March 2020 | Biz Buzz
BUZZ FROM CORPORATE
→ Every Friday we salute an Associate who demonstrates our core values by posting his or her photo and background on Heidelberg’s social media channels Facebook and Twitter. Congratulations to these Associates who were featured in February:
February 7: Kirk Riley, IT Infrastructure Analyst – Columbus
February 14: BJ Brown, District Sales Manager Beer – Lorain
February 21: David King, Day Warehouse – Kentucky
February 28: Joe Wasil, Driver – Cleveland
→ Welcome David McGlone, who joins Heidelberg’s corporate Pricing Department as a pricing item coordinator in March.
→ You may be reading this month’s ROAR ON via Heidelberg’s new and refreshed website! The Communications Department received support from the IT Department, several sales managers, corporate directors and our web agency partner Primax Studio of Cincinnati to complete this monumental project.
→ Xavier Breiding, former sales administrator in Dayton, is moving into a new role as Corporate Karma Manager.
BUZZ FROM KENTUCKY
ASSOCIATES GOT TOGETHER FOR A TEAM BUILDING BOWLING COMPETITION
ON JANUARY 18 AT ROLOTTO IN NEWPORT. A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!
BUZZ FROM OHIO VALLEY
→ Joe Bain, a 23-year sales professional, has been promoted to District Manager for the Ohio Valley wine division. Joe and his wife Maria have been married 30 years and have three children.
→ 2020 CELEBRATION! Associates gathered on February 10 for the 2020 Ohio Valley Celebration. They enjoyed a Cincinnati themed buffet complete with Montgomery Inn Barbecue and Skyline Chili. Administrative Manager Marie Koehler and managers from both the wine and beer divisions put together 12 great raffle prizes which included Cincinnati Fun & Food Baskets, Kings Island & Cincinnati Zoo passes, a wine refrigerator, a “movie and game night” basket and more!
TEAM OHIO VALLEY
SOME OF THE YEARS OF SERVICE ASSOCIATES HONORED AT THE CELEBRATION:
JANET PABST (10 YEARS); SCOTT RHEUDE (30 YEARS); MARIE KOEHLER (10 YEARS);
LORI FOLINO (5 YEARS); AND KYLE MINIARD (5 YEARS).
DRIVER MICHAEL LARKIN WON THE MOVIE AND GAME NIGHT RAFFLE BASKET.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JON GIBSON, OHIO VALLEY 2019 DRIVER OF THE YEAR!
OHIO VALLEY ELECTED DAVE MALONEY AS THE 2019 BEER SALES PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR.
“DAVE MALONEY HAS BEEN A GREAT ADDITION TO THE OHIO VALLEY FAMILY SINCE HE STARTED IN 2008,”
SAYS FIELD SALES MANGAER ANGELA BARTOS. “HE IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT A SALES PRO SHOULD
DO DAY-IN AND DAY-OUT. HE LEADS BY EXAMPLE AND GETS THE JOB DONE EVEN WHEN THINGS GET DIFFICULT!”
BUZZ FROM DAYTON
→ Associates who were selected for February’s Employee Spotlight included Brandon Morgan, beer driver, and Jacob Moon, accounting clerk – driver reconciliation. Congratulations!
→ Katie Dillon has been named the sales administrator in Dayton. She previously was a driver reconciliation clerk.
→ These Associates were honored at Dayton’s Celebration event for their great work in 2019.
Allied Division District Manager of the Year – Amanda Fritts
Allied Division Sales Professional of the Year – Matt Tanksley
Beer Sales Professional of the Year – Jason Michaels
Beer Team Leader of the Year – Greg Labenski
Administrator of the Year – Kate Dillion
Heidelberg Wine Division Sales Professional of the Year – Scott Meyers
Heidelberg Wine Division District Manager of the Year – Matt Verburg
Corporate AP Associate of the Year – Michelle Nocero
Dayton IT Manager of the year – Shannon Marion
Semi Driver of the Year – Tom Hogg
Box Truck Driver of the Year – Anthony Best
Swing Driver of the Year – Russell Dull
Day Warehouse Associate of the Year – James Griffin
Night Warehouse Associate of the Year – Darin Ernst
Maintenance Associate of the Year – Scott Henderson
BUZZ FROM CLEVELAND
→ Cleveland’s sales team hosted a trade tasting at Red in Pinecrest on January 23 that they dubbed “a left and right bank presentation of the wines of Bordeaux.” Retailers got to meet the owner of Chateau La Tour de By and a winery principal from Croix de Labrie at the event.
