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Construction News Spotlights Francine Hawkins-Alegeh

Francine Hawkins-Alegeh

Francine Hawkins-Alegeh plays a big role in the Dallas/ Fort Worth construction industry. She’s been a part of our Dallas team for nearly five years and is responsible for creating Autocad drawings for our Dallas and Houston-based projects. Francine is also a regular participant in our AV Week celebration activities, including dressing up for “Geek it Up Wednesday” with fellow CAD Technician Kelly Shatzer.

 

When Francine isn’t at AVI-SPL, she is active in giving back to the community. Through her involvement with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), she mentors high school students interested in architecture and design. This year, she’s serving as the NAWIC Dallas chapter Vice President.  She also owns and operates two small businesses, Alegeh Autocad Design and F.D. Hawkins Painting and Remodeling.

 

Francine embodies the community-focused spirit of AVI-SPL and we’re proud to have her as part of our team.

 

Click the image below to read Francine’s interview in the January issue of Dallas/Fort Worth Construction News >

 

 

AV Week: AVI-SPL Employees Celebrate with AV Spirit Days

InfoComm AV Week 2011 Logo

AV Week, October 16-22, is InfoComm International‘s annual celebration of the AV industry. Here at AVI-SPL, we’re proud to be a part of the audio video industry and are excited to celebrate this year’s AV Week!

Click here to see photos from our AV Spirit Days this year! Be sure to click “like” on your favorite to vote!

To get our team members excited about the event, we’ve planned AV Spirit Days with different themes each day. Check out photos from last year’s AV Week Spirit Days!

Here’s how our employees are getting in on the fun:

Manufacturer Monday – Model your favorite AV manufacturer shirt – even pair it with a lanyard to get more festive!

Team Tuesday – We’ve got spirit – yes we do, we’ve got spirit – how ‘bout you? Show your team spirit!! Sport your green and blue AVI-SPL colors; Throw on your favorite AVI-SPL shirt. Snap a photo to prove it.

Geek it up Wednesday – Go geeky for a day. Throw on your pocket protectors, suspenders, and Members Only jackets!

Technology Thursday – Technology runs our world. What’s your “can’t live without it” technology? Send in a photo and a sentence or two about why you can’t live without your favorite piece of technology.

BFF (Best Friends Forever) Friday – Did you meet your best friend through AVI-SPL? Share your story about you and someone you met through your work here (a coworker or someone outside of the company that you met through your job). Be sure to include a photo of you and your BFF!

AV Week Prizes AVI-SPL InfoCommTo enter, employees must take a photo of themselves or the object and submit it to avweek@avispl.com. Submissions will be posted to AVI-SPL’s Facebook page and whoever receives the most “likes” for each day (Manufacturer Monday, Team Tuesday and Geek it Up Wednesday) by Thursday at midnight, will be deemed the winner. Thursday and Friday’s winners will be randomly selected. There will be one winner per day.

AV Spirit Day winners will receive an awesome prize pack including: an AVI-SPL umbrella, AVI-SPL water bottle, AVI-SPL “Wayfarer” sunglasses, AV Week drawstring backpack, AV Week flashlight/multi-tool, AV Week notepad and pen.

Keep an eye here on the AVI-SPL Everywhere blog for more AV Week updates from me and Krystle!

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Employees Get Healthy with AVI-SPL Total Wellness Program

Total Wellness Logo

Tampa, FL – At AVI-SPL, we treat our employees like family. That’s why we introduced a new employee campaign in 2011 called Total Wellness to promote healthy lifestyles among our team members. Krystle and I worked with our Human Resources team to challenge our coworkers to make healthier choices every day.

We’re just six months into the program, and we’ve already received lots of wonderful feedback from the employees. We’ve had an overwhelming amount of participation and we’re excited to share some of the wellness success stories with you.

Lisa and Valerie - 1981

One of the earliest Total Wellness challenges was to participate in an organized walk/run/race this spring or summer. The response to this challenge was impressive, especially among first-time race participants.

One of our favorite submissions comes from Lisa in our Ft. Lauderdale office. Here’s her story:

“I met my best friend Valerie at our first high school cross country practice in 1981. Through the years we’ve competed in 5Ks, 10Ks, ½ marathons, and mud runs, but the most memorable are the runs in between when we can run and talk for miles, sharing life’s ups and downs with each other. For me, there is nothing more therapeutic than a nice long run under the Florida sun!”

Lisa and Valerie- Beach to Beach 5K Run 2011

Go Lisa and Valerie! Thirty years and still going strong!

In response to the Total Wellness Challenge, our team members participated in a variety of races, including:
• Triathlon in Illinois
• 50-mile bike race in Dayton
• 10-miler in Baltimore
• Six days backpacking around Lake Superior
• 5Ks and 10Ks across the country to support a variety of causes, including Alzheimer’s Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, American Cancer Society and many others.

Stay tuned to read more AVI-SPL employee wellness success stories here on the AVI-SPL Everywhere blog!

To your health,
Jessica