WATER COOLER TALK
As the clock ticks down to Memorial Weekend, Madison looks forward to the 4-Day family festival celebrating one of Wisconsin’s most famous foods: The bratwurst. Brat Fest will again take place on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center this Memorial Day Weekend beginning Friday, May 25 2018. This family event is filled with free live music, carnival rides, a kids zone, and of course — plenty of brats for everyone so don’t forget to bring your appetite! There is no entrance fee and no parking fee. Here are some of our highlights for this year’s festival.
I will never forget it. The day was Friday around 7:30am. The year was 1994. It was an incredibly beautiful South Jersey summer morning – just a normal day – and everyone was talking with excitement about going ‘down the shore’ for the weekend. It was on that beautiful morning that one of my employees, Linda, died in my lap after going into Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Paramedics couldn’t get there in time. It is now 24 years later and I continue to think; “If only the company I was working for at the time had a defibrillator, perhaps I could have saved her…”
It’s a blessing to get to work with people you truly love. Who would’ve guessed that more than five decades ago there was an amazing woman who gave birth to one shy, black-haired, barely 6Lb baby girl screaming with colic? (I know she had the desire to send that baby back from whence she came.) Then, life slipped along and one day she found herself calling her daughter ‘boss’. Meet “Money Marilyn” Gottschalk, one of our finest and very first EZOPeops. Best of all, Marilyn is my mother. She fills our role in accounts receivable along with other accounting responsibilities and considers her work a “retirement job”. Her prior career was working as a Fiscal Assistant for the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association located on the square here in Madison for over 25 years. Get to know what Marilyn enjoys both professionally and personally.
For the 2nd consecutive year, EZ Office Products is a proud sponsor of the Cops for Kids charity basketball game. Our favorite Green Bay Packers Green Machine will take on the wonderful Wisconsin Dane County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. Join the fun Wed Apr 25, 2018 at 7pm – Sun Prairie High School, 888 Grove St, Sun Prairie. It’s a blast for your kids & for a great cause! Get more details below.
We are blessed to have so many beautiful sights throughout Wisconsin. Travel Wisconsin recently featured the top “picnic-perfect” waterfalls. By getting to know our EZOPeops, you may have noticed – we like to be outdoors when we’re not on our delivery routes or in the office. So I decided to ask our EZOPeops where they would recommend going if they were looking to go “chasing waterfalls.” Here is what they recommended.
We continue our employee spotlight! Let us introduce one of our longtime EZOPeops, David Ott, Territory Manager. We sure love Dave. In a decade long past, David worked with a since sold-out company called Corporate Express before joining EZ Office Products in 2006. Today, Dave focuses on building relationships with our current as well as prospective customers in our furniture and janitorial divisions. Read on to learn more about him.
Nelson Mandela once said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” This quote perfectly sums up the work ethic of Amanda Turner, our Marketing Coordinator and Customer Service Extraordinaire. Amanda relocated to Madison from Illinois in 2015 to join EZ Office Products.
How do you cross your T’s and dot your I’s? Whether you’re a righty or a lefty, your handwriting can speak volumes about what pen is best for you. In honor of National Handwriting Day, grab some notebook paper and test your handwriting in our quiz below. When you’re done, you can purchase the pen you match with!
If your business is not on his route, it’s likely you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Dustin Morfey, one of our Delivery Service Representatives. Dustin joined EZ Office Products more than four years ago after relocating from Colorado where he worked as a physical therapy aid and personal trainer. His ties to Wisconsin began earlier when he studied business at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Here’s more about Dustin’s role at EZOP along with what he enjoys when he’s not working…
If you’ve called us on the phone, communicated by chat, or sent us an e-mail, you may have experienced the pleasure of interacting with Bonnie Conway, one of our customer service extraordinaires. Bonnie joined the EZOP team six years ago bringing experience from various companies as an administrative professional. We’ll give you an inside look of what Bonnie’s day looks like, and what she enjoys outside of work.
As the clock ticks down to Memorial Weekend, Madison looks forward to the 4-Day family festival celebrating one of Wisconsin’s most famous foods: The bratwurst. Brat Fest will again take place on Willow...
I will never forget it. The day was Friday around 7:30am. The year was 1994. It was an incredibly beautiful South Jersey summer morning – just a normal day – and everyone was talking with excitement...