Foreword Online

Ideas, information and industry news for collegiate retailers

MBS Salutes Our Newest Citizens

Posted by Dean Asher on 6/17/15 12:00 AM
Topics: social responsibility, mbs announcements

MBS is dedicated to its employees and to celebrating diversity. That's why, during our company barbecue June 13, we took some time out to honor the 61 men and women who have earned their United States citizenship since coming to work with us.

As their names were read, each person received their own framed American flag — and the applause of the hundreds of coworkers and family members in attendance.

"At MBS, we live diversity," says CEO Bob Pugh, noting people from 26 different nations work here. "Does it make a difference? I say 'yes.' Each of us has a story to tell: where we were born, what our parents did, how we ended up in Columbia, Mo. and came to work at MBS. Every time I listen to someone's story, I learn something, and am better off for it."

The diversity wheel in the warehouse mezzanine is a testament to the diversity at MBS. The diversity wheel in the warehouse mezzanine is a testament to the diversity at MBS.

In addition to their recognition from the company, they were also recognized by the community in our local newspaper.

We're all proud of our coworkers who came to this country and put their hard work and dedication into their jobs and their journeys to become citizens. Congratulations, everyone!

About Dean Asher

Dean Asher is a former copywriter with MBS. Though he no longer writes for us, he is still proud of having helped this blog continue to evolve as an industry-leading resource of news and original content.

Article comments

Subscribe for updates

Share your experience

Contact our editorial team to set up an interview or to contribute a guest post.

Most popular posts