Can you believe it is already time to be thinking about flu shots??? This year Montgomery Enterprises will be giving FREE flu shots to ALL interested employees.

On the date and locations below a professional will be on hand to give this year’s flu vaccination:

Friday, October 21st 

Fulton Money Matters (8:30am-10:30am)

Choice Pawn in Tupelo (1:00pm-3:00pm)


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, below are just a few benefits you will receive from getting the flu vaccination:

  • Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick from flu. Protecting yourself from flu also protects the people around you who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness.
  • Flu vaccination can help protect people who are at greater risk of getting seriously ill from flu, like older adults, people with chronic health conditions and young children (especially infants younger than 6 months old who are too young to get vaccinated).
  • Flu vaccination also may make your illness milder if you do get sick.
  • Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of more serious flu outcomes, like hospitalizations and deaths.


Fight the flu… it starts with YOU! Take advantage of this great opportunity that Montgomery Enterprises is offering.

 If you are interested in receiving your flu shot through the Company please let me know by Wednesday, October 14th.

*REMINDER: Flu Shots are covered as a Blue Cross/Blue Shield Healthy You! vaccination, so if you are unable to make these locations on Friday, October 21st,

make sure to get your flu shot at your local medical clinic or pharmacy before the 2016 Flu Season starts!!!!





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September Anniversaries and Birthdays



7th  JonJon Suggs, Home Office 

7th  Toni Britnell, Choice Pawn, Fulton, MS

9th  Carrie Moore, Money Matters, Tuscaloosa, AL

14th   Ruth Henriquez, Choice Pawn, Louisville, KY

25th   Chad Grisham, Home Office

30th   Kim Jarrett, Money Matters, Aberdeen, MS

30th   Shireeta Harmon, Money Matters, Kosciusko, MS

30th   Wendy Watson, Money Matters, Macon, MS

6 Years

Christie Knuckols, Money Matters, Fayette, AL

2 Years

Bridget Adams, Cash Title Exchange, Amory, MS

Chanta Johnson, Money Matters, Camden, AL

Jenny Farrar, Human Resource Director

1 Year

Miguel Snyder, Choice Pawn, Tupelo, MS

Stephanie Weeks, Money Matters, Hamilton, AL



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Join #TEAMTOMMY October 1st

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Please join MEI in helping Tommy Sims, former MEI Alabama District Manager, raise funds for those affected by Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  The Walk to Defeat ALS will be held on Saturday, October 1st at Railroad Park in Birmingham at 11:00am.  It would be AWESOME to have LOTS of employees at the event to show Tommy our support.  Below is the link to Tom Cruisers.  Please donate if you can or join us on October 1st at Railroad Park.


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Reaching for the GOLD in your career, Olympic Style


Reach for the GOLD

Credit to Trish Freshwater and Sodexo Jobs

As a child, I remember watching the summer Olympic Games on TV, mesmerized by the perfection I saw in gymnastics routines and awed by high diving acrobats slicing their way through the air and into the pool below. And, the racing speed of swimmers and runners left me breathless as they each pushed the limits of their bodies to move faster than ever, completely spent at the end of the racing day. But the years of hard work and dedication to reach this pinnacle was not lost on my young mind, as I cheered for our country’s participants and celebrated all who achieved the gold, silver or bronze.

Today, I share this Olympic spirit with my own children who are equally enamored with the Games. In fact, plans are in motion to rearrange the living room furniture so that we can all get a direct view of the television to watch the Parade of Nations on opening night and cheer and support all of the athletes who are about to give everything they’ve got to show the world their personal best.

In fact, conversations about our “personal best” are abundant in our home as my children’s young minds are trying to form the foundations for their future. They dream of becoming leaders in law enforcement and education, maybe even animal rescue or medicine. The jury is still out. And that’s okay, because they have plenty of time to decide. But what they are learning today – and what the Olympics embody – is how putting forth your personal best leads to your success.

Determination. Focus. Resilience. Not only do these qualities build a foundation for Olympians with careers focused on physical agility, strength and speed, they are also the building blocks for nearly any professional career. In today’s job market, candidates are competing by the hundreds for nearly each open position. Without putting forth their personal best, their dreams can be dashed by others who secure the gold by giving it their all.

