Ottumwa Staff Receive Recognition

Ottumwa Staff Receive Recognition

Jessica Rios, former Purchasing Specialist at JBS in Ottumwa, Iowa, recently expressed her appreciation for VVS site manager Carol Palacio and her staff. Jessica told VVS, “I have worked at the facility for nearly 18 years and have seen quite a few companies come and go as a cafeteria service. VVS, by far, is the best one we’ve ever had. Good food, good prices, and great catering services. Even in short notice they can make miracles. [I] wanted to let you guys know what great employees you have here and they deserve to be recognized.” Keep up the great work!

(Pictured above, left to right: Carol Palacio, Jessica Rios, Jane Menendez-Ortiz.)

VVS Staff Celebrate Milestones

VVS Staff Celebrate Milestones

VVS recently held an anniversary celebration at the Cozad Elk’s Lodge to recognize Shelley Arndt, VP of Administrative Services, and Mary Buesing, Administrative Assistant. Shelley is celebrating 30 years with VVS, and Mary is celebrating 25 years! There were approximately 40 people in attendance, including employees and their families. Congratulations, ladies, and thank you for your years of service!

Employee Spotlight: Alisha Schau

Employee Spotlight: Alisha Schau

This month’s employee spotlight features Alisha Schau, Administrative Assistant-Payroll Deduct Systems, in our Cozad office. Alisha joined VVS one and a half years ago, bringing over ten years of experience in customer service. She loves spending time with her family – husband (Mason), three children (Justin, Jake, and Jalynn), and two grandchildren (Savannah and Logan). She also enjoys attending concerts, the Chicago Cubs, and the Huskers (Go Big Red!). Welcome to the VVS team, Alisha!

Employee Spotlight: Molly Rowe

Employee Spotlight: Molly Rowe

This edition of our Employee Spotlight features Molly Rowe, site manager at VVS’ cafeteria at Tyson in Perry, Iowa. Molly has been in the foodservice industry for 17 years, having managed limited service hotels and owning her own catering company before joining VVS. She enjoys creating new and different food dishes for her family (husband, Brent, and 3 children), as well as taking long-distance bicycle rides. She and her husband even rode in the annual bike ride across Iowa, called Ragbrai. Molly told VVS, “One of my proudest accomplishments was catering for a wedding; the bride was Nigerian and she wanted some traditional Nigerian dishes offered. She came into my kitchen and taught me how to create these meals for the reception.” Welcome to the VVS team, Molly!

Breanna O’Leary Working Hard In Drive For Diversity Program

Breanna O’Leary Working Hard in Drive for Diversity Program

VVS Canteen District Manager Michael O’Leary’s daughter, Breanna O’Leary, continues to work harder than the rest to become part of a Professional Nascar Pit Crew. In a male dominated sport, she continues to prove that effort always overcomes adversity! Check out ESPN’s article detailing her hard work!  http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/18894083/nascar-drive-diversity-women-pit-crew-trainees-go-wall-hopes-going-it

Employee Spotlight: Kay Kolbo

Employee Spotlight: Kay Kolbo

This month’s Employee Spotlight features Kay Kolbo, Administrative Assistant-Payroll Deduct Systems in Cozad. Kay joined VVS in September 2014, after working as a transportation dispatcher and in manufacturing. She enjoys spending time with her family (husband Dirk and daughter Tess), reading, hunting and target shooting. “I will be graduating from Chadron State College in May 2017 with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Accounting,” Kay told us. She is also expecting a new addition to her family in July! Thank you for all you do for VVS, Kay, and congratulations on the new addition to your family!

Employee Spotlight: Lindsey Comings

Employee Spotlight: Lindsey Comings

This edition of VVS’ Employee Spotlight features Lindsey Comings, Accounts Receivable Clerk at VVS Corporate Offices. Lindsey joined VVS four years ago, while working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, which she completed with honors. Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys outdoor hobbies including ice fishing and kayaking with her fiancé, Clark. They have two dogs and are  currently planning a wedding. “I am excited to become Mrs. Johanson in April!”, Lindsey told us. Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials and thank you for all of your hard work.

Nancy Munoz Celebrates 15 Years!

Nancy Munoz Celebrates 15 Years!

Nancy Munoz is celebrating 15 years with VVS! When she started with VVS at the cafeteria in Tyson, Amarillo, Nancy was the international/ethnic cook; she was later promoted to head cashier. She enjoys providing good customer service and interacting with the customers, as well as planning and organizing fun activities at party functions. Nancy said that she “enjoys spending time with her daughter and granddaughters”, and she loves to shop and travel. Thank you for your years of service, Nancy!

Employee Spotlight: Jane Naslund

Employee Spotlight: Jane Naslund

This edition of VVS’ Employee Spotlight features Jane Naslund, Payroll Deduct Administrator, in our Cozad office. Jane has been with VVS a little over three years, after working as a loan officer in Holdrege, Nebraska. She enjoys fishing with her husband, Kelly, planting and caring for her flowers, spending time with her twin daughters, and baking. One of Jane’s proudest accomplishments was helping her husband build their home a few years ago. She is also excited about her “first grandchild to be born in July.” Congratulations, Jane, and thank you for all you do for VVS!

Scott Trumbley Attends NAMA Training

Scott Trumbley Attends NAMA Training

Scott Trumbley, VVS’ District Manager for Vending, Micro Markets, & Office Coffee Service (East Region), recently attended the North American Merchandisers Association (NAMA) training in Houston, Texas. Held on the campus of the University of Houston, the training was for leadership and management. Scott told us: “There were several tools taught on how to deal with employees and customers in a way that will allow your business to grow, prosper and become stronger.” Congratulations, Scott, on completing this training!

Scott Trumbley - NAMA