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About Our Surf Break

Posted by Diego Torres on Jan 15, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Did you know everyone here at King of Pops is a surfer? πŸ„πŸ½β€β™€οΈ 

Okay no one here is - scratch that. Our co-founder Steven did learn recently though, so I guess there is one surfer in the pop family. πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ Whatever, it’s all a state of mind honestly.

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Tags: Insider, culture, Lead Your Company, Core Values, Get Sweaty

Mural Project : An Example of using Marketing Efforts to Connect to the Community

Posted by Dani Maskery on Oct 28, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Here I am on a Sunday morning at 8am staring at a half finished mural I’ve been helping to paint on a garage door at a unique little market in Charlotte. 

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Tags: Insider, culture, featured, Build Your Community, Biz That Matters, Lead Your Company, Core Values, Get Sweaty

Fall is here πŸ‚ and it is the perfect time for team building activities.

Posted by Dani Maskery on Oct 7, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Fall is finally here. If you are from the South like us, it is pretty exciting when the heat of summer finally breaks and that cool air kicks in. That is why Fall time is the best time to round up your team to do something fun together.

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Tags: culture, Event Planning Tips, Lead Your Company

Our very own word - "UMOH"

Posted by Steven Carse on Oct 1, 2019 10:12:48 AM

Our company purpose is to create Unexpected Moments of Happiness (we call them UMOHs).

One Spring day in 2018, with little fanfare, we added a "Happy Counter" to the upper right hand of our website.

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My mom taught me Open Book Management when I was a 10-years-old ... THANKS MOM!

Posted by Steven Carse on May 2, 2019 4:44:43 PM

When it comes to Moms - mine is the best as far as I'm concerned. I have zero memories of my mom being pessimistic. She raised me (the youngest of three boys) with a smile on her face the entire time.

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Why working with local businesses is important: Local Bee Farms

Posted by Jared Lee on Apr 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM

In the summer of 2014 I left the restaurant industry behind and started a career working for King of Pops. Upon arrival, it seemed that my knife skills were well suited for the job as there was always a bounty of fruit to be prepped. 

Aside from that, the job also feed my chef driven desire to work with local growers. At that time it was a lot easier to find and utilize local ingredients. Farmers could back their trucks into our loading dock and we would buy as much usable produce they had.

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