As you reach for the gold in your career, what skills or experience will propel you ahead of the competition? Have you built your team with reputable coaches (mentors) who can help guide your career? Will it be your soft skills or technical ability that will grab an Olympic official’s (recruiter’s) attention? Have you overcome challenges along the way that might illustrate your determination and resilience? Have you put in the time building a list of admirable accomplishments to qualify you for the competition (interview)? (And did you include these accomplishments on yourresume?)

Not everyone is destined to become an Olympic athlete. But, we all can be Olympians in our careers by exerting our personal best in everything we do. Whether it’s taking a stretch assignment to expand our experience, engaging in a mentoring relationship to learn from others or even dedicating time to professional development courses and webinars to expand our knowledge, grasping hold of the Olympian spirit and its dedication to exhibiting personal bests will grow your career as far as you’re willing to push your limits.

After all, your personal Career Olympics comes down to a race against your personal best. How will you reach for the gold? 

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3  –  Isabel Rivas, Choice Pawn – Fulton, MS

7  –  Erica Holmes, Choice Pawn – Birmingham, AL

10  –  Janet Phillips, Money Matters  –  Aliceville, AL

11  –  Justin Ling, Choice Pawn  –  Tupelo, MS

14  –  Candy Lee, Accounting Dept  –  Fulton, MS












Thank you Auction Team for a GREAT Auction this past Saturday. 

Fulton Auto Auction would not be successful without each of you working hard

ALL month to make sure Auction Day runs smoothly.


















“Unity is strength…when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” 

–  Mattie J.T. Stepanek



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Summer Time Fun!


A few fun facts about summer:

  1. The first modern Olympic Games were held in the summer in 1896 in Athens, Greece.
  2. The first day of summer is between June 20th and June 22nd every year. The first day of summer is called the summer solstice, and the day varies due to the Earth’s rotation not exactly reflecting our calendar year.
  3. The last day of summer is September 20th.
  4. Watermelon is one of summer’s best summer treats. Did you know that watermelons are not a fruit, but a vegetable instead? They belong to the cucumber family of vegetables.
  5. The Eiffel tower actually grows in the heat of the summer. Due to the iron expanding, the tower grows about 6 inches every summer.
  6. If you love ice cream, the summer season should be your favorite. July is national ice cream month.
  7. Another interesting fact about summer is that television shows used to only be reruns during the summer months. The idea being that everyone was outside enjoying the weather.
  8. A June fun fact is that the month of June is named after the Roman goddess Juno.
  9. The first women’s bathing suit was created in the 1800’s. It came with a pair of bloomers.
  10. The “dog days of summer” refer to the dates from July 3rd to August 11th. They are named so after the Sirius the Dog Star. This star is located in the constellation of Canis Major.
  11. Frisbees, invented in the 1870’s as a pie plate, but in the 1940’s, college students began throwing them around. They have since stopped being used for pie plates and are now a summertime staple.
  12. For a July fun fact, Roman general Marc Antony named the month of July after Julius Caesar.
  13. July is national blueberry month.
  14. The longest day of the year is on the summer solstice.
  15. Mosquitos are most prevalent during summer months. Mosquitos have been on earth for more than 30 million years.
  16. Most theme and water parks are on a summer seasonal schedule. Most amusement parks have a full time season from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  17. August was named after Julius Caesar’s nephew. He had received the title of “Augustus” which means “reverend”.
  18. The first National Spelling Bee was held on June 17th, 1825.
  19. More thunderstorms occur during summer than any other time of year. They are also take place more commonly in the south east of England.
  20. Ice pops were invented in 1905 by an 11 year old boy.

    Have a great summer!




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Top picture, L toR:  JonJon Suggs, Kim Wright, Katrina McGee, Tiffany Johnson and Luke Montgomery

Bottom left picture: Luke Montgomery and “Elvis”

Bottom right picture:  Tiffany Johnson, “Elvis” and Katrina McGee


Fun was had by all of the participants in this past Saturday’s, Running with the King 5k Run/Walk in Tupelo.  Congratulations to each of you! – Luke