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Published by Do it Best Corp., 2019-02-25 11:06:29

Issue 03, 2019

blood donors
focus on health
your second paycheck
above & beyond proud parents whats happening family news access
Find, Friend & Follow Us Issue 3 | 2019

birthdays and anniversaries health and safety career opportunities

Celebrating Prom night Amanda
service in Waco wins ADDY


Do it Best takes great pride in the retirement, health care, and survivor benefits; HSA/FSA
compensation and benefits it offers each and dependent care accounts; educational assistance,
member of our team. To help you better understand merchandise discounts, and monthly team member
the full value of your total compensation and benefits activities; vacations, holidays, and more.
from the company, our Human Resources team creates Finally, take time to share this important benefits
and distributes a customized Personal Statement of information with your family as well as your financial
Benefits each year to every staff member which breaks advisor and file it for future reference. Whether you’re
down your base pay, bonus/incentive SOC, profit new with the company, in the midst of your career, or
sharing, and other valuable company benefits. contemplating retirement, your Personal Statement of

Scheduled for distribution on March 1, your Personal Benefits will help you make informed decisions about
Statement of Benefits describes how your 2018 your financial future. As always, the Human Resources
calendar year benefits worked together to ensure your team is a great resource if you have any questions.
financial security, both today and into the future. The Please review this page-by-page guide to better
main page focuses on the key areas that comprise understand all the information provided.
total compensation and each category is broken down (continued on page 3)
further in a helpful chart. Additional information covers

© 2019 Do it Best Corp. All rights reserved.


Fidelity Netbenefits offer much more than access to your
retirement savings plan account. In addition to your current
DENTAL AND VISION BENEFITS balance and investment selections, you can access complimentary
calculators and tools. The Fidelity calculators and tools page
Our dental coverage reimburses you up to $1,000 will help you take the guesswork out of saving for retirement
annually per covered individual (paid at 50% of and assist in building an income strategy to meet your needs.
expenses). Vision coverage provides for 50% of one eye Learn about the power of saving small amounts (1, 3, or 5%)
exam and 100% of covered materials (glasses, contact over time, use the contribution calculator, and visit the planning
lenses) up to $250 per calendar year. and guidance center. You can even use the College Savings
While there are no in-network requirements, Cigna- Calculator to gauge if you're saving a sufficient amount for your
affiliated providers may request your insurance card to child's future higher education. If you'd like to have a one-on-one
submit your claim directly. Other providers will likely conversation about how much to save, what types of investments
require you to pay the bill in full and then you can to choose, and how to get and stay on track, please call a Fidelity
complete the reimbursement form and upload your representative at 866.602.0637.
itemized receipt on


With his graduation from Local 232 carpenters apprenticeship, Renee Perkins’ son Ian
carries on the tradesmen tradition that runs in the family. “His father is an electrician and his
grandfather and uncle are union carpenters - it runs in his blood,” said Renee, who works in
the Finance division. Putting his methodical mind to work, Ian excelled in the four year program
GRADUATION and is now working for Weigand Construction helping on the new MetalX facility in Ohio. “We
are very proud of him. It’s a good feeling knowing your child has found a career he enjoys.”

Prepare now to acknowledge
your graduate in Issue 6 of
Family News, set for release
in June. Submissions are
accepted for staff members,
their spouses, children, and
grandchildren. Photos will be
printed in full color so a color
image at 300 dpi or higher
is preferred over black and
white. To ensure accuracy
and streamline the process,
we are only accepting digital
submissions by visiting
mytoolbox or this link. Team
members at our warehouses
can also send info/pictures to
their office coordinator for
entry. Submissions are due
by April 13.
Ian (top row second from the left) smiles with his class at their graduation banquet held in Indianapolis.

EASY ACCESS TO Misplaced your most recent copy of Family News? You can easily access an electronic
version any time by signing on to mytoolbox from work or home. We archive an entire
FAMILY NEWS year’s worth of issues in the Family News section. Visit
and log in with your assigned ntserv\username and password.

2 Issue 3, 2019

focus on health
blood donors
your second paycheck
whats happening
proud parents
family news access
above & beyond
birthdays and anniversaries
health and safety
career opportunities
to the
The first page of your
Personal Statement Family
of Benefits provides
an overview of your
compensation and
benefits package.
Take time to review
the additional 2018 Dixon
benefits available to Janey Cowell
you. If this is the first Cassondra Does
time you’ve received 2018
this personalized Kyle Gascoigne
statement, note that Lori Goodeill
it’s based on wages Bryson Helfrich
earned throughout Kayla Kuersten
the 2018 calendar Devon Plachno
Fort Wayne
Scott Aschliman
Kyle Bachert
Jon Barnes
Carissa Comstock
Joe Dillmon
Cari Fulker
Lance Gordon
Daniel Massucci
Aly Ruby
Shelley Kay
Dawn Lyons
Ryan Stannert
Kenzie Spencer

