MARTIN – Martin is home to one of the McDonald’s Crew Persons of the Year. Janie Blackburn recently received the Crew Person of the Year Award, an annual performance-based award that recognizes the top performing ”crew” in McDonald’s company-owned or independently owned and operated restaurants in the Tri-State area. The Tri-State area covers central West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southeastern Ohio. This award was established to honor hardworking crew employees – those who make founder Ray Kroc’s vision of excellence come to life in restaurants and for customers each day.
The Crew Person of the Year Award honors one crew employee from independent owner/operator restaurants and company owned restaurants in the Tri-State area. Established in 2002, the award acknowledges and rewards crew members who make outstanding contributions in their restaurants and deliver the brand promise to customers each and every day. We spotlight them as role models for other crew members. Janie was celebrated with flowers and a cake at her local restaurant.
Ray Kroc built the McDonald’s business on the belief that greatness can only be achieved through the dedication and support of a Company’s people. Award programs at McDonald’s were established based on his commitment to people and recognizing their contributions to the organization he helped establish. Each year, this prestigious award is given to one crew person per region to recognize their superior performance and customer service.
“We are thrilled to honor Janie with the Crew Person of the Year Award,” said Tom Hutchison, Local McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “She has worked at the Main Street McDonald’s for over five years as a hostess and she is a very special lady. Everyone who comes into the restaurant knows her.”
McDonald’s Owner/Operators or regional staff nominate employees for the Crew Person of the Year Award to recognize their hard work, dedication and commitment to McDonald’s. From there, a selection committee of representatives from McDonald’s Operations, Training and Human Resources select the top McDonald’s Restaurant Crew for the Award.