What better way to spend the end of the week than hanging out with a few thousand middle school students?
Our RiverWild team was honored to participate in JoCo Works, an industry-led event for 8th grade students to inspire what’s possible for the future workforce. This in-person career exploration event was set up at Johnston Community College, where over 3,000 young men and women interacted with various industries.
We had a blast talking about the endless possibilities in a construction career, and the impact of choosing the right community for employment. From equipment testing, to prize wheel spinning, to countless questions answered (if you know, you know!) these students explored it all with our crew.
Business North Carolina recognizes thriving business owners and professionals under the age of 40 who work in N.C. cities and towns that have fewer than 100,000 residents. All the trailblazers are selected for having a significant impact in sustaining and building their communities.
“It’s an honor to have been nominated for this award, and to be recognized with a community of other outstanding men and women,” said Jaclyn. “Founding these companies alongside Reid and getting to pour into our team has been both the adventure and joy of a lifetime.”
When asked about the biggest influence on her leadership, Jaclyn responded, “On a professional level, my husband, Reid, has inspired and challenged me as a leader more than anyone. One of the reasons we started this entrepreneurship journey was so we could do it together. Over the past eight years, he and I have been like iron sharpening iron, always leaning on the best of each other’s strengths in ways that leverage and complement our differences, rather than fighting against them.”
This program honors the area’s most dynamic privately held companies. RiverWild is honored to be one of these “50 companies that are the heartbeat of the Triangle’s growing economy. They are creating jobs, entering new markets and implementing immersive workforce cultures.”
“Jaclyn and I are so proud of our hard-working, tenacious team. Without them the growth and success of our family of brands would have never been possible,” said Reid, Founder and CEO of RiverWild. “Being locally owned and operated is something we’ve always been proud of; living in the community we work in, and being deeply invested in it’s growth and vitality. We’re excited for the days ahead and can’t wait to see where this WILD crew goes next!”