For 4th Quarter of 2017 the winners were Alex Underwood and Mark Camp of the North West Metro. This is very exciting as it’s not easy to be the team of the quarter, and it is the first time for a team in our office. Great job Mark and Alex! Thank you for your dedication and efforts to serve your clients at a very high level!

For the 2017 annual contest, our very own Ryan Sauser and Tyler DeVries are the winning team for the entire year!  Although these two were not ranked first in any quarter, they were consistently high in the standings, allowing them to take home the top award for the year! 

There are approximately 80 teams competing for these awards and we are very impressed with our two teams winning these for the first time. Nice job bringing them home!

Friday, February 2, 2018

MN Vikings/Super Bowl

Mitch Brunette

The Super Bowl is here, it is in our backyard, and sadly our 2017 MN Viking’s didn’t make the cut! It was a tough end to a great season and I know many consider it a waste of a season since we didn’t go all the way.  For me, I am very thankful for what this team gave us this year, which was an improbable record with all factors considered and a look at how competitive we should be able to be in the next few years, having a real shot at a Super Bowl Appearance!

I personally haven’t made it downtown to see any of the Super Bowl madness, but I’ve heard many stories.  We have some clients in downtown and I’ve driven closely enough by to have seen endless trailers set up, various structures set up, and as a Nordic skier, I’ve seen the Birkie Bridge videos set up in downtown, which is very cool! I don’t have any plans to be downtown to experience it first-hand, but I am appreciative that I was able to be at our final game of the season and experience the “Minneapolis Miracle” first-hand!

My father in law, Mark, gave Liz and I tickets for our Christmas present, to go to the game with him and a friend of his.  What a gift it was!  Vikings fans will tell stories of where they were when that incredible play happened for years and years to come and I truly believe it will be a Top 5 MN Sports moment for the rest of my lifetime.  The stadium went nuts and time literally stood still for a good 10 minutes as we celebrated, hugged strangers, took shaky pictures (see photo), and high fived as many people as we could find.  That, to me, made the whole season worth it! I can’t wait to see what our QB situation is for next year and get ready to attack 2018, returning for unfinished business.  Enjoy the madness while it is in town, and hopefully it boosts the Minnesota Economy!