Tuesday, January 29, 2019

FMSC

Clare Ten Pas: Facility Services Manager

Our team volunteered last week at Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit organization that works to provide nutritionally complete meals for malnourished children around the world. At each packing event, the volunteers work together in an assembly line to fill packages of food that get sent around the world to feed children in need. The team at FMSC make it a friendly and fun competitive event, and encourage each team to compete against the other volunteers to see who can pack up the most boxes of food. The last time City Wide volunteered at FMSC, we split ourselves into two teams and competed against each other instead of the rest of the volunteers. The jury is officially still out on which team won, although it certainly wasn’t my team that lost. On Wednesday, we decided to combine our efforts and compete together as one City Wide team against all of the other volunteers. It doesn’t matter, although for the record, City Wide did have the highest number of packed boxes. But who’s counting.

Healthy competition is a big part of our company culture, but the biggest reason we wanted to pack the largest amount of boxes was because the ultimate goal is to feed as many children in need as possible. As a whole, all of the volunteers during our session filled enough packages of food to feed 111 children in Haiti for an entire year. It was incredibly rewarding to hear those results, but there is always more work to be done. I’m sure we’ll be back soon to hopefully beat our own record and send even more packages of food to children in need!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Welcome, Mitch Whiting!

Mitch Brunette: Vice President - Director of Operations

I would like to take a minute to introduce Mitch Whiting, our newest FSM covering the Central Metro Territory!  We had a lot of fun getting to know Mitch in the interview process and we are glad he came to join us. 

Mitch has a background as a GM at Enterprise Rent-a-Car prior to coming to join us, and held numerous other roles during his time there.  Since he’s been with City Wide, we had about 3-4 fun weeks going out to see clients and various people, having the opportunity to introduce ourselves as “Mitch and this is also Mitch” while watching the puzzled looks on their faces.

Fortunately, Mitch started just in time to make it to our Holiday party where he had an opportunity to get to know most of our team in a non-work setting and we had the opportunity to meet his fiancĂ©, Melissa (Mel), as well. 

Welcome to City Wide Mitch!