Now Playing Tracks

Employee Spotlight - Chelsie

Chelsie is this week’s Employee Spotlight at Blue Inc.  The team was able to sit down and interview Chelsie after being selected.  See what she had to say! 

After graduating from Loyola University Chicago, Chelsie joined the team at Blue Inc just last May.  Originally from Iowa, she came to Chicago to go to school and continue to play soccer.  

Why did you start with Blue Inc?  

"I started with Blue Inc, because it was a job opportunity for me after college. What attracted me to Blue Inc was the vast experience I could gain in such a short period of time.  Since being here, I have learned how to interact with others, how to understand people, and most of all, patience."

If you could name one book to be your favorite, what would it be?

"I would say my favorite business book is 50 Success Classics.  I say this because it has multiple books summarized into 4-6 pages, which is perfect for my attention span. If I really enjoy a synopsis, I’ll read the full version.”

What do you like to do in your spare time? 

"In my spare time, I work out, play soccer, paint or draw, or just relax with some country music."

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

"I once ate 171 shrimp in one sitting at Red Lobster!"  

WOW!  

Name someone who has influenced you.

"Tim Brinkman!  He showed me how love is the most important component someone has to possess if he/she wants to live a fulfilling life on this planet. He showed me the potential for love to overcome any fear any human has, and let me choose for myself how to live my life.  Also my father, because him and I are very similar.  He’s showed me how to be passionate about something and get what I want out of life. He’s always taught me how to stand up for myself as well and not let what other people think affect my decisions (even though I slack on this at times)"

Thanks Chelsie for taking the time to chat with us and congratulations on being selected by the team for the Employee Spotlight!  

Employee Spotlight - Donte

This week, Donte was selected as Blue Inc’s Employee Spotlight.  Donte was selected by his peers due to his excellent work ethic, positive attitude, team work, and ability to lead.  Starting just over a year ago, Donte has brought a lot to the team in such a short period.  

image

Donte is excited about his growth over the past year and is looking forward to helping the company expand by the beginning of 2015 into new markets.  He most recently is in the running for a trip to Puerto Rico that is being held by the client and is looking to be eligible to attend a relaxing weekend in the Bahamas in late October!  

What motivates Donte?  When speaking to him, he said “My mother.  She is the hardest working person I know.  She is the ultimate example of someone who is selfless and willing to make sacrifices.  I just want to make her proud.”  

Once Donte helps expand and helps others to do the same, he ultimately wants to build a recreation center on the West side of Chicago.  This center would provide the platform for kids to showcase their talents while learning basic sales skills, as well as business and management tactics for free. 

To learn more about Blue Inc, visit us online.

Employee Spotlight - Blue Inc

This week’s employee spotlight at Blue, Inc is Kathy!

Kathy has been with Blue Inc for just over a year.  She attended Culver-Stockton College in Canton MO.  She studied Arts Management and Minored in Theatre.  She was selected this week by her peers due to her ability to lead others.  She has helped several others in the firm receive promotions and continues to make herself available to everyone.  She is not only a great teacher, but a great student.  Kathy is a hard worker and is always seeking ways to better herself, while passing on knowledge to others.  

image

When speaking to Kathy, we had a few questions.  

Blue Inc:  Why did you start with Blue Inc?  What was it that attracted you to the company?  
Kathy:  When I first started in Blue Inc. it was purely based on the President, Wrinardo McKennedy. I came into my interview, and as nervous as I was, within seconds of sitting across the table from him I felt comfortable. He asked me a simple question, “What do your parents do and what have you learned from them?”  Not having grown up with parents after the age 12, I was unsure what to say. I thought, should I be honest, or would that seem as if I wanted sympathy. So without thinking I said, although my father passed away and my mother went through personal issues, what they taught me was that fear is a choice and happiness is a choice, and I chose to be fearless and I chose to be happy. He looked me in the eyes and said that was exactly what he is looking for. The confidence that he had in me, made me realize there is more to this company than just a job, this seemed like the most supportive environment I had ever been a part of and it still is to this day.

Blue Inc:  What have you learned since starting at the firm?
Kathy:  The amount that I have learned since coming into this company could be a great book, but if I had to sum it up, I would say self-reflection and self-discipline.  I had just gotten out of college and had no focus or direction. I knew I wanted freedom, wealth, and happiness, like any bright-eyed graduate, but I just wanted an opportunity of a lifetime to appear and all the sudden I have it all. Being in the company I have held on the fact that opportunity looks a lot like hard work and if you want something you have to be ready for the work it takes to get it. I have learned to accept and learn from my failed attempts at something, instead of hide them.  I have also learned that the greatest leaders make the loudest mistakes and teach a crowd how to overcome.

Blue Inc:  What is your favorite business book?
Kathy:  The book that has pushed me the most in business is Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World, by Dev Aujla and Billy Parish. With real-life success stories and practical advice and exercises, Making Good outlines how to find opportunities to effect change and make money. This book is for that person who wants to run a company, but not just because they want money. This book is for world changers.

