Meador Staffing is featured in the Pasadena Business Journal

November 13th, 2018

Take a look at our own Darla Haygood and members of our great community talking about our 50 years in business:

The Pasadena Business Journal is a television show all about business in Pasadena, Texas.  They showcase local businesses, interview business owners, discuss business strategies and plans and look at what the current business trends are in Pasadena. View more episodes here.

 

An open letter from Ben Meador and Melinda Torrison on our 50th Anniversary

October 8th, 2018

An open letter from our CEO/Chairman, Ben Meador and President/COO, Melinda Torrison on week two of our 50th Anniversary celebration:

To our dearest friends and family,

50 years is a long time for any business. We are honored to be one of those who have made it through so many impactful events that have caused shifts in the economy, society, and the industries that we work in.

Can you believe that since we were founded in 1968, we have experienced:

  • 11 Presidents
  • 2 Oil Booms
  • 8 Major storm flooding events
  • 2 Economic Recessions
  • 3 Major Wars

Click image to read the full letter:

Ben Meador and Melinda Torrison Letter

 

Go Pink Day Story – MD Anderson and the Importance of Exams

October 6th, 2018

One of our Core Values at Meador Staffing is Having a heart for the community and its people. This is something that is seen every day internally in how our employees treat each other, as well as when we are working to engage and help our own communities. This is a part of who we are and have been for 50 years.

Go Pink Breast Cancer Awareness

We wanted to share two touching stories from our team on GO PINK DAY started by the Susan G Komen Organization to raise awareness for those who are furthering the efforts to find a cure for breast cancer and those who are affected by breast cancer and these organizations. The second is about MD Anderson in Houston.

From Linda Fields, our VP of Executive Search: MD Anderson Cancer Center and the importance of exams

“I am going to share my daughters story that she posted on her Facebook for awareness to others. It was posted in October 2017. She is my only daughter and my best friend. She was an employee of Meador for 19 years. Yesterday,(10/4/18) was her 1 year anniversary from breast cancer surgery.

She is such a trooper she went through 6 weeks of radiation. She left her house at 5:45am to make it to MDA by 7am and made it back to work by 8:15am. She never missed one day of work, never complained, never whined! She is just the Bomb!!!

We love, love, love MD Anderson.  We are so lucky to live in this city with such a great hospital.

Here is her story. I hope it helps others:

Tomorrow I start day one of radiation. I couldn’t decide how to begin this post. This year was a milestone birthday, the big 40. A lot of people overlook medical checkup milestones, I did…but, my mom didn’t. She made us mother-daughter mammograms, lol. I didn’t feel the need to go, you know, I had turned 40 a hot minute ago, didn’t feel any significant lumps and I have no breast cancer in my family, my gyno never felt anything odd and I go yearly, etc. I didn’t see the urgency, but I knew it was important to my mom, so I went. And there it was, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma aka Breast Cancer in my right breast, stage 1, size of a pea/peanut. After MANY tests, I underwent surgery early October, a lumpectomy and removed 6 lymph nodes. Pathology revealed they got all the cancer and that it hadn’t spread to my lymph nodes. Another test revealed its not genetic cancer, which will not be passed down, thank God, however, my girls will have to undergo early mammograms. My cancer wasn’t aggressive enough for Chemo, another blessing. However, I will have 6 weeks of radiation and 5 years at minimum of hormone blocker therapy, due to my cancer feeding off estrogen and progesterone.

I am in a good place now, been up and down, but we’re sitting good now. My family, James and all my doctors/nurses/techs at MD Anderson have been amazing. I have been tight lipped about my cancer, it was my personal decision, very few people knew. Now, I tell you my story to bring awareness to those who have the same mindset as I did, if you or anyone you know or love is 40 or over, please urge them to seek a mammogram, it can truly save a life. I’m not one to put my business on Facebook, however, I need you to know how important mammograms are for ALL women at that milestone age. I didn’t get it because I smoke, or wore the wrong bra or genetics, I JUST got cancer, no cause that they can nail down, it can happen to anyone, seriously.  Moral of the story…listen to your mom and check those boobs!!”

Learn more about Susan G Komen here

Learn more about MD Anderson here

Go Pink Day Story – The Rose

October 6th, 2018

One of our Core Values at Meador Staffing is Having a heart for the community and its people. This is something that is seen every day internally in how our employees treat each other, as well as when we are working to engage and help our own communities. This is a part of who we are and have been for 50 years.

