Alzheimer's Walk Team Photo

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2019


Alzheimer's Walk Team Photo

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Rutherford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s was Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

Priority Staffing Group’s walk team raised money for the cause in the months leading up to the walk. Collectively, our team raised $2,080. Each dollar donated goes toward The Alzheimer’s Association and their mission of providing help to those with Alzheimer’s and caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s. For more info on where the walk dollars go, visit their website.

Promise Garden

The Alzheimer’s Association website explains the significance of the Promise Garden:

“At the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, we hold the Promise Garden ceremony to remind us why we fight. An orange flower means you support our cause. Yellow means you’re caring for someone with the disease. Purple means you’ve lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s. And holding a blue flower means you’re currently living with the disease.”

Alzheimer's Promise Garden

Register Your Team

Next year, please consider joining the cause by signing up your business, family or friends to walk with us.

You can register a new team here.


2019 Walk Schedule
Registration at 8am
Ceremony at 9am
Walk at 9:30am


MTSU Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Field
1568 Greenland Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37130


Can’t walk with us? Then please donate to the cause if you can.
You can make a donation to the Priority Staffing Group team here.

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Fireworks Safety


Each July, our country unites in the celebration of our Independence Day. Our tradition of fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday is exciting, but can also pose serious risks.

The National Safety Council advises everyone to stay away from all consumer fireworks and to only enjoy fireworks at a public display conducted by professionals, but if you choose to celebrate at home or work, remember that fireworks can cause serious burn and eye injuries if not used with extreme care. Start with the basic rules below to help prevent injuries.

Fireworks Safety Checklist:
  • Light fireworks only one at a time, then move back quickly.
  • Never place any part of your body directly over fireworks when lighting the fuse.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishaps.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.


Additionally, OSHA warns employers who have fireworks displays for their employees of the dangers. Some important tips to follow are below.

OSHA’s Display Checklist
  • Verify fire service and EMS units are available and ready to respond.
  • Establish good communications between crew, event sponsor, AHJ, and fire service/EMS units.
  • Maintain crowd control, utilizing monitors and/or barriers.
  • Use all required personal protective equipment especially protection for head, eye, hearing, and foot.
  • Wear long-sleeved and long-legged clothing made of cotton, wool or similar flame-resistant cloth.
  • Avoid placing any portion of your body over mortars when manually igniting them.
  • Monitor weather and crowd conditions to maintain safety.
  • Comply with directions given by the AHJ, spotter(s), or fire/EMS units.
  • Use only flashlights or other nonincendive lighting in firing and ready box areas.


Priority Staffing Group wishes everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Ruthies Favorite Temp Service 2018


Ruthies BannerPriority Staffing Group is honored to have been voted by the community Favorite Temp Service in Rutherford County.


We’d like to thank our friends, clients, and employees for voting for us throughout the month of August and choosing us as the winner. We know the importance of being chosen as an independently owned, small business, over the national companies we competed against.


Thanks for giving your business to us and shopping local!

Ruthies Award Event

Check out all the other Ruthies Awards winners in the Daily News Journal.

Priority Staffing’s 8 Year Anniversary

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Priority Staffing Group is excited to be celebrating October as the 8th anniversary of our first day in business!

DSCF4210In August 2010, Priority Staffing Group formed its corporation, but we officially opened doors in Marion, Illinois on October 25th that year.


Carlos Tanner, Gail Barger Lannom, and Heather Goines-Evans started the business as equal partners.

Partners 2 2016

With Heather’s expertise being operations, Gail’s being business development and Carlos’ being financial and tax, a great partnership formed! Each partner has their own proficiency and has continued to operate effectively because of that.

Since then, we have expanded to include Central Illinois (opened 2014) and Middle Tennessee (opened 2016). Our three offices have grown and helped each community grow their businesses and find jobs for our applicants.


We could not have made it this far without the support of our communities, so THANK YOU for helping us celebrate our 8th Anniversary!

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Employee Appreciation Weekend 2018


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What is Employee Morale?

In general, employee morale is the overall outlook an employee has about their time at work. This outlook can affect attendance, productivity and numerous other things that affect a business’s bottom line.


So how do you ensure your employees are happy?


It starts by creating an atmosphere that fosters relationships. And that’s exactly what we do here at Priority Staffing Group.

Angela Brandy Heather

One of the benefits we offer each internal employee is the opportunity to join us for an Employee Appreciation weekend.

Last year, we rented a bus and took a winery tour.


This summer, we packed up and headed to Kentucky Lake.

The company rented pontoon boats and spent the weekend socializing and enjoying the sun together, without any pressure to meet hiring goals or entertain office politics.


Gail Barger Lannom, Heather Goines-Evans and Carlos Tanner, the founders of Priority Staffing Group, put on this all-expenses-paid trip each year to thank their employees for hard work. And the fact that our internal turnover is low is only one reason we believe it works.


Each action during this trip boosted morale a little more.

On the first night of the trip, after settling into our lakeside resort, the whole team sat down for a catered dinner and presented the company awards.


Priscilla, Best Phone VoiceCategories included: Best Phone Voice, Best Note Taker, Most Helpful, Most Team Spirit and more.


And while it seems like an insignificant detail, these fun awards brought smiles and laughter to the whole team.


So, don’t dismiss the small things. To your employees, those details could be what keeps them in your office.

Brandy Emily Ally

If you want to know more about how we keep morale up, give any of our offices a call. In addition to hiring new team members, we also provide valuable advice that stems from 50+ years in the staffing industry.


