Spotlight: Team Heat

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For the last week I spent quite some time getting to know the members of Team Heat. What makes the members of this team so special? Well, through one on one interviews, I found out just what does. This comes at no surprise: only excellence thrives here at MCO Orlando. Check out the interviews below!

 

Starting with the Team leader: Shekinah

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Shekinah: New York, but was raised in Florida.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

Shekinah: Pushing for assistant manager at the moment.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Shekinah: I went to a technical school and received my certification. I studied business management and analysis.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

Shekinah- The people! 

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Shekinah- I want to hit consultant and receive the million dollar bonus!

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

    Shekinah- I love makeup and fashion.

 

#2- Lauren

Question 1- Where are you from?

  Lauren- Orlando.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Lauren- Account executive/promoting leader.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Lauren- At college, I was just going for a general major, ended up going for an interest in business, psychology, and forensics. I went to Valencia for a few classes.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Lauren: The interactions with so many people. I really love the fun environment.

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Lauren: I want to build an empire while learning everything I can to have the brightest future.

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

  Lauren: I went to modeling school during middle school.

 

#3- Joshua

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Joshua- New York, but I moved to Orlando when I was 5 years old.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Joshua- Top solo.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Joshua- Yes, my major was health sciences.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Joshua- The environment. Everyone’s a team and family. We all push each other to do our best.

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Joshua- I want to open up an office and train my own individuals there to become entrepreneurs. 

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

    Joshua- I make a mean omelette.

 

#4- Eli

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Eli- Saint Thomas Virgin Islands.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Eli- Account Executive.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Eli- I am currently in school getting my bachelors degree at Seminole State College. My major is integration management.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Eli- The environment. Everyone is cool and we can hang outside of work. The vibe is fun and you know we’re all about making that money!

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Eli- Become a consultant. I’m trying to be a millionaire.

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

    Eli- Everybody loves Eli: I’m a people person!

 

#5- Will

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Will- Brooklyn.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Will- Solo.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Will- I went to Polk State and majored in physical therapy.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Will- The environment and the people.

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Will- I want to be a promoting leader by the end of February. 

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

    Will: I can cook!

 

#6- Francis

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Francis- Puerto Rico.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Francis- Territory manager.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Francis- I got a bachelors in nursing.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Francis- The atmosphere. At my old job, nobody ever hung out or even liked each other. Here, it feels friendly and loving.

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Francis- I want to go to Disney. I have been here for six years and I have never taken my children to Disney World. My long term goal is to get a house.

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

    Francis- I’d like to think I am very fun!

 

#7- Cole

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Cole- Los Angeles.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Cole- Account Executive.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Cole- I went to Arizona State. I studied entrepreneurship and sales. I have no major at the moment at Valencia. I am getting my associates there but I want to do finance at UCF.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Cole- Everyone pushes me hard every day to grow.

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Cole- My short term goal is to get someone on my own team. My midterm goal is to get a car. My long term goal is to get my own office.

 

#7- Desi

Question 1- Where are you from?

    Desi- Mississippi.

Question 2- What is your position at MCO Orlando?

    Desi- Account executive/promoting leader.

Question 3- Did you attend a college or trade school? If so, what was your major or speciality?

    Desi- I went to Mississippi Delta Community College. Played some basketball there. I then went to the Air Force from 2008-2012.

Question 4- Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

    Desi- Impacting other peoples’ lives.

Question 5- What are your goals while working here?

    Desi- My short term goal is to hit corporate training. My summer goal is to become an owner. My long term goal is to become a consultant when that million dollar bonus occurs.

Question 6- Are there any fun facts you would like to share about yourself?

    Desi- I’m a good shower singer.

 

I’d like to thank Team Heat for taking the time out of their busy schedules to let me interview them. Lighters up!

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Super Bowl Sunday

Tis’ the season for football and all things sports related. At MCO Orlando, we love to find time to do things together outside the workplace to truly make our company feel like a family. Therefore, we had the idea of throwing a potluck Super Bowl party to celebrate the game.

With that being said, everyone brought food and it all fit together perfectly like a puzzle. Johnathan and Ashley (whom so graciously hosted the party) made bratwursts, Carla made 3 types of chicken (typical of a former restaurant owner!), Dre brought buns and ice, Lauren brought soda, Desi brought beer and chicken, Shekinah brought the silverware, plates, and chicken, and Francis brought pizza! It was wonderful to get together like a family and root for our teams. Thanks for coming out everyone!

Here are some pictures below 🙂

 

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The lovely crew all gathered around for some football…Go Chiefs!

