> Out and About: Dwight Hahn - Express Employment Professionals

Out and About: Dwight Hahn - Express Employment Professionals

Out and About: Dwight Hahn - Express Employment Professionals
Dwight Hahn is the owner of Express Employment Professionals office in Windsor's franchise location. The Windsor location was established in April of 2014, while the company itself has been in business for thirty-five years. Express Employment Professionals is located at 340 Broad St. in Unit #208. They are a member of the American Staffing Association.

Dwight grew up in Manchester, CT. His family had owned a video game and pinball business for around seven years that helped pay for his college education. That line of work consisted of putting video arcades and pinball machines in schools like UCONN, and many bars around the state. He graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor's degree in business administration, and got married. Dwight went directly into staffing, straight out of college as an executive recruiter for a couple of years. He left that job and went to work for Traveler's Insurance, where he was in an IT position for approximately ten years. Following that, he went to United Healthcare for another ten years. Then another ten years with Aetna. In total, he was in the insurance world of Hartford for thirty years. While at the end of his position with Aetna, Dwight began looking into other opportunities, and that is when a friend of his introduced him to the world of franchises. That friend, who he had connected with through the business-networking site of LinkedIn said, "You've got to check out this franchise industry. You know it's basically thousands of businesses that you can buy the business system and execute it the way they designed it." Dwight was invited to a franchise expo where there were about seven or eight franchises presenting their business plan. One of them was Express Employment Professionals. He loved the idea as it brought him back to his first position out of college as a recruiter. In Dwight's words, "It was sort of full circle. I had spent thirty years hiring people, using agencies for staffing. Now I was going to go on the other side of it and become a business to provide that to companies."

Express Employment Professionals helps put people to work. They are a staff at full service staffing agency that finds people full-time employment. "Companies will have a need for something, an additional warehouse worker or a truck driver and they'll come to us. We'll prescreen the applicants; make sure they have the right kind of experience, clean driving record if it's a driving job. Process all of that new hiring paperwork so that the client doesn't have to deal with all of that." It's mostly blue-collar employment or industrial work.

How he feels about Windsor itself? "I love it. It's the cutest town. It's the best-kept secret. I had never been to Windsor prior until opening this business in 2014. Literally. I just never had reason to be here for anything, and yet when I first started in the system that I bought, I literally had to go and knock on doors. It's not advertising. It's not word of mouth. It's physically like campaigning. I went through three pairs of shoes walking Windsor." He notes it's a crazy shaped town.

Dwight is a member of the Chamber of Commerce. Although, Express is a fairly new venture in Windsor, Dwight likes to try and help out the town with funds for various projects. They have done a food drive for dogs, as well as doing a collection for Toys For Tots, and Food Share.

Three words that describe Dwight: Entrepreneurial. Generous. Integrity.


Events

Diabetic Support Group
Jun 18 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Kick-Off to Summer Art Week
Jun 18 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Youth In Action 2018 - 2019
Tuesdays at 330 WIndsor Ave Community Center
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Evolution of Bradley Airport
Jun 19 at Windsor Historical Society
Lunch & Learn: Business Financing
Jun 19 at Hilton Garden Inn, 555 Corporate Dr
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jun 20 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Strawberry Festival
Jun 22 at Brown's Harvest 1911 Poquonock Ave
Windsor Art Center Tag Sale
Jun 22 at Windsor Art Center
Call for Artists - Member Show
Jun 23 at Windsor Art Center
Keney Park PGA jr. League
Jun 23 at Keney Park Golf Course
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jun 24 at Windsor Art Center Studios
How to Hire Top Talent
Jun 24 at Wilson Branch Library, 365 Windsor Ave
Monday Morning Book Club
Jun 24 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series - Planet of the
Jun 25 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jun 27 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Mid-20th C. Tiki Drinks & Culture!
Jun 28 at Windsor Historical Society
Christopher Martin Art Show
Jul 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Young Artist’s Watercolor Day
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movies Series
Jul 2 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 4 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Christopher Martin's Art Reception
Jul 6 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 8 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Jul 9 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Jul 10 at Northwest Park, Lang Rd, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Windsor Art Center - Member Show
Jul 13 at Windsor Art Center
Windsor Garden Club Garden Tour
Jul 13 at Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 15 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Diabetic Support Group
Jul 16 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Summer Movie Series
Jul 16 at Windsor Public Library
National Hot Dog Day
Jul 17 at The Tavern at Keney Park
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Jul 17 at Windsor High School J113
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Jul 18 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Windsor Art Center - Artist Talk
Jul 20 at Windsor Art Center
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 22 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monday Morning Book Club
Jul 22 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series
Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jul 25 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 29 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Jul 30 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Photojournalist Jessica Hill Art
Aug 1 at Windsor Public Library Artspace
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 1 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 5 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 6 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monster Madness Art Day
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 13 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Aug 14 at Edward Jones, Poquonock Ave, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 15 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT