Opportunities are golden for young Rockwall businessman

ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 29, 2015) Jared Stewart is a remarkable young man – responsible, respectful, intelligent and never reluctant to embrace hard work or a challenge. The son of Lloyd and Toni Waldrop, owners of Rockwall Fast Cash-Gold and Silver, Jared grew up working in the family business. He learned early that being a successful […]

‘Everyone appreciates good service’

DOING BUSINESS RIGHT Whether tending bar or catering to clients, ‘everyone appreciates good service’ ROCKWALL, TX (Jan. 2, 2015) Some people enjoy solitude, but most prefer companions who share similar interests. There are, however, the extraordinary few who have the ability to embrace all people, to feel comfortable with everyone. One such person is Will […]

Doing Business Right: Successful restaurant owner says ‘never lose hunger or humility’

ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 25, 2014) It was a leap of faith, but this wasn’t the first time he stepped off the edge and trusted God to hold him up. Samee Dowlatshahi was just 15 when he, his mother and his six-year-old brother emigrated from Iran. It was 1982 – the height of the war between […]

Firehouse Subs employee has all the ingredients of a leader

Doing Business Right ROCKWALL, TX (September 30, 2014) His voice has a calming effect. His words are spoken only a decibel or two above all the activity around you. He looks you in the eye when he speaks and that is a rare and admirable trait for one so young. He is well-spoken and confident but […]

Personality, caring attitude accounts for bank employee’s success

ROCKWALL,TX. (June 27, 2014) ‘Relationship Banker’ is printed on Dorothy Spradlin’s business cards for BB&T Bank, Rockwall Branch. The word relationship is defined as “the state of connectedness between two or more persons.” A Relationship Banker must be outgoing, professional, have good communication skills and a strong work ethic. Perfect match – Dorothy’s business cards […]

Paint Center employee blends laughter, excellence into his work

DOING BUSINESS RIGHT ROCKWALL, TX (May 12, 2014)  “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of Heaven and Earth will pause to say, here lived a great street […]

Breakfast manager’s sunny-side-up attitude spills over to customers, employees

Doing business right ROCKWALL, TX (March 22, 2014) There are people who are blessed with the gift of hospitality. They have the unique ability to make strangers feel welcome; they generate feelings of warmth, comfort and home. Finding one of these individuals is like finding a precious gem on a pathway of stones.  You find […]

Just slide & go…

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article introduces a new series by Blue Ribbon News special contributor Rhonda Wright of Rockwall, who will be shining the spotlight on local employees who go the extra mile. If you know a hard-working individual who deserves recognition for a job well done, nominate them by emailing editor@BlueRibbonNews.com. They may be featured here and/or […]