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THE HAPPY CAAMPER SPOTLIGHT


Meet Adelle E Weeks with Howard Miller Co.!  

  1. How long have you worked in the promotional products industry?   

I have been in the industry for 23 years and all of them as a representative of Howard Miller Clocks.

2. What do you like best about our industry?

The flexibility it has afforded to have a good balance of work time, family time, and of course, lake time.  I also love the ability to work from home and that has allowed my husband and pups to live on West Point Lake in LaGrange, GA.

3. What’s one thing — either industry/work-related or not — you learned in the past month?

Maybe not the last month....  Perspective.  Everyone's view of a situation is different depending upon what part they play in the story.

4. What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve ever received?

I'm not sure.  But the advice I give others is simple.  Do what you say you are going to do.  I find it continues to amaze people that some of us commit and follow through.

5. What was the last book you read?

Something by James Patterson.  Those crime novels he writes all run together at this point.

6. What was the first concert you ever attended?

Chicago - appropriate I'm with Howard Miller....  "Does anybody know really know what time it is"

7. If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

This is a silly question - Pizza

8. What are you currently binge watching?

My yorkie babies.  Raylan is now two, and Dexter just turned one.  They are true brothers from different litters and love each other in a special way.  No time for TV, we just watch the pups run and play, root in the sand, and swim.

9. If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be and why?

No one.  I am truly blessed with a loving husband, sweet puppies, and good friends.  My mom lives across the street from me and I get to spend time with her almost every day.  I live out in the middle of nowhere and look at the lake from my office.  There are people I dearly miss I would like to spend one more day with, but no one with who I would like to trade places.

10. What characteristic do you admire most in others?

Kindness.  There is so much going out there to disagree with but can't we all just get along?  Seriously, simple kindness is truly needed in the world right now.


Adelle's contact information: 

Supplier Member

Emailadelleweeks@msn.com

Websitehttp://specialmarkets.howardmiller.com/

06.14.2021


Meet Shannon Butkus with Goldner Associates!


1.     How long have you worked in the promotional products industry?   
Twenty-six challenging but rewarding years! I have been through 9/11, the crash of 2008 and now Covid. It has been a great ride knowing I made it through, and I have maintained and provided superior service to my great client base.   

2.     How did you get your first industry job?
This is big and sort of emotional for me. For those who remembers Gail Veasey, I met her on a trip to Ocracoke Island with a boyfriend and his family. We were all vacationing together. Over some wine and long talk, she and Bob Veasey asked me if I would be interested in working in sales. I had a master’s degree in social work, which was going nowhere, .  I was intrigued and didn't have a clue about Swag back then. She thought with my personality and listening skills that I would be great in sales! I am so thankful she took a chance on me.

3.     What did you want to be when growing up?
I wanted to be a teacher, or someone who could help peoplewas always sure of the latter!  

4.     What’s one thing — either industry/work-related or not — you learned in the past month?
I did it!  I made it through another world tragedy. My strength and perseverance surprised me. I did not think I would make it. But looking back at what I have been through in this industry, especially being 100% commission, I really believe in the value and resilience of Promotional Product and our industry.

5.     What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve ever received?
“ This is not a hobby”. This came from a wonderful guy named David that I worked with who is not in the industry anymore. He explained it like this: We work so hard to help people, we quote and sell, but at the end of the day we must keep moving. They may bid us out, they may try to push our pricing. But really, this is our livelihood, and we actually bring something to them. We bring security that we will be there, creativity, great pricing always , and motivation to show them we want to be their rep. Howeverif they do not value us, this is not a hobby. Keep moving on. This is Not a Hobby.

6.     What is your favorite promotional product and why?
Power Banks! Come on, we are always on our phones, and we definitely need them… I mean I have one charging in every room…

7.     What was the first concert you ever attended?
Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings in Chicago… it was amazing, 8th row!

8.     If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If calories didn't count, I would eat Pub Fried Chicken. It is an Illinois thing. It's the best Chicken, if only I could avoid the extra weight it would bring! 

9.     What are you currently binge watching?
There is nothing left after covid, is there, lol.  If anyone has a good suggestion, I'm open to recommendations!

10.  What characteristic do you admire most in others?
Honesty and Transparency. I can handle a client after all these years telling me they went with someone else. It used to hurt. But now it just shows me I have to work a little harder and I so appreciate that they were honest enough to tell me why they chose someone else.


    Shannon's contact information: 

    Distributor Member

    Emailsbutkus@goldnerassociates.com

    Website: https://goldnerassociates.com/

      06.21.2021

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