How the GSP Has Helped to Grow Companies Like Sheehan Brothers Vending
9 May 2022
Headquartered in Springfield, Ohio, Sheehan Brothers Vending provides vending, office coffee, and retail catering services to the west central and southwest areas of Ohio. They are family-owned and serve over 400 customers in a 22 county area. Patrick Sheehan, President of Sheehan Brothers Vending said, “We have been in business for 66 years and our headquarters has always been in Springfield.” During that time the company has benefited from a close working relationship with the Chamber, now the Greater Springfield Partnership. “The Partnership is important to our company because they do a great job of connecting us with local companies who are here in Clark County and those who aren’t operating here yet, but will in the future. They keep their ear to the ground and are in the know, so they actively connect us to potential customers. Everyone needs water, coffee and food service for their workforce so all companies operating in Clark County are a good fit for us.”
“We value our local businesses and look for ways to support their growth,” said Mike McDorman, President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Partnership.
The Greater Springfield Partnership Supports Growth Through Talent Acquisition & Training
Getting additional customers is important, and so is having enough employees to support that growth. The Greater Springfield Partnership and OhioMeansJobs work together to help local companies, like Sheehan Brothers Vending, to find new employees and to upskill current ones.
Lindsay McKenna, HR Director for Sheehan Brothers Vending, said, “We utilize Ohio Means Jobs Clark County for posting jobs. They also help candidates with their resumes and send us candidates after they have been prescreened.” In short, working with Ohio Means Jobs makes the process of recruiting much easier. When combined with Greater Springfield Partnership’s internship and job fair programs, the company has support at all levels of recruiting.
The company has also found support in preparing current employees for advancement and promotions. “Recently we had a candidate who needed to be upskilled for a promotion and they provided me with on the job training information and the resources I would need to access that funding,” said McKenna. These resources are available for all companies in Clark County.
“We have been fortunate to have a great relationship with Ohio Means Jobs and the Greater Springfield Partnership,” said McKenna. “All businesses should take advantage of their resources.”