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Debbie Fledderjohann, President of Top Echelon Contracting, LLC, is retiring on July 25, 2019.

She joined Top Echelon Contracting shortly after it was established in 1992. During her 26-year career she has helped recruiters place over 18,000 contractors in 50 states. Contract staffing has been her passion and she poured her heart and soul into her work.

Of course we will all miss her at the Top Echelon Companies, but if we need her help in any way, she has offered to make herself available as a “consultant” or “contractor.”

Debbie and her husband plan on enjoying retirement by spending time at their Lake House, traveling, spending more time with family (especially their six grandchildren), and doing more church activities. You can see in the photo above with her husband, Paul, that Debbie is also looking forward to spending time on the beach. I’m jealous already.

Thank you, Debbie, for all of your hard work, loyalty, and fabulous work ethic! We wish you much happiness and success in the next phase of your life!

Once again, we have some big anniversaries in Top Echelon Network for the month of May. Specifically, we have recruiting agencies that have been in the Network for 29, 28, and 20 years. We also have a handful of agencies that have been Network members for 15, 10, and five years.

However, Career Professionals, Inc. in Morristown, Tennessee is headlining May’s anniversaries. That’s because, in addition to being in Top Echelon’s recruiter network for 29 years, the agency has:

  • Accounted for 208 Network placements
  • Accumulated a cash-in of over $1.4 million due to those placements

But Career Professionals is not the only heavy hitter in terms of May anniversaries. Helffrich International in Oldsmar, Florida is celebrating 28 years.

In addition, Stephens International Recruiting in Lakeview, Arkansas is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Not only has Stephens International made 70 split placements in the Network, but the agency has also been a top contract staffing producer for Top Echelon.

Over 100 years of Network experience

Top Echelon would like to congratulate and thank all of the agencies and all of the recruiters below celebrating Network anniversaries during the month of June!

(Editor’s note: Top Echelon recognizes agencies celebrating five, 10, 15, and 20-year Network anniversaries, plus any agency celebrating an anniversary in excess of 20 years.)

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29-Year Anniversary

Career Professionals, Inc. in Morristown, Tennessee
Staff Members: Veronica Snyder
Agency Join Date: June 27, 1990
Placements: 208
Career cash-in: $1,435,956

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28-Year Anniversary

Helffrich International in Oldsmar, Florida
Staff Members: Mike Helffrich, CPC
Agency Join Date: June 26, 1991
Placements: 33
Career cash-in: $326,438

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20-Year Anniversary

Stephens International Recruiting in Lakeview, Arkansas
Staff Members: Cindy Stephens, CPC/CTS; Doug Stephens; Tim Hopkins, CPC/CTS; and Karen Garrison
Agency Join Date: June 30, 1999
Placements: 70
Career cash-in: $284,093

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15-Year Anniversary

Clinical Dynamix, Inc. in Boynton Beach, Florida
Staff Members: Heidi Rosen, Andrea Robles, Cathy Inkeles, and Andy Sheppard
Agency Join Date: June 23, 2004
Placements: 8
Career cash-in: $109,937

10-Year Anniversary

Spaulding Associates in Kennebunk, Maine
Staff Members: Rob Spaulding and Andy Spaulding
Agency Join Date: June 4, 2009
Placements: 19
Career cash-in: $203,368

Shanklin & Associates in Berkley, Michigan
Staff Members: Joy Shanklin
Agency Join Date: June 25, 2009
Placements: 8
Career cash-in: $40,377

Ehlers Recruiting Partners in Quogue, New York
Staff Members: Mike Ehlers
Agency Join Date: June 30, 2009
Placements: 16
Career cash-in: $141,728

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5-Year Anniversary

ChemSource Recruiting, Inc. in Chicago, Illinois
Staff Members: Charlie Kowalewski, Julie Dwyer, and Monica Shey
Agency Join Date: June 11, 2014
Placements: 14
Career cash-in: $143,453

Arch360 Group in Fullerton, California
Staff Members: Gabriela Coldea
Agency Join Date: June 16, 2014
Placements: 1
Career cash-in: $11,162

Attorney Search Partners in Belmont, California
Staff Members: Joan Bivens
Agency Join Date: June 17, 2014
Placements: 0
Career cash-in: $0

Membership in Top Echelon’s recruiting network continues to increase on a month-over-month basis. As evidence of that, check out the number of recruiting agencies that have joined the Network during the past three months:

  • March—14
  • April—15
  • May—18

We run the names of recruiting agencies applying for membership in the Members’ Area of the Top Echelon website. We also list the names of new members in the Members’ Area. (Because the Members’ Area is, of course, for members.)

However, we also list our new members in The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog. This list typically includes the name of the agency, the date that it joined, the geographic location of the agency, the agency’s specialties, and the members of the agency. These agencies work in a variety of industries and niches.

I invite you to see who the new members are and welcome them to Top Echelon Network. You can give them a call or send an email . . . or both! If they work in your area of specialization, you could end up making placements with them. (And really, that’s what everybody wants.)

So, will more than 18 recruiting agencies join Top Echelon Network during the month of June? Stay tuned!

The NEW Network recruiting agencies!

If you have any questions about reaching out to new members or about your membership in general, please contact me. My contact information is at the end of this blog post.

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Date joined: May 1
Location: Benton Harbor, Michigan
Industries: General
Agency members: Christy Armstrong

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Date joined: May 6
Location: Grafton, Wisconsin
Industries: General
Agency members: Desiree Pitman

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Date joined: May 7
Location: Roswell, Georgia
Industries: Software Sales
Agency members: Tara Shore and Tanya Giegrich

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Date joined: May 8
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Industries: Warehousing, Transportation, Engineering, Oil & Gas, and Information Technology
Agency members: Earvin Hughes

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Date joined: May 14
Location: Morganville, New Jersey
Industries: Certified Public Accounting
Agency members: Philip Whitman and Joseph Gilchrist

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Date joined: May 19
Location: Cordova, Tennessee
Industries: General
Agency members: Dennis Cupp

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Date joined: May 21
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Industries: Agribusiness, Sales Management, and Human Resources
Agency members: Twila Kluesner

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Date joined: May 21
Location: Calabasas, California
Industries: Advertising & Marketing
Agency members: Lucy Guerra and Jennifer Bazares

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Date joined: May 21
Location: Waxhaw, North Carolina
Industries: General
Agency members: Kelly Venable

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Date joined: May 22
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Industries: General
Agency members: DeMario Davis

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Date joined: May 30
Location: Safety Harbor, Florida
Industries: Food Manufacturing
Agency members: Amy Chapman

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Date joined: May 30
Location: Rochester, Illinois
Industries: Information Technology and Engineering
Agency members: Karl McCoy

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Date joined: May 30
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Industries: Hospitality and Healthcare
Agency members: Gregory Burns

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Date joined: May 31
Location: Denver, Colorado
Industries: General
Agency members: Erik Pond

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Date joined: May 31
Location: Apex, North Carolina
Industries: Information Technology, Medical IT, and Engineering
Agency members: Linnette Clarke

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Date joined: May 31
Location: Elkton, Maryland
Industries: Information Technology
Agency members: Bill Martin

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Date joined: May 31
Location: North Ridgeville, Ohio
Industries: General
Agency members: Doug Hayden

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Date joined: May 31
Location: Acworth, Georgia
Industries: General
Agency members: Mike Burnett

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a newer Network recruiter or an established member. If you want help making split placements with other Top Echelon members, then I encourage you to contact me.

You can do so by calling 330.455.1433, x156 or by sending an email to