Friday, May 23, 2014

Meet Sam

Working at Daisy Mae's since 2010 while studying at the University of Cincinnati, Sam is a familiar face to anyone who has shopped at Findlay Market. She has done a great job of juggling her class schedule, her internships, and her work schedule and has been able to transfer her organizational skills to her job at Daisy Mae's. Sam was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but her parents were from Cincinnati so the family moved back here when she was young. She appreciates the importance of Findlay Market in the community and enjoys the diversity of both food and people. Among Sam's favorite foods at Daisy Mae's are the minneola tangelos because they are seedless, sweet, and delicious. Sam graduates from UC in August so stop in soon to wish her continued good luck.    

Monday, May 19, 2014

Getting to Know Ajoke

You probably know Ajoke Ferrell by his wonderful smile. He's only been with us a short time at Daisy Mae's, but he's already turned many customers into friends. Ajoke was born in Brooklyn, NY and came to Cincinnati to study electronic media and communications. He enjoys working at Daisy Mae's and does a great job explaining our specialty products and sharing samples with curious shoppers. He likes Findlay Market because you can get so many healthy products and you can always find something unique to take home. When he's not working or studying, Ajoke enjoys online gaming, clubbing, and hip-hop dance. Look for his friendly face next time you're at Findlay Market!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Meet Sophen

Sophen started working at Daisy Mae's last fall. Since he grew up in Cincinnati, he understands the importance of Findlay Market in the community, and he's proud to work with us. He enjoys the diversity at the market and particularly likes having so many choices for lunch or for taking food home. Sophen is great at setting up the stand. We tease him that he's the "Best Pyramid Builder," but I honestly think he has a special knack for displays and marketing. His favorite food at Daisy Mae's is the Gold Nugget tangerine because it's delicious and so easy to peel. When Sophen's not working at the market, he enjoys reading and sports. Next time you're at Daisy Mae's, say hello to Sophen.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Getting to Know You (and Us)

One of the best things about having a business at Findlay Market is the relationship that often develops with the customer. We may not remember each name, but we often remember who likes the fingerling potatoes, who prefers bicolor corn, and who likes the extra hot salsa. It's rewarding to watch customers return each week and seek out their favorite staff member to assist them. In my next few posts, I'll introduce you to our sales staff so that you can put a name with your favorite face.

Tony is probably familiar to many of you already since he has been with us for about a year and a half. He was born in Dayton, grew up in Piqua, and moved to Cincinnati to find work and opportunity. He quickly learned to appreciate the history surrounding Findlay Market and is proud to work at one of Cincinnati's landmarks. Tony is great at managing the stand, keeping track of inventory, and serving his customers. When you're shopping, he'll probably steer you in the direction of our apples because he loves the freshness and great taste of all the different varieties. When Tony's not working, he enjoys riding his motorcycle and watching movies. Look for him next time you're at Findlay Market.