Happy Birthday to Dave Peer!

Last Friday, the whole office gathered together to celebrate the birthday of Dave Peer, Hinda’s president. The day started out business as usual. Our quarterly meeting was about to wrap up in the warehouse when all of a sudden, music started blaring and “Puddles,” the mascot for the Oregon Ducks football team, came running out from between the aisles to surprise Dave for his birthday. As you can see from the pictures on our Facebook page, Dave is probably the world’s biggest Ducks fan.

After the meeting, everyone loaded up on beef sandwiches, eggplant parmesan, sausage and peppers and salad from Ferrara’s. Mid-food coma, we were called into the kitchen for another surprise for Dave. Soulful singer Joselyn Sims came to sing “Happy Birthday,” along with hits by Aretha Franklin and Beyonce. Safe to say she did a much better job than we would have done. After her serenade, everyone enjoyed Dave’s birthday cake and tried their hardest to concentrate on work for the rest of the day.

Happy birthday, Dave! We hope it was the best one yet!

Check out pictures from the party here.

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Hinda Employee Spotlight: Charlene Reavey

Positive. Energetic. Communicator.

These words describe Charlene Reavey, who advises, supports and

oversees Hinda’s team of Program Managers in her role as Program Management Supervisor. Her day-to-day activities include sitting in on client conference calls, working on process improvements and assisting with problem-solving issues.

As one of Hinda’s newest employees, Reavey brings years of industry experience to her new role. Prior to joining the staff at Hinda, she was the Account Manager for the promotional products division at GatewayCDI and later ran their incentive division.

After determining she wanted to move to Chicago, she was eager to work for an industry leader. She began work at Hinda on October 4, 2010.

Outside of work, Reavey enjoys hanging with friends, shopping, reading, volunteering with
youth organizations andpreparing for her wedding in May.

Note: Hinda Employee Spotlights are our answer to the Twitter "Follow Friday." By highlighting different employees within our organization, we practice what we preach in terms of recognition. Our employee base is what makes us awesome - why not show that off?

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Sweet 16 Cinderellas and Management

Not to say that the Cinderella teams are less talented or just plain lucky (well in some cases maybe luck...) but if they had seen a lot of success and had consistent top tier talent year round, you wouldn't see a double digit number seed next to their names when filling out your office bracket pool. However, whether or not you have future Wheaties spokesmen on your team or individuals that are pretty good but not "great," the success doesnt rely on talent and ability alone.
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