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Published by Do it Best Corp., 2021-11-03 15:18:54

Issue 11, 2021

Issue 11, 2021

Find, Friend & Follow Us Issue 11 | 2021

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Saluting our Pinch pennies at
veterans the pharmacy

IN YOUR COMMUNITY United Way location
has a free 211 Resource
Do it Best serves member-owners in a co-op model because we believe Helpline so the most
we work better together through the programs, education, and vulnerable among us
expertise we offer. The United Way is an organization that operates in can quickly access basic
much the same way; a volunteer board of directors allocates resources needs, healthcare, and
to a number of nonprofits in their region. The United Way serves as legal services 24/7?
a central organization that works better together to connect people During the pandemic, the
with the resources they need to successfully work, play, live, and retire 211 Resource Hotline has
- and aims to do it in the most efficient way possible to ensure every experienced more than
donation has a maximum impact. a 300% increase in calls
We’re proud to partner with the United Way as we kick off our 2022
pledge campaign to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, reimagine nationwide.
what our future can be, and rebuild communities surrounding Here’s what some of
Do it Best Corp. locations around the country. Our United Way fund those needs look like at
drive will take place from November 15-26. the United Way locations
Our goal this year is to raise $250,000 company-wide, and there will be
a corporate pledge allocated to all locations. Last year, we contributed we’re supporting.
$50,000 to the goal and shared it among all locations, depending on
how much was raised at each office and warehouse. The best part
about donating to the United Way is that 86 cents of every dollar
donated stays in the local community. The remaining 14 cents is used
to educate communities about their local United Way
and record data to understand the impact of each
“In a world that has become so divided, it’s
important to secure pledges and raise awareness for
organizations focused on breaking down the barriers
that prevent our neighbors from living safe, healthy,
fulfilling lives,” says HR Generalist Donnevin Wolfe,
who is organizing this year’s campaign. “The focus is
on causes that all of us can get behind.”
A pledge or contribution big or small can help a
child have an enriching afterschool program while
their parents finish a work day with peace of mind.
It can help someone with special needs have the tools to live and work
easier. It can help new parents connect with health and safety experts
to ensure their bundle of joy doesn’t feel like a bundle of nerves. The
possibilities with donations are truly endless and tailored to each
community’s specific needs.

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IN YOUR COMMUNITY continued from page 1

The Fort Wayne
office will contribute
to the initiatives
funded by the
United Way of
Allen County. They
provide support for The Center for Nonviolence in Fort Wayne has unique
31 agencies including programming to teach kids and adults who have been
Visiting Nurse to given a rough hand to not respond to situations with
provide in-home violence.

medical care to those
affected by a serious illness, The League to help those with disabilities
reach their full potential, and The Center for Nonviolence to provide
trauma-informed care to those impacted by crime and violence. To
learn more, visit
The Greater Twin Cities United Way used donations to fill backpacks
with school supplies for 50,000 kids in the region in August. The United Way helps
BURNSVILLE fund Well Partners to
Our LBM team in Burnsville will support the Greater provide dental and vision
Twin Cities United Way. The top three priorities at this care to low-income
United Way location are 1) Household stability to make families. This is critical
homelessness rare, brief, and nonrecurring; 2) Educational since nearly a third of
success to make sure children of all ages are prepared adults in the workforce
to thrive academically, personally, and socially; and 3) have uncorrected vision,
Economic opportunity to promote economic independence making it harder for
and allow all adults the opportunity to participate in an them to be productive.
equitable workforce. To learn more, visit Children with dental pain
are also three times more
likely to miss school.
The Lexington team will help the United Way of the Midlands
accomplish their top three goals of 1) Promoting stability to fight
homelessness, fund emergency shelters, and provide help filing
income taxes; 2) Enhancing education to make sure kids transition
to kindergarten, learn how to read, and graduate on time; and 3)
Provide healthcare with prescription drug savings and dental and
vision care to low-income neighbors. To learn more, visit

The United Way of Lee County was able to provide grab and go The United Way-funded VITA program MEDINA
meals and snacks at nine locations throughout the county for its allows residents of Medina and Summit Team Medina will fundraise
2021 Summer Eats program. Even before the pandemic, more than Counties to get help with their income for the United Way of
20% of Lee County children did not have access to nutritious foods taxes in-person or virtually. Medina County. This local
outside of school. chapter funds a handful of
DIXON beneficial programs for all
Team Dixon will commit pledges for the United Way ages including the Imagination
of Lee County. Its 28 funded agencies include Dixon Library to mail free books
Public Schools, the Dixon PADS Shelter to help homeless monthly to preschool-age
individuals and families, Shining Star Children’s Advocacy children, Volunteer Income
Center, and the Summer Eats program to provide free Tax Assistance (VITA), and
meals to kids and teens on summer break. To learn more, the operation of the Financial
visit Empowerment Center (FEC) to
provide free financial literacy
coaching for adults to raise
their credit scores. To learn
more, visit

