Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Employee Spotlight - Lynn Gustafson

Lynn Gustafson, who recently celebrated her one year anniversary with the company, assists the President/CEO, Vice President of Operations and
Director of Operations at Ollie the Trolley/Dunn Transportation.

Lynn, a Scottsdale native, graduated from Coronado High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Purchasing and Logistics Management from Arizona State University.

In addition to working for Ollie the Trolley, Lynn manages a family business and is a talented artist! She took her first stained glass class in 2000 and still makes a piece from time to time. However, in 2002 her passion for working with warm glass, fusing and bead making, was ignited. "Fused glass
allows me to make functional art and bead making allows me to make miniature
pieces of wearable art".

Two years ago she and three fellow artists came together to
create opportunities in the South Scottsdale artist community to open their home studios
to show and sell their art. As a founding member of the South Scottsdale
Art Alliance, she helps to organize the
Camelback Studio Tour & Sale. Mark your calendar for the next tour, October
21-23 from 10am-5pm. This self guided tour allows you to shop seventeen
local artists in an intimate, personal environment, their home studio.

Lynn's positive attitude and zest for life is a natural fit for our Be Happy
motto at Ollie the Trolley/Dunn Transportation. "My life is full of
wonderful people, and wonderful experiences, and overlaying all of it is my
art, bringing everything into sharper focus".

Monday, September 26, 2011

Scottsdale Business Tradeshow – September 27, 2011

Join us at the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase Tradeshow , Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 3-7. This free, open to the public event will be held at Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250. It’s a wonderful opportunity to network and support Scottsdale business owners with a cash bar, complimentary food and entertainment.

Friday, September 23, 2011

2011 Spirit of Enterprise Finalist

Ollie the Trolley/Dunn Transportation is honored to be a finalist for the 2011 Spirit of Enterprise Awards. The Spirit of Enterprise Center, at Arizona State University’s W.P Carey School of Business, is on a mission is to promote Ethics, Energy and Excellence in Entrepreneurship. As an Alumni of ASU and current student in the Master’s program at the W.P. Carey School of Business, Owner and CEO, Margaret Dunn is humbled and honored to be considered for such an illustrious award.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Arizona Taco Festival......

As we welcome cooler temperatures, it’s time to enjoy one of Scottsdale’s many outdoor festivals. Mark your calendar for the Arizona Taco Festival,, October 15, 2011. Valley restaurants to amateur competitors will compete in the 2nd annual taco battle. The Scottsdale Waterfront (7125 E. Via Soleri, the lot across from Olive & Ivy) will be turned into taco town with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Anne Rita Monahan Foundation, an organization that supports ovarian cancer research. Expect a huge VIP Tent, Lucha Libre wrestling, beer donkeys, a main bar, a Margarita Challenge, hot chile pepper eating contest, and a Boutique Tequila Expo Tent featuring over 30 different brands of premium tequilas, a kid’s zone, and so much more.
Enjoy this family friendly event and let the Downtown Trolley do the driving. Find your closest stop at

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mission Statement

We recently sat down with ten Ollie the Trolley team members to discuss our Mission Statement. The words are displayed on a poster above our door but does anyone really see it, read it, or make it part of their day? After a lively discussion we feel the team better defined our mission:
Be the Best Passenger Transportation Company in Arizona.

We exist to serve our customers, to drive safely, have clean and well maintained vehicles, show pride in our work, to be accountable for our actions and to be appreciated and valued by our leaders and team members. The Ollie the Trolley team is committed to be the most sought after transit contractor in the Valley. We exist to, Be the Best Passenger Transportation Company in Arizona.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Arizona Restaurant Week

It’s here, Arizona Restaurant week has started, September 17 – 25th with over 200 restaurant participating statewide. There is no better time to try a new restaurant or visit one of your old favorites and see what they have cooked up for the week Visit for a complete list of participating restaurants.