MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO
DONALD L. MOONEY
Celebrate and Smell the Flowers along the Journey
As we celebrated our eighteenth year in business on October 13, I must remind myself to take time to stop and smell the flowers. We have been immensely successful in our 18 years (immensely) and still Kevin always reminds me to pause and enjoy the fruits of my labor. My inclination is to always look at what’s next, what’s the next goal, the next objective? I think most of us,not only me, are always looking ahead at the goals and never fully enjoying what has been accomplished. We have learned to celebrate and be thankful for the small victories as well as the big wins.
Now, just for a moment, think about what you as an individual, and as a team, have accomplished.
Thank God for everyday He has given us and thank you DME team for your support along the journey.
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Hello from San Antonio, Texas!
We are honored to have you as part of our Donald L. Mooney Enterprises (DME) team. I hope this newsletter finds you and your family in good health.
This quarter I would like to share how we conduct business:
Our Core Focus
: “Making a difference in people's lives every day.” That is why we do what we do.
: “Leading the way in Workforce Solutions.” That is what we do.
: “It's always a great day at DME.”
“The Premier Workforce Solutions Provider”
Provide human capital resources and customize workforce solutions. We provide these services to commercial businesses, the government and Department of Defense. DME is a leader in the staffing industry, establishing a business model that leverages customer service and long-lasting business relationships.
“This is how we treat our employees, our teammates and our customers”
➢ Culture where “a handshake is a deal”
“We honor our commitments and do what we say we are going to do”
➢ Accountability to: Self; Organization; Customers; Teammates
“Walk the Talk & Own It”
➢ Hard Work - Play Hard
“It takes hard work to be successful in business and hard work cannot be faked.....we have fun and celebrate our wins too!”
Core Values: (Cont'd)
Open to ideas and to constructive feedback
“This is how we learn and get better every day”
Genuine Honesty & Integrity
“Do the right thing and always tell the truth”
TAMENOS - "It’s safe…No armor" It's our workplace where every member of the team is valued, can express their ideas and themselves in a safe environment without fear of retaliation. Everyone has a voice.
Care and respect, Unspoken reciprocity
“I have your back. I know you have my interest at heart”
Common ground and understanding
“We are all on the same team.”
Don’t shoot the messenger-use rubber bullets
“Bad news, bad ideas come with the business. If you want to fix it, make sure you are approachable to teammates and customers."
Open environment where we trust each other
“Excellence and success depends on our character and communication."
Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and “Making a Difference in People’s Lives Every Day.”
We Celebrate Our Field Employees
Kudos are submitted by co-workers for going above and beyond everyday responsibilities and they are read during each monthly celebration. Names of the nominees are put in a drawing and the winner receives a gift card.
DME Government Services Welcomes
New Team Members
Benjie's Munch Truck Brought Delicious Food In June To The Corporate Office
PrimaCore Solutions Employee of The Quarter
Congratulations to Robert Boyd with DME for being named Employee of The Quarter! Kudos to you Robert! We appreciate your hard work and dedication!
Who was credited with originating the wave at sports events?
A. Marketing Intern
B. Cubs Bat Boy
C. Pro Cheerleader
Answer: In 1981 a professional cheerleader in Oakland by the name of Crazy George Henderson started it during a playoff baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Oakland A's.
12 Tricks to Keep Fruits & Veggies Fresh Longer
We all need more fruit and vegetables in our diet to stay healthy. Click the link below to read how to save money and keep your produce fresh longer.
September was an exciting month! We had several activities to raise money for the United Way SA and Bexar County. Our employees were generous in their giving to support the many great causes served by the United Way in our community. The HR Dept. prepared and sold hot dogs with chips and soda for lunch, Frito Pie and sodas for another day and breakfast tacos and juice were served one morning for breakfast. We also had a pie tossing contest with Kevin Kline, President, Dan Moore, COO, and Alfonso Robalin, HR Director being good sports by volunteering to be the recipients of the pie in the face! Employees paid to purchase a pie to toss at their "favorite" executive. We had some good laughs with this one. Mr. Mooney, CEO had fun tossing pies at his executive team! A silent auction was held for gift baskets that were created by each corporate department here at DME. Each team did an amazing job creating their baskets so the excitement to purchase them was high. All in all, we were able to make a sizeable contribution to the 2018 United Way Campaign.
Below is the gift basket that our Finance Department submitted for the silent auction. The food in the basket represented food from several countries.
Texas Association of African American Chamber of Commerce (TAAACC)
"How To Become A Business Millionaire"
Donald L. Mooney Enterprises (DME) was honored to be invited to present a panel on September 28th at the TAAACC conference in downtown San Antonio. The panel discussed "How To Become A Business Millionaire" Members of the panel were Jennifer Larios-Eddy, DME; Rose Greer, RR Connection Consulting Group; Donald L. Mooney, CEO of DME; Cedric Edwards, Edward Jones in Schertz; and Bill "Clark" Kent, BTL Technologies; with Tezyln Figaro moderating. The distinguished panel members spoke about how they became successful in their respective businesses. Valuable information was conveyed from their presentations, as well as, the questions that were asked from the audience.
WE COULD ALL USE MORE TIME IN OUR DAY, RIGHT?
New inventions come along at rapid speed these days, some are useful, some, not so much! The Amabrush toothbrush allows you to brush all of your teeth at one time in 10 seconds with a push of a button! It promises to do a super thorough job of cleaning your pearly whites! Check out the video to see it in action. It is only available through pre-order right now.
ROBERT R. TAYLOR
INVENTOR OF SOFT SOAP
As a visionary, Robert Taylor successfully sold 14 different consumer product businesses, including 2 multi-million dollar businesses during his so-called retirement.
His favorite quote was "Whatever the mind of man can conceive, he can achieve".
He started his first company, Village Bath Products, when he was only 28 with $3,000. He started out with old fashioned hand-rolled soaps wrapped in cloth in 1964. He was a salesman with Johnson & Johnson during and after college. He called on 25 soap manufacturers and was turned down by all of them. Rejection didn't stop him. He went on to establish Minnetonka Corporation valued at $200 million as a publicly held manufacturer of gift soaps, bath oils, shampoos and candies using continued product innovation and savvy marketing.
Taylor is credited with numerous marketing concepts, one being the first liquid hand soap with a pump, SoftSoap. He was tired of the mess that bar soap created sitting in a soap dish in his home. Because he knew that his idea would most likely be copied in such a highly competitive market that was dominated by big players, he bought out a full year supply of pump manufacturer's inventory to stave off the competition. This was a big gamble that paid off. As of 2013, Inc. Magazine termed this as one of the "top three shrewdest business moves". SoftSoap grew from zero to $25 million in six months and to $100 million in their second year.
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