Amy Smith

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Army Linguist turned Chief Business Officer

Read about how our current Veterans have transitioned their military skills and experience into successful business careers. Submitted by: Theodore Helgesen, Chief Business Officer and Former Army Persian Farsi Linguist  I am a champion of our Veterans Hiring Commitment, TMX Project SERV.  I am a U.S. Army Veteran, with four years in the Army Reserve as a Crew Chief on OH -58 and UH-1 helicopters and four years active duty as an Airborne Military Intelligence Linguist in the 18th Airborne Corp in Fort Bragg North Carolina and the 2nd Armored Calvary Unit in Fort Polk Louisiana. When I began my …

MANAGING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

Submitted by: Kristen DuBose, Director of Talent Acquisition, Operations In today’s world there are roughly 1,000 applications for every open position; so, managing your brand is a key factor in landing your dream job, now more than ever. Did you know that 33% of employers make a hiring decision within the first 90 seconds of an interview? This enhances the importance of body language, personality, executive presence, and so many other intangible qualities that are part of your personal brand. Most major organizations have a branding strategy that includes phrases, logos, and jingles. These things help define the organization, its …

Meet July TMX Ambassador, Amy Monreal!

Each month, two TMX Ambassadors are recognized for personifying all four of the Company’s values: Excellence, Integrity, Enthusiasm, and Respect. These employees display our Company values in every facet of their careers. A very special thank you to both of these TMX Ambassadors for all their hard work and dedication in making us the great company we are today! Join us in congratulating Amy Monreal on being selected as one of our July TMX Ambassadors! Amy is the general manager at our Huntsville, AL (Huntsville 4) location. Here is what Amy had to say about her journey with the Company: “Three …

Independence Day

Submitted by: James Placek, Vice President of Operations Division 4 Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the 13 American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other …

Love and Respect for Our Country

Submitted by: Rosanne Salmen, Customer Service Representative, Las Vegas, NV The Fourth of July means a great deal to me as my father was a “lifer” in the military and we were brought up to love and respect our Country. Just like most people, we spent the Fourth of July with family and friends, either at the beach or in the backyard pool. We grilled the usual hot dogs and hamburgers and shot off the good ole’ “Safe and Sane” fireworks at night. But unlike most people, we were not allowed to forget what this holiday meant to our Country and all …

Celebrating, Remembering, and Honoring!

Submitted by: Brian Peveroff, Store Manager Ogden, Utah The 4th of July, to me, is not just a day to go to parades, barbecue, and set off fireworks. A lot of people mistake holidays like this as a day of relaxation, food, and fun; however, the Fourth of July is a day of celebration of the freedom others fought to provide us with 241 years ago and of those who continue the fight to this day! Independence Day is a day to celebrate the freedom that we as Americans have to live our lives the way we see fit and …

Continuing Traditions

Submitted by: Allan Cieniuch, Regional Director of Operations, Southern California Ronald Reagan said it best, “For one who was born and grew up in the small towns of the Midwest, there is a special kind of nostalgia about the Fourth of July.” When I was young growing up outside of Chicago, July 4th was always a special time. We would wake up early and catch the local parade in downtown Brookfield and afterwards we would BBQ, play baseball, and swim. Then, we would wait with high anticipation for the sun to go down and the fireworks to start. There is …

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Submitted by: Marcelino Del Bosque, Store Manager, Phoenix, Arizona The Fourth of July is a day of independence and freedom. This is the day the original thirteen colonies claimed their independence from Great Britain by signing the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This is a significant event because it led to the birth of the United States. In today’s modern society, we celebrate this historical event by watching the explosion of fireworks with friends, family, and those close to us. It is a day to appreciate how blessed each and every citizen of the United States is to …

Freedom, Family, and Sacrifice

Submitted by: Elisa Silva, Store Manager, Glendale, Arizona The 4th of July means freedom, family, and sacrifice to me. We have the freedom to live and grow as individuals. We have the freedom to become anything we set our sights on. We have these freedoms because of the sacrifices so many men and women have made for us for hundreds of years. Family – a strong unit that ties not only by blood, but by love and trust. The 4th of July is a time when you can spend time with family and forget the everyday hustle and bustle of …

July 4th Celebration in the Mountains

Submitted by: Justine Faasse, General Manager, Nevada Growing up, the 4th of July created a lot of great family memories and now it’s a day I truly look forward to as it brings my whole family back together, allowing our kids the opportunity to gain the same memories. For us, the day begins with all the aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents meeting up. A lot of people come in from out of town to spend the holiday weekend together swimming and having family nights out. For the 4th of July in particular, we spend a good portion of the morning working together to get everything …

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