How big businesses are implementing the use of translation services to enhance customer experience

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-Written by Erik Sargent 

America is more ethnically diverse than ever before. People from different backgrounds and countries make up large portions of our populations, each bringing their own unique lifestyle. With this type of background comes a growing population of people speaking different languages. Communication plays a huge part in the daily lives of millions of Americans each day, but often times, much of our population is left out due to communication barriers.

According to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau published in October of 2016, there were 40 million residents in the United States ages five and older who spoke the native language of Spanish at home. This was a 131.2 percent increase from 1990, when it was just 17.3 million people. For reference – this is 13.3 percent of United States residents.

While some of these Spanish-speaking Americans are fluent in English, many are not. This can create a language hurdle in places heavily populated with Spanish-speaking Americans, such as California, Florida, and Texas.

From a business perspective, this creates a dilemma for companies looking to branch out and extend their reach to new customers. If they aren’t able to communicate with potential customers and create a positive brand experience across websites and social media platforms, they won’t continue to appeal to a wide audience.

Often times, you’ll see companies bring on one or two Spanish-speaking employees hoping to handle the large influx of people who don’t speak English, but in heavily populated areas of Spanish speakers, this just simply isn’t enough.

One solution to increasing engagement and appealing to a wider audience is using a translation service. Companies like Amazon and The New York Times have both recently launched pages on their website featuring Spanish content, showing the trend of translation services has reached even the biggest of business.

Translation companies like Tomedes Translation work with big businesses and companies to offer translation services of all kinds, improving the communication levels and helping them to reach customers they normally wouldn’t have the ability to communicate with. Tomedes was founded in 2007, and has more than 15,000 clients across the globe.

“We offer a variety of language services – what that means is translation, proofreading, editing, transcription, subtitles, voice over – pretty much if it’s a service that is connected to a language, we offer it,” said Rivkah Miller, an Account Manager for Tomedes Translation.

Tomedes translates over 50 languages, and takes the burden off companies looking to use employees who are bilingual to communicate with customers.

Clients will send Tomedes files they need translated, and it will go through an extensive review process with the translators and project managers at the company. The work they do covers an incredibly wide spectrum, and clients find translation needs for almost anything.

“We have clients who need CDs translated, we have law firms who want immigration documents translated, we have legal contracts, and we are also getting big into the gaming and app industries as they look to go international,” Miller said. “There’s always a reason why someone would need translation and would want it done professionally.”

This type of translation service is the next step as technology increases and business become global, and it instantly makes a business more accessible to the public and people of varying backgrounds.

“It facilitates visibility, essentially, and facilitates communication,” Miller said.

For the international moving company TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, the translation process has become a main priority, as the company has 350 plus locations in the U.S. with a large number of franchises in Arizona, California, Florida, and Texas.

People of all backgrounds are always in need of moving services, and for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, it was important to get their websites translated to Spanish and begin to employ Spanish-speaking customer service representatives at their national Customer Resource Center to better handle the communication. The company recently worked with the translation service, Gengo, to implement Spanish content across all of their websites in order to be more inclusive and connected to Spanish speaking customers.

“This is just another step in our continued evolution, and in our commitment to continuously exceeding customers’ expectations,” said Dawn Kroeger, marketing and communications director at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s international headquarters located in Lansing, Mich. “By delivering our local websites and marketing materials in Spanish, we are working to better support the needs of the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK consumer base. We know there are loyal customers out there whose primary language is not English, so we are now taking action to provide them with the best experience possible, starting with their initial experience on our websites.”

This translation will allow the moving company to connect with more customers looking to move, and help them continue growing as a brand across the United States and international locations.

“Being in the Los Angeles market, a majority of our customers find us through internet searches,” said Stefanie Shook, marketing manager at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Pasadena, Calif., location. “We also have a huge Spanish speaking population here and by translating our website, we are acknowledging and showing that we want to serve them with the best customer service possible.”

