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Celebrating our #StaffingStars: Aventure Staffing’s 2020 Employees of the Year

Each year the American Staffing Association (ASA) dedicates one week to staffing employees across the nation. This week, September 14-21, we celebrate the contributions of our contract and temporary staff. Temporary and contract employees are an essential part of the U.S. workforce. During the course of a year, American staffing agencies hire nearly 17 million temporary and contract employees! We are proud to celebrate and honor these extraordinary individuals who actively contribute to the growth of our local and nation’s economy. There are simply not enough ways to say, “Thank You!” to our employees for their hard work and dedication.

Today we want to recognize a few outstanding #StaffingStars who have gone above and beyond. These individuals have been awarded as Aventure Staffing’s Employees of the Year!

Sioux City Industrial – Darwin “Dar” Soloman
With the exception of a 2 month period, Dar has been working part-time steadily through Aventure at one of our client’s since March of 2005.  Dar’s supervisor recently said “…he has been a fixture in our business since before he started 15 years ago and he is amazing!  Dar looks forward to getting up each day and seeing what needs to be done.  He’s been known to fix just about any problem and does it with a great attitude.”  

Dar has been extremely reliable.  His wife had some serious health issues this year and as soon as she started feeling better, Dar went right back to work at the age of 83.  The SCI team really enjoys working with Dar – we look forward to seeing him every Friday for his check to hear about his family, gardening, and favorite veggies.  He is a rare gem that we truly treasure and appreciate more than he knows!
– Kris Tieck, Branch Manager


Sioux City Office – Marcia Mayo

Marcia started working on assignment for a client on August 16, 2019.  It has been a pleasure working with her.  She is friendly, professional, and quick to respond to me whenever I have a question for her.  I want to applaud her determination and commitment to excellence.  Loyal and dedicated employees like Marcia are the foundation to successful companies.

Tony M., Marcia’s supervisor, was very excited when I called and asked him if he would like to share any feedback on Marcia’s performance.  He stated, “Marcia has been an absolute dream to work with.  She goes above and beyond expectations, takes on new projects, and has very little oversight.  Marcia is an excellent employee and we enjoy working with her.” 

-Holly Smith, SCO Employment Specialist


Cherokee, IA – Victor Nichols
We wanted to honor Victor’s great work and reliability with this astounding award for our Cherokee branch. Our client employer, Lopez Foods, was elated we have selected Victor for our Employee of the Year and had some pretty great things to say about him! Victor’s supervisor at Lopez Foods said, “Victor is a wonderful employee!  He is reliable and dedicated to doing the best job possible for us.  He has come in after hours/weekends to accommodate receiving loads of product when necessary and has done a wonderful job of learning our system and processes.  He was promoted into the position of Lead in August 2020 and if his past/current performance is any indicator, he has a great future ahead of him at Lopez Foods. “

– Bobbie Forch, Branch Manager


Humboldt, IA – Renee Richardson 
Renee Richardson has been working with Aventure Staffing at our client employer, Corteva Agriscience, since November of 2019. While on assignment, she has had excellent attendance, exhibited strong adherence to all safety requirements. Above all, Renee has great performance and work ethic! She has consistently demonstrated great flexibility and a willingness to do what it is needed to get the job done. Renee is extremely pleasant to work with and we love being able to call her an Aventure employee! Congratulations on your achievement as Humboldt’s 2020 Employee of the Year!

– Amy Fischer, Branch Manager


 Healthcare Division – Jessica Vargas, CNA 
Jessica has been employed with Aventure Staffing’s Healthcare Division for years and has always been a pleasure to work with. 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, but especially for her. The obstacles she had to overcome would make most of us give up…but  not this girl! She never gave up, she never surrendered and I think she’s an actual Wonder Woman! Jessica is loved at the facilities she staffs and the care she provides to the residents goes unmatched. When I think about her these words come to mind: integrity, fearlessness, kindness, compassion and empathy. I can’t help but feel so lucky to know Jessica and have her a part of my team. I couldn’t think of anyone better for the Healthcare Division’s 2020 Employee of the Year!

– Carrie Ducoff, Branch Manager


Fairmont, MN – Charles Monahan

Our branch is excited to announce that Charles Monahan has been selected for our Employee of the Year! Charles exemplifies the industry’s key message of “flexibility”! He has been through many shift and workday changes throughout the last year. Charles never hesitates and continues to work hard and show up! He has been dedicated to one client for over 14 months with perfect attendance. Charles is phenomenal in so many areas from communication to consistently showing up and working hard. Thank you Charles for all you have done for Aventure Staffing in Fairmont!

– Courtney Stelter, Branch Manager


Norfolk, NE – Matt Hampton
The Norfolk branch is happy to announce that we have named Matt Hampton as our 2020 Employee of the Year! Matt is the perfect employee for this award. He has excellent work ethic and is always willing to go above and beyond in his work at our client employers. We couldn’t think of a better employee deserving of this award! Thank you for all you do Matt!

– Angela Pravacek, Regional Manager


Sheldon, IA – William Loomis
I am happy to be nominating William Loomis for Sheldon’s Employee of the Year! William is always an upbeat person and a very dependable, hard worker. After completing his temporary assignment for a client employer, they were so impressed with his work ethic that they requested him to come back. Now a permanent employee, William has also received their “Thumbs Up Award” for doing great work. No matter what the job was, William took his work very seriously and put forth his best effort. I have nothing but good things to say about William!

– Nancy Martens, Branch Manager


Spencer, IA – Ken Cook
We are happy to announce that Ken Cook has been awarded Spencer’s 2020 Employee of the Year! Kenneth has had worked at several clients and has always shown great work. He has said over and over that he would rather work with Aventure Staffing than have to find work on his own. We have heard nothing but great things from the companies he has worked for and his attendance is always excellent, we are glad to have him on our team!

– Amber Vazquez, Branch Manager


Wayne, NE – Andy Dugan
Andy Dugan started working for us at the beginning of 2020. The very next day after coming into our office, we met with our client employer and they were very impressed. Andy is such a stellar worker. He has outstanding work ethic and goes out of his way to help others. Andy has made a positive impact on our client and our company. We are proud to have him on our team and can’t wait to see what his future holds for him. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication Andy, you are more than deserving of Wayne’s 2020 Employee of the Year!

– Trish Jackson, Employment Specialist

A huge congratulations to all of Aventure Staffing’s 2020 Employees of the Year! Thank you for always going the extra mile and making Aventure proud. We couldn’t do what we do without you.


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