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Zieggy Tribe represented at Project Stand in PA

Posted 10/06/17

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By Kelly Camarote Greathouse, Marketing Coordinator

Image of outdoor amphitheaterThe Zieggy Tribe’s reach extended more than an hour’s drive into Pennsylvania last weekend as Matt Porter spoke at the yearly Project Stand event. Organizers of Project Stand work to unite people from all walks of life who want to prevent and stop addiction in our communities.

The event took place at Saint Clair Park in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. It included bands, speakers, organizations, churches, vendors, a prayer circle, a dove balloon release, bounce houses, and even a petting zoo! For more information about this event or to see more pictures from the event, go to

This opportunity for The Ziegenfelder Company to participate in Project Stand started from efforts to share the importance of compassionate hiring practices with the community. Although members of our Zieggy Tribe are always excited to share our company message of compassionate hiring, challenges can arise if people misinterpret what we mean when we use the phrase compassionate hiring. I want to take a moment to explain compassionate hiring from our perspective.

The Ziegenfelder Company relies on a number of methods to recruit people to join our Zieggy Tribe. We obtain referrals from temporary employment services, through current employees, and organizations who help people improve their current situations. We are open to employ anyone who wants to work hard and do the best job possible for the Zieggy Tribe.

Members of our Zieggy Tribe understand as soon as they walk in the door that safety is top concern. That’s why traditional checks are conducted during the hiring process including background checks and drug tests throughout employment. We use the information gathered to better understand where each of our Tribe members is coming from so we can be compassionate to their individual life experiences. We never judge someone based on what happened in their past.

We want people to realize we have a large tapestry of people working here. All of those differences make us stronger as a tribe. People working here may have past experiences related to drugs, alcohol, addiction or other struggles. That’s a very small percentage of our work force.

We have a larger number of people who were amazing role models and leaders prior to working at The Ziegenfelder Company. They still possess those qualities. We have moms, dads, active military personnel, veterans, volunteer firefighters, and so many other people that identify with various great groups in our community. We accept anyone into our tribe who is dedicated to keeping themselves and their tribe safe. And of course, eaech person needs to share our mission of creating smiles and impacting lives with our really cool treats.