You may recognize her smiling face from a few years ago when Allison Dukek was #37 in Rise’s 45 Stories for 45 Years feature. Back in 2016, she was working as a data entry clerk and receptionist at Rise Bloomington, but moving forward with plans for a big career change.
By LeeAnna White, Advancement Intern
After working at Rise for nearly 40 years, Deb Struckman might now start really thinking about retiring as she approaches her 66th birthday in late December of this year.
Deb came to Rise in 1980 after finishing her public schooling. With her fun and bubbly
“It took me too long to figure out that college is not for everyone – including me,” said Stephen Harding who had enrolled at Winona State University several years ago to study chemical science.
“Once I left school, I bounced around a lot and didn’t have much good work experience.
Little did he imagine when hired as a part-time seasonal employee in the summer of 2013 at the Home Depot store in Blaine, that the opportunity would turn into a permanent competitive job.
No stranger to hard work, Mark Brown had worked with a Rise Coon Rapids work team at
Starting his downtown Minneapolis route at 5 a.m., Cliff Meacham winds around through the Mill City ruins area and then on to the University of Minnesota campus, emptying mostly dumpsters. “It’s fun to see large pieces of furniture get crushed in the garbage truck!” he said with a laugh.
Keeping a steady, even pace, Ronnie Watson feeds large pieces of plastic trim from production jobs into a massive grinder which pulverizes them into tiny pellets for recycling. His co-workers bring him gaylords a day and Ronnie seems to thrive on staying busy and meeting their production needs.
With the holiday shopping season in full swing, Liz is excited to have a role in making sure people across the country get their gift purchases on time. Working at the FedEx Ship Center in Maple Grove, Liz is on the ‘front line’ of package distribution for the Twin Cities
WITH THE STORE well-stocked and decorated for holiday grocery shoppers, Cub Foods at Northtown in Blaine is ready for the busy weeks ahead. From the bakery to the deli to the floral department to the shelves lined with groceries, Cub team members are primed to serve their customers.
The smell of oregano and other earthy spices hit you immediately when you open the door to Fat Lorenzo’s Italian restaurant in South Minneapolis. You just know you’re in for something special from their award-winning menu!
Rise Employment Consultant Amber Barnes was excited one day this summer when she stopped
By Samantha Marks, Rise Development Manager
Just like you and me, Jason Hyland is preparing for the hustle and bustle of the “most wonderful time of the year.” Not only is he searching for those perfect gifts for his fiancé and two young children, if you are an Amazon shopper,