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Desi, Ashley, and Johnathon. Plates are full 🙂

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Dre getting some food before the big game

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Mama Carla in the process of making chicken. Yummy!

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She’s a hard worker, proof that the grind does not stop! Who else would work on their day off, especially at a party?

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Ashley and Johnathan’s bratwursts!

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Discussing business…definitely NOT placing bets

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Johnathan plating up

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Last but not least, Desi and Ashley!

Desi’s birthday

At MCO Orlando, we love celebrating how great our employees are, especially when it’s their birthdays. On January 22, it was our very own Desi’s birthday. We decided to gather at Miller’s Ale House to celebrate our extremely hard working and funny man’s birthday. It’s safe to say that lots of fun was had. The energy was great and games were played while we ate and drank to our fills.

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Desi and Mama

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The crew!

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His cake
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Desi decided he want to feed everybody!

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So he did

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And he continued…

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More feeding

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Mama made Desi play a naughty game
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He had to pick his victim’s name out of a bag and…
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Melissa was the victim!
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Bar games are truly wild..
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Melissa was stressing a little bit
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But she did it! A trooper indeed!
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When one person does it…
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The rest follow suit…yes they are doing push-ups in the restaurant
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Cheers to Desi!

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Shots, shots, shots!
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Mama and Francis
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Shekinah having a little photoshoot by the pretty fire place
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You go girl!

 

Our crew is simply the best, thanks for coming out everyone!

Team night: Graffiti Junktion

Here at MCO Orlando, we like to have as much fun as possible. After all, what’s all work with no play? We do that by not only having the liveliest work environment, but also by having weekly team nights outside of the job. Our first team night in 2018 was bingo at Graffiti Junktion. Gathering together, eating good food, and playing fun games: what more could we want?

Here are some pictures below, enjoy!

 

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Our lovely staff and bosses.

 

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Patiently waiting for bingo to start.

 

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Carla and Rebecca posing with some cool graffiti art.

 

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Our very own Marine veteran, Johnathon, and Melissa posing in front of the support our troops graffiti.

 

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Team Heat members Shekinah and Rebecca.

 

26907806_1968262606758008_5867663631519031103_n.jpg Our first bingo winner of the night, Eli!

 

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Our second winner and special guest, Shekinah’s sister!

 

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Our third winner, Carla “Mama”, proudly holding up her winning bingo sheet.

 

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Our last winner of the night, Shekinah!

 

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Carla and Eli working as a team to win the bingo finalist game, cup pong!

We can’t wait to have more nights like this. Let’s continue to gather and create great environments!

 

 

Meet Our Staff

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Today I had the privilege of interviewing a very beloved member of the MCO Orlando team, Carla. Employees will refer to her as “mom” in this close knit environment. She has been working here for almost 9 years. Here are the questions I asked her:

Question 1: Where are you from?

   Answer: Arkansa

Question 2: What’s your position at MCO Orlando?

   Answer: Senior Human Relations generalist and Intern program trainer.

Question 3: What college did you attend?

   Answer: Ozarka College

Question 4: What was your major?

   Answer: Business Associate

Question 5: Favorite thing about working at MCO Orlando?

   Answer: The opportunity for growth while building long lasting relationships. She loves that she can travel with her job and it’s not stagnant. She said she loves a challenge and loves to learn new things here by “climbing that mountain”. Dreams can come true here. She says “You can learn and grow here, I know it in my heart.”

Question 6: Lastly, are there any fun facts you’d like to share about yourself?

   Answer: She loves to travel, as she has been to 40 United States. Something she is very proud of is she owned a bar and grill and built it from scratch.

 

 

Toys for Tots Finale

Our time was well spent collecting and giving out toys for this lovely foundation. Toys for Tots has brought joy to MCO Inc. this December giving us the opportunity to give to children in need to brighten their Christmas Spirit. This experience will forever be in our hearts and in our minds, as we continue to help others.

To see our efforts in action the link provides more information as well as a photo of our team.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mco-orlando-donates-to-toys-for-tots-300575702.html?tc=eml_cleartime

Toys For Tots

Getting into the HO HO HOliday spirit. MCO Inc. is participating in Toys For Tots, for Decembers Volunteer event. So far the Company has gathered a box full of toys for the boys and girls. However, with one day left would LOVE to receive more for the children. Drop your new or used kids toys off between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Friday the 15th. Located in the Citadel Building 1 Ste. 180 at 5850 T G Lee Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32822, United States.

Bring in any new toy and a receipt. We will reimburse you for the FULL amount.

 

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