Local students get 'geared up' over Tanka

July 23, 2013

GEAR UP students Gloria Gay Long Solider, Sybil Clifford and Kadin Zimiga
The Tanka team was recently asked to speak to the local GEAR UP group at Little Wound School in Kyle, SD.

We were invited to have lunch with the students prior to speaking to the class as one of the students acted as our guide and host. After our meal, marketing specialist Jason Stover kicked off the first presentation to the group and I followed. We both shared a little about our own history and all of the students asked questions -- many of them wanted to know how the company got started, who were the owners and why the Tanka Bar was created.

"The GEAR UP program is great; I would like to thank Linda [GEAR UP coordinator] and her class for the invite to lunch," Jason said. "I'm glad to have had the opportunity to give the presentation, and hope the kids learned a little bit from us."

The group also stopped by our headquarters a few days later for a quick tour and a chance to sample Tanka Bars. Our sales and customer care representative Alyssa Janis gave out the samples and Jason gave the tour.

Alyssa Janis
Alyssa Janis

Jason Stover gives GEAR UP students a tour of the Tanka Bar shipping warehouse.
Jason Stover gives GEAR UP students a tour of the Tanka Bar shipping warehouse.

Jason Stover gives GEAR UP students a tour of the Tanka Bar shipping warehouse.

"I hope the field trip to the Tanka Bar headquarters gave them some added information that we may have forgotten when we went to the school," he said. "This is a good program; I wish to continue this for as long as GEAR UP is around for the kids in our area."


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