Domino’s Pizza Delivers Career Development Coaching to Hispanic Youth in Chicago
Domino’s Pizza, the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, empowered Hispanic youth to find their path to success with the conclusion of yesterday’s free professional development workshop, Ingredientes para el éxito (Ingredients for Success), which took place at Harold Washington College in downtown Chicago.
The event, offered in partnership with ALPFA, featured inspiring panelists with diverse professional backgrounds who shared their experience and gave valuable advice on starting a successful business. Attendees then teamed up and participated in interactive workshops, which illustrated best practices on how to set career goals, incorporate personality traits and identify their business passions in order to embark on their journey towards personal achievement.
Tsi-Tsi-Ki Félix, Univision America’s radio host for the syndicated De Costa a Costa show, served as the master of ceremonies for Ingredientes para el éxito. Félix was previously a reporter for La Que Buena 105.1 FM, one of Chicago’s Spanish radio stations. She also led Telemundo Chicago’s coverage of the historical 2008 presidential campaign, covering the political conventions, election night and the inauguration. Author and entrepreneur Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz served as the panel moderator. The Little Book of Business Secrets That Work author is the recipient of the Emerging Leader Award by the Chicago Association of Direct Marketing and the Entrepreneurial Excellence and Influential Women in Business Award by the Daily Herald Business Ledger.
“For many years, Domino’s has made it its mission to empower Hispanic youth to discover their path to success. We are committed to delivering that extra ingredient that will help them find and fulfill their professional purpose,” said Victoria Petrella, Domino’s Pizza National Calendar and Hispanic Marketing Manager. “Our goal is to continue to inspire those hard-working individuals to take on new career-building opportunities, as done by more than 90 percent of our current Domino’s U.S. franchisees who started as delivery drivers or pizza makers.”
ALPFA Chicago Chapter President Dianne Lystlund attendended as well and expressed, “We are honored to have been able to partner with Domino’s Pizza for this event.” She added, “Domino’s continuous commitment to the Hispanic community is unmatched and Ingredientes para el éxito sets the company apart as one that is dedicated to providing the new generations of emerging Latino leaders with the resources to become successful professionals.”
Among the speakers was Mauricio “Reece” Arroyave, Domino’s Pizza franchise owner, who joined the company as a pizza maker and currently owns more than 15 stores in the greater Chicago area. Arroyave addressed attendees alongside the main Domino’s Pizza franchise owner in Los Angeles, Tony Manos, who is his current business partner in Chicago. Manos also began his career working as a pizza delivery driver in 1987 and opened his own store just three years later in 1990.
About Domino’s Pizza®
Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is recognized in pizza delivery, with a significant business in carryout pizza. It ranks among the world’s top public restaurant brands with its global enterprise of more than 10,900 stores in over 70 international markets. Domino’s had global retail sales of over $8.0 billion in 2013, comprised of nearly $3.8 billion in the U.S. and over $4.2 billion internationally. In the first quarter of 2014, Domino’s had global retail sales of over $2.0 billion, comprised of $0.9 billion in the U.S. and $1.1 billion internationally. Its system is made up of franchise owner-operators who accounted for over 96% of the Domino’s Pizza stores as of the first quarter of 2014. The emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino’s generate approximately 40% of sales in the U.S. from its digital channels in 2013, as well as reach an estimated $3 billion annually in global digital sales. Domino’s recently launched its ordering app for iPad®, adding to an existing ordering app lineup that covers nearly 95% of the U.S. smartphone market. Continuing its focus on menu enhancement, Domino’s launched Specialty Chicken in April 2014.