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2013 Toys for Tots Drive Success

Doherty and Animal Adventure team-up with Toys for Tots Doherty | The Employment Experts and Animal Adventure joined forces with Toys for Tots to help ensure less fortunate children have something to smile about this holiday season. Doherty coordinated their 7th Annual Toy Drive for the Toys for Tots organization this year. Over the years, the employee-sponsored donations for this cause have steadily grown…but this year, Doherty’s employees wanted to make an even bigger impact by adding a special partner to their circle of toy givers. Animal Adventure designs top-quality plush for many of...

JFK anniversary has special significance for Minnesota business owner Tim Doherty

JFK anniversary has special significance for Minnesota business owner Tim Doherty
Certain birthdays are milestones, but for some people who are born on a significant date, every birthday is a milestone. This year, Tim Doherty's 60th birthday is approaching, and like every other birthday he's had over the past 50 years, it's never an ordinary day. On November 22nd, 1963, Tim Doherty turned 10 years old, and the President was killed in Dallas. Meeting JFK in Wisconsin Three years earlier, on February 26, 1960, Tim and his father met Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy as Kennedy's nomination campaign toured through Bloomer, Wisconsin. The photos show Tim's father, George Doherty...

Doherty VP presents to the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Doherty VP presents to the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism
Doherty Vice President Gauher Mohammad addressed the Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism as the featured speaker for an October 2013 lunch & learn discussion event on workforce issues in the region. His presentation, "Addressing the Recruitment & Retention Challenge in Steele County," focused on the demographics, recruitment and retention challenges faced by manufacturers and employers in Steel County, Minnesota.

Doherty's Gauher Mohammad is keynote speaker at Owatonna Chamber of Commerce event

Doherty's Gauher Mohammad is keynote speaker at Owatonna Chamber of Commerce eventDoherty's Gauher Mohammad is keynote speaker at Owatonna Chamber of Commerce event
Doherty VP Gauher Mohammad addressed the Owatonna Chamber of Commerce on October 29 as keynote speaker. Mohammad focused on Steele County employment and his presentation outlined steps to help employers recruit and retain employees in Owatonna, Steele County and Southern Minnesota in a recovering economy and tightening labor market. Read the entire article from the Owatonna People's Press at this link: http://www.southernminn.com/owatonna_peoples_press/news/article_36dd8600-3094-56b2-94f5-827afff0aeef.html?mode=image&photo=0

Doherty joins volunteer packing team for Feed My Starving Children

Doherty joins volunteer packing team for Feed My Starving Children
On October 17, Doherty staff participated in a volunteer event for the charitable organization, Feed My Starving Children. Over 40 Doherty employees joined volunteer teams in Coon Rapids and Chanhassen to pack 164 boxes providing 35,424 free meals destined to feed nearly 100 children for an entire year. By scooping, measuring, and packing containers of MannaPackRice, an easy-to-prepare rice-based food blend developed by Twin Cities food scientists, volunteers enable nourishing meals to be sent efficiently to at-risk families and children around the world. In addition to joining in the...

Doherty helps "Light the Night" for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Doherty helps "Light the Night" for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
On September 22, Doherty Career Solutions staff took a two-mile walk at Target Field in Minneapolis as part of the Light the Night event supporting LLS (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society). Doherty's team, the "Doherty Divas," walked with hundreds of people carrying illuminated balloons (white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer). According to the Minnesota Chapter of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society website, the "Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable...

Doherty wraps up 2013 School Supplies Drive

Doherty wraps up 2013 School Supplies Drive
Doherty locations in the Twin Cities finished their 2013 School Supplies Drive and sent over 300 items to the Salvation Army before Labor Day, for distribution to local students. Education is the primary focus for Doherty's community support program. A long-time interest for owners Val and Tim Doherty, the Doherty businesses give back to their communities through projects like annual school supplies drives, scholarships and partnerships with schools like Riverland Community College and Anoka Ramsey Community College, and other fundraising activities aimed at helping students and the schools...

Three Tips to Help Keep You Motivated Throughout the Workday

Three Tips to Help Keep You Motivated Throughout the Workday
No matter how much you love your job, sometimes there are days when you just can’t seem to get your work completed. Whether it’s a beautiful day, you have a lot on your mind, or you just aren’t feeling well, it happens to the best of us. The difference between an average employee and a great one is how you perform when you are not driven to getting work finished. Doherty Career Solutions knows that every now and then you need some downtime, but for the rest of those uninspiring days, here are three tips to keep you motivated: Get comfortable. Do...

Doherty meets Big Brothers Big Sisters challenge for 6th consecutive year

Doherty meets Big Brothers Big Sisters challenge for 6th consecutive year
Doherty's Southern Minnesota team has been participating in the Bowl for Kids' Sake event held at Element Entertainment in Owatonna for a number of years. Bowl For Kids' Sake is the nation's largest bowling event that raises critical funds to support the mentoring relationships of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota. This year, Doherty met its fundraising goal on April 20th, 2013 making it the sixth consecutive year of being the “Small Business” winners, for a total of $7,062.00 raised over those six years. Doherty employees who participated in this year's team included: Cassandra...

Doherty supports Bowl for Kids' Sake in Eau Claire

Doherty supports Bowl for Kids' Sake in Eau Claire
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin broke records with their fundraising event in Eau Claire last week, "Bowl for Kids' Sake." The bowling-themed event runs in shifts over several weeks in bowling alleys in Hudson, River Falls, Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire. Proceeds from the event goes to fund the 40+ year old organization, which matches children with mentoring adults. BBBSNW serves hundreds of children a year in 5 Wisconsin counties, "in developing and sustaining quality mentoring relationships that change children’s lives for the better, forever." Doherty Business...

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