According to Miller, the advancement from technology has made this language translation much more crucial to running a successful business than ever before. There are numerous languages being spoken by people in the country, and many businesses in the country are communicating with customers from around the globe.

For companies like Amazon, The New York Times, and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, their revenue streams rely on people continuing to use their services, and translating their company content into a new language will help with this.

“It’s very hard to navigate when you can’t speak languages,” Miller said. “You might have advocates who can help you, someone who does speak the language, but that’s just one person. That’s not enough.”

Set your kids up for success this school year with these back to school tips

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-by Anna Stephens

It’s back to school season, and families are shifting into school mode after a long, relaxing summer. As we approach the fall, nerves are setting in for many students starting their first day of school. New beginnings can be scary, especially for those children who moved to a new town this summer. Stay on your “A” game as a parent with these 10 tips for your child’s success.

1. Plan a fabulous first day of school outfit. Let your child plan what they want to wear on their first day. Make sure they pick an outfit that makes them feel happy and confident. If your budget allows it, purchase something brand new so they can start the year with a fresh, new look.

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2. Practice their schedule with them. Once your child gets their schedule, walk through their classes with them so they know where they’re headed for their classes. This is especially useful for incoming middle-schoolers, who will now be traveling to classes on their own!

3. Get fun and durable school supplies. Download your child’s school supplies list and do some research online for special school supply deals. Many websites offer package deals that include the same products as retailers, but at a lower price. Let your child have a say in what you purchase so they feel confident and fully equipped for school.

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4. Help to decorate their locker. Purchase a magnetic mirror, little magnets to hang pictures, washi tape, or other cute decorations. If possible, head into school during the summer, or after school lets out one day, to decorate the inside of their locker with wrapping paper. A personalized locker is sure to lift your child’s spirits if they’re having a bad day.
5. Make hearty breakfasts. Make sure your child goes to school on a full belly so they feel energized during the school day

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6. Pack nutritious lunches and include a note. Pack foods that are filling and healthy. To make your mornings easier, you can even pack lunches the night before. Also, leave a little sticky note inside their lunch to let your kids know you’re thinking about them!

7. Encourage them to get involved with an after school team or organization. Joining a team or organization can be a beneficial experience for your child. It will encourage them to be active, and will introduce them to new people. Push your kids to step out of their comfort zones and try something new and challenging.

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8. Keep communication with your child open. After school, show interest in their day and their homework, but don’t interrogate. Let them come to you with help and questions naturally, and always make sure they know you’re there to help if they need it.

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9. Get to know your kids’ teachers and friends. Your kids spend their entire day with their friends and teachers, so you should get to know them! You can understand your child’s perspective better if you are familiar with their main influences.

10. Show your kids extra patience and support. This is nerve-wracking stuff! Every child responds differently to stress, so be prepared and supportive through it all.

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TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® wishes you an enjoyable back-to-school season! In the meantime, we are here to help with any packing supplies, storage, local or long-distance moving needs you may have. We can even help after your move is complete with our in-home moving services, such as reorganizing furniture, or helping get rid of items you no longer need. Contact your local franchise to learn more.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. For more helpful tips and tricks, follow our blog and like us on Facebook. Let us help move you forward!

 

Create a positive moving experience and lift your mini-movers’ spirits

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-Written by Anna Stephens

Moving is a daunting word for anyone who knows what it entails. However, have you considered it from the perspective of your child? Many children have difficulty with a move because of the stress they observe and the uncertainty of what’s to come. For better or worse, children are constantly listening, comprehending, and mimicking the behaviors of the adults around them. Stubborn as they may be, their admirably perceptive hearts and minds are quite impressionable.

For this reason, it is simpler than one would think to convince children that moving isn’t as scary as it’s made out to be. It is much easier for children to look forward to a move if their parents show eagerness and confidence in the process. Moving is just as fun as you make it, so why not make the best of it?

We’ve compiled a list of creative ideas that will help change your child’s perspective on moving. Be sure to also check out our interactive activities for kids, including our Highlights coloring page, and our Travelin’ Truckie coloring book. Visit our “Moving With Kids” page, here, to learn more about these activities.

