The chamber of commerce sat down with Amy Gladieux O’Brien, who manages the marketing and recruiting efforts for Two Men And A Truck. Amy is one of our dedicated board members who ensures that we have a thriving business community here in Lake County. Amy was the chair of our very successful Annual Turkey Bowl event. She is the past chair for the Annual Awards Luncheon. She was recently recognized as one of the “4 Under 40” in Lake County. We are truly lucky to have this woman as part of our chamber!
Q: What gets you out of bed in the morning?
A: I’m one of those people who makes their bed every morning because it makes me feel like I’m at least getting one thing accomplished 😊 but I just to take the attitude of “how can I do better today” to get me motivated and out of bed!
Q: What three words would you use to describe your role?
A: Uplifting, Creative & Fun
Q: What does your typical day look like and what are you currently working on?
A: I typically head to our Wickliffe location in the morning unless I have a chamber event/meeting. I’ll work for 2-3 hours in my office then head to the west side of town to our Brook Park office and stay around that area through lunch and come back to the west side in the afternoon. My days are usually pretty broken up between office work and doing grassroots marketing in our franchise territory of Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. I’m currently serving as not only of a member of this board, but a board member of the Lake Geauga Area Association of Realtors and their affiliate chair. I’m the chair of the Annual Turkey Bowl for the chamber and a committee member for the Annual Awards Luncheon for the WWLC Chamber. Besides a few other organizations I’m involved with I’m working on Two Men And A Truck’s fall charity campaign called Movers for Meals!
Q: What is your favorite blog or app?
A: Pinterest, Instagram & Snapchat.
Q: What is your guilty pleasure?
A: Mexican food
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The ability to control my own schedule by attending different organizational events and the creative, fun side of promoting our brand.
Q: What is the best career advice your ever received?
A: My dad always told me to not sweat the small stuff….and it’s all small stuff.
Q: What is the first job you ever had?
A: I was a cashier at a small local grocery/Walgreens type of store called the Pharm.
Q: What did you want to be when growing up?
A: An architect or a photographer
Q: How do you define success?
A: Having the respect from others that I’m reliable to do my job and do it well. Also to always keep learning new things and embrace change.
Q: Do you have a favorite movie or book?
A: Movie – Sleepless in Seattle
Q: What is the best vacation you have ever had?
A: Well without going yet, I’m hoping my honeymoon in Jamaica will be my best vacation yet!
Q: If you were on death row, what would you last meal be?
All different types of Seafood
Q: What are your hopes for your industry?
A: For us to grow in the communities we serve and to make the moving experience less stressful for the customer through advances in technology.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time and time away from work?
A: My husband and I are big baseball fans so we enjoying going to games. My brother and I actually take an annual trip to a different MLB park each year, we have five more to go!
I also enjoy visiting new parks/hiking and love to scrapbook!
Q: What is on your bucket list?
A: Concerts – James Taylor, Elton John
Travel – Ireland, Italy, England, Grease…really too many to list
Take a cruise
White water rafting and zip lining
Q: What is the first concert you attended?
A: Boyz II Men 😊
Q: What is a piece of advice for all of our chamber members and potential chamber members about getting the most out of your membership?
A: Get involved and attend events! You’ll get to know people quickly and it may not always turn into business for you right away, but it really doesn’t take that much out of your day to commit to an event once a month or even once a quarter. Join a committee to get to know other members and expand your exposure!