Vol. 2, Issue 33 | 08/30/2023
Vol. 2, Issue 32 | 08/23/2023
Nogales celebrated a BIG achievement with its very first Bench Leadership class! A round of applause for our 12 agents who participated and took the first step towards becoming a leader.
Juan Carlos Tarin
These agents came ready to learn and eagerly shared questions, comments, and experiences throughout the sessions. This Bench Leadership class left this group invigorated, and these agents wasted no time putting their networking homework into practice. The impact was clear as our agents shared how their perspectives have changed, their understanding of different departments expanded, and how excited they are to implement these skills in the workplace.
Congratulations again to our first Nogales class of Bench Leadership graduates, and we can’t wait to see how you continue to grow at RDI!
The 2nd Annual True Blue Summer Bash was filled with that unmistakable summer energy and was an absolute BLAST! 🌞
The bash was a whirlwind of activity and laughs, coupled with one heck of a cookout! The cornhole arena saw some intense matches, with players showcasing some rather impressive skills (if we do say so ourselves.) And speaking of impressive, Emily was the true MVP as she served up scoop after scoop of ice cream!
The day was packed with a smorgasbord of outdoor games, from a ring toss to a water slide to chalk art, which brought out the inner child in all of us. And let’s not forget the little ones – kids were running around left and right, having an absolutely grand time!
A big shoutout to everyone who joined in and contributed to making the 2nd Annual True Blue Summer Bash a resounding success. These moments remind us of the incredible community at RDI, where we can all come together to celebrate and make lasting memories. Here’s to many more bashes in our future! 🎉
Vol. 2, Issue 31 | 08/16/2023
Who doesn’t love bowling? Milford’s inaugural Bowling Day at Madison Bowl was an absolute success, sending pins flying and spirits soaring.
The atmosphere buzzed with excitement, and everyone gave it their all to try and score some spares and strikes. Like any good bowling day, the aroma of pizza wafted through the air, and the slices disappeared as quickly (if not more so) than the pins at the end of the alleys! An exciting highlight emerged as Kari and her dad engaged in a spirited wager – a strike on the first throw meant being exempt from planning her grandparents’ birthday party. In an epic victory, Kari emerged triumphant! Who knew she had such a wicked arm?
Whether bowling reminds you of The Big Lebowski, the song “Let’s Bowl” from Grease 2, or simply of your childhood, we can all agree bowling is a smash hit!
It’s time for another On The Spot interview! This time we caught up with the fantastic Laynie Gonzalez, an Operations Supervisor extraordinaire for the P&G Beauty program at Blue Ash. Laynie has a whopping 3.5 years under her belt at RDI, so she’s definitely overdue to be put on the spot.
Let’s jump right in!
Laynie’s superpower of choice is time travel – imagine the possibilities! When it comes to favorite reads, Laynie’s coming in strong with an excellent fiction recommendation: “The Coldest Winter Ever” by Sister Souljah. An extrovert through and through, Laynie loves a good dance tune and confesses her dream destination is none other than the stylish streets of Milan. But that’s not all – this avid traveler has already crossed Aruba and Jamaica off her list, proving she’s a bonafide beach enthusiast.
Laynie’s lightning-quick responses might just have earned her the title of our most on-the-spot interviewee yet! There is still much more to learn about Laynie, so check out the full video now!
Have you heard that RDI’s very own Ashely Snowden and her team, Top Gums, participated in the Red Bull Flugtag? Well, you’d better believe it!
Cincinnati held the Red Bull Flugtag this past weekend at Sawyer Point Park & Yeatmans Cove. But what even is the Flugtag? The Flugtag (German for Flying Day) is a competition of homemade, human-powered craft with one simple goal – to fly. This event travels to different locations each year, and Cincinnati was proud to be chosen as the only US location for 2023.
But back to the most exciting part – Ashley Snowden and Top Gums! This all-woman team of best friends spent months creating their vessel, the Betty White Bomber (both the team and craft name come from a love of Golden Girls with a nod at Top Gun, of course)! Over 40 teams participated in the Flugtag and more than 30,000 people came to watch this spectacular event!
While Top Gums may not have taken home the prize for furthest flight, they did take home all of the memories they made along the way! We are so proud of Ashley and her team, and we love seeing our community support each other and their dreams.
Vol. 2, Issue 30 | 08/09/2023
The Back to School Carnival at Latonia this past weekend was an absolute party! There were games galore, and there was even a full-on feast of hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream to keep those carnival cravings at bay.
After weeks of collecting school supplies, the team was able to hand out 45 backpacks to families, making sure the kiddos were ready to rock the school year in style. But it didn’t stop there! Our fantastic agents showed UP for the raffle, which raised another $400 in supplies! We’re all about supporting our community, and the Latonia team plans on spreading the love even further! Later this week, they’ll be dropping off paper, folders, crayons, notebooks, and binders to Latonia Elementary and Holmes High School – because we believe in setting students up for success!
So, there you have it – the Back to School Carnival at Latonia was a smashing success! A big thanks to everyone who came to the carnival and donated school supplies or participated in the raffle. What a fantastic way to start the school year!
Let’s talk about the incredible impact RDI has had through our partnership with Adopt A Class over the past school year – because when we say “making an impact,” we mean it in a big way!
Last school year, our team of 25 volunteers mentored students at Winton Hills Academy. The impact of this mentorship was significant – but don’t just take our word for it! 76% of students across Adopt A Class programs reported understanding the connection between schoolwork and a successful career.
One of the most encouraging results of the program was a follow-up survey of students. The survey showed a 32.7% increase in 6th-grade student interest in learning more about Cincinnati State and a 27.3% increase overall in 6th-grade students’ interest in attending college after high school.
These results are a testament to the power of mentorship. The more people rooting for and supporting students along their academic journey, the better equipped they will be to achieve their goals. We are proud to be a part of Adopt A Class and to help make a difference in the lives of young people in our communities.
There is nothing we can say to prepare you for this. You just have to see it for yourself.
Vol. 2, Issue 29 | 08/02/2023
It’s time to meet the man, the myth, the legend – our incredible Site Director for Latonia, Tim Rogers!
Tim has been with us for over 2.5 years, and boy, are we lucky to have him! Hailing from the heart of Kentucky, he’s got that bluegrass charm and a fondness for his favorite color, blue (RDI blue, obviously!). But what really makes Tim smile is the amazing people he gets to work with every day – he’s got a great team!
Now, let’s talk movie magic! Tim’s go-to flick is none other than the hilarious “Step Brothers” (did we just become best friends?). And apparently, he’s got a secret celebrity crush! 🤐 Who do we think it could be?
But wait, there’s so much more! Make sure to watch the whole video to discover Tim’s favorite snack, hobby, and secret to success. So, let’s give a big round of applause to our amazing Tim Rogers!
The Nogales Nation held their Mid-Year Town Hall last month, and it was an absolute blast!
Our incredible community gathered to relive some of the unforgettable moments from this year’s adventures. From an epic Connect 4 showdown to a Simpson-tastic spirit week, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, and showing up in full force for Pride, they’ve done it all!
But let’s not forget the real stars of the show – the people! This team has shown incredible growth and development over these past months, and we couldn’t be more proud of you. And a huge shoutout to everyone who submitted suggestions to make future activities even better!
It is this team’s dedication and commitment to our values that make a true IMPACT on others. We’re excited to see what else Nogales gets up to during the second half of the year!
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