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1. Interactive calendar

Similar to an Advent calendar, create a calendar about 30 days out of a move with a countdown to move in day. Include small treats like candy, cards from family members, or coins as presents each day before the move. This prepares your children for the exact date so they know how many days are remaining. In addition, it gives them something to look forward to each day as they count down their final days in the old home.

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2. Pictures

If possible, take a picture of their bedroom in the new home and place it somewhere in their current bedroom so they can visualize what it’ll look like. On move in day, purchase a disposable camera and let them capture their new view of the space. It’s entertaining for kids to capture moments like these, and you can save these photos for the future.

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3. Custom boxes

Encourage your kids to decorate a Truckie’s Treasure Chest Box, which are designed to look like coloring book pages. These boxes allow children to carefully place their favorite stuffed animals, crayons, coloring books, reading books, etc., in an easily identifiable box and keep their prized possessions nearby at all times. Your child also may enjoy a Truckie Journal to document their moving experience.

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Always make introductions and allow your children to interact with your move team for a moment before the movers get to work. ! Introducing the movers to the kids is a great way to establish trust that their favorite belongings are in good hands.

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Unpack your child’s room with them so they know where everything is. Let them provide input for the design and storage of their bedroom and play areas. Give them special tasks that they’ll enjoy so they stay busy and feel included.

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Multiple studies have shown that scent is strongly correlated to memory and emotion. Find a way to incorporate familiar smells into your new home that help your kids associate with their old home. If you regularly have a candle lit at your current home, for example, keep it accessible and light it in your first few days in your new home.

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7. Play time

Schedule time to sit with your child in their new bedroom or play area and do their favorite activities with them. Encourage them to play with their most cherished stuffed animals or read their favorite book, so they feel a sense of familiarity in their new home.

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As previously mentioned, children will mimic the behavior of their parents. Be enthusiastic about your move, and your children will mirror that.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Make way for the newest TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Dapper Dad: COO Jon Nobis!

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-Written by Sydney Hartle

We’re excited to announce that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Chief Operating Officer Jon Nobis will be taking center stage at the 8th annual Dapper Dads challenge and fashion show!

Nobis is one of 32 Michigan businessmen (and dads) competing to raise money for an important cause in mid-Michigan: women’s healthcare. The Dapper Dads event is hosted by the Sparrow Foundation’s Women Working Wonders (W3), an organization that promotes the physiological and psychological well being of local women through community outreach initiatives.

The dads are currently campaigning for votes to see who’s the dapper-est of them all, and the top 13 will be featured in the annual Dapper Dads calendar. Every vote costs $5, serving as a donation to benefit W3.

To contribute toward such a worthy cause (and in the hopes of landing Nobis in the calendar), TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Home Office held a charity bake-off to see who could create the tastiest dessert using Nobis’ favorite chocolate candies.

Jon-Nobis“Dapper Dads really has nothing to do with me, or a fashion show,” said Nobis. “It’s all about supporting women’s health in the mid-Michigan area.”

Carrying on the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® legacy, Nobis will be following in the footsteps of former Dapper Dads Executive Board Member Brig Sorber, President Randy Shacka, and CEO Jeff Wesley.

“I’m so proud of the care the entire TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® family shows our communities and the people around us,” Nobis said. “I am thankful for everyone’s support of Sparrow Hospital and the cause.”

Care — for family, customers, coworkers, and the community — is just one of the core values that TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® holds near and dear. The opportunity to improve women’s lives with W3 means the world to us.

“Being a Dapper Dad is about giving back to the community for an important cause,” Nobis said. “For all of us, if we don’t have our health, we have nothing. For me in particular, I have a wife and a daughter, and God only knows what kind of woman each of my five sons is going to need to keep them in order someday. I pray we always have access to the best healthcare so they can share their gifts with the community around them.”

Nobis’ plan for working the runway in the Dapper Dad’s fashion show is to bring his six children onstage with him, diverting the crowd’s attention.

