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!
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.
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