Success in business does not happen overnight and Mina Ebrahimi has proven that with hard work come the rewards so well deserved. At the tender age of 11, Mina began working with her parents at their bakery learning the necessary customer service skills and diligent work ethic that has served her so well to date.
As the Founder and CEO of Saint Germain Catering, Mina has brought together her knowledge, experience, and savvy business skills turning the business into an established, award-winning company. Her years of dedication to her craft have earned her numerous awards including the 2014 Enterprising Woman of the Year Award, an award given by Enterprising Women magazine. This award is “provided annually in recognition of women entrepreneurs/business owners who experience rapid growth in the business world and provide support or mentorship for other women entrepreneurs, and have become community leaders.”
Not only has her dedication to her catering clientele in Virginia and beyond proven to be exemplary, Mina’s dedication to others within the community is demonstrated with her desire to give back to those in need fulfilling her passion of philanthropic giving. Through local non-profits such as Operation Homefront DC, assisting military families and wounded veterans in need and The 25th Project, an organization dedicated to helping the community of homeless in the woods of Northern Virginia her desire to instill positive change continues.
Food and catering aren’t the only things that Mina holds dear. She continues to fund the Jack Miller-Ebrahimi Program for Interventional Endoscopic and Radiologic Diagnostics and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania. This veterinary program provides assistance with minimally invasive soft tissue surgeries and other therapies for pets through progressive treatments.
Her tireless endeavors championing the cause for other women’s success are evident in her forming the Mina Ebrahimi Foundation. The foundations’ empowerment of women of all ages to build their future in the world of business through her leadership and continued support is something Mina takes seriously. She has proven that with hard work and dedication, skills learned at an early age will serve you through life.
Aloha Construction has just received the Better Business Bureau Torch Award and for good reason. The company has been recognized for all the good that they do for their community not to maintain the high standards that they uphold when it comes to delivering stellar service. They value their customers, as well as their employees and, are making a difference in the lives of many.
Aloha Construction is located in Lake Zurich, Illinois and its additional office is located in Bloomington. They are a company that provides many services including roofing, siding, and gutter installation and repairs. They are working on becoming certified and licensed in professional remodeling and disaster recovery as well and will be located in Lake Zurich as well.
The Torch Award is a way to recognize companies that uphold marketplace ethics and that operate in an ethical manner. Aloha Construction fits that description entirely, and they are excited to be the recipient of such an esteemed award.
Aloha Construction has done a lot of good in the community and is sponsoring the central Illinois Flying Aces hockey team, the Roselle Medinah’s baseball and softball organizations. They also donate a generous $5 for every assist the Illinois State University gets in their games. These donations help kids that have cancer by funding Camp One Step. They’ve also made it possible for a 12-year-old boy with congenital heart failure and his friends to attend a Bulls game.
Aloha Construction was founded by David Farbaky and is a family-owned company that cares about its employees, customers, and the well-being of the community. They back up their work by a 10-year craftsmanship warranty on all roofing jobs that they complete and all of their contractors are licensed and insured. Their contractors also have to complete extensive training in order to come on board as their trusted employees.
Aloha Construction is starting an interior remodeling and restoration division that will offer an array of services that includes mold removal, fire damage restoration0, carpet cleaning, water damage restoration, and various interior remodeling services in addition to their regular roofing and siding services.
Mark Twain once Said:
“The difference between using the right word and almost the right word is very different. It is the difference between a lightening-bug and lightening.”
There are just some things you do not say out loud at work. Do you know that your boss at Market America follows your every move? Words matter.
A great example of this is what happened to this one girl, over two years ago. She stated on social media that she got a new job. However, she went on to complain about the job she had not even started yet. She went on to say some pretty horrible things that I cannot repeat. The boss found out and promptly fired her. That is why you need to be careful about what you say and whom you say them too while working at Market America.
1) Injustices are going to happen while working with Market America. Someone else might get a promotion while you are denied. Whining about that is not going to help. Market America needs you to be a leader. You need to step up. You need to keep doing what you are doing. You will get there as long as you put in the work.
2) You do not tell someone that “it is not your job.” You need to think about how you might feel if someone did that to you. You would not like it very much, would you? Treat others with respect. Do something for someone else. No matter how inconvenient it is for you.
3) You do not tell someone you “think” the product might be a great fit. You need to show confidence. You cannot expect others to buy what you are selling when you do not believe it yourself.
4) Say “thank you” to the customer after they buy something from you. You do not tell them “no problem.” Saying the former shows a sign of professionalism and authority. Saying the later says the opposite.