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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 …

Memorial Day – A Day of Remembrance

Memorial Day – A Day of Remembrance

 “Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It’s a day to be with the family and remember.” Ronald Reagan, 1986 Leading up to this Memorial Day, I reached out to several of our veteran and current military Team Members so we could share their personal stories on what this sacred day means …

TMX Finance® Family of Companies Honored as a VETS Indexes Recognized Employer

TMX Finance® Family of Companies Honored as a VETS Indexes Recognized Employer

Savannah, Georgia (May 20, 2021)— The TMX Finance® Family of Companies is proud to announce they have earned the designation as a VETS Indexes Recognized Employer, as part of the 2021 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes the organization’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting veteran employees and others in the military-connected community. Tracy Young, Chief Executive Officer of the TMX Finance® Family of Companies, is honored to receive this distinguished award, “We value the integrity, leadership, and accountability our military veterans and their families bring to our organization.  As we continue our commitment to serving those who …

Women in Leadership Spotlight – Kelley Frazier

Women in Leadership Spotlight – Kelley Frazier

You started as a CSR and are now a Certified GM Trainer. Tell us about your journey. I started as a Customer Service Representative back in 2012. I didn’t even know what the title of a vehicle looked like. I worked as a CSR in TitleMax® of Conway for a year and a half. During that time, I was the over-achiever, always volunteering to run errands and help other stores with staffing, and I craved the Goal Board like no other. Once I was actually given the position as Assistant Store Manager, I was already there mentally. I stayed in …

#TMXCareerLove – Share Your Story

#TMXCareerLove – Share Your Story

As a 31-year-old wife and mother, I have always struggled with finding that perfect balance of having a career that would allow me time with my family. I love how this Company has given me that perfect balance that allows me to enjoy building my career while still maintaining my home life. Being the wife of a first responder has its own set of challenges, but ones that have taught me to take each day as a blessing and to enjoy every day with no regrets. My son is by far my greatest accomplishment and my biggest blessing. So, it …

My Native American Roots

My Native American Roots

Growing up, I was raised to be proud of my Native American roots and Comanche runs deep on my mother’s side of the family. In 1977, I had the opportunity to meet my great-grandmother who spoke mainly her native language with a little Spanish; she was 104 at that time. With the help of my grandfather, he was able to translate the fascinating stories of her childhood and how she lived. It was like stepping back in time and being educated without the history books. This is a memory I will always treasure.  A few years ago, through modern technology, …

When Hollywood Learned to Speak Different Languages

When Hollywood Learned to Speak Different Languages

Enrique Gonzalez serves as an expert movie critic and writes a weekly column for a local Hispanic news publication in Phoenix, AZ. In addition to his role as a General Manager at TMX Finance® Family of Companies, he has been a local radio and television personality, movie promoter, and most recently, a podcast host. At the beginning of the industrial film era most productions did not have audio. In 1920, the silent cinema was a universal cinema, so the nationality of the actors did not matter nor their voices. Really, the quality Hollywood was seeking were faces that looked good …

Beyond Proud

Beyond Proud

I learned early on, from growing up Hispanic, that family is the most important part of our culture.  Life brings many uncertainties and in a world of constant change, family is the one constant I will always have. Both my parents were born in Mexico and have passed down many elements of our culture and heritage but placed the most importance on family.  I am from a small border town in Sonora/Arizona called Nogales.  I lived on the Mexican side of the border up until I graduated from middle school and then moved to the American side to finish high …