There’s never a dull moment around here at BMI Elite. We’re back in the news once again, this time for surprising one of our longest and most deserving employees with a brand new 2013 Ford Escape for his 52nd birthday last week. We’ve been on the front page of the Sun Sentinel’s money section, on the homepage of MSNnow, and many other news channels including CBS12, CNN and WPBF.
Chris Ninos has been BMI’s chief financial officer for the last two years and is one of the most loyal, honest, trustworthy and hardworking employees that our CEO Brandon Rosen has ever met.
“Chris will call me up at midnight, at 5:00 a.m., and on holidays just to talk about business,” said Brandon. “He’s one of the hardest workers I know.”
Chris has been driving an old 1998 green Ford Escort for the last 11 or 12 years, and recently it’s been giving him lots of trouble. Even though everyone around the office has been telling him to trade it in and get something new, Chris was determined to ride it until it died. So last week, a few days before Chris’ birthday, Brandon and BMI’s president, Dan Lansman, decided to surprise him with the new Escape as a way to thank him for all that he does for the company.
Chris was told by some co-workers that they were taking him out to lunch to celebrate his birthday. They said they needed to make a stop at the Maroone Ford dealership, and when they arrived at the showroom, Ninos was surprised with a new 2013 Ford Escape filled with balloons.
Before this all happened, BMI contacted the media to capture the moment as well. Not only did Chris get a new car, but he also got the celebrity treatment for a few days.
If that wasn’t enough, BMI Elite is taking its entire staff on a cruise to the Bahamas this weekend for our holiday party. I am excited and I feel lucky to be working at a company that is doing so well. In less than two years, BMI has grown from two employees to 55 and next month, we are moving from a 4,500 sq. foot office to one that is over 21,000 sq. feet. There are lots of big things to come!