Friday, August 22, 2014

Want To Know What's Awesome?

Walker Marketing, that's what is awesome! I mean, what other company do you know that is merit based rather than seniority based? In the corporate world it's always the guy who has been there the longest who gets the big promotion, leaving the new guy who may work harder and have better ideas in the dust. In our world the guy who works his (or her) butt off is who advances the quickest! How awesome is that?!

Another AWESOME thing about WM&C is the great team environment! We all work hard but we also know how to have fun! Yes, we are super competitive, but we also help one another to hit our goals. It's a great feeling to truly enjoy the people you work with and enjoy coming in to work everyday!

A lot of companies have an "open door policy" but with us, we actually mean it! We listen to everyone's ideas-keyword there is LISTEN. We truly value everyone's opinion and want to hear their thoughts and ideas.

WE ARE GROWING! Walker is growing so fast we can barely keep up, but hey, we aren't complaining! We are great at what we do and it truly shows. The growth and advancement opportunities in the company are endless, and we are so proud of how far we've come!

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Importance Of Giving Back:Operation Smile

Here at Walker, we believe in giving back to our community. Every year we do different charity events, and we have worked with a variety of awesome organizations. We believe that giving back is a great opportunity to do things together as an office and help others out at the same time. 

This month our office will be running an event for Operation Smile. Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity.  This charity takes its services to middle and low income countries, they are the largest volunteer-based children's medical charity providing free cleft surgeries.

Cleft lip and cleft palate are very serious conditions. A cleft is an opening in the lip, the roof of the mouth or the soft tissue in the back of the mouth. Children who have this condition will often have difficulty eating and speaking. At Operation Smile, they are constantly working to improve their understanding of cleft conditions as well as different treatment options. A donation of $240.00 can provide a cleft lip or cleft palate surgery. Operations Smile has more than 5,400 medical volunteers in over 80 countries! 

Operation Smile is a great charity and is changing lives around the world. We are proud to support them! This month we will be hosting a corn hole tournament and all proceeds will go to Operation Smile! There is not better feeling than lending a helping hand to someone in need. Keep an eye out for the date of our corn hole tournament and come support Operation Smile with us!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Think Big Win Big!

Everyone is looking for an opportunity. An opportunity to make a lot of money, or an opportunity to go on an awesome vacation. What I think a lot of people don't see is the opportunity with-in this wonderful company. If you are willing to put in the time and the work, you can be in charge of your own destiny. You are given every opportunity to succeed and given all the resources you can imagine to become great. The opportunities for advancement in your career are endless.

Last month at The Regional Conference in Orlando,Florida, we had an awards ceremony. At this ceremony there were multiple categories where people were winning awards for going above and beyond and reaching their goals. It was amazing to see all the hard working, dedicated professionals we work with. It is amazing to think "Wow! That could be me!"

My main reason for this blog is to talk about two awesome people in OUR office who won an award. A really amazing award, at that. The two people I am speaking of are the administrators in our office, Katelyn and Kalyn. (Really confusing I know) These two are simply amazing at what they do. Their job isn't easy and it's not everyone's cup of tea. What I am getting at is that these two girls have a great attitude EVERYDAY and are constantly pushing themselves to become better and better each day. They are always thinking BIG and WINNING big as well! At the awards ceremony, Katelyn and Kalyn were given an award for their help on opening up TWO new offices. The award wasn't the typical trophy or plaque, they both won Tiffany's necklaces! You can imagine how excited they both were!

In closing, I will leave you with one of my favorite quotes. "An amazing future awaits for those who have the courage to cast their vision and the will to follow it through."

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Employee Spotlight! Jillian Adams

For this month's Employee Spotlight, we chose someone who is extremely hard working and motivated! Jillian goes above and beyond daily, and we are so glad she is a part of our team! Nice job Jillian! Here is a quick questionnaire we had Jill answer!

School/University: Tiffin University
Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes
Favorite Sports Team: The Ohio State Buckeyes
Favorite Band/Singer: Luke Bryan

What is a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I show cattle and am the Ohio Hereford Queen.

What is your favorite thing about Walker Marketing?
The work environment and my co-workers!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Regional Awards Conference 2014 Orlando, Florida!

This past weekend, our office went to Orlando, Florida for the Regional Awards Conference! Management invited ten people from our office to attend the conference.

Every year, our organization attends these conferences. They are a great way to meet up with old friends and also meet some amazing new people. During the conference we attend different break outs and listen to many wonderful speakers. It's a great opportunity to learn new things and also share your knowledge with others.

This year's theme was "Think Big Win Big." This conference was extremely motivating. Seeing many different people achieving their goals and becoming so successful. This business is full of people who 'think big.' Everyone is always pushing one another to hit their goals and 'win big.'

It's truly amazing and eye opening to see all the opportunities our company has to offer. This conference left us all feeling more motivated than ever to hit our goals.

We truly have a great team here at Walker! So let's step up our game and take all the awards home next conference!!!! NEXT STOP IS THE BAHAMAS FOR R&R!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

What's Your Excuse?

I was reading an article the other day that talked about things that go through our minds that hold us back from being/doing our best. I think everyone can relate to telling themselves "I'm not good enough." or "I'm not as good as ________ " These things are constantly holding us back from doing our best and reaching our full potential. You never know until you try, so why let these thoughts and EXCUSES run our lives?
Excuses are the victory speeches of losers! Below are some things to stop telling yourself!

1) "People will laugh at me"
Don't let this stop you. I think this is a common fear in everyone. We all think if we mess up and make a mistake we will be laughed at. Take a chance, go out on a limb and do what makes you happy.

2) "I'm not good enough"
You will NEVER be good enough if you don't try.

3) "I'm scared"
Fear is not real, it's all in your imagination! So why would you let something that isn't even real hold you back? Stop making up scenarios in your head and just do it!

4) "I'm not like (famous person,successful person)"
You are great in your own way! You will never be that person but you've got something even better if you would just believe in your abilities!

5) "I'm unlucky"
Luck alone will not bring you success. So be it lucky or unlucky, get off your butt and make things happen.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Our Favorite Things About WM&C-Employee Interviews!!!

This week we asked some of our employees what their favorite things about WM&C are. Here are their responses!!!

-My favorite thing about WM&C would be my co-workers! We're a family here, and they're some of my best friends. -Leah

-WM&C has a great team atmosphere. It is a great opportunity. Everyday is unique, with plenty of learning opportunities. -Zach

-My favorite things about WM&C are the personal relationships with co-workers, fun environment and future opportunities available to me. -Pat

-My favorite thing about WM&C would have to be the atmosphere set by the individuals that work here. We have a fun and competitive atmosphere but at the same time we all work as a team and get along well. I believe that this atmosphere and the relationship between us all make WM&C successful. -Craig

-My favorite thing about WM&C is the opportunity that being a part of this company has given me.      

-I enjoy working for WM&C because it has a great career path for my future. The team works great together. I enjoy going to work everyday.  -A.J.

-My favorite part about WM&C is the people and the work environment. -Alec

-My favorite part about Walker is the people. I love working with them, they're great! -Katelyn

-There are a lot of things that I love about WM&C! I love the fact that the opportunities with-in the company are endless. I've learned a lot from the people I work with, and I can't wait to see what my future holds!