2016 BI Appreciation Awards
2016 BI Appreciation Award Winners

 

It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2016 Bealls, Inc. Associate Appreciation Award Recipients! Please join me in congratulating the following award winners:

Bealls, Inc. Officers Award:

Manuel Engel

 

Bealls Inc. Officers Award - Logistics:

Hugo Fernandez-Davila

 

Finance - Rookie of the Year:

Elizabeth Weaver

 

Finance - Rookie of the Year:

Yindra Chuy

 

Loss Prevention - Rookie of the Year:

Adam Gendron

 

IS - Spirit Award:

Ben Adler

 

IS - Innovation, Collaboration & Excellence:

Max Naluparayil

 

HR - Outstanding Achievement:

Martin Barringer

 

HR - Unsung Hero:

Yvette German

 

Logistics - Above and Beyond:

Juan Garza

 

Logistics - Outstanding Achievement:

Vicente Castro

 

BDS Partnership Appreciation:

Jake Ryan

Ryan Berkery

Sara Kitlowski

Magdalena Wyko

 

Friend of the Outlet:

Lisa Foley

Christine Hayashi

Isabella Cotto

Christy Keesee

Trina Gladwell

Melissa Stelwagen

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"I learned the business from the Customer."

E.R. Beall

August 23, 2016

The 2016 Dream BIG Scholarship

We would like to congratulate Amber Grace, an Assistant Buyer with Beall's Department Stores, on receiving one of the 2016 Dream BIG Scholarships! Amber applied for the scholarship last spring and competed nationwide as part of the collaborate efforts between the National Retail Federation and University of Phoenix. The Dream BIG Scholarship is available to retail employees who want to enhance their careers through education. Bealls is a long-time member of National Retail Federation and very excited for Amber! She plans on utilizing the scholarship help her fulfill her goals and further her career here at Bealls.

2016 Dream BIG Scholarship Winner – Amber Grace
August 5, 2016

BEALLS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2016

On behalf of everyone at Bealls I would like to SAY FAREWELL TO OUR SUMMER INTERNS!  

 

We wish the interns all the best as they return to school and are SO proud of all the hard work they did in the last two months.

 

A WARM thank you to the MENTORS, who have invested the last two months with these interns!

 

It was an AMAZING summer! More photos can be found at: X:\Magda\Internship Program 2016\Photos

 

 

In no particular order:

Benjamin Vance, Logistics Intern/Bealls Inc. from the University of Florida

Luke Mowry, IT Intern/Bealls Inc. form the University of Florida

Mitchel Sinon, Planning Intern/Bealls Outlet from the University of Florida

Nicole Tanski, Buying Intern/BDS from the University of Florida

Carolyn Ward, Marketing Intern/BDS from the University of Florida

McKenzie Phillips, Buying Intern from the University of Florida

Ashley Hall, Finance Intern/Bealls Inc. from the University of South Florida

Savannah Silenzi, Planning Intern/Bealls Outlet from Florida State University

Sydney Early, Buying Intern/Bealls Outlet from Saint Leo University

Aaliyah Mays, Buying Intern/Bealls Outlet from Florida State University

Kelly Riebesell, Buying Intern/BDS from the University of Florida

Sarah Wolfe, IT Intern/Bealls Inc.  from Florida State University

 

 

Farewell - 2016 Bealls Interns
July 25, 2016

BEALLS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2016

INTERN SPOTLIGHT

 

Kelly Riebesell

Buying Intern in Dresses for Bealls Department Stores

 

 

Hometown, university, year, on campus activities and major:

I'm from Naples, Florida and I am a senior at the University of Florida

with a major in Finance and a minor in Mass Communications.

During my time in Gainesville, I have been very involved in Dance Marathon,

a student run philanthropy that benefits children with serious illnesses at

UF Shands Children's Hospital. I have also been involved in numerous

philanthropies benefiting the Ronald McDonald House in Gainesville,

a place for the families to stay while their children are being treated at Shands Hospital.