“I have a couple of teenage sons who think they can rap,” he added.

To show your support for Jon Nobis, you can contribute a $5 vote for him (all proceeds go to W3, of course!) until Wednesday, June 7. The Dapper Dads Fashion Show will take place at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 8 at Kositchek’s in downtown Lansing, MI.

“Usually, being ‘dapper’ in my everyday life means just not embarrassing myself with what I wear,” Nobis joked. “But being a dad is the most important thing in my life. I can’t wait to represent TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® as a Dapper Dad for such a worthy cause.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Patrick Worthy humbled, motivated by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Move Hero award

Written by Erik Sargent

The core values of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® aren’t just a list of ideas, they’re a way of life that each team member in the system strives to live by daily, in both their professional and personal lives.

One example are team members that exemplify this motto set by our brand, who are consistent in making a positive impact for the customers we are moving forward. We have begun recognizing these team members as TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Move Heroes, and it’s a prestigious award given out to extremely deserving candidates.

This year at the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, two system employees – Patrick Worthy and Stephan Eveland – were both honored as this year’s Move Heroes. Worthy is a training manager at the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina location, and was recognized for his outstanding ability to always put others before himself in everything he does at work.

“Being nominated as a Move Hero winner was very humbling,” Worthy said. “I was honored to be recognized among my colleagues as one who conveys heart toward others, which is demonstrated by the energy given toward whatever task is before me.”

When Worthy found out he was nominated by his franchisee – Brooke Wilson – he found himself engulfed in emotion, and was extremely thankful to be honored for his work.

Worhty3“Some of the swirling emotions that I felt when I found out I was the recipient of the Move Hero award were that of excitement and awe,” Worthy said. “I was totally surprised, and felt an overwhelming sense of joy and gratefulness to be acknowledged for serving.”

For Wilson, nominating Worthy was a no-brainer given the consistent level of customer service he provides and with the positivity he brings to the Durham office.

While there were numerous people around the office Wilson felt were deserving of the nomination, she felt Worthy truly exemplified what it meant to be a “hero”.

“Patrick is a mentor to our staff. He strives to create a positive influence in everything that he does, whether it’s with employees or customers,” Wilson said. “Through his actions, he represents the core values of business and communicates the importance of the core values in training our people, not just as a professional, but also in their personal lives.”

Wilson noted that Worthy stands for everything she hopes her employees at the Durham franchise stands for, and he carries himself like a leader throughout their community.

“Patrick is a true representation of what we want to see in all of our staff members,” Wilson said. “Someone that strives to positively influence those around them. In a training position for our business, he instills a commitment to care with all new hires. He leads by example, and mentors employees.”

Faith is also a major part of Worthy’s life, and something he tries to implement into every action. While he appreciates the accolades he has been able to receive, he’s more proud of the impact that he’s been able to make with those around him.

Moving forward, he said he plans on continuing to do what he does best – help people. He’s thankful for the opportunity TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® gives him, and he will continue to live by the core values that helped him earn the Move Hero award.

“What I do each day is try to implement the core values,” Worthy said. “The core values keep up with the standards of God – do onto others as you would have them do unto you. I’m grateful to be a part of a system that is much larger than me. To create culture that adheres to the core values takes each individual buying in. Every day I try to practice this with those I come in contact with.”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

Movers making a difference for mothers in the community with annual Movers for Moms® program

-Written by Erik Sargent

Working with charities and giving back to the community is a high priority here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, and one of our top campaigns,  Movers for Moms®is getting ready to kick off.

When Mary Ellen Sheets founded the company in 1985, one of the main goals she had was using her platform as a business owner to help others any way she could. The Movers for Moms® program focuses on helping mothers in need around the time of Mother’s Day by providing them with essential care items they need most. While most moms are being celebrated during Mother’s Day, many are living in shelters due to unfortunate circumstances in their lives. This campaign aims to make this day a little more enjoyable for them, and to show appreciation and compassion for all they do.