Retirement Benefits Health Care Benefits Survivor Benefits Jasmine Brown
The second page features The third page features your You’ll find information about Kelly Browne
important information about health care benefits. If you’re your survivor benefits on the Desiree Caballero
your retirement benefits. new to Do it Best, you may final page of your statement. Destiny Feliciano
Our profit sharing program be surprised by the overall Make sure to review your Richard Gollen
funds a savings plan with value of your health insurance beneficiary information for
Fidelity Investments. You’ll benefit. You’ll learn about life insurance, and make any Jen Gutierrez Banos
see your current savings wellness benefits available to updates through Sam Pirella
account balance and you through the CDP and PPO For beneficiaries of your pension Catie Sari
estimated projections for health plans. This page also or profit sharing go to the Mario Sorto
the account’s value into the features information about retirement tab on mytoolbox and
future. disability income insurance. then to beneficiary information.

Issue 3, 2019 3


The Merchandising
team showered
Pricing Analyst
EDI Correspondence Mallory Bates and
Clerk Lyndsey Lockridge her husband John
and her husband Ben with cake and gifts in
celebrated the birth of anticipation of their
their baby boy Arlo Gary baby girl.
on December 22.


Lumber Trader Mike Faulk retired after a 20 year career at
Do it Best. Mike started working at the Southeast lumber
office and helped grow the company as a premier source for forest products
in that region. He became a trusted adviser to the members he served
and many considered him more than just their lumber trader. “Mike is the
definition of a servant leader and he did it without needing any recognition
or attention. It was a privilege working with him and I'm proud to call him a
friend,” said Sales Manager Rob Williams. Staff at the Lexington warehouse
had a nice retirement celebration for him where Mike enjoyed chocolate
eclairs. Now, he and his wife Sue will spend time traveling around the
country. Mike is also a photography buff, and wants to grow the business he
has with his daughter.

After serving at the Montgomery warehouse for
nearly 20 years, Order Filler Wayne Earley worked
his last day in January. Wayne worked side by
side with Department Manager Alan Ennest for
nearly his entire career. His veteran leadership was
invaluable for training new people and creating
efficiencies in the warehouse. “Wayne was
committed to Do it Best and his fellow co-workers.
He was someone we could rely on every day and
was the anchor of the filling department. We will
miss him much but wish him the best with his
retirement,” said Alan.


Advertising Service Representative Lydia Panyard
retired on February 1 after 20 years with
Do it Best. “Lydia will be missed not only by our team but by
all the members she faithfully served. She was always willing
to tackle any and all of the changes that I would send her
way,” said Advertising Sales Supervisor Michelle Pesek. To help
her celebrate, Lydia’s husband Mike, her brother, and her son
and daughter-in-law stopped by to enjoy lunch and cake with the Consumer Marketing team. Lydia and Mike are looking forward to
spending more time together working on house projects and visiting their four grandkids.

