Meet this week's new Member Spotlight, Jason Dudzik! Jason is not only a new member of the Lodgic community, but the Champaign community as well. He moved here only six weeks ago and has not hesitated to connect with the Lodgic team and explore our city! Read on to learn about what brought Jason to the community!
Q: What is your business?
A: Champaign Elite Marketing is a retail marketing firm that partners with Fortune 500 companies within the technology and renewable energy industries. We go to market in big box retailers like Sam's Club, Costco, Walmart, Home Depot, and Menards direct to consumer.
Q: How did you fall into this and what is your goal?
A: I started working in sales at our organizational headquarters based in Chicago. I then went into management and have relocated to Champaign to operate our new Central Illinois Branch. My goal is to hire and train 3 managers to run our Central Illinois market. I will then return to Downtown Chicago to operate our Chicago Branch.
Q: If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, which animal would you choose and why?
A: I would choose a White Bengal Tiger. They're beautiful animals and hunting prey sounds fun and delicious.
Q: What is something about you that most people wouldn't expect?
A: I went to acting school and was pursuing a career in acting before getting into business. It is still something I'd like to pursue one day.
Q: What's your favorite thing about Lodgic?
A: The bedrock of my business is my team. The atmosphere at Lodgic is perfect for my team. From the high energy aesthetic to the community vibe, my people start their day on a high note and feel ready to crush the day. Oh and the coffee is good too!