Thanksgiving 2013

It’s hard to believe that it is already Thanksgiving again.  It was about this time last year that I started down the tricky road of blogging.  Frankly, it is a lot more difficult than I had imagined.  Coming up with topics that are relevant and (hopefully) interesting can be daunting.  And timing and consistency is sometimes an issue.  (My apologies to those readers who keep reminding me when I miss my weekly posting.)

As always, I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  First and foremost I am blessed with a loving and healthy family – especially my wife and daughters.  They are wonderful and a constant source of support and motivation (both philosophical and financial).

I’m also thankful for all of our team members at CMSI.  They do a great job of making sure that we provide the best in retail operations to our customers every day.  A short shout out list:

All of our colleagues who work in our stores and make it happen everyday

Marty Ford – Operations Director

Terresa Burdick – Training Director (and operations expert)

Mack Byrne – Operations District Manger

Donna Kline – Training Manger

Mike Garlick – Marketing Director

Pam Schumacher – Operations Coordinator

Amber Hansen – Marketing Coordinator

Honda Martinez – Marketing assistant/Store Auditing

Princess Malone – Marketing assistant

BJ Manning – Payroll

Kathy Chevalier – Store Auditing

Kevin Wilborn – IT Director

Ryan Grandusky – IT/Systems Administrator

Michelle Williams –  CFO

Penny Scott – Accounting

Patsy Lopez – Accounting

Linda Southerland – Administration

Daisy Oliveta – HR

Tommy and Shirley Strasburger – mentors

Without these fine folks CMSI would not be able to continue to grow and provide the industry leading programs that we are known for.  What is really exciting is that this great team of folks is working to build our business so that we will be able to announce some exciting new programs in 2014.

Thank you, as well, to our clients, suppliers, and vendors who help us provide the best of the best.  Without your faith and confidence it would be a much harder row to hoe.

Warmest Thanksgiving wishes to you and your families.