Lessing-Flynn has added another sushi lover to the team! Shawna Weis joined LF as a Marketing Coordinator at the end of April and is quickly fitting in with our highly caffeinated group.
Shawna was born and raised near Pella, Iowa, but she has enjoyed living across the country. The “Dutch girl” craved more excitement after graduating from Graceland University in 2002, so she headed out west. She pursued marketing opportunities in San Francisco while completing her master’s degree in marketing from Keller Graduate School. In 2007, Shawna returned to her Midwestern roots and has spent the last several years in management and marketing positions in Des Moines.
Beyond the walls of Lessing-Flynn, you’ll find Shawna in the great outdoors – biking, running and enjoying the city’s local events. Plus the past three years, Shawna has served on the Board of Directors for Amanda the Panda, a non-profit organization that provides free support services to grieving families. She enjoys volunteering as the Event Chair for their annual Colors of Hope 5K Festival.
Help us welcome Shawna to the Lessing-Flynn team! We’re happy to have her. (And, maybe she’ll teach us all how to get as buff as she is…just maybe)
In a world full of fake people, it is a rare and wonderful thing to find a genuine soul. When you find one, immediately befriend him. If you treat a genuine soul with friendliness and fairness, water with YouTube videos and silly pictures, and feed him occasional sushi rolls and gyros, he will become your lifelong friend. That has been our great fortune here at Lessing-Flynn. Josh Fleming is one of those genuine souls that make work less burdensome, a little more fun, and a lot less serious. Today is Josh’s last day at Lessing-Flynn.
Josh’s impact here goes a lot further than the balance sheet or the web analytics. He infused his soul into our company and helped it become a better place. He unselfishly shared his expertise, his insights, and his laughter. He made us all laugh with his thunderous sneeze/coughs. He shared his daily trials and tribulations and gave all kinds of unsolicited advice. He took time to meet with people who wanted a minute of his time and advice. He was a part of the fabric of the agency.
Tomorrow, he sets sail for Prairie Meadows, bringing with him a head full of ideas, and leaving behind a desk full of trinkets. We’ll miss you Josh. Don’t forget about us! P.S. We made a video for you…
This time of year some folks might think Churchill Downs is the place to be for fancy hats and finish lines. Think again! On May 2ndPrairie Meadows was filled with creative minds ready to claim their own trophies- the AMA Nova Awards. Lessing-Flynn won big, but we couldn’t do what we do without our innovative clients. Here’s what we won:
Second Place, Marketing Communications - Kinze Manufacturing Planter and Grain Cart Literature
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