Go pink day Meador Staffing breast cancer awareness

We wanted to share two touching stories from our team on GO PINK DAY to raise awareness for those who are furthering the efforts to find a cure for breast cancer and those who are affected by breast cancer and these organizations. The first is about  The Rose, a non-profit breast cancer organization right here in Houston.

From Darla Haygood, our VP of Community Relations: The Rose

“I met Ms. Gibbons that started the Rose through Ben’s friend John Moon at Rotary years ago. She is quite an impressive lady & if you haven’t read her book you need to.

I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Dixie Mellilo years ago which is the doctor that supports & works with Ms. Gibbons at the Rose. She has treated my good friend Nell for years & is a huge animal lover supporting our six women group that formed SECHAA to bring SNAP – Spay & Neuter Assistance Program to Pasadena. They are located on the North side of Pasadena on 225.

My grandmother & my mother were both breast cancer survivors so mammograms have been part of my life for years. Last year I had a scare & Dr. Dixie was by my side at the Rose performing all types of mammograms & leading me in the right direction. The good news is that all is well.

However, in 2015 my daughter had a scare & once again we found ourselves in Dr. Dixie’s office. That is when she sat me down & discussed the importance of diet. With her guidance that started a lifestyle change & the loss of over 40 pounds. I credit her for helping me find my health again & also for helping so many in need.

The Rose takes insurance & every year that I go for my mammogram, I always make a donation because every $25 donated will give someone without insurance a mammogram.

I have a deep respect & love for The Rose & those that work behind the scenes to help others.”

You can easily donate regularly to The Rose by connecting your Kroger Rewards card here.

Learn more about The Rose here

Be Kind to Humankind Week – Remembering Hurricane Harvey by Erika Torres

August 28th, 2018

Be Kind to Humankind Week - Hurricane Harvey

The Meador Staffing team can often be seen out and about living out the values of the company in their everyday life. This was even more apparent during Hurricane Harvey.

As we approached the anniversary of the storm, we wanted to revisit and share some of our stories of strength, faith, and community seen throughout the aftermath from our team.

Meador Staffing Hurricane Harvey Story #1:

“My home and family were personally affected by this event, we live in Brookside Village and on Sunday, August 27th I woke up around 5am and once I stepped off the bed I realized we were surrounded in about an inch of flood water. I immediately panicked and woke up my husband and two young daughter and we evacuated as soon as we could, never looking back or realizing it would be uninhabitable for the next 5 1/2 months. We found shelter at my sister’s house that day and spent the next few days witnessing on TV how the storm savagely ripped through our city. By then our personal belongings were pretty much nonexistent all we had managed to flee with was a toiletries caddy, important documents briefcase and a hamper full of basics for our family nothing else. At one point during the storm my husband and I went borrowed a friend’s small fishing boat to go into our property unfortunately our two goats had drowned in their barn so we disposed of them properly in black bags. Next was entering inside our home through the kitchen window to try and salvage perhaps any hanging clothes and coats, we left almost empty handed. I remember feeling completely stripped away of my earthly comforts yet there was an inexplicable peace to know that it was OK because God was fulfilling our true needs as he promises he always will. Once the storm passed and the first rays of sunshine appeared in what seemed like forever then everyone began to venture out to assess the damage in their homes and community. For us it meant me staying away with our young girls while my husband and a few family members returned home to begin opening windows and the arduous work of emptying the muddy contents which included precious pictures and keepsakes, subtle reminders of all that once was. All the while the realization that life must go on and asking ourselves “now what? Who can help us demo or where will we live while rebuilding?” We didn’t think real answers would come to us so soon.

“Why are you fearful? O ye of little faith?”

By Friday, Sept 1st we had a family friends offer us their fully equipped guest apartment in a nearby neighborhood that was spared flooding. The next day I received a call from Melinda asking how we were doing and unknowing to her she was answering our other biggest concern – Rick was organizing a large crew to help demo our home the very next day! When I gave my husband the great news he was in shock and speechless and I reminded him how we could not let our faith slip away no matter what was to come. I will never be able to thank Mr. Meador’s family and the entire Meador co. enough for meeting my family in our greatest time of need by lifting us up in prayer with service and fellowship. As the first year anniversary approaches it not only becomes a time of reflection and lessons learned but also of deep gratitude. Because no matter the size of the storm and its destruction it can never destroy our heart’s desire to love unconditionally and show compassion towards each other just as our heavenly father teaches us and shows us every single day.

Never did I ask Why me? Why us? I know many have been through this before us and many went through it after us with hurricanes Irma and Maria respectively and GOD IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL. ”

-Submitted by Erika Torres, Office Coordinator