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MESQUITE In the Salvation Army’s employment WACO
The Mesquite team assistance programs, volunteers help adults Team Waco’s donations
will fundraise for with career readiness courses, resumes, will go toward the United
the United Way of technology education, and social skills. Way of Waco-McLennan
Southern Nevada. County, which supports
Based in Las Vegas, this more than 40 nonprofits in
United Way location the region. Some of their
works hand-in-hand most utilized resources
with the Salvation include Meals on Wheels,
Army in Mesquite to Advocacy Center for Crime
provide nutritious Victims and Children, and
meals, assistance Community Doulas of
with vital bills, and Waco. To learn more, visit
employment assistance
to those in need. To Community Doulas of Waco provides breastfeeding support to birthing
learn more, visit or adoptive families of newborns who could not otherwise afford a doula. They also offer training to become a doula and increase earning
potential to get out of poverty.
Team Montgomery will help WOODBURN
support the United Way of the The Woodburn team will
Dutchess-Orange Region. This fundraise for the United
United Way funds several initiatives Way of the Mid-Willamette
and organizations to protect local Valley. This United Way
veterans’ rights to basic necessities, location supports more than
provide legal services to low income 30 nonprofits including the
individuals and families who are Marion Polk Food Share,
at risk of becoming homeless, and CASA of Marion County,
connect children to mentors and and Bridgeway Recovery
role models. To learn more, visit Services. To learn more, visit
Volunteers from the United Way of Bridgeway Recovery Services not
the Dutchess-Orange Region helped a only helps those battling addiction,
woman in May get essentials for her own but they also give them a second
apartment after an emergency left her chance at work by letting them
needing to relocate quickly. operate a food truck that travels
throughout the region.

SIKESTON The Kenny Rogers Children’s Your HR team and office
The Sikeston team will share Center improves the quality of life coordinator will let you know
their support for two different for children with special needs how you can make a pledge
locations: The United Way and their families. or donation and learn more
of Southeast Missouri and
the Sikeston/Bootheel Area about your local United
United Way since many staff Way’s partnerships and
live near Cape Girardeau. initiatives. We look forward
The United Way of Southeast to making a positive impact
Missouri supports 28 agencies in the communities we
including Cape Girardeau Public
Schools, Habitat for Humanity, all call home.
and Voices for Children/
CASA. The Sikeston/Bootheel
Area United Way funds 19
organizations including the
Kenny Rogers Children’s Center,
Sikeston Wrestling Club, and
Nutrition Centers of Southeast
Missouri. To learn more, visit or

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Saluting our Veterans and Active Military Personnel

Our company is proud to have veterans and active military personnel across all locations. Each of them bring
a unique perspective and incredible work ethic to the tasks we do day in and day out. We’re grateful for
their service year-round, especially as we approach Veteran’s Day on November 11.

Left to right: Paul
Scott, Randy Bellows,
Mary Gutsche, Beth
Robinson, Tom Davis,
Larry Aldridge


Kevin Scott Damon Ron Steve Jesse Ron
Berry Kinkella Leishman NaSal Pettinger Sarenana Skinner

FORT WAYNE Jason Stacey Bob Hope Jasmine Steven Wesley
Left to right: Michael Filosa, Cluts Crosby Grabowski Shaver Sumling May Schooley
Brian Reed, Dan Dietlin,
Dan Walton, Chris Mettler,
Ryan Robie, Joel Moore

Left to right: Mike Gilliam
Thomason, Barbara
Walker, Eric Derrick,
Bernard Walker

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MEDINA Left to right: Colter Schofield, Regina Edgin, Robert Curnoe, Greg Laura
Paul Kowalski, Kyle Slykhuis, Jarrod Rhodes, Brad Gerber Stell Feliciano
Left to right: Mike Ethington,
Cole Atwood, Sean Birch,
Steven Engstrom, Dan Green

Joseph Schrod MONTGOMERY
Rosenblum Wilson Left to right: John Soultanakis, Jerry Wilson, Rich Sager,
Glenn Johnson, Zach Hoffert, Peter Mango

Dennis Kodi SIKESTON
Bean Ballard Left to right: Louis Chamberlain, David Nicholson, Bryan Marshall,
Carl Estes Jr., Hykeem Hammons, Tyler Pigg, Olivia Waters


Lawrence WACO John Randy Isai
Bethea Left to right: John Villanueva, Jason Suggs, Messer Oatney Aguilar
Cody Knox, Calei Tekubie

Thank You for your Service

Issue 11, 2021 5


Former IT Scrum Master Nabila Safdar invited Family
the Do it Best team to her college classroom
at Purdue University of Fort Wayne on October Dixon
13. IT Application Developer Dan Sloat and HR Lena Galica
Generalist Donnevin Wolfe had the opportunity to Chaz Richard
talk about the company’s growing IT division and Robert Sherrod
internships in a freshman computer science class.
“It was extremely valuable for Do it Best to invest time in a local university to attract local talent in Fort Wayne
the future,” says Nabila. “Several students stayed late and shared how much they enjoyed learning Angi Boxell
about the company, its culture, and the specific technologies. Most importantly, they found it very Maddie Eck
insightful that it’s okay to apply for jobs and other internships as an intern.” Tristian Fleming
Kandace Kendrick
CELEBRATE Thomas Missakian
Melissa Renninger
Order Support Communications Merchandise Robin Steenman
Specialist Audrey Director Randy Coordinator Floyd Stilson
Lord kicked off Rusk welcomed Kendra Radu Blake Wehrle
her 21st birthday his first grandchild and her husband
weekend in style Salem Rose Mays Brandon welcomed Woodburn
with cupcakes on October 22. Her their daughter George Aguilera Patricio
and razzle dazzle parents are Annah Kynslee Grace on Hilda Huapeo Camacho
at the office on Rusk and Andrew October 22. Horacio Montes
October 14. Mays. Josue Montes


