Hy-Vee honors service milestones

Employees from the Fort Dodge Hy-Vee store are among more than 2,400 Hy-Vee employees honored for achieving new service milestones in 2013.

Hy-Vee’s Service Awards program, now in its 49th year, recognizes employees for continuous service to the company. At a series of eight banquets held in October throughout Hy-Vee’s eight-state operating territory this year, the company will pay tribute to employees reaching service milestones ranging from five to 45 years.

In addition, this year Hy-Vee honors more than 2,000 employees with 20 years or more of continuous service to the company, as well as 10 employees who were recently inducted into the Hy-Vee Hall of Fame as recipients of the 2013 Legendary Customer Service Award.

Employees celebrating service anniversaries receive customized gifts that increase in value as the years of service increase. In addition, their photos are published in a special souvenir book distributed throughout the company.

Recipients also receive personal congratulations from Hy-Vee Chairman and CEO Randy Edeker, who poses for a commemorative photo with each Service Award recipient.

The eight service award recipients from Fort Dodge were honored at a banquet held October 21st in Des Moines, Iowa. Those reaching service milestones this year were:

Five years: Sonja Ayala-Moeding, Mike Minkoff, Rob Rustvold

Ten years: Todd Reynolds

Twenty years: Tim Flaherty

Twenty five years: Rick Dorage

Thirty five years: Randy Jelsma, Tim Schaeffer