“From day one, Mary Ellen took care of charities, and the brand has raised the bar even jeff-wesleyfurther as we continue to drive our vision and achieve success,” said TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® CEO Jeff Wesley. “To have our own charity that is integrated within the brand and supporting moms in need is something to be so proud of. The hard work of every TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® location and team member, along with the impact they have, is just phenomenal. I am so proud of the Movers for Moms® program and all of the locations dedicated to moving moms forward.”

The program was created by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® in 2007 and is the most successful campaign the system sees throughout the year. Since the program’s creation, we have been able to collect over 800,000 items that have been donated.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® partners with local businesses, organizations, and schools, along with women’s, family, and homeless shelters in their communities to make this all possible, donating trucks and manpower to pick up and deliver charitable items that are donated to recipient shelters. Donation items vary from shelter to shelter, but often include things like soaps, hair styling products, shampoos, conditioners, pillows, blankets, slippers, and other clothing items.

2016 was the most successful year of Movers for Moms® to date, as we were able to collect more than 285,000 items! The program took place in 39 states, and each franchise location for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® participated last year. We were able to partner with more than 400 businesses, schools, and community centers across the country to make this all possible.

If you’re interested in supporting the program as a collection site, or would like to donate items locally, please email Movers4Moms@twomen.com.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

A match made in TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® heaven; The story of Lauren and Jared Trost

-Written by Sydney Hartle

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Although we mainly specialize in moving services here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we also seem to have a knack for matchmaking! We caught up with Lauren and Jared Trost in the Chicago area to talk about engagement heists, work-life balance, and (of course) romance. Continue reading “A match made in TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® heaven; The story of Lauren and Jared Trost”

2016 Numbers Show Excellent Growth for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Brand

-Written by Erik Sargent

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The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® brand continues to grow month by month, and all across the country, local franchises are creating superior move experiences for customers, along with making a difference in their communities.

Just look at the stats, and you’ll find the continued increase in overall numbers as a company — in fact, the continued growth dates back to December 2009! With nearly 70 months of consecutive record growth, it’s clear we are a top name in the moving industry, and that our company values and customer service continues to resonate with past and future customers.

Continue reading “2016 Numbers Show Excellent Growth for the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Brand”

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Wraps Up Successful Fall Season of Giving Back

-Written by Erik Sargent

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Here at TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, giving back to the community is a staple of who we are as a company. Ever since its founding, finding ways to make an impact on local communities has been a main point of focus, and this belief is carried over to every person who joins the team.

We give back in a number of ways, but our favorite are the campaigns we’ve created from the ground up. One of our biggest seasons is the fall, where some of our best charity work takes place, and helps to get people in need set up for the winter months.

We have our own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® fall programs we call Movers for Meals, Movers for Military, Movers for Mutts, and Truckload of Warmth. Franchises around the country run the program of their choice, each positively affecting specific groups or causes. TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchises running Movers for Meals collect nonperishable food items for local food pantries or homeless shelters. Items collected for Movers for Military include personal care items and gently used clothes for local veterans or homeless shelters. Movers for Mutts focuses on collecting food, treats, and toys for humane societies or animal shelters. Truckload of Warmth aims to put provide those in need with essential warm clothing for the winter months.

We experienced another successful year in 2016; here are a few highlights of how we’re able to move people forward once again.

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For many households across the globe, pets are important members of a family, and they hold a special place in the hearts of people everywhere. Unfortunately for some pets, they are without a home or proper care, and are forced to live in shelters.babzoe

“We have partnered with and sponsored the Humane Society multiple times this year, and dedicating or fall program to them not only solidified our relationship with them, but opened the door to more cause marketing opportunities for 2017,” said Panama City marketing intern Savannah Hasty.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we take the time to collect items shelters need most to help pets in need, partnering with local businesses, schools, and organizations across the country to collect  items shelters need most.

In 2016, we were able to collect a grand total of 12,946 items through the Movers for Mutts campaign, totaling 1,000 lbs., and $2,000 in total collections.

