Having a great time serving dinner at TreeHouse Youth Outreach in St. Louis Park!

TreeHouse has been serving teens since 1979, helping them build relationships and resiliency rooted in living hope. TreeHouse is based in Minnesota, but has sites across the country. Each of their sites host programs twice a week to give teens a safe space to find support and belonging. Through mentorships, retreats, and other off-site activities, teens have the opportunity to build even deeper relationships with peers and caring adults.

From: https://treehousehope.org/about-us/

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Employee Feature of the Week

Tiffani McCallon

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Hi Everyone! My name is Tiffani McCallon and I am the Office Manager and Assistant to Camille Thomas, our Owner and CEO.

I am originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin but am happy to say that I love being a Minnesotan! I am married to Kelly and have three amazing daughters, Libby (18), Sarah (16) and Annie(13). We also got a new puppy in November, named Cal. We spend most of our time enjoying outside activities, spending time with family, going to sporting events and enjoying life! I also love traveling and my bucket list includes visiting Croatia, Greece and Italy.

I love working at JMC because of my amazing coworkers, the optimistic and energetic company culture and the opportunity to learn new things every day!

Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs at Opportunity International!

Camille had the amazing opportunity to speak on a panel of women for an Opportunity International event!

Opportunity International’s mission states that by providing financial solutions and training, they empower people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children’s futures, and their communities. Camille, alongside two other female entrepreneurs, had the privilege to speak about how she built her career, and her business, from the ground up - navigating the same entrepreneurial journey that so many Opportunity International clients are on right now in their own communities.

We are so proud to work for a company that works so hard to empower women and people around the world!

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Employee Feature of the Week

Becky Dixon

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Hi Everyone! My name is Becky Dixon and I am an Account Manager here at JMC!

I am originally from Atlanta, GA and moved to Minneapolis this past February.  Yes, I own a winter coat, and yes, I will be able to survive an entire winter here! (Maybe) 😊 I moved to Minneapolis to live with my boyfriend and love of my life, Ross, who I met through mutual friends and our love of music festivals (pictured left). We have a cat, Walter, and a West Highland Terrier, Tumble!   

Some of the things I love most in life are traveling, live music, hiking, exploring museums, riding horses, the beach, trying new foods, Auburn football, Atlanta United Soccer and most importantly my friends.  I’ve met some of my closest friends, along with my boyfriend, at a popular music festival in Tennessee called Bonnaroo.  It takes place on a farm outside of Nashville and you camp, watch live artists, explore art installations, and dance for a whole weekend under the summer sun – it is HOT but so much fun!  Our festival group keeps in touch throughout the year by traveling other places around the country and meeting up for hikes, sporting events, or other concerts! 

Other than Bonnaroo, this year we traveled to Denver, CO to see music at Red Rocks, saw Mount Rushmore and camped in the Badlands on the drive back (pictured middle).  There were so many buffalo!  On my long term to do list is visiting all US National Parks, but Yosemite is my favorite so far (pictured right).  We also visited Las Vegas for Life is Beautiful music and arts festival and relaxed on the beach in Florida.  

Next year we want to take a trip to Europe and explore France and Belgium.  I would also love to go back to Tulum, Mexico or head down to South America and visit the beaches in Brazil or hike up Machu Picchu in Peru. 

Meanwhile, I’m learning to love the frozen North, and get more involved in the community here by starting to volunteer at a local horse rescue facility this fall.  What I love about JMC is how I was immediately welcomed as part of the team and everyone supports each other like family.  I love coming to work and feeling like I’m at home, even though I’m a long way away from the South!

Camille Thomas moderating members of the Corporate Partner Panel on October 11, 2018 presented by the Women's Business Development Center

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The Corporate Partner Panel is a unique opportunity for women-owned businesses and WBENC-certified companies to learn from different corporations about their supplier diversity programs; how they do business with women-owned firms and other diverse businesses; and securing business with them.

This event was in partnership with the Women Presidents’ Organization and the Host Sponsor was Target.

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Camille Thomas, Owner and President, JMC Retail Group

Christine Perz, Program Manager, Supplier Diversity & Corporate Sustainability, Thrivent Financial

Yolanda Pierson, Supplier Diversity Manager, SUPERVALU

Jessica Lozano Williams, Director, Supplier Diversity, Target Corporation

Alice Zumbrunnen, Sourcing/Corporate Social Responsibility - Supplier Diversity, General Mills

Congratulations No Sweat!

Congratulations to the No Sweat team for winning the General Division of the MN Cup! 

No Sweat is a Minnetonka-based startup, featuring patented sweat-absorbing hat and helmet liners.  Camille Thomas was thrilled to mentor this talented & passionate group consisting of Jon Marshalla, Justin Johnson, and Collin Iacarella.  MN Cup is the largest statewide startup competition in the country.

“We are a startup competition and hub to connect Minnesota’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We aim to create jobs and grow our state’s innovation footprint.”

Click to read more!

Employee Feature of the Week

Jessie Bourdow

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Hi! My name is Jessie Bourdow and I am an account coordinator here at JMC.

I recently graduated from University of Minnesota, where I majored in marketing and minored in Management and Retail Merchandising. Shortly after graduation I joined the JMC Team. The account coordinator position has been such a great combination of what I studied in school and really highlights my interest in retail! My first few months working at JMC have been so much fun. Everyone here is so knowledgeable, and they are always willing to teach me more about the industry and position. I felt welcome right away!

I am from Milwaukee WI and came to Minnesota for college. Since coming to school, I have fallen in love with Minneapolis. It is such a lively city with so much to do. In my free time I enjoy exploring the area and finding new restaurants and coffee shops. Now that it is getting colder, I like to start little craft projects. I have a few scarfs I need to finish knitting from last winter though before I start anything new!

I also love to travel. The two coolest places I have been so far are Greece and New Zealand! My most recent trip was to Nashville this past June for CMA fest. I was able to see a ton of my favorite country artists perform along with an awesome new city. No matter how big or small the trip, it is always a great time. Whether it be making a quick trip back to Wisconsin to hang out with family or traveling to a new country, I enjoy them all!

Employee Feature of the Week

Erin Dolan

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Hi everyone! My name is Erin Dolan and I just started at JMC as an Account Coordinator, this past July!

Working at JMC has been such a great and welcoming experience. Everyone is beyond friendly and encouraging, and I feel as though we are just one big family; it makes coming into work enjoyable and relaxing. We all also know how to have a good laugh! 

When I’m not at work, you can most likely find me with my friends either trying out new restaurants, on the boat, bowling, watching Sunday football, at yoga, or watching a binge-worthy series on Netflix.  

I also LOVE to travel – I have many places on my “Next Stop” list. In the coming year, I am going to Nashville, Cabo San Lucas, and Miami for my sister’s 30th birthday. After all of those trips, I would love to go see Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada! My favorite place I have ever been is Nice, France in the French Riviera or Positano in the Amalfi Coast – why choose one favorite?! The views were like nothing I have ever seen before! 

I belong to a family of 6 – I am the youngest with 3 older siblings, two sisters (Julie & Megan) and one brother (Dave). Julie, Megan, and Dave are the three people I look up to more than anyone. I also have 3 ADORABLE & crazy little nieces and nephew.  

Fun fact: I’m on the cover of a New York Times Best Selling author!