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July 2017

Ricky-FloresCongratulations Ricky Flores, Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for July!

Since being on the Happy Valley opening team Ricky has seized every opportunity to develop himself. His hard work ethic and leadership qualities have ensured he is creating the future he wants at Hop Jack’s.

He takes pride in everything he does and is a leader and mentor to all of his team members. He has been trained and worked various positions including expo, busser, on both the hot and cold side of the kitchen, breakfast cook and a supervisor. He is currently the Assistant Kitchen Manager.

Every day Ricky comes to work with a smile and a compassionate heart. He is a leader and has earned the utmost respect from his team. He thrives on working peak hours and “busting out food” during the restaurant’s busiest time. A true leader, when accepting accolades, Ricky shares his success with the Happy Valley trainers and his fellow team members.

His favorite “go to” items at Hop Jack’s are the Western Burger with an ice cold Hop Jack’s Lager! When he’s not working, Ricky enjoys playing basketball with the boys and his son. He is also looking forward to the birth of his baby daughter next month.

A man of few words, Ricky’s actions and behavior each day are examples for all of his team members to follow. He is dedicated to his development and consistently works hard to improve and expand his role as Hop Jack’s grows.

Congratulations and thank you Ricky! You are the epitome of what it takes to be a strong leader for Hop Jack’s. We appreciate all you do and look forward to your continued success!

Auburn Public Schools Foundation

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Auburn Public Schools Foundation provides $10,000 for school programs in spring

"Six Auburn schools and thousands of students are benefiting this month from funding provided by the Auburn Public Schools Foundation.

The foundation funded three Turn the Page literacy grants totaling nearly $6,500. The grants are for upcoming projects at Lea Hill Elementary, Terminal Park Elementary, and West Auburn High School. These projects include upgrading the reading and writing curriculum materials available to the students there.

The language arts faculty at Auburn Mountainview High School received a $500 grant to enhance its Shakespeare unit for the incoming freshman class. The Seattle Shakespeare Company will visit the school next spring to conduct workshops as the classes study Romeo and Juliet.

Washington Elementary School was the recipient of more than $2,600 to purchase and install alternative seating options for its second-graders. These “wobble chairs” and other seating options have been shown to increase student focus by keeping them more physically engaged throughout the day.

The foundation also provided funding to several schools recently through the Pantry Project. Funded primarily through contributions from Hop Jack’s restaurant, the Pantry Project stocks participating schools with an on-hand supply of basic food, snack and hygiene materials for students in need.

Local residents can support the Pantry Project and at an upcoming fundraiser night at Hop Jack’s in Lakeland Hills from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Ten percent of all food and beverage sales during the fundraiser will go toward funding the Pantry Project..."

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2017 Restaurant Neighbor Award

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Hop Jacks “A Neighborhood Gathering Place”

"Hop Jack’s established the Hop Jack's Good Neighbor Fund to help neighbors and team members in need. The fund raised over $88,000 and donated the money to various cancer organizations including: the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to support breast cancer and prostate cancer patients; the American Heart Association; Relay for Life, supporting a vendors son in a car accident, a guests small child with brain cancer, and a variety of other local charities. Additionally, Hop Jack’s donates 25 cents from every Hop Jack's beer sold. In January 2017, Hop Jacks created a program called "Kids Feeding Kids” and through this program, 50 cents from every kid’s meal goes to support local school meal programs. Hop Jack’s also hires people with disabilities through Trillium, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people with disabilities find employment."

June 2017

Shannon-FTMCongratulations to Hop Jack’s Featured Team Member for June, Shannon Sevier!

Since the opening of Hop Jack’s in Smokey Point in 2015, Shannon Sevier has been an integral part of the team. “Since day one she has always been available to support our managers. She’s dedicated to Hop Jack’s and we appreciate all she does for us,” said her manager, Luis.

Shannon is a flexible team player and has worked as a server, a trainer, in our bar and as a mid.

Her favorite part of the job is the relationships she’s created with her work family and all of her guests. When she’s off the clock she enjoys a grapefruit icy drink with Hop Jack's Fiesta Mac & Cheese.

One of Shannon’s most memorable work experiences was being a part of the Hop Jack’s beer tasting team at Northwest Brewing. This is an important group who selects the next Hop Jack’s tap beer feature.

She never wants to fill out another job application again and aspires to be a Hop Jack's manager one day!
Thank you Shannon for all you do, you are a leader and a wonderful person. We appreciate you every day!

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