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 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!
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!
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
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!