National Logistics Manager Steve
Rose recently conquered a 50
mile race in the IT 100 with a
dear friend. The IT 100 is an ultra
marathon, which is any race
beyond the 26.2 mile marathon
distance. It takes place at Chain O’
Lakes State Park in Albion, IN.
Steve has been an avid runner
for the last eight years and has
traveled the world to participate in
races. The IT 100 was his longest
distance yet. Injuries from a
mountain bike accident prevented
Steve from the 100 mile race he
originally wanted to run, but he
persevered and trained hard for
the 50 mile trail full of rocks, roots,
and water crossings. His favorite
parts of ultra running are pushing
himself to extreme mental and physical limits and bonding in the community it
creates. Steve’s wife, son, and in-laws were a crucial part of the race as his support
system cheering him on during the toughest parts.

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Nearly 60 Fort Wayne team members dressed up in
scary clever Halloween garb for the annual costume contest on
October 25. The entire office voted for their favorite individual and
group costumes, and the winners were:


First place- The Retail Programs team tugged on the heartstrings of fall
bonfire lovers as roasting s’mores.

First place- Demand Second place- Third place- Associate
Forecasting Analyst Outbound Logistics Merchandise Manager
Sarah Clark won us Services Coordinator Maggie Radyn took us
all over as a Costco Kandace Kendrick to the produce aisle as
Sample Lady. dressed as classic an avocado.
movie icon Beetlejuice.

BECOMING THE Second place- Don’t step on them! The LBM division had 22 legos
MENTOR HE NEEDED scattered around the office.
Third place- The Communications team decided to get punny and dress
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast as social butterflies.
Indiana has a waiting list of 300
boys in need of an adult mentor,
and have introduced a campaign
called “Manly Mondays” to
recruit men to the program. The
organization recently spotlighted
HR Generalist Donnevin Wolfe,
who has been a Big Brother for nine
years with Little Brother Maurice.
“I became a big because I didn’t
really have a male figure growing
up,” says Donnevin. “I was 18 and
wasn’t established with my career
or finances, but I felt a strong
calling to be a role model. It’s not
really about the money or job.
Maurice and I simply love to go to
the movies and play games.”

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As Do it Best Corp. continues to grow, there may be career opportunities
for you to pursue within the company. External candidates apply at Internal candidates should use the link provided
on Workbench and apply by logging in to

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We all know how important our personal hygiene
SHOP AROUND FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS is, but how often do you consider the health of
your Fidelity retirement savings account?
While our move to CVS Caremark was intended to deliver more competitive Fidelity has provided us with some best practices
prescription drug pricing, we encourage you to still shop around to make to help make sure team members’ accounts are
sure you’re getting the lowest out-of-pocket cost every time. You may want squeaky clean. Review the Good Account Hygiene
to check out some of these popular apps that regularly offer additional Practices worksheet on
discounts. While paying for prescriptions outside of our health plans so you can check each of these items off your list!
doesn’t count towards your deductible, the potential cost savings are worth

To make your discount a little easier, CVS Caremark has launched a Drug
Cost and Coverage tool that allows you to shop around for all of your
medications. Visit for additional details.

EASY ACCESS TO Misplaced your most recent copy of Family News? You can easily access an electronic
FAMILY NEWS version any time by signing on to Workbench from work or home. We archive an entire
year’s worth of issues in the Family News section.

SAFETY CORNER Presented by Mike Morris

Be prepared for an influx of people on the road and in the air
compared to last year.

If you’re traveling by car
• Make sure your vehicle is in good running condition
• P repare your car for winter and keep an emergency preparedness
kit with you
• Get a good night’s sleep before departing to avoid drowsy driving
• Leave early and plan ahead for heavy traffic
• D ouble check to make sure everyone is properly buckled up, no
matter how long or short the distance traveled
• Put your cell phone away and avoid distracted driving
• Practice defensive driving
• D esignate a sober driver to ensure everyone makes it home safely
after a holiday party

If you’re flying
• Expect delays at the airport
• Stay calm, as everyone traveling will be very tense
• T he federal government requires all travelers to wear masks inside
the airport and on airplanes

Did you know traveling by car during the holidays has the highest fatality rate?

In 2020, an estimated 485 died in a car on Thanksgiving, 115 on Christmas, and 163 on New Year’s Day.
According to the National Safety Council, alcohol impairment was involved in nearly a third of those fatalities.

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