 

What drew you to the Bealls Internship?

Bealls resonates with me as it was started in Florida and I have lived

five minutes away from one of the department and outlet stores my whole life.

My family and I would shop at Bealls for anything from clothes to gifts and home d�cor.

As a finance major, I have been drawn to the retail environment;

I feel that it enables me to incorporate my creative and analytical skills.

I also enjoy the dynamic aspect of the retail market.

 

How did you learn about the internship?

I learned about the Bealls internship through the Career Resource Center

on the University of Florida's website. I also received an email from a

Business Advisor at the University of Florida regarding the Bealls internship.

 

SBU and area of your internship

I am currently interning with Bealls Department Stores in the Buying department, specifically in dresses.

 

What projects are you currently working on during your internship?

My day-to-day work includes entering upcoming orders in the computer system,

communicating with vendors for any inquiries, and attending meetings held to

keep the business moving smoothly and to maintain a competitive edge.

I am currently working on a group project, which focuses on finding new

opportunities for Bealls Department Stores, such as new brands, products, and ideas.

 

What classes prepare you for this internship?

I have taken many business classes at the University of Florida, which have helped

me understand the company's KPIs, as well as understand the need

to be mindful of the budget in every decision. These classes consist of Business Management,

Principles of Marketing, Business Calculus, Business Statistics, Finance,

and both Managerial and Financial Accounting.

 

How do you think this experience will benefit you in the future?

Thus far, this internship has done a tremendous job of teaching me the duties

required in the buying department as well as the responsibilities of the other departments within the company.

Through the tours we have taken and shadowing people in other departments,

I have been given an opportunity to learn every aspect of running a retail business. 

I know I will continue to benefit from this knowledge and experience, not only for the

remainder of my internship, but also for my performance and understanding in future business endeavors.

 

 

 

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2016 Bealls Summer Internship Spotlight
July 22, 2016

BEALLS SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2016

INTERN SPOTLIGHT

 

Benjamin Vance

Logistics Intern with the Industrial Engineering Department for Bealls Inc.

 

 

Hometown, university, year, on campus activities and major:

I am a native Floridian from Bonita Springs, Florida.

I am currently a senior at the University of Florida majoring in

Industrial and Systems Engineering with minors in Innovation and Engineering Sales.

I have been involved in several on-campus organizations, but a

majority of my time is spent studying, working, and going to the gym.

 

What drew you to the Bealls Internship?

Growing up there was always a Bealls at every shopping plaza.

However, I didn't know much about their history and the opportunity to

intern with them until I met with Magdalena. From their sense of a family culture

to helping bring baseball to the Bradenton area, they are one of the few

retail companies to last over 100 years while still holding on to their Floridian roots.

The Bealls internship provides an array of opportunities including meeting with

members of their executive team, assisting in impactful decisions, and gaining real work experience.

 

How did you learn about the internship?

I applied on-line at the University of Florida's Career Resource Center

and was invited to a meet and greet at their Headquarters in Bradenton, Florida.

 

SBU and area of your internship

I am a Logistics Intern with Beall's Inc. working with the Industrial

Engineering department at the Distribution Center.

 

What projects are you currently working on during your internship?

I am working on what we call Project SOAR which focuses on continuously

improving the distribution center.  I have been tasked with developing and

implementing 5S and lean techniques in the bulk process area, conducting

time studies for several processes, assisting with the creation and

training of standard operating procedures, and anything else supporting Project SOAR.

 

What classes prepare you for this internship?

Facilities Planning and Materials Handling has been the greatest help in

my internship so far while classes like Engineering Economy

and Engineering Sales help provide a holistic approach to my work.

 

How do you think this experience will benefit you in the future?

Just from the first few weeks, the valuable exposure and insight gained from

this internship will be instrumental in starting my career as well

as finishing out my final courses at the University of Florida.

 

 

 

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2016 Bealls Summer Internship Spotlight