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The Fire Inside

The Fire Inside

Submitted by: Laura Fain, TitleMax General Manager “Often it’s the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self.” This quote has resonated with me throughout the years. I always wondered that if I was never a domestic violence survivor, if I would be as determined and courageous enough to go through life with the highest expectations for myself. It wasn’t until almost dying that I truly understood the power that I personally had to be whomever I wanted to be. I am not regretful of my experience; in fact, I owe my success to my experience. Without …

Young and Fearless- My Journey Through Breast Cancer…

Young and Fearless- My Journey Through Breast Cancer…

Submitted by: Amber Black, Director of Human Resources/Workforce Management Goodness, where do I begin?  Well for starters, I could explain the utter shock of my diagnosis at age 32 considering there was NO prior history of breast cancer in my family.  I was diagnosed on 6/19/2015 with Triple Negative (TNBC) Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) of my left breast, Stage 1 and Grade 3. Now, once you become well versed in the topic of cancer, you begin to learn that the Stage determines how far along the cancer is when you’re diagnosed and is based on how large the tumor is, …

The GMs Tell All: Patricia Morena

The GMs Tell All: Patricia Morena

We’re excited to launch a new video series based on our recent GM Town Hall Meetings. The internal Company videos are a compilation of several Town Hall style meetings our Company President, Otto Bielss, held virtually with our store operations team members across the country. The General Managers asked the questions and our leadership team was ready with the answers! These are unscripted meetings where our team members discuss their ideas, ask questions, or share concerns. Read about some of our team members who participated in the meetings as they share their experience. Submitted by: Patricia Morena, General Manager, North Richland …

The GMs Tell All: Gus Perea

The GMs Tell All: Gus Perea

We’re excited to launch a new video series based on our recent GM Town Hall Meetings. The internal Company videos are a compilation of several Town Hall style meetings our Company President, Otto Bielss, held virtually with our store operations team members across the country. The General Managers asked the questions and our leadership team was ready with the answers! These are unscripted meetings where our team members discuss their ideas, ask questions, or share concerns. Read about some of our team members who participated in the meetings as they share their experience. Submitted by: Gustavo Perea, General Manager, Palmdale …

The GMs Tell All: Yvonne Aintablian

The GMs Tell All: Yvonne Aintablian

We’re excited to launch a new video series based on our recent GM Town Hall Meetings. The internal Company videos are a compilation of several Town Hall style meetings our Company President, Otto Bielss, held virtually with our store operations team members across the country. The General Managers asked the questions and our leadership team was ready with the answers! These are unscripted meetings where our team members discuss their ideas, ask questions, or share concerns. Read about some of our team members who participated in the meetings as they share their experience. Submitted by: Yvonne Aintablian, General Manager, West Covina …

School Supplies = Success!

School Supplies = Success!

Submitted by: Jamie Lane, Director of Internal Communications  Throughout July and August, we held our first Company-wide Back-to-School Supply Drive. This drive event was just the first of many fundraising opportunities we recently rolled out as part of our new TMX Cares Community Initiatives commitment. Our stores across the country have been holding separate back-to-school supply drives for many years, which is why we decided it was time to bring everyone together at the same time to support our local children, schools, and non-profits in a unified approach. This drive event is an important part of our TMX Cares commitment …

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 …

#DefineYourDrive: Helping Others

#DefineYourDrive: Helping Others

To honor our veteran hiring commitment, TMX PROJECT SERV, we are recognizing veterans within our Company; sharing their transition into a civilian career and how their military experience has helped them succeed. Submitted by: Jose Mercado, General Manager  I joined the U.S. Army Military Police Corps in 1984 and served until 1996, then served during Desert Storm with the 1st Cavalry Division. My time in the military changed my life, teaching me self-discipline and self-motivation. I also traveled the world and experienced many different cultures personally, which taught me that there is a whole other world out there that we …

President Otto Bielss, named one of SOUTH Magazine’s GREATEST bosses of 2017!

President Otto Bielss, named one of SOUTH Magazine’s GREATEST bosses of 2017!

When you think of President Otto Bielss, what comes to mind? Here a few things we think about… A fearless leader A team player An excellent mentor A dynamic executive A passionate speaker! Dallas Cowboys SUPERFAN! And to add to the list…{one of} SOUTH’s greatest bosses! Each year, SOUTH magazine hosts a contest for local businesses to submit leaders to be recognized as the greatest bosses in the area. Several are nominated, only a few are selected. We’re so proud that our President, Otto Bielss, was among the few chosen for being the incredible boss that he is! Otto is …

#DefineYourDrive: Versatility

#DefineYourDrive: Versatility

Submitted by: Sheila Kramer, Store Manager, Region 12 I started helping out around the family farm at six years old, then went on to work in the family business where I learned to balance money and run a small staff. I ended up with experience in many different areas of employment throughout that time, instilling in me a sense of versatility that gave me so many different career options. I decided to further my education so I could have a career that I enjoy in the lending business. I started my career with TitleMax and have been climbing the ladder …

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