Blue Inc:  Tell us something about you?  What do you like to do in your spare time?
Kathy:  I am a simple person, but I like to have my share of fun. In my free time I play guitar and write music.  I also spend time with people I work with, and my friends doing things like golf, whirly ball, float trips, and lots of karaoke. My crazy side loves rock concerts and spelunking.  

Blue Inc:  Last question, if you had to name one person your hero, who would it be and why?
Kathy:  That is easy.  My hero in life is my father. He passed away of cancer when I was little girl. He was the strongest man I had ever met. He worked many jobs that were manual, hard, labor. One job was in Oklahoma City where he was a maintenance man for over 5 different apartment complexes and he was on the clock literally 24/7.  I remember nights of him going to a job at 3 or 4 in the morning. He did whatever it took to take care of his family. He was loving, funny, and the core of his entire family. He taught me how to care for others, how to work harder than anyone else around you, and never forget to have a little fun and let lose when you get the chance. There is no greater influence.

By the end of the year, Kathy will be leading a team to expand into new markets for our clients.  She is a great example with her hard work, dedication, consistency, and supportive role.  

To learn more about the culture at Blue Inc, like us on Facebook

 

Katherine Bozec is in the employee spotlight at Blue Inc. She has shown great leadership skills, leading from the front, helping a fellow co-worker get promoted to Assistant Management on Monday. Her hard work is paying off, which is exactly why she gets to share her story this week.

What attracted you to our company?
“The opportunity for growth! I attended Northern Illinois University and graduated with an Art Education Degree.” She struggled to find a position right out of college and chose to get some business experience under her belt. She feels that experience will open up many doors for her future.

What is a funny/Interesting fact about you?
“It may not initially seem like it, but “I love metal music.”

What is one important thing you have learned since your start at Blue?
“I have learned that growth and development is never ending, even outside the classroom.”

If you had a super power, what would it be?
“I would want the ability to slow down time. Then I could achieve everything I wanted to on my own accord.”

What motivates you?
“Being a part of something great and having a little piece of a bigger picture.”

What is your favorite movie quote?
“Many people have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”-Helen Keller

Employee Spotlight!

This week our employee spot light is on Matt Robin!

Matt was selected by his peers as the “MVP” in the office this week. While in college he played division one baseball at Ohio University, so he is no stranger to being an asset to the team!

When Matt started working with us, he originally was looking to gain entry level experience in the business world. After a few weeks, he realized he could build his career faster than anticipated.  On a daily basis, Matt feels that he is developing both personally and professionally through his coaching here at Blue. 

Matt says that his favorite part about being part of our team is “the fun, positive environment that we create in the office.  It allows people to be themselves while still staying professional.”

Employee Spotlight: Blue Inc Schaumburg Employees talk about Blue!

Blue Inc asked some of its employees to talk about their experiences here and this is what they found out:

Cori T.,a top Account Manager at Blue says that what he likes the most about working at Blue is that “I have the opportunity to be around cool people, who are motivated to succeed in life.  I also like the fact that I get the chance to travel to different areas around the United States.”  He says that Blue Inc gives him the opportunity to produce and develop other people’s skills as well.  Another Account Manager, David S. says that Blue “provides me the opportunity to develop my skills and help me reach my goal to obtain a position in management.”  David also says he enjoys the fun and positive environment that Blue Inc has and it is the thing he likes the most about working for the company.

Thanks Cori and David for letting us know what you think!

Tiffany

image

Tiffany is a communications student from Aurora University and she’s new to our admin family. She believes growth in the company is based on merit and not seniority. Tiffany loves adrenaline and wants to be a professional skydiver. Blue taught her to step out of her comfort zone and start conversations on the drop of a dime. 

We asked her if she could possess a superpower, what it would be. She said she would love to fly! She loves the sky and the feeling of having wind gushing through her hair. Tiffany is motivated to be the best she can be at everything so that she can make her family happy and and so that she can accomplish her dreams. 

"Live life to the fullest, because you only have one!"

Dany

image

Dany graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon with a degree in communications and media studies. He was drawn to Blue because of Wrinardo’s (President at Blue) smile. Blue has a lot of happy and excited employees and the environment at Blue is always upbeat. 

Dany loves horse polo and loves that Blue is completely sports oriented. Since working at Blue, he learned that patience is a virtue. We asked Dany if he could possess any super power, he would control your mind. Dany is motivated by positive and fun loving people.  

HIs favorite quote is “The corruption of the best is the worst” 

Matt

image

The employee of the week is Matt! Matt is from Ohio University and graduated with a sports management degree,which brought him into Blue, a sports oriented company. At Blue, we love motivated people who can run a team, and have fun at the same time. Matt played college baseball and since at Blue, he thinks it’s extremely important to help others because that is how you learn and gain new experiences. 

We asked Matt if he could have a superpower, he would be able to fly so that he could travel wherever at any point in time.  

Matt believes life is short and you shouldn’t take anything for granted. He is grateful for the privilege to wake up everyday and get better at whatever he is set out to do. He believes you should take advantage of every opportunity and to not give up until you’ve reached your goals. 

"Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something in life." 

We make Tumblr themes