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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Meet Team Smiley!

Summer is here, and the fun is just beginning for our newest interns: Team Smiley! This enthusiastic crew is about to start their summer-long journey across the tri-state area, where they’ll be visiting fundraisers, festivals, races, and other community events from now through the fall.

Where Team Smiley goes, fun follows. Click here to see when they’ll be visiting your neighborhood, then stop by with the family to meet Smiley and enjoy a free Smiley Cookie – or even decorate one yourself!

All summer long, you’ll be able to read about Team Smiley’s adventures here on our blog. And, if you happen to cross paths with them at an event, be sure to check our Photo Gallery to find your photo!

So, you probably want to know a little more about these fresh new faces. Luckily, we’ve got the scoop. Read on!

Left to right: Katie, Alicia, Anthony, Ashley, Ari

Hello! My name's Alicia and I attend Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit. I'm a senior in the A. J. Palumbo School of Business, and my concentration is in Marketing. As a new member of Team Smiley, there are countless things that I'm looking forward to this summer; some of which include traveling around with a great group of people every weekend, meeting and getting to know Eat'n Park guests, performing services for the community, and gaining experience in a successful, local business. Above all of those, the thing I'm looking forward to the most is gaining experience specifically within event planning and promoting, since that is my intended career path. Outside of Eat'n Park, I like to be a nerd by reading fantasy novels, such as: Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. I also like to spend my time outside with my cats, swimming, playing volleyball, and attending concerts around Pittsburgh. In conclusion, my favorite thing about Eat'n Park is the culture. The motto around the office is "Work hard. Play Hard.", and that's exactly what we do.

My name is Anthony, and this fall, I am going to be a Junior Marketing major at Saint Vincent College. I cannot wait to attend all the events throughout the summer, and officially become “Cookie Certified.” In my spare time, I love to cook, eat, read, workout, and jet ski. This past winter, I learned how to ski, and I am now officially addicted to the slopes. Also, I am definitely the biggest foodie you will ever meet. There is not a single food I do not like and will not eat. I can honestly say that my favorite thing about Eat ‘n Park, besides the Fried Zucchini, is the fact that everyone loves seeing smiling faces, and when you run into an Eat ‘n Park employee, you are guaranteed to find a smiling face.

Hi, I'm Ari. I graduated from Duquesne University and majored in Advertising and Graphic Design. There are many perks to working on Team Smiley, but I'm most looking forward to contributing to community events, developing more knowledge on events and promotions, and distributing as well as eating as many Smiley Cookies as I can. While I'm not on the road with Team Smiley, I'm working on freelance graphic design projects and as a production assistant to help a team of my friends with their production company. In my spare time, I enjoy art, movies, running, rock climbing and traveling. My favorite things about Eat'n Park are the Original Breakfast Smile and chocolate milkshakes, and the company the Eat'n Park staff keeps at any time of the day!

My name is Ashley and I am a senior at Penn Sate majoring in Journalism. I really enjoy playing sports and being outside during the summer. I am so excited about this internship because Team Smiley gets to meet tons of Eat'n Park guests and make them happy by giving them Smiley Cookies! My favorite thing about Eat'n Park (besides the Strawberry Pie) is how everyone who works there treats you like family. Guests are able to enjoy great food and service every time they come into the restaurant.

Hi, my name is Katie and I will be a junior at Elon University in the fall. I am passionate about community service, international travel, cheerleading, and leadership. This summer, I will work with my team to leave a positive lasting impact on Eat'n Park by incorporating social media to attract a young adult audience. And my absolute favorite thing about Eat'n Park is potato soup day every Wednesday and Sunday!


1 comment:

What A Character! Mascots said...

Team Smiley has always been fun to interact with! I've been an entertainer at a few of the same events they've been at, and it's always been a great time. Love the pics of Smiley with Snickers the Horse and Cosmo the Dragon at the Pittsburgh Walk Now for Autism Speaks event last Saturday...hopefully we'll see each other at future events!