OC News: December 2017

By Emily Potter on Dec 29, 2017 @ 8:00AM CST

Christmas Luncheon

Our annual Christmas luncheon was held on Monday, December 18th from 11:00-1:00 in the warehouse on our Bentonville campus.

It’s important that we take the time to get together as a work family in a fun, relaxed atmosphere to bond and break up the day-to-day norms of work. We enjoy sharing a meal, laughter, high-fives, and memories with one another during the holiday season.

We had a traditional Christmas meal catered, complete with turkey and dressing.  There were dozens of prizes and gift cards raffled off, but the highlight of the afternoon was the Air Band Competition.

Two bands competed for a $500 cash prize.

Ultimately, our esteemed judges selected The South Pole String as the winner, and the second-place band received $100 cash. The line-up was as follows: 

  • Santa Slay: Jingle Bells
    • Danny Kepler & Jeremy Kimble
  • The South Pole String Band: Thank God I’m a Country Boy
    • Dustin Boyd, Will Cichy, Grant Cottrell, & Eldon Cowgur

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Blood Drive

On Wednesday, December 13th, the Community Blood Center of (CBC) of the Ozarks visited our Bentonville campus for a blood drive.

Our goal was 12 donors, and we surpassed it resulting in 14 pints of blood donated!

Disabled Veteran Hunting Trip

Outdoor Cap donated hats to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their annual hunting trip for disabled veterans. 

This is a two-day hunting trip, with the hunters having a morning and evening hunt each day. Each hunter is accompanied by a guide to assist them in and out of the blind, as well as ensure they take safe, ethical shots.

This year, there were four hunters; each hunter had the opportunity to shoot at a deer, and two hunters harvested a deer.DSC_0303.jpg

Heart to Heart of NWA

Heart to Heart of NWA is an organization designed to help those at are near the poverty level in our area. One of our team members, Jamie Jeter, is heavily involved, so we collected toy donations to help out.

Heart to heart helped 213 families with a total of 767 children this holiday season. Each family received three boxes of food, a turkey, and 10lbs of potatoes. Additionally, each child received a toy and a winter coat.

Pennies for Puppies & Coins for Kitties

In December, we placed containers in our breakrooms to collect spare change to donate to local animal shelters to help pay for food, supplies, equipment, etc.

Incident Free

On December 1st, our Bentonville Distribution Center celebrated 600 days incident free.

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OC Street Cleanup

On Tuesday, December 5th, a team of OC volunteers picked up litter on our adopted street from Main Street at the Bentonville square to 14th Street.

Coat Drive

We held a coat drive from November 20th – December 15th at our Bentonville campus. With the help of our employees, we were able to collect five boxes full of coats and jackets for the less fortunate. On Tuesday, December 18th, we donated our collection to the Salvation Army!

Team Member of the Quarter

Every 3 months, our DCs elect a team member who went above and beyond for his or her teammates and customers.

Winners are chosen based on adherence to safety initiatives, productivity, reliability, attendance, quality of work, and attitude.

The winners receive a gift card, framed certificate, and OC T-shirt, and their own street sign, which gets hung above an aisle in the DC. The 3rd quarter winner for 2017 was Adrian Salas-Carmona.IMG_2818.jpg

Employment

With locations in Arkansas, California, and Texas, we currently employ 385 people, but that number is always changing. Check out all of our employment updates for the month including new hires and open positions.

New Hires

Outdoor Cap is constantly growing, and our team members very quickly become our family. Check out our newest additions for the month of December.

Mark Stein

Mark joined the OC family on Monday, December 4th as our new Product Data Specialist. He will work to ensure we have quality and accurate product information and imagery for our ecommerce efforts. His expertise with photography, database management, and Excel will bring value to this new position.

Open Positions

As of today (December 29, 2017), we don’t have any open positions, but keep checking our career page for more information as they come open.

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Emily Potter

Emily Potter

Emily is the Content Marketer for Outdoor Cap Co. She holds an M.A. in AD & PR from the University of Alabama and a B.B.A in Marketing. Emily is an avid Crimson Tide football fan. She has a golden retriever named Opie Winston, and a cat named Tide.

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