Movers for Military

Without the men and women who serve this country, we would not be able to enjoy the many great freedoms we experience each day and often take for granted. Unfortunately, many of these men and women return from their service and struggle, often dealing with homelessness.

“Seeing how thankful everyone at the shelter was when all of the items were being dropped off was truly a great feeling,” said Dayton marketing intern Justin Greear.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® teams up with local partners such as businesses and other organizations each fall to collect essential items such as towels, bedding, clothing, toiletries, and other care items to help out veterans in need.

With the 2016 Movers for Military campaign, we were able to collect 5,125 items, totaling $250.

Movers for Meals

The hunger crisis in the country is an ongoing issue, and more and more people find themselves in situations where they aren’t sure how they’ll get their next meal.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® acts upon this each fall, just before Thanksgiving, partnering with various schools, businesses, food pantries, and local shelters to collect non-perishable food items, hoping to put more food on the table for those in need.

In 2016, franchises collected 2,637 pounds of non-perishable food items for the Movers for Meals program.

Truckload of Warmth

Each year as the cold winter months approach, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® makes an effort to provide more people in tough situations with the appropriate clothing to stay warm during the cold, winter months.

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“The Self-Help Closet and the Pantry is a wonderful organization,” said Des Plaines marketing coordinator Lauren Trost. “It is so neat to see local businesses and organizations get so passionate about helping keep local families warm this winter.”

Partnering with local organizations, businesses, and schools, we aim to collect anything that could help someone stay warm, including coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and much more. We donate these items to local shelters who help distribute them to those who need it most.

For 2016, franchises collected 13,736 items to help those in their local communities stay warm this winter.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

We have a Dapper Dad in the building – CEO Jeff Wesley!

Written by Jessy Howe

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® CEO Jeff Wesley is participating in the 7th annual Dapper Dads Challenge and Fashion Show hosted by the Sparrow Foundation’s Women Working CEO Jeff WesleyWonders (W3). He is among the roster of Michigan business and community leaders competing to support women’s health through the fundraiser.

These dads campaign to receive $5 votes that benefit W3 who strive to support the physical and psychological health of women throughout mid-Michigan. In addition to taking part in a runway fashion show in downtown Lansing, Mich., the top 13 contestants are featured in the Dapper Dads calendar.

Previous TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Dapper Dads include Executive Chairman Brig Sorber and President Randy Shacka, who claimed 13th place in 2015.

“Randy is pretty dapper, and so was Brig!” said Wesley. “It would be great to stay in the top 13 but at the end of the day, I hope Dapper Dads raises more money for a good cause. If that happens and I can contribute, that is a good day.”

The opportunity to give back to the community and help those in need is a core value TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® holds near to our hearts.

“I am most excited to help Sparrow. As a hospital it is so important to so many people to continue to expand in scope and capabilities. Many people, families, and this community depend on the support. Dapper Dads allows me the chance to give back on behalf of myself and TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®,” said Wesley. “Plus it may be a little fun!”

Having admitted to never being in a runway show before, he joked it never quite made it on his bucket list but is sure it will be an unforgettable experience.

Jeff’s not the only one making playful jokes, his two daughters, Erin and Emily, are getting in on the fun, too! They have been sharing first-hand why they think he is a Dapper Dad with reasons ranging from his great taste in wine to playing in the snow. The girls have also shared heartwarming stories such as how he always puts his family first, has taught them how to cook, and that he has a good heart.

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“I love my daughters, they are two of the biggest blessings I have in my life. To walk, laugh, cry, and celebrate life’s journey with them is one of the things that I have to celebrate and thank God for every day,” said Wesley. “I am so blessed for who they are. I will take every minute of goodness I can get with them.”

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You can support Jeff in the Dapper Dads Challenge by voting for him until Wednesday, June 8! Attend the fashion show to watch him work the runway at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 9 at Kositcheck’s in downtown Lansing, Mich.

To learn more about the Dapper Dads fundraiser, please visit the Sparrow Foundation.