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NEW Chicago, Hershey team for multigenerational training

Monday, August 4, 2014  
Posted by: Barbara Francella
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Industry executives shared their views of working on a multigenerational team at a special learning event hosted by NEW Chicago and The Hershey Co., June 12, 2014 at Hershey’s Chicago office.

Brenda Dunn Kinney, CEO of BDK & Associates; Rebecca Prokopec, director of talent acquisition for Mike’s Hard Lemonade; Anshuman Taneja, director of digital pharmacy at Walgreen Company; and Sarah Turbow, cosmetics sales executive with DCI Marketing Group, offered their insights on working with people of all ages.The discussion was moderated by Diane Bojic, director of sales for CROSSMARK.

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"The topic of the different generations in the workforce is a popular topic in today’s office environment,” Bojic said. "We learned from the panelists that their viewpoints on various topics were more alike than different. All generations are looking for flexibility, success and being fulfilled in their jobs.”

Sarah Schneider, customer sales executive, Walgreens for Hershey, said the event "surpassed everyone’s expectations. We heard nothing but positive feedback. Several people stated they wished the panel discussion could have been longer!”

"It was great to connect as a team and network with someone new,” added Jon Davis, team leader, Walgreens for Hershey. "The panel provided an open forum for discussion and the attendees, both males and females across various organizations, were engaged in the conversation. Based on the positive feedback, we look forward to hosting another panel event soon.”

Diane Bojic of CROSSMARK (left) moderated a discussion on the
multigenerational workforce with panelists Brenda Dunn Kinney of
BDK & Associates, Sarah Turbow of DCI Marketing Group and Anshuman
Taneja of Walgreens. Not pictured: panelist Rebecca Prokopec of Mike’s
Hard Lemonade.

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