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The Importance of Giving Praise and Recognition

The Importance of Giving Praise and Recognition

Posted on Jul 15, 2021, 1:00:00 PM GMT

At Freedom Mortgage we just held our annual Leadership Conference, this year it was broadcasted as a virtual conference. We brought internal and external industry experts and leaders together to share insights and discuss what’s next. Throughout the two-day conference, we also recognized individuals for their contributions to, and tremendous impact on, the organization.

Having been in business for more than three decades I have found that it is extremely important to give thanks and recognize those who have done a splendid job to help grow Freedom Mortgage. It’s their diligence, care and dedication that have helped to minimize issues, implemented new technologies, increase efficiencies, and offered the best service to our customers.

I want to give another congratulations to the recipients of Freedom Mortgage’s Excellence Awards in Customer Service, Sales, Operations, and Leadership, plus our Executive Excellence Awards. In total, we recognized 70 individuals for exceeding the expectations of their jobs. Also, I want to thank the Public Relations team for organizing this informative event – they did a lot of work behind the scenes which resulted in a seamlessly-run conference.

In the spirit of recognition, I want to congratulate Brent Evanoff, the winner of the Freedom Mortgage Celebrate Freedom Award, who was honored on July 4th at the Welcome America celebration in Philadelphia. As a Cavalry Scout in the U.S. Army, a firefighter paramedic in Omaha, Nebraska, and an anesthetist nurse in the Veterans Administration, Brent has consistently and selflessly served our country. During the contest, we heard from so many heroes across the country who shared how they are serving the nation and what serving means to them. I commend each applicant for sharing their stories and the work they are doing – and in some cases – saving the lives of those in local communities.

Lastly, I’m excited to share that Freedom Mortgage was recently honored with the Above and Beyond Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) State Committees. The ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers. It’s heartwarming to receive this recognition as it underscores the work we are doing is making a positive impact.

Thank you for allowing me to share these thoughts with you. Many people help you do what you do every day, don’t be afraid to thank them for their help. Think about how that may make them feel about themselves.


Stanley C. Middleman
CEO President
Freedom Mortgage Corporation

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