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Helping Others Face the Future

Helping Others Face the Future

Submitted by: Michelle Cook, District Director of Operations For the fourth year in a row, Tennessee and North Georgia Districts 143, 25, and 35 collected and donated between 500-700 used printer toner cartridges to an organization based out of Chattanooga, TN called: FACES: The National Craniofacial Association. This organization supports children born with cranio-facial abnormalities and their families who are financially unable to take their child to major medical centers where specialized craniofacial teams provide the safest and most advanced treatments for building a face and skull. There is never a charge for any service provided by FACES, including travel, …

Lindsey Reed Smith Named Chief People Officer

Lindsey Reed Smith Named Chief People Officer

Submitted by: Jamie Lane, Director of Communications We have some exciting news! We are thrilled to announce that Lindsey Reed Smith, our current Senior VP of talent, has been promoted to our first-ever chief people officer! Our Company has experienced a tremendous year in terms of development and growth and much of that cultural shift can be attributed to Lindsey’s leadership. President Otto Bielss announced, “It is my honor to promote Lindsey into this inaugural role as she has been a dedicated confidante to the leaders within our organization and truly is the heartbeat of the TMX Finance Family of …

Hanukkah!

Hanukkah!

Submitted by: Abby Bruno, Recruiting Manager “Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel, I made you out of clay. And when you’re dry and ready, oh dreidel I shall play!” For my family, the end of the year is synonymous with this jingle on repeat. From the time I was little to the present day (and now that I have a child of my own) we always sing and light the candles for eight days every winter. The celebration of Hanukkah, which is also known as the “Festival of Lights,” is not just a time to get together with family and get eight …

Creating a Culture of Service

Creating a Culture of Service

Submitted by: Kaitlyn McCormack, Senior Recruiting Manager I have a confession. When I was asked to facilitate a training on “Creating a Culture of Service”, I was a little apprehensive. The phrase is somewhat lofty and ambiguous, so to help make it more digestible, the first thing I did was Google the meaning of culture (as it applies to a company) and the meaning of service. Here is what I found: The culture of an organization is practically its DNA; it is implied, not expressly defined, and develops organically over time from the cumulative traits of the people the company …

Our New Hire Experiences

Our New Hire Experiences

Submitted by: Lane Boston, Corporate Operations Coordinator My first opportunity to shadow our TitleMax of Garden City store was a great experience. I worked with Gabriel, the General Manager, and Ivory, the General Manager Trainee. Being the Corporate Operations Coordinator, I have a lot of contact with store team members via email and phone every day, so it was so nice to see firsthand the store operations side of the business and what the store has to go through before they send their requests to me. I had a wonderful experience learning about Gabriel and Ivory’s daily tasks, how they …

Shooting Hoops and Talking TMX

Shooting Hoops and Talking TMX

Submitted by: Farrell Click, Senior Operations Manager Spending time with my TMX Family this past Thanksgiving week was great!  I had the opportunity to join several team members from the Savannah corporate office and attend the Savannah Invitational Basketball Tournament. The TMX Finance Family of Companies was a sponsor and, I must say, we had a blast interacting with the community and getting out of the office for a little fun—we even got to spend some time with our President, Otto Bielss!  Sponsoring the tournament was a great chance to support the local community and cheer on our favorite college …

Introducing Our First Ever, Chief Opportunity Officer!

Introducing Our First Ever, Chief Opportunity Officer!

The TMX Finance® Family of Companies is pleased to announce its recent groundbreaking hire to the TitleMax® executive team –Max has officially signed on as the Company’s first-ever Chief Opportunity Officer. Within this role, he will serve as not only the face of the organization, but the executive driving force behind improving the understanding and connection the Company has with its consumers. As COO, Max will be responsible for leading the Store Operations teams toward a more innovative future with modernized critical thinking and optimized customer experience. Though his home base will be the Savannah Corporate Campus, Max will spend …

Hiring Today: A Read on the Current State of Affairs in the Labor Market

Hiring Today: A Read on the Current State of Affairs in the Labor Market

Submitted by: Lindsey Reed Smith, Senior Vice President, Talent Management  The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released a report titled “The Employment Situation – September 2017” breaking down the numbers and factors surrounding employment and unemployment in the U.S. at this point in time. As anyone who’s been paying attention knows, Hurricanes Irma and Harvey caused severe damage and displacement of many people in Florida and parts of the Southeast, as well as in Texas and areas of the Gulf Coast. We felt this as a Company due to our team members and customers being affected in those areas (check …

Helping Fight Hunger One Can at a Time!

Helping Fight Hunger One Can at a Time!

Submitted by: Maggie Yarbrough, Social Media PR Strategist  The TMX Finance Family of Companies held its 4th Annual Company-wide food drive during   October and it was a resounding success! Thanks to the generous support of our customers, community partners, and team members- we collected 23 tons of food, which equates to 137,240 meals to support our neighbors in need! That’s a “ton” of meals! Together, we crushed last year’s totals making this initiative one for the books! Today, one in six people in America faces hunger while 49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table. Our food drive …

Why R.E.D. Friday

Why R.E.D. Friday

Submitted by: Kris D. Reece, Sr.  General Manager – TMX Certified Trainer R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed) is a very important movement for my family and I.  We, like a lot of families, have a rich military history going back to the 1800’s in our hometown of Ellijay, Georgia.  My son decided that he wanted to serve his country at the age of 16 to follow in my father’s footsteps into the United States Air Force.  Soon after getting his permanent station in Little Rock, AR he met his wife who is also active USAF.  Two months after their marriage, she was …

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