Employee Referral Bonus Doubles!

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The employee referral bonus has doubled!

Refresher: In October, we introduced the employee referral program. Employees who refer a new employee who completes at least 90 days of successful work will get a $250 bonus.

As of, November 28, the employee referral bonus is now $500.

To see current open positions, click here.

If you have a referral, reach out to Kevin Johnson (kevin.johnson@femoran.com) directly.

LinkedIn for Professional Services

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We are a professional service company, and as you may remember, that means that our PEOPLE are our biggest marketers.

One of the easiest ways to build your professional reputation is through LinkedIn. Most people you want to sell to are on LinkedIn.

Hinge Marketing created a LinkedIn for Professional Services e-Book.

Here is a snippet:

LinkedIn is the premier social media platform for professionals – and its popularity is on the rise. As of March 2017, LinkedIn has over 460 million members, compared to 10 million just 10 years earlier. Many use the platform to connect with colleagues, industry contacts, prospective recruits, and more, but it also provides powerful discussion and sharing features.

Since the previous edition of this guide, LinkedIn has expanded its service with new features. In this fourth edition, we bring the guide up to date with the most important features for the busy executive.

In the following pages, we’ll lay out a LinkedIn strategy for you and your professional services firm. We’ll also explain the newest LinkedIn features and what they mean for you.

Read the full 39-page e-book right here.

Fundraiser for Cancer - FPS

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FPS is raising funds for a dear friend of the office, the cleaning person, Gloria.

Her granddaughter, Anna (16), was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Hodkin’s Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system that affects the immune system. This form of cancer affects people of all ages, but is most common for people between 20 and 55 years old.

With treatment, people with this disease can have a full recovery.

The FPS staff have been donating throughout October, but you can, too. So far, they have raised $640 for Anna, but, as you are probably aware, medical bills add up.

If you would like to donate, mail a check to 3001 Research Road, Suite A, Champaign, IL 61822 in care of Leslie Johnson. Make the check out to F.E. Moran.

F.E. Moran will then cut the check to Anna.

Volunteering with the USO by Renee Keefe

My son joined the Marines on September 11, 2017.

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After 13 grueling weeks of boot camp, he had to undertake what is called “the Crucible.” The Crucible is 54 hours of food and sleep deprivation, 45 miles of marching in the desert, and climbing to the top of a mountain to receive the EGA pin.

The marines hike back to base and graduate the next week.

Once the Crucible is over, they finally get to see their families, access emails, letters, and packages. The entire experience is mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting, and yet, some don’t have their family members at graduation to support them.

That is where the United Services Organization (USO) comes into play.

The USO was formed to serve active military and their families on bases and in the field. Volunteers need to go through background checks, gain military access, and are not allowed at dangerous sites.

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My father was in the Navy at the end of WWII and assisted with prisoner’s of war (POW) to safety in Bikini, Atoll. He trained in Great Lakes. He taught me to always respect military personnel. My father and son’s experience with the military drove me to volunteer with the USO.

After graduating from the military, they can visit any USO and everything is free. All they need to do is sign-in and show an ID.

When volunteering with the USO, a typical Saturday morning might be picking up donations, providing bagels, pizza, hot dogs, and fruit.

Bigger events come up, too! The no-dough dinners and Luau are amazingly fulfilling for guests and volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering, visit the USO of Illinois site to learn more.

$250 - New Employee Referral Program

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Grow our company and your wallet!

The Moran Group has started an employee referral program. If you refer someone who has successful employment for 90 days, you receive a $250 reward.

How does it work?

It’s easy.

Click here to view open positions.

If you know someone who would be a good fit, email Kevin Johnson (kevin.johnson@femoran.com).

If they get hired and have reached 90 days of successful employment, you get a referral bonus.

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Congratulations to James Meyer and Baby!

James Meyer and his wife welcomed a baby girl on September 28 at 6:17am.


Hailey Elizabeth Meyer weighed 6 pounds and 5 ounces.

Mom and baby are healthy and well!

Moran Health & Wellness Week

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The Moran Group of companies will be celebrating Health and Wellness week with some fun challenges.

From October 15-19, you will be challenged with several health and wellness tasks. These tasks are geared toward helping you build healthy habits.

Are you ready?

  Calling ALL The Moran Group

        …. Let’s get healthy!

    

  Moran Health and Wellness Week

            October 15 – October 19

                       

       Challenge Yourself this week:

 

MONDAY, October 15

  • Kick off the week with the 10,000 steps challenge.

  • For optimum health - 30 minutes of exercise per day.

  • Challenge yourself with a lunchtime walk around the block each day!

TUESDAY, October 16  

  • Drink more water. Did you get your eight glasses in today?

  • Replace one glass of juice or pop with water.

  • Challenge yourself to seven hours of sleep per night!

  • Good rest will improve your judgment, mood and ability to learn and retain information.

WEDNESDAY, October 17

  • Mid-week exercise….do a yoga or work-out video at home on your laptop!

