Longtime employees serve us well

By Ken Esten Cooke– With last week’s editorial about the challenges of finding good employees in a worker-short market, I am thankful to come to work every day and know I have a solid, reliable and experienced staff in the office.

At our recent summer company picnic, we recognized employees who hit five-year milestones here. Those serving 20 years were given some extra special recognition, and I want to post some brags about them as well.

Steven Cornehl has been with Fredericksburg Publishing Company (Pubco) for 20 years. Steven handles our “back shop” where he orchestrates the organization, insertion and delivery of all the sections and inserts in the paper each week.

You can hear Steven making proclamations in German a lot of days, including, “Ist Zeit für ein Bier,” which he told me means, “I love my job.”

Nathan Crenwelge has been with Pubco for 35 years. Our bookkeeper has a big job keeping up with accounts receivable and payable, and making sure customers are up to date.

Nathan also was recently named “Bookkeeper of the Year” for the 17-newspaper Moser Community Media, which appreciates his attention to detail. Nathan tracks every penny, and we love that quality about him.

Vickie Klein marked 40 years with Pubco. She handles our real estate advertising and does a great job juggling the demands of some of our best customers. We also agreed that she is the nicest employee here, and she extends that kind outlook to customers.

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