This past year brought on a lot of positive changes and growth for VPA! Join us as we reflect on some of our top 2012 moments!
VPA Implements Employee of the Month Program
February: Ryan Weser, Rochester NY, March: Matt Dell’Olio, UMass Medical Center, April: John Delago, Capital Region, May: Ricky Knorring, UMass Medical Center ER, June: Jon Clark, Lowell General Hospital, July: Mike Klinger, Albany Medical Center, September: Dustin Hildebrant, Vernon Downs, October: Yuriy Syromyatnk, Hartford Hospital and CCMC, November: Steve McGuinness, UMass Medical Center
To read their full stories check out our Facebook page!
VPA Featured in Business West
VPA was featured on the cover of Business West, a premier business publication that discusses business trends, news and information in the Western MA region. The issue that came out on Monday July 16th premieres a 4 page story on VPA. The story gives a great insight into Valet Park of America’s past, present, and future. It discusses the expansion our company has had in the past 20 plus years and what to expect from VPA in the future.
Mike Arsenault Wins 2012 Howdy Award
Mike Arsenault won the Howdy Award in the transportation category on May 15th at the Log Cabin. The Howdy Award is presented by the Chamber of Commerce to a person who exemplifies excellence in hospitality.
Check out more of Mike’s story on our Moments That Matter page.
Moments That Matter Award
Above L to R: Ricky Knorring and Micky Dumais tied to win the Moments That Matter Award.
To reward our top employees, we implemented a Moments That Matter Award. All employees who attended our Labor Day picnic at Six Flags New Engalnd voted for their top pick. Five nominees were in the running, Mike Klinger, AMC Manager, Micky Dumais, UMMC Manager, Jon Clark, LGH Manager, Ricky Knorring, UMMC ER Captain, and Mike Arsenault, BMC Cancer Center Manager. After tallying all the votes, we had two employees tie for first: Micky Dumais, UMMC Manager, and Ricky Knorring, UMMC ER Captain. The runners up won gift cards and both winners won iPads.
Employees Buzz Off Their Hair To Raise Money For Pediatric Cancer
On June 3rd Tim Duval, Nolan Skowera, Nick Schloesser, Kevin Black, Micky Dumais, and Mike Klinger buzzed off their hair for The One Mission Kid’s Cancer Buzz-Off. The event took place at Gillette Stadium and had over 450 people signed up to help this great cause. Proceeds go to pediatric cancer patients and their families at Boston Children’s Hospital. Our team of managers were able to raise $2,552.25!
Gabe along side our Albany Medical Center Team
Albany Medical Center Valet Team Suprises Young Patient
Our AMC team heard that one of the young patients was having his last chemo treatment. Our valet team made t-shirts to congratulate Gabe. He arrived with tears streaming down his face when he saw all the guys wearing shirts for him that said “Our Hero” and “Gabe’s Last Day of Treatment.” This truly was a heartwarming moment.
VPA Launches New Brand
To bring us into a new era of growth, VPA partnered with a branding company to update our look. In 2012 we launched a new logo, website and slogan, “Driving You Forward”. We also have been actively using our Facebook page, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Blog as a communication tool for our employees, customers and clients.
Check out our original brand launch blog post and website blog post.
We are excited for another great year in 2013!