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December 2018

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I look up to my dad


Jimmy John's - Anthony Cicone

“I look up to my Dad, big time. He was a single father, he went to school and worked full-time, but he never missed a Boy Scout meeting or a baseball game; he didn’t miss a single thing. I’ve always said if I’m half the father that he was to me, I’m good. I’ll be the happiest man in the world.”

- Anthony Cicone, Inshop, Champaign, IL #9039

Don't Be Stuck In Fear


Jimmy John's - Jacob Tieder

“Don’t be stuck in fear. Don’t let fear of change or fear of the unknown rule your life. I’ve jumped off cliffs in Atlanta, stood at the top of the Empire State Building, gone on really sketchy fair rides and I’m terrified of heights, but now I have those experiences and stories to tell. I just try to say yes as much as possible and I don’t live in fear. I mean, I have fear, but I don’t let it dominate my life.”

- Jacob Tieder, Training Manager, Champaign, IL

Like Yourself


Jimmy John's - Aly Armentrout

“When I was a kid, I was kind of an introvert. I didn’t have a lot of friends, so I was really bothered by the, ‘what if nobody likes me?’ kind of thing. But as the years went by, I was like, I’m content with who I am. I’m a cool person and if someone doesn’t want to be friends with me that shouldn’t be a reason to dislike myself. I think once people start to understand, like hey, not everybody is going to get along. You can’t be upset if somebody doesn’t like you because that’s just the way the world works. Just like yourself. Like yourself, and it’ll all work out.”

- Aly Armentrout, 2nd Assistant Manager, Champaign, IL #9039

My dream


Jimmy John's - Avion Mapson

“My dream is to become a Psychologist and then, do photography on the side. I want to be a social worker in a high school and help kids. I went through a lot as a kid growing up. Bullying, depression, and all that. So whatever I can do to help, I want to. And photography is just something I really love. Whenever I get the chance, I’ll go out and take pictures of whatever I can.”

- Avion Mapson, Inshop, Champaign, IL #9039