Bob Bleemel

Other than the 8 years I spent working in a local furniture factory, I have worked in sales and customer service since my junior year of high school…way back when. Most of my early sales years were spent in the Ag industry. I also spent a few years in retail as co-owner and manager of a local feed store, manager of an industrial supply store and as an assistant manager of the local Rural King farm and home store. I started in Radio sales in 2003 working part-time in the late afternoons, after my full-time factory job at that time, to recruit broadcast sponsors for Jasper Lady Wildcats Softball. In 2006 I quit my full-time job in the furniture factory to make radio sales my full time job. I’ve been at WITZ & WQKZ since September of 2010 working as a sales account executive. I enjoy the many day to day challenges that sales and customer service presents, but I really enjoy helping my customers put together a marketing plan that ultimately leads to an increase in their business and an improvement to their bottom line numbers. I also really enjoy the creative side of the business where I get to write ad copy for clients and getting to see firsthand how it draws new customers to their business. One of the fun things I’ve done as an employee of WITZ & WQKZ is the creation of a couple of characters to help with our own marketing of the “WITZ Shopping Spree” promotions and “Shop Local campaigns” Ex: Robbie the Elf, Lenny the Leprechaun and Hoppy the Happy Hare. I am currently as well as formerly involved in several local civic organizations and committees including Ireland Knights of Columbus, Jasper Rotary, Jasper Strassenfest Committee, Ireland St. Pat’s Committee, Ferdinand Heimatfest Committee, Jasper Chamber of Commerce and several others. In 2014 I served as President of the Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association and in the fall of 2016 I spearheaded an effort for the association to find and bring a new “Santa House” to downtown Jasper. I serve on a community advisory committee to the Principal at Jasper High School and I am a public address announcer for several girls’ sports for the Jasper High School Athletic Department.
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