Author Archives: Cindy Martens

College Colors Day

Posted on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by
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Last week, we encouraged co-workers to wear the colors of their favorite college, high school, or professional sports team to work. College Colors Day has been a staple at Affinis for more than five years and celebrates the start of football season. In addition to supporting our favorite teams, we also bring in tailgate food […]

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by
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Recently, we participated in the Society of Women Engineers’ 7th Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) at Bartle Hall. We had two co-workers volunteer. Linda Rottinghaus served as a mentor to three girls throughout the day, and Peggy Amor lent a hand at the industrial engineering booth. Attended by high school students, IGED began with […]

Co-Worker News: 1 New Hire

Posted on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 by
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We’re pleased to share we’ve added a familiar face to the Affinis team. Mpoyo Mwanza interned with us in 2014 and 2015, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have him join us full-time. As an engineer intern, he provides technical design and study support, while ensuring the overall quality of client deliverables. Learn how […]

Jason Fine Receives Schmitty Award

Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 by
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Last month, Jason Fine, design technician, received our in-house award, the Schmitty. Each year, it is given to the co-worker who best models Affinis’s core values. To select a co-worker, the three previous recipients meet and develop a list of three nominees. Those names are given to Affinis’s President, Rick Worrel, who then, gathers input […]

Co-Worker News: 1 New Hire & a Promotion

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by
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We’re pleased to share we’ve added another new face to the Affinis team and promoted one of our co-workers. Alex Pestinger joined our survey team this month as a field crew member. He will assist with the following kinds of surveys: topographic design, property boundary, and construction. Learn more about his favorite place and what […]

Give Back with the After School Tutoring Program

Posted on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 by
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For the last few months, I’ve been sharing some of my time helping students as a tutor in the After School Tutoring program. As one of many volunteers, I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact it can have on students. By taking part in this program, students, who are interested in becoming more proficient in reading […]

Mentoring 101

Posted on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 by
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You don’t have to look far to find books, blogs, articles, videos and training sessions that have been written on the topic of mentoring. There are formal programs with explicit guidelines, handbooks, schedules and timelines to nail down all the intricacies of a successful mentoring program. The roles of the mentor/mentee have been elevated to […]

Doing Our Part to Stop Distracted Driving

Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2013 by
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New Policy Banning Texting and Other Phone Use by Co-Workers While Driving Will Help Keep Kansas City Safe Affinis Corp announced last month its commitment to the safety of its co-workers and the Kansas City community by enacting a new policy to help fight the epidemic of distracted driving. Effective April 8, 2013, company employees […]