Team Members Indulge in an Outrageous Shopping Spree
How many employers can you name that take their team members shopping? And pay their way? The Interstate All Battery Center® Des Moines office did just that Friday, May 13. To reward 147 team members for hitting their sales targets, Interstate gave them each a $700 gift card to Jordan Creek Mall and a charter bus ride there.
"This is the third year that IABC has celebrated this important employee sales incentive," said Scott Miller, vice president. "In January, we challenged our entire team, from accounting to warehouse, to focus in on our fiscal year sales goals. Today, we celebrate the fruits of everyone’s labor for having met aggressive sales goals despite the slow economy."
Unlike a bonus that would appear in team members’ paychecks, the gift cards ensure the money is spent locally.
"The slow economy has meant slower retail sales for many Des Moines businesses," Miller said. "This shopping spree allows us to put our money right back into the local economy in support of our neighbors."
Several retailers offered prizes and special discounts to Interstate Team Members, and Interstate Batteries Chairman Norm Miller and former CEO Tommy Miller helped in the celebration. A local TV station was there to catch all the action (see link above).
Here are some of the photos from the event.