August 2022 | Herschend Enterprise Newsletter August 2022 | Herschend Enterprise Newsletter

A Fond Farewell to Summer

It’s hard to believe that summer is ending, but what a season it’s been! Just this month, Vancouver Aquarium celebrated its first full year as a Herschend property. I’m proud to share that we’ve seen overwhelmingly positive guest survey results and hundreds of thousands of visitors coming through the gates this year. A round of applause also goes out to the Dollywood team for the successful groundbreaking of the Heart Song resort and the Bear Mountain announcement, which, when completed in 2023, will be the longest coaster at Dollywood, measuring 3,900 ft.!

Unfortunately, the end of summer also means that many of our seasonal and visiting hosts will be heading back to school or off on to new exciting life adventures. So, as we close out the season, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our new and returning seasonal team members. You are essential to providing our guests with the highest quality experience possible through our busiest months. Thank you for choosing to spend your summer creating memories worth repeating.

Please know that no matter where you are, you’ll always be part of the Herschend family. I wish you all well and hope to see you on property again soon!

-Andrew Wexler, CEO
Herschend Enterprises

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Have you considered returning to school to finish a degree, grow your career or start a new path? It’s never too late to build your dreams, especially when it’s free! Herschend’s GROW U. gives eligible employees access to a wide variety of fully funded and partially funded education programs at high-quality schools starting day one of employment. Explore college prep courses, enroll in a degree or certificate program, or work toward your master's.

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Free Financial Classes & Resources

In partnership with Ramsey+, Share It Forward is excited to announce Financial Peace University (FPU). FPU is a free, nine-lesson virtual class dedicated to financial essentials like keeping a budget, beating debt, and building wealth. FPU will begin on Tuesdays, starting September 6, at 8 pm EST.

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Contact Share It Forward’s Aaron Newberry at 678-993-1990 or to learn more.

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Ensuring every host and guest feels welcome, loved, and valued at our properties is essential – not only because it’s the right thing to do but because love, kindness, and caring are at the heart of Herschend. Jack & Pete Herschend built this company on these values, and our company has thrived for more than 70 years because team members choose to live these values every day. To continue building on this effort, we need your help!

  • Strive for a workplace culture in which individuality is both noticed and valued. Demonstrate care for your fellow employees by providing workplace support and understanding.
  • Value what each person can bring to the table by caring for one another, advocating for everyone’s voice to be heard, and investing in your colleagues’ growth and development.
  • Support and participate in initiatives that honor everyone’s unique contributions to the organization.
  • Embody Herschend’s Lead with Love principles:
    • Be Patient - Have self-control in difficult situations
    • Be Kind - Show encouragement and enthusiasm
    • Be Humble - Enable and celebrate the success of others
    • Be Respectful - Treat each other with dignity, honor, and courtesy
    • Be Trusting - Place confidence in others
    • Be Unselfish - Think of others’ needs
    • Be Forgiving – Don’t hold a grudge
    • Be Truthful – Share thoughtful and honest feedback
    • Be Dedicated – Stay true to these values, always

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At Herschend, our commitment to creating memories worth repeating starts from within by offering hundreds of free tuition and certification programs to employees through Herschend GROW U. and striving to promote at least 70% from inside the organization. Now, we’re making it even easier to find a rewarding career here at Herschend! Check out available positions across the Enterprise by clicking the link below.

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