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Juneteenth for Me

Juneteenth for Me

On June 19, 1865 two and a half years after the official Emancipation Proclamation was read, the enslaved population of Galveston, Texas was finally free. This is known as Juneteenth. For me, Juneteenth signifies Freedom, the day of Jubilee! It is a day to reflect on our nation’s history, and a day to remember and acknowledge the lag in justice for Black lives. As a woman of West African and Jamaican descent, born and raised in Queens, New York, I admittedly did not grow up celebrating Juneteenth. I learned about Juneteenth after attending a festival held at our local cultural …

What Juneteenth Signifies to Me

What Juneteenth Signifies to Me

For me, Juneteenth signifies African American freedom. This day commemorates the abolishment of slavery for my ancestors and recognizes the end to the brutality of being enslaved. I celebrate this day just as the Fourth of July is celebrated. As part of the celebration, I educate my children and family on the importance of the holiday. Celebrating diversity is important at the TMX Finance® Family of Companies because it can help eliminate unconscious biases. In general, a diverse workplace is more likely to understand an employee’s needs and come up with ideas to fulfill them. It also increases morale and instills a …

Juneteenth For Me

Juneteenth For Me

Growing up in school, I remember I had a pretty good knowledge of, and fascination with, history. I remember learning about the Boston Tea Party in 1773, the Civil War from 1861-1865, the Roaring 20s followed by The Great Depression in 1929, trench warfare during World War I, and so many other events throughout history. I also remember as a child always celebrating the 4th of July at my aunt’s house in Monroe, GA. It was my favorite holiday at the time because my aunt would always buy the kids a blow-up pool to swim in. Growing up, I learned …

Why Fitness is Important to Me

Why Fitness is Important to Me

Fitness should be important to everyone because it is truly the best form of self-care and the best thing you can do for your body, both mentally and physically! For me personally, fitness is important because I have seen not only an improvement in my own health, but I’ve also seen it dramatically improve my parents’ health. My dad has a heart condition called Afib, or Atrial Fibrillation, which is essentially an irregular or very rapid heartbeat, and my mom has had breast cancer. Being that Afib is hereditary and breast cancer is thought to potentially be hereditary, these are …

Autism is Not My Identity

Autism is Not My Identity

My name is Hannah Reen and I’m 22 years old. I’ve been with the Company for almost six months and work in the Savannah corporate office as the Multi-Media and Content Producer. I have autism. People often describe individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome as people who are on the “higher functioning” side of the spectrum. In relative comparison, that is true. Autism is a spectrum that includes different types, or “levels,” to categorize and appropriately identify a person. So, in a sense, I am “higher functioning” than others on the spectrum that deal with different cognitive development issues. However, at the …

Light It Up Blue

Light It Up Blue

Our days begin the same: early alarm, school clothes picked out, Fruity Pebbles or something similar, and then rushing out the door all the while forgetting to “style” his hair or some other morning crisis that we discover after pulling out of the driveway. The conversations on the way to school are usually endless about Pokémon, Minecraft, or the current video game of choice. The rare quiet mornings are because of late nights watching Star Wars or needing to finish our Lego War. While the “Ground Hog Day” feeling is ever present, the routine is very important. Rowan was diagnosed …

Touched by Autism

Touched by Autism

My name is Shelley Hotchkiss, and I am a District Director of Operations in St Louis, Missouri. I’ve just celebrated my one-year anniversary with our wonderful Company in March and I’m grateful for this opportunity to share another title I’m proud to hold: “Molly’s Mom.” Becoming a mom is hands-down the greatest thing I’ve ever done. My daughter, Molly, is the center of everything I do. She is my “Why.”  Molly was diagnosed with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when she was nine-years-old. Autism is rarely a single diagnosis; Molly also has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Anxiety and …

TMX Finance® Family of Companies Earns Three Military Friendly® Employer Designations for 2022

TMX Finance® Family of Companies Earns Three Military Friendly® Employer Designations for 2022

Savannah, Georgia (March 2022) — The TMX Finance® Family of Companies announced today it is a Military Friendly® Gold Employer for the third consecutive year, representing what it means to be “Better for Veterans; Better for America.” In addition to earning the prestigious Gold Employer distinction, the Company has also earned recognition as a Military Friendly® Spouse Employer as well as a Military Friendly® Diversity Program Supplier award recipient for our commitment to the larger military community, too. For 19 years, Military Friendly® has set the standard for organizations to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. This …

Black History Month 2022: What Does Black History Means to Me

Black History Month 2022: What Does Black History Means to Me

Black History Month is a time of reflection, appreciation, education, and celebration! The TMX Finance® Family of Companies is proud to honor and share the contributions of African Americans throughout history, including our own Black Team Members who’ve made history in our communities and throughout our business. We invite you to learn about what Black History Month has meant to our Team Members throughout the years in our annual blog series. Atlanta resident and General Manager Lisa Nicole White has a message for the next generation of Black leaders seeking to make an impact: “Learn your history and continue to …

Find Your TMX Career Love Through Our Mission of Helping People

Find Your TMX Career Love Through Our Mission of Helping People

In 2014, I went into a local sandwich shop in San Antonio, TX. If you asked me today, I would tell you I never thought my craving for a sandwich would change my entire future. After paying for my sandwich, I headed to my car and a sign caught my eye. It read “$2,000, $3,000, $5,000.” At the time, I needed $2,500 to pay off some tickets in order to renew my driver’s license, and the job I was applying for required me to have a valid one; I was stuck with no options. I had gone to my bank …