Emerald's Employee Spotlight: Meet Kyle Kerrigan

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What do you do at Emerald?

I am in charge of all functioning company items that come in and leave the building. My job is to allocate parts items in different inventory systems while providing a functional platform for our system technicians to operate. I am also currently re-designing the machine storage system that is used in our warehouse in hopes to ensure a more efficient service department and returns process.

How long have you worked for Emerald?

Slightly under one year.

Your favorite memory at Emerald?

Memorial Day BBQ.

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?

Belgium.

What was your first job?

Financial Advisor.

What’s the best concert you ever attended?

Billy Joel.

What are you currently watching on Netflix?

Joe Rogan stand-up.

What is your favorite sport?

My favorite is lacrosse.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you but should…

I coach varsity lacrosse at West Islip Highschool. I am getting my Master’s degree in Education.

If you were Ferris Bueller, how would you spend your day off?

On the golf course!

Emerald's Employee Spotlight: Meet Debbie Simon

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What do you do at Emerald?
I work in the supply department. I handle accounts receivable, customer support and whatever needs to be done for our team and customers! 

How long have you worked for Emerald?
I will have worked for Emerald for 9 years in May.

Your favorite memory at Emerald?
My favorite memories at Emerald are the barbecues in the warm weather.

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
Costa Rica! 

Do you have a favorite quote?
“Whatever it takes, it’ll get done.”, “It’s a good day to have a good day”, and “Ain’t that somethin’!”

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
Money!

What was your first job?
I worked at the Five & Dime as a kid.

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pizza or Pasta.

What’s the best concert you ever attended?
My favorites were Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, and Deep Purple

If you could be any animal, what would you be?
A dog.

Which part of your job do you enjoy the most?
Talking to my customers and getting receivables in.

What is your favorite sport?
Football.

If you were Ferris Bueller, how would you spend your day off?
At the beach! 

Holiday Toy Drive 2018

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This year, the Emerald employees and community supported the John Theissen Children’s Foundation Toy Drive. John Theissen Children’s Foundation provides toys and support to children in need at local children’s hospitals and child-care facilities. We collected about 80 items to be given to children this Christmas.

Thank you to all who participated to bring joy to those who need it most this holiday season!

Emerald's Employee Spotlight: Meet Lou Passantino

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What was your first job?
I was a shop boy for the electrician my brother worked for. I cleaned the shop and put away what they didn’t.

What do you do at Emerald? (What does a typical day in your role look like?)
Going on service calls, helping customers on the phone and help with operations.

What do you like most about your job?
Helping the customers, advising them and making them smile!

How long have you worked for Emerald?
I’ve been with the company for 5 years, and December 12th will be my 40th anniversary of being a field technician.

Your favorite memory at Emerald?
Having a “tough customer” become friendly and become a “not so tough friend”.

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
The last place I visited is always my answer. Cuba, the Keys, Hawaii. 

Do you have a favorite charity you wish more people knew about?
St. Jude’s. I had a young great nephew who was in a bad state and knowing that if his parents didn’t have the good insurance that he would have received treatment because of this organization.

What’s your favorite food?
Chicken parm.

What is your favorite season?
SUMMER! 

Emerald's Employee Spotlight: Meet Gerry Ryan

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What was your first job? 

Working as a paper boy delivering the Long Island Press.

What do you do at Emerald? (What does a typical day in your role look like?) 

I am the president of Emerald and there are three main parts to my job: business development, finances and managing the day to day relationships with our vendor