  • Challenge yourself to create your work-out goals.

  • Find a work-out buddy and support each other every step of the way.

THURSDAY, October 18

  • Positivity Challenge - Challenge yourself to be Positive.

  • Keep a Gratitude Journal  and write down one item each day you are grateful for today.

  • Grateful people experience fewer aches and pains and feel healthier than others.

FRIDAY, October 19

  • Wrap up the healthy week with Mental Wellness

  • Meditation is a great way to foster brain and body health

  • There are meditation apps that can help you get started such as Headspace and Calm.

 

Use these tips for a Healthy Week:

… and Challenge Yourself to continue right through the end of 2018!

 

                      

Social Selling for LinkedIn via MarketingProfs

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If you aren’t using LinkedIn for prospecting and social selling, you’re doing linkedIn all wrong.

Marketing Profs compiled a tips infographic to provide seven practical tips about social selling on LinkedIn.

Here is a snippet.

Social media is often viewed among digital marketers as a tool for boosting brand awareness—and it is a good tool for that.

But measurement of social media success is shifting from the quantity of followers to the quality of engagement, which offers the opportunity for social media to help you do more than create brand awareness. 

Marketers are discovering how social platforms can help drive visitors to your website, reach new audiences, and—perhaps most intriguing—sell your products and services.

Web design and marketing agency Branex created an infographic that explains how you can use LinkedIn as a platform for selling.

 https://www.marketingprofs.com/chirp/2018/39833/social-selling-for-linkedin-seven-practical-tips-infographic?adref=nlt100418

https://www.marketingprofs.com/chirp/2018/39833/social-selling-for-linkedin-seven-practical-tips-infographic?adref=nlt100418

2018 Waukegan Summer Slam

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Steve Rankin got a big atta boy from Todd Bendkowski of T.C.S. Corp.

I know, especially in this business, not many people get credit where credit is due.

I just thought I’d throw a nod your way for your guy Steve who I think handled these projects and himself very well this summer.

He’s a good add to your team, and I’m glad I had the chance to work with him.

October is Cancer Awareness Month at Moran + Wellness Week

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In October, the Moran Group will be honoring those who have been touched by cancer with a Cancer Awareness Month.

In addition to this, the week of October 15 will be Health and Wellness Week. Each day we will have a health and wellness challenge. Then, on Thursday, we will have our Health and Wellness Fair with food, blood pressure checks, flu shots, and more.

Stay tuned for the challenges that will take place during Health and Wellness Week!

Normal, IL Fire Department Fire Sprinkler Training

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Justin James conducted a fire sprinkler training for the Normal Fire Department recently, and got a big thank you from the Fire Chief.

James said, “We had great success last week not only in training, but also with developing a good source of communication for one of our sales staff who also sat in for a class session. The Lead Fire Prevention Inspector for Normal, IL offered Craig Arbuckle his support in anything that we need their support with. I think this reflects a great positive indication for the team building and networking we are trying to accomplish along with the training.”

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Justin James of F.E. Moran Fire Protection National Trains Peoria Fire Department

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Snippet from the blog:

Justin James, F.E. Moran Fire Protection National's expert trainer, provided marathon training sessions for the Peoria Fire Department.

James had 150 attendees that ranged from a few people that were weeks from retirement to firefighters that were on their second day on the job.  

His training sessions were four times a day for three consecutive days at 8am, 10am, 12pm, and 2pm.

Read the whole post here.

Town Hall Meeting - September 2018

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On September 10, 2018, The Moran Group held their quarterly town hall meeting at the headquarters in Northbrook.

The theme of this quarter’s town hall was unity.

Don’t think of our different entities as different companies. They are merely different divisions.

We are one company with many capabilities!

If you missed the live town hall, you can still watch it. The recording is posted on Moran University. Just search for “Town Hall September 2018” in the Course Library.

What did you miss?

Here are a few of the topics that were discussed in the town hall meeting.

Annual Incentive Plan (AIP)

The AIP is changing. Over the past nine months or so, the executive team (ET) has been working on re-evaluating the AIP to focus more on individual accomplishments over other company’s successes.

More detail will be provided at the individual division town hall meetings.




Service Marketing is About You

Our company is about selling a service, not a product. What does that mean for marketing? The PEOPLE matter most. So, what do I need from you?

I want you to

  • Host webinars

  • Speak at industry events

  • Write blog posts

  • Allow me to ghost write for you

  • Post our articles on your social media

  • Share prospect lists with me

Together, we can build your thought leadership reputation. You already have the knowledge, I want to help people notice it.

Shout Outs

A big congratulations to

Veronica Smuk

Brad Thomas

John Stortz

and

Andrew Aleksich

for being an exemplary model of our core values. Day in, day out, they embody excellence, integrity, loyalty, perseverance, humility, and courage.

In Conclusion

If you have one take away, have it be this — we are one company. So, let’s work together and support one another.

United we thrive.