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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