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Meet Jessica, Kitchen Lead at our Elyria GetGo Cafe + Market

In honor of National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, our brand new Hispanic or Latinx Association (H.O.L.A.) Business Resource Group is excited to highlight several of our Team Members throughout the month. This week's #TeamMemberTuesday is featuring Jessica, Kitchen Lead at our Elyria GetGo Cafe + Market!

Scroll down to learn more about our H.O.L.A. BRG. 

What is your job title? And what do you love most about your job?

I am the Kitchen Lead at the GetGo Cafe + Market in Elyria, OH.

I like the hours I work and the people I work with. I enjoy training new Team Members and pretty much everything about what I do here.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I'm most proud of being promoted to the Kitchen Lead position after only being with the Company for about 6 months. 

What does National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month mean to you?

This is my first year celebrating National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, but it is providing the opportunity to learn more about myself and where I come from. 

Out of the newly refreshed Core Values (Respect All, Think Team, See It Own It, Work Smart, Live Well and Do Right), which Core Value resonates with you the most? Why? 

I can honestly say all of our Core Values resonate with me. I really like and value my job, so I try to be the best leader I can. I try new things to keep the team working together. I Step Up when needed and delegate when possible. 

What are some interesting hobbies or talents that most people may not know about you?

I recently started learning how to crochet, and I can do about 3 different patterns.

“I'm most proud of being promoted to the Kitchen Lead position after only being with the Company for about 6 months.”
- Jessica, Kitchen Lead

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H.O.L.A. BRG Logo

The H.O.L.A. BRG was formed to create a community within the Giant Eagle family for those who are part of, or simply interested in, Hispanic or Latinx culture. H.O.L.A. strives to be a resource for Team Members, the Company, and the broader community on issues that are impactful to the Hispanic and Latinx community.

The goals set forth by the H.O.L.A. BRG are focused on:

  • Building a more diverse workplace and shopping experience for our Team Members and Guests
  • Celebrating and educating about Hispanic and Latinx culture
  • Providing mentorship and professional development opportunities
  • Helping expand product offerings in store that are relevant to this community​​​
“I felt there was the need for a Hispanic/LatinX Business Resource Group (BRG) at Giant Eagle because we needed a place for our community to belong and educate our peers about our rich and diverse cultures. When I saw the opportunity to work with Jeremy Shapira, Chief Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Officer on getting the H.O.L.A. BRG started, I jumped at the opportunity.”
- Vanessa, H.O.L.A. BRG President & GetGo Sr. Store Leader
GetGo Team Member Vanessa

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