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Celebrating Hispanic Culture

Celebrating Hispanic Culture

Submitted by: Rafael Prieto, General Manager- TitleMax Carrollton, TX. During National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15, we recognize the contributions made by and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. Hispanic Heritage Month, which originated in 1968, begins each year on September 15 and celebrates the independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile, and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period, as well as Columbus Day (Día de la Raza) on October 12. The term …

TMX Cares: A Company-Wide Initiative!

TMX Cares: A Company-Wide Initiative!

We believe in helping people and have made it our business to care for the communities where we live and work! Our newest TMX Cares commitment reflects the local nature of our business as we strive to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need and helps us to address the educational needs, food, and overall health and wellness of those in our communities. We recently launched a new Company-wide commitment to host quarterly donation drives at our 1,200 plus store locations and our two corporate offices. According to President Otto Bielss, “It’s very important for our …

When Your Career Plan Changes

When Your Career Plan Changes

Read about how our current Veterans have transitioned their military skills and experience into successful business careers. Submitted by: Jim Vaughan, United States Navy IC3  Senior VP Operations – East I wouldn’t trade anything for the time I spent in the Navy. When asked, I always say the Navy provided me with the two greatest experiences in my life. During my enlistment, I learned the true value of education and I met my wife who was attending college where I was stationed. Growing up, I was always curious about how things worked and operated. If it made a sound or …

Army Linguist turned E.V.P of Operations

Army Linguist turned E.V.P of Operations

Read about how our current Veterans have transitioned their military skills and experience into successful business careers. Submitted by: Theodore Helgesen, Executive Vice President Operations 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 …

Independence Day

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

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!

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

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

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

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 …

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