Banyan’s Spirit Committee Representatives plan company-wide events and address company-wide issues. (left to right – 1st row) Dan Torres, Rob Tuttle, Marcela Lizarazo, Kathy Knowles, Jessica Smallacombe, (2nd row) Michelle Barrera, Erica Hernandez, Andy Paolini, (last row) Shirley Kyle, and Chris Oquist. Missing from photo: Pedro Artidiello, Craig Chin and Giselle Nieves.
Working together…growing together…winning together is a motto that is often heard at Banyan Air Service. While the Banyan team demonstrates a commitment to excellence, it’s not all work and no play at the Fort Lauderdale Executive based company.
The company’s owner, Don Campion, believes that Banyan has a spirit that engages the mind, hearts and souls of its team. With that in mind, several years ago, Banyan formed a special committee to coordinate and promote events that align with the company’s values and reflect the spirit of the Banyan team.
On a quarterly basis, the Banyan Spirit Committee comprised of representatives from every Banyan department meet to discuss companywide issues that promote teammate participation. All teammates are asked to provide feedback to their representatives before the meeting, so all opinions can be shared in the decisions of the committee.
At the most recent meeting the discussion revolved around the annual company picnic, the Big Cardio Fitness & Fun Day, Banyan’s smallest winner contest and the teammate gym.
Previous meetings addressed insurance matters, volunteer efforts for Banyan’s corporate charity – 4KIDS of South Florida, health fairs, and the annual holiday party.
After the Spirit Committee meetings, the department representatives share the results of the meeting with the members in their department so everyone knows what’s happening.
“The Spirit Committee is one way that ensures all Banyan teammates have a voice in the events and issues we work on,” says Jessica Smallacombe, Banyan’s spirit committee leader and people relations coordinator. “It’s a pleasure to work for a company that cares about its team and makes it enjoyable to come to work.”
Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport offers comprehensive aviation services; including, FBO services, aircraft sales, turbine airframe and engine maintenance, avionics installations, aircraft parts, Jet Runway Café, Banyan Pilot Shop and BanyanPilotShop.net. Banyan employs 170 teammates and has been in business since 1979. For more information, visit Banyanair.com.