Marion, IL: 618-969-8800 | Vandalia, IL: 618-283-9533 | Murfreesboro, TN: 615-295-2127

Hardin County Golf Tournament


On July 25th, Priority Staffing Group sponsored a hole in the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament.

As a hole sponsor at the event, we were excited to provide free beer, koozies, and snacks to the 4-person teams in the tournament while we cheered them on.

Hardin County Tennessee Golf Tournament

We spent the beautiful sunny day talking to other Hardin County Chamber members and guests. We thank the Chamber for allowing us to be there and hope to participate in future Hardin County events throughout the year.


For more information on the services we provide Hardin County businesses, call us at (615) 295-2127 or email Angel Davenport.

John A Logan College Foundation Golf Scramble


Priority Staffing Group will be a live hole sponsor at the John A Logan College Foundation Golf Scramble on August 17th. Contact Megan Jones at (615) 295-2127 if you have any questions about the event.

JAL Golf Classic

Veteran Impact Celebration 2018

Veteran Impact Celebration 2018


Charlie and Hazel Daniel’s Veterans and Military Family Center, hosted at Middle Tennessee State University, held their inaugural Veteran Impact Celebration this year.

On Thursday, June 28th, Priority Staffing Group attended as a sponsor of the event held at The Grove at Williamson Place in Murfreesboro. This sponsorship helped us further solidify our relationship with this amazing organization as an Employment Partner.



The event featured drinks, dinner and a night of entertainment for the corporate sponsors, who collectively raised over $41,000 for the center, and retired military officers, MTSU alumni, and other supporters. In total, including a $100,000 donation from Charlie and Hazel Daniels, the event raised $171,000.


MTSU’s Project Song was showcased first, which teamed up student songwriters with professional musicians to create songs that told stories, some even about student veterans who were in attendance at the event.

Charlie Daniels square


Scott Brown, of the Scooter Brown Band, played before the event concluded with a performance from Charlie Daniels himself, along with his band. They performed “In America” and “My Beautiful America.”




So why is this organization so important?


The Veterans and Military Family Center does more than just pat our veterans on the back for a job well done. And why there’s no reason not to thank our veterans for their service, actions really do speak louder than words. And that’s why this group of people on MTSU’s campus is so important. They DO.


Services offered include:

  • Transitioning Home – They help our veterans apply for the university, assist with financial aid and off-campus issues including family matters and finding affordable homes. They make sure our veterans are set up for success.


  • Employment – Believe it or not, it can be even more difficult for a veteran to find employment if all their experience is military. The center reaches out to employment partners (like Priority Staffing Group) to find available employment opportunities for veterans AND their family members. They also make phone calls to HR Managers to advocate for a veteran hire!


  • Counseling – This includes professional career counseling, transition counseling, financial counseling and assistance with tutoring.


Above all other services, the center provides support in the form of a lending hand and a listening ear. They listen to the problems our veterans are having and don’t say no if it’s in their power to help.


Priority Staffing Group is proud to be a supporter of America’s veterans and the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center.


For more information, call us at (615) 295-2127 or reach out to the Military & Veteran Families Center directly.

Business After Hours 2018

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Priority Staffing Group was excited to host the Marion Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours program on Thursday, May 24th.

From 4:00 – 7:00 in the evening, chamber members and friends gathered with Priority Staffing Group employees at their headquarters.


Gail Barger and Heather Goines, PSG Partners

“We love hosting parties,” Gail Lannom, CEO said. “We always have a good time!”


Priority Staffing Group brought in a bartender from Pookie’s Bar as well as the bagel cart from Winston’s Bagels to provide food for the event attendees.


Heather Goines-Evans, COO, said, “Hosting events like these After Hours programs is a great opportunity to show the community where we are as well as let us network with our current clients and community members.”





We greatly appreciate everyone who came and entered our drawing with their business cards.


IMG-9505Congratulations to our winners:


Becky Barger (Wine Basket)

Janet Jensen (Bluetooth, Waterproof Radio)

Rick Richert ($50.00 Car Detailing Gift Card).


We hope everyone who came out to the event had a good time. Follow our blog to keep updated on our next big event!

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Gail and Gail Laughing

Heather and Priscilla


RecruitCon 2018.

RecruitCon 2018


On May 10 – 11, Priority Staffing Group sent representatives from each of our offices to attend RecruitCon 2018. This conference was designed to teach groundbreaking strategies for staffing and recruiting.

Our goal is to learn as much as we can throughout the year to better service our clients. Part of this year’s conference focus was marketing to the newer generations of candidates, including Millennials, who now make up a large part of the working population, and Generation Z, who are just breaking into the workforce. In fact, 50% of the world’s current population is under 31 years old, which makes these two generations more important than ever to focus on in terms of employment.


By collecting the information needed to effectively hire and train these generations, we are able to take one step ahead of other companies who are hiring.


Three important takeaways: 

1) Keep hiring simple

2) Growth opportunities are a must

3) Flexibility is key


We pride ourselves on keeping up with the newest Human Resources trends to better service our clients. If you want more information on how we can help your business, reach out to any of our locations.


Marion, IL – (618) 969-8800 | Vandalia, IL – (618) 283-9533 | Murfreesboro, TN – (615) 295-2127


Want more information on RecruitCon’s sessions? Read this recap by RecruitLoop’s Paul Slezak, a presenter at the conference.