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September 19, 2017





September Employee of the Month



Chief has launched an initiative to strengthen our team atmosphere with a monthly featured employee. This exercise will not only allow us to grow as unit but will allow our customers and vendors to learn a little more about us!



September's Selection



Our September Employee of the Month is Salvatore (Sam) LaBarbera. Sam is our VP of Operations and is coming up on his 24th anniversary with Chief.



The Questions



Where did you grow up?: Elmwood Park, IL, born and raised



When are you the happiest?: Being around family, friends, or both!



What was your childhood nickname?: Labs, Sam



What is something you are very proud of?: Being able to help others, when possible.



What's the one TV show you never miss?: I don't really watch TV, mostly sports, but when it was on the Sopranos



What is your biggest pet peeve?: Being late



What's your go-to karaoke song?: Don't Stop Believin'



What is your favorite food?: Steak



Who did you first see live concert?: Madonna



Which actor or actress would play you in the movie of your life?: Tom Cruise because he is goofy and serious



If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? : Australia, just a dream of mine



What part of your current job is your favorite?: Working with all the people at Chief



What did you want to be when you were young?: Architect or Golf Professional



What is the best gift you have ever been given? : My kids, Joe & Sammy, so proud of them



How many siblings do you have?: Two - 1 brother, 1 sister



Where do you see yourself in 5 years? : Still working at Chief trying to make this the best possible place for everyone



What is your favorite family tradition? : New Years Eve Steaks & Lobster with the family