HEIDELBERG CLEVELAND JOINED MUSTARD SEED MARKET IN AKRON FOR THEIR” BEST BUY REDS” TASTING EVENT
ON JANUARY 25. WITH FIVE AWESOME OFFERINGS. CONSUMERS IN ATTENDANCE WERE IMPRESSED WITH THE
QUALITY AND VALUE OF EACH WINE.
THREE HEINENS STORES (ROCKY RIVER, BRECKSVILLE AND DOWNTOWN) HOSTED A MONDAVI WINE AND CHEESE
TASTING EVENT IN FEBRUARY. THE “HITS” WERE MONDAVI’S MAESTRO AND OAKVILLE FUME.
BUZZ FROM LORAIN
→ Lorain’s 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off was held on January 31 to kick off Super Bowl weekend. And the winner (drum roll please) was Logan Conney, day warehouse Associate. It was a tight race and everyone enjoyed the benefit of the delicious competition!
CHILI COOK-OFF WINNER LOGAN CONNEY
→ Lorain’s southern sales team reports a very successful night at O’Bryan’s in Ashland and The Old Bag of Nails and Martini’s on Main in Mansfield on January 31. Team members and consumers enjoyed the “Picture Pint” with Guinness!
LORAIN SALES PROFESSIONAL MARK MOYSI GETS A LESSON WITH A CONSUMER ON HOW TO MAKE A GUINNESS PICTURE PINT.
BUZZ FROM TOLEDO
→ Sales Professionals for the month or January included Ryan Nowak (Wine); Andrew Welling (Beer); and Allison Ranker (Berman Wine). Congratulations to these winners!
→ Congratulations to Sara Blakey who was promoted to Berman Wine District Manager in February. Sara was previously a Berman Wine on-premise sales professional and has been with the company for five years.
→ Toledo held a warehouse appreciation gathering on January 24 with everyone enjoying some delicious food from Tony Packo’s.
LEFT TO RIGHT: DRIVER JOHN HAFNER, GM TOM MCHUGH AND DRIVER CHRIS PELCHAT
TOLEDO DRIVERS READY FOR MEALTIME!
THE LABATT BLUE “PUCKS FOR PLACEMENTS” CONTEST WAS A FUN WAY FOR MEMBERS
OF THE BEER TEAM TO QUALIFY FOR A CHANCE TO SHOOT SOME “GOALS” AT THE HUNTINGTON CENTER,
HOME OF THE TOLEDO WALLEYES!
THE BEER TEAM HIT A MIKE’S HARDER PLACEMENT GOAL IN THE FALL AND GOT TO CHOOSE
A TEAM BUILDING EVENT. THEY CHOOSE TO GO CURLING AT THE LOCAL BLACK SWAMP CURLING CENTER!
BUZZ FROM COLUMBUS
THE COLUMBUS SALES TEAM ATTENDED ITS “STATE OF THE STATE” 2020 KICK OFF MEETING ON JANUARY 17
AT THE NEW HEIDELBERG BEVERAGE LAB, PART OF THE COLUMBUS STATE COLLEGE CULINARY SCHOOL.
STUDENTS ARE LEARNING ABOUT THE BEER, WINE AND SPIRITS BUSINESS AT THE LAB, FUNDED BY HEIDELBERG.
BUZZ FROM CINCINNATI
LAUNCH PARTY! THE BEER DIVISION RECENTLY CELEBRATED ITS NEWEST PRODUCT
CUT WATER SPIRITS FROM SAN DIEGO. DISTRIBUTION BEGINS IN MARCH.
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