Great job Stinker Stores employees, you raised $46,275 for JDRF this year!! AWESOME!!! Also thanks to everyone that was able to come out and walk at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. The theme this year was Cowboy Up for a Cure! It was a beautiful Boise morning!
The Stinker goal this year was to raise $45,000 for JDRF! We gave it our best!!
Week 1 – $18,850 raised , Week 2 – $11,283 raised, Week 3 – $8,575 raised, Week 4 – $7,567 raised = TOTAL Raised $46,275!
Thanks to all of our generous and caring customers and our great Stinker team member at every Stinker Store!!
Come join the fun! Walk to Cure Diabetes is Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Ann Morrison Park.
Sign up to walk in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes with the Stinker team by the following link to register @ http://walk.jdrf.org.
Team Name: Stinker Polecat’s Type: Corp. Check-in: 9:00am Stinker Check Presentation: 10:00am Walk Time: 10:30am
One store ran out of room and started putting the JDRF Sneaker into the bathroom!! Another store spelled out JDRF with their Sneakers in the window. Very creative ideas.
Gene was born in Philadelphia, PA and raised in La Habra, CA with his sisters. He attended La Habra High School, Class of 67, and Cypress Junior College where he studied business. Gene played football and basketball in high school and junior college. He is a huge sports fan and said he can talk college football anytime! “This year BSU can be really good, maybe BCS time again!” Gene also played men’s softball for years in his 20’s to late 30’s. Today he is a jogger and gets 100 pushups in daily!
Gene has two daughters who are both in their 20’s, Brook and Brittany. One daughter lives in California and the other in New Jersey. Gene is proud to say both girls have graduated from college, one in Architecture and other in Interior Design. He said they are both just wonderful people. “They treat people the way they want to be treated.” Sounds just like their dad.
Gene has worked for Arrowrock Supply for a total of 17 years starting back in 1995, leaving for a brief time, and returning on March 20, 2001. He is a Warehouseman and Backup Driver. When asked what he enjoys most about his job and his advice to a new employee he said, “Working with good people and no matter what the job, care about doing it right.” Gene said if he ever gets the chance to retire he would love to drive around the country.
Nancy Guzman, Stinker-Nampa#113, Corinda Scholz, Stinker-Holly #44, Stephanie VanMeter, Stinker-Emmett #76 and Crystal Rodriquez, Stinker-McMillan #109 all volunteered to Clean-up Caldwell last Saturday along with some of their children. They said they had a lot of fun. They also met and had pizza afterwards with the Mayor. Great way to get involved in your community! Awesome job ladies!
Charley Jones, President/Owner received a phone call from a longtime, 20 year, customer of Stinker-Petticoat #39, Connie King. Connie called to let him know how great our employees Elaine Moore, Managers Debbie LaCroix and Laura Flynn were. Connie is homebound and Elaine brings her items after work each week. She calls in with a list and Elaine delivers it and picks up the payment! That is some first class customer service! Great job ladies! 4/22/13
Special thanks to Tammy Gorham, Mgr. Arctic Circle #33 & Tracy Carter, Mgr. Stinker–Emerald #50 & their staff for having a yard sale for JDRF that raised $332.00!! Yard sale donations were made by them and their staff! Unsold items were donated to a local charity. Great team effort ladies!!
Pictured: Tammy Gorham, Tracy Carter & Alexei Lopez.
Mady Stewart, Assistant Manager at Stinker-Orchard #31 found a wallet in the Zion’s parking lot last week. In her efforts to find the owner, she discovered she works for Stinker. Mady came to the main office, found out which store and was able to track her down and return the wallet to a very grateful co-worker. You Rock Mady!! 4/19/13
I received a phone call today from a gentleman that you helped with his Albertson’s rewards points. You took the time to walk him through the entire redemption process and then even talked with him about our company. He wanted to pass along that it was one of his best shopping experiences that he has ever had and you made a customer for life. It is effort like this that makes our company so great. Charlene Wieme, Stinker #103 Ustick Kiosk – Thank you for all your hard work, you are a valuable member of the Stinker Team. Keep up the great work! Jon Mangum, Retail Operations Manager 4/8/13
Corinda Scholz was born and raised in Emmett, Idaho. At the age of 6 she and her family moved to Caldwell on a 120 acre farm. At a very young age she learned what it meant to work hard. Corinda has 3 brothers, 2 sisters and 10 step brothers and sisters. She graduated from Middleton High School in 1981 where she was very active in Drill Team and also played the clarinet.
Corinda still lives in Caldwell but has since moved to the city. She has been married to her best friend Arlyn for 31 years! Together they have 3 children-Justin, Sara and Kayla; 5 grandchildren-Alexia 5, Trevor 2, Aubree 1, Zoey 1 and Sofia 1 month with a grandson coming in June. They also have two dogs, a Shih-tzu named Oscar and a Lab named Spud. Corinda and Arlyn enjoy camping and 4 wheeling and basically anything do to with the outdoors. Most of all they love spending time with their grandchildren and watching them grow-up.
Corinda has been with Stinker for 21 years with almost all of those years managing a store. She is currently the Store Manager at Stinker-Holly #44 in Nampa. “Through the years I have met so many strong people, coworkers, friends and customers. The best part of my job is meeting new people, building friendships with our regular customers. It makes my day to put a smile on someone’s face that is having a bad day. The best advice I would give a new employee is, If you believe you can achieve and to never give up! My greatest ambition is to be the best I can be in whatever I do and to live Happy and Healthy.”
Margot Reiner called to tell us what a good employee we have in Mark Gunning at Stinker-21st St. in Lewiston #112. She said she needed air in her tire and was told it would be 75 cents to use the air machine. She didn’t have any change so Mark told her he would take care of her and he not only paid for it but went out and made sure her tires were inflated properly. She lives in Ferdinand which is a small town in Nez Perce County so she was very glad to have her tires inflated properly for her drive home. She was very grateful for this extra special service and wanted to make sure we knew about it! Great customer service Mark! 2/25/13