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Print & Mail Services Bindery Operator
Carol Rogers retired after 23 years Every year across the US and in 16 other
of service. She started as a part-time team member countries, the Tim Tebow Foundation
in accounting, and then transferred to Print & Mail sponsors Night to Shine, a prom night for
Services. “Carol is one of the hardest working people I people living with special needs. It’s an
know,” said Print & Mail Services Supervisor Meagan opportunity for these men and women to
McNeal. “She arrives each day with a smile on her feel like royalty and dance the night away.
face no matter what is going on. I have never seen Brent poses for a picture with
anyone slot truck mail literature faster than Carol! Last year, the event came to Waco, Texas his honored guest Joey.
She will be missed not only as a co-worker, but for the first time and RSC General Manager
most importantly, as a friend.” In retirement, Carol is Brent Watts felt compelled to volunteer as a buddy. “Each guest is partnered
looking forward to working on several fun projects with a buddy to stay with them throughout the night. Last year my buddy
and hanging was 62 years old and this year my buddy was 33 - it was his first prom,”
out with her Brent said warmly.
husband Rick During the course of the evening, Brent was able to assist his guest for a truly
and their 21 unforgettable night. They kicked things off by riding in a limo and walking
grandchildren! down the red carpet upon arrival to the event. Other festivities included a
Carol and photo booth and Karaoke machine which all guests greatly enjoyed.
Rick are
also looking “Night to Shine gives caregivers a night off as therapists and medical
forward to personnel were onsite to handle every need. And, parents get to see their
planning a trip kids (young or adult) enjoy a prom,” said Brent. “My thoughts keep going
to Arizona this back to one particular moment of the night. A father and mother escorted
year to visit their daughter for the evening. The daughter was severely disabled and
her sister-in- wheelchair-bound, but still dressed in a gown with her hair and makeup
law. done. A slow song came on and her father picked her up and danced while
her mother wiped tears from her eyes.”
When Brent initially heard about the event, he was drawn to volunteer. After
seeing the impact the evening has on its guests, Brent can’t sign up fast
enough to be a buddy year after year.
February 8, 1954 - January 20, 2019
During the semi-annual Goodwill clothing drive sponsored
Dixon team member and recent by the employee board, team members donated close
retiree Ed Walters passed away to 1,000 pounds of clothing and household items. The sale of these
on January 20 at his home in goods will support job placement services for those facing barriers to
Rock Falls shortly after wrapping employment in Northeast Indiana.
up his career at the warehouse
after 32 years. Ed was born on “As a long-time member of the board of directors of Goodwill Industries
February 8, 1954, in Sterling, of Northeast Indiana, I can tell you that the generosity of the Do it Best
Illinois to Gerald Walters and team stands as a model for our community. I'm proud to work alongside
Leone (Malooley) Walters. He co-workers who see and support the value of helping people with
graduated from Rock Falls High employment barriers find and keep good jobs,” said Communications
School and attended Southern Illinois University. Director Randy Rusk.
He was an order filler and a valued member of the Great job, everyone!
Dixon team. “Ed could be described as a gentleman.
Everyone loved working with him and he is missed by
all,” said Office Coordinator Barb Sofolo.
His family paid this tribute to him: “Eddie was a
model of self-reliance, dependability, and meticulous
organization. He had great love for his family, his
heritage, and his country. Ed was always willing to
share his wisdom and common sense with his family
and friends. He will be greatly missed.”

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Since being awarded as the new artist for the Auburn Cord
Duesenberg Festival last year, Graphic Artist Amanda Peet has
been on an artistic adventure that has given her more experience and joy
than she ever dreamed. Each year the American Advertising Federation honors
excellence in creative advertising with their prestigious ADDY Awards, and her
work for the festival earned her an ADDY Award in the non-profit category.
“Winning an ADDY helps validate that my work as a graphic artist stands up
to the work of advertising agencies and other high visibility marketing firms
in the area. I had big shoes to fill taking over for the last festival artist and
this honor helps cement my place as a professional who means business,”
Amanda said.
In addition to the ADDY for the festival poster, Amanda has won two
ADDYs for her work here at Do it Best - in 2005 for her work on our winter
conference campaign and in 2011 for her design of the Heart Walk logo.
Congrats, Amanda!


To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the
employee board treated staff to some
tasty mousse desserts and challenging


In anticipation of the Super
Bowl, team members had a
game day-themed lunch.

Staff enjoyed a Valentine’s Day lunch courtesy of Firehouse Subs and topped off the meal with
cupcakes for dessert.

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Everyone enjoyed the annual chili and
dessert contest. Dana Thorsness, Kathy
Roberts, and Ken O'Meara were the winners
for best chili while Deborah Mabry, Pam
Tait, and Jacquelyn Delgadillo dominated in


If you're taking your devices on the road, be aware that gadget
theft is an issue almost anywhere you travel. Not only should you
take precautions to protect your devices from thieves, but you
should also configure them for maximum security so that if they
are stolen, your personal data will stay private.
Protect your devices
First, check that you're running the latest version of your device's
operating system and security software. Next, consider tightening
your security settings. Make sure your device is password- or
passcode-protected so thieves can't access your information if it's
stolen. If it's already protected, consider decreasing the time it
takes for the screen to lock when not in use.
Once on the road, use only legitimate WiFi hotspots. Hackers if you've accessed sensitive information (under the browser's
sometimes create bogus hotspots with a similar or vague name Options or Preferences settings, look for a Privacy or Security
that shows up alongside a bunch of authentic networks. If you're category).
not actively using a hotspot, turn off WiFi so that your device is
not visible to others. Accessing personal information online
While you're away, you may be tempted to check your online
Stay smart when using public computers banking or credit card statements, or to take care of other
It's perfectly safe to use a public computer for tasks that don't personal finance chores. Internet security experts advise against
require you to log in to an account. For instance, checking train accessing these sites entirely while traveling.
schedules, maps, or museum hours don't pose a security risk. The
danger lies in accessing personal accounts that require you to Refrain from logging in to personal financial sites on a public
enter a login and password. computer. But even if you're using your own mobile device at a
password-protected hotspot, any hacker who's logged on to the
If you'll be relying on hotel lobby computers or Internet cafés, same network may be able to see what you're up to. If you need
keep in mind that you have no idea who used that computer to access banking information, it's best to do so on a hard-wired
last — or who will hop on next. Public computers may be loaded connection. Otherwise, try to log in via a cellular network, which
with damaging malware. is safer than any WiFi connection.
If you need to access personal accounts on a public computer, If you do need to enter your credit card information online, make
make sure that the browser you use doesn't store your login sure that the site is secure. Most browsers display a little padlock
information. If you have the option of opening an incognito or icon to indicate this. Also, check that the page's URL begins with
private browser window, use it. It's also a good idea to clear the https instead of http. Never send a credit card number (or any
Internet browser's cache, history, and cookies after you're done, other sensitive information) over a website that doesn't begin
so fewer artifacts of your surfing session remain — especially with https.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES As Do it Best Corp. continues to grow, there may be career opportunities
for you to pursue within the company. Visit for a
AT DO IT BEST CORP. complete list of all openings and contact the Human Resources team if
you’re qualified for and interested in a new role.

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Even for those who like eating veggies, it can be a challenge to eat or summer squash can be added to virtually any casserole without
the recommended servings each day. And when a craving calls, changing taste or texture!
it's tough to ignore a grumbling tummy and opt for a bowl full of Sandwiches
veggies instead. Try these sneaky ways to fit veggies into any meal:
1. Sub greens for wraps: Lettuce makes a surprisingly awesome
For Breakfast stand-in for bread and tortilla wraps. For tougher greens like
1. Veg out on savory oatmeal: Classic collards, kale, or chard, blanch the greens and pat dry before
oatmeal might be topped with brown sugar wrapping.
and fruit, but oats can be savory too! Cook
plain oats with water and add your choice 2. Add veggies to grilled cheese: Every time the cheesy craving
strikes, throw a few layers of veggies in that grilled cheese.
of steamed or sautéed veggies.
Spinach or arugula, tomato, and avocado make awesome
2. Try pumpkin or butternut squash additions.
pancakes: When the skillet is heating for
your pancakes, throw some pumpkin or 3. Bulk up burgers: Try adding carrot purée or chopped mushrooms
to ground beef recipes. From hamburgers to meatloaf, a few
squash purée into the mix.
steamed and puréed veggies (or a mix of carrot and sweet potato)
3. Add greens to breakfast smoothies: A handful of spinach or go a long way.
kale blends well with any fruit smoothie. Try the classic Green
Monster by blending 1 cup milk, 1 frozen banana, 2 handfuls Baked Goods and Desserts
1. Bake veggies into bread: Another veggie-packed delight,
spinach, and 1 tablespoon almond butter.
zucchini bread can be a great way to get in a serving of veggies
For Pasta and Grains while fulfilling that sweet tooth.
1. Make pasta dishes go green: When
spaghetti and meatballs is on the menu, add 2. Disguise veggies in chocolate: To add an extra dose of greens to
dessert, make spinach brownies by puréeing spinach leaves in the
a load of extra veggies to the dish instead of
opting for a boring side salad. mixture or put carrots in your chocolate cake base.
3. Upgrade cookie dough:
2. Experiment with veggie noodles: Use a spiralizer or julienne tool
to create zucchini, squash, asparagus, or cucumber noodles and Add carrot or sweet potato
purée to chocolate chip
skip the pasta altogether.
cookies for a treat that's
3. Sneak them in casseroles: Anytime that casserole dish comes out just as tasty, but has hidden
of the cupboard, get the grater out too. Finely shredded zucchini health benefits too.

SAFETY CORNER Presented by your safety committee Almost 40% of home eye injuries happen in the yard or garden.
THE EYES HAVE IT Debris from lawn mowers or power trimmers can unexpectedly
enter the eye at a high rate of speed. As you start prepping your
yard for spring, remember these tips from Prevent Blindness
• When mowing, wear safety glasses with side protection or
goggles. Check your yard and remove debris before mowing.
• When using a powered weed trimmer, wear safety glasses or
Most people do not think about wearing eye protection while goggles under a face shield.
cleaning, cooking, or doing yard work. However, half of all eye
injuries occur when doing these everyday chores, according • Wear goggles when working with power saws.
to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). Although • Turn off power tools when near an unprotected bystander,
nearly every eye injury is preventable by wearing the proper eye especially when young children approach. Bystanders and
protection, the AAO reports that 78% of those injured were not helpers need eye protection when around tools that are in
wearing any protective eyewear.
Using household chemicals, including bleach or other cleaners, • Wear goggles to protect your eyes from fertilizers, pesticides,
causes 125,000 eye injuries every year so be sure to wear eye and other yard chemicals, including lime dust.
protection when handling chemical cleaners. Also, after a project,
make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before touching your • Read and follow all product instructions. Obey warnings on
eyes or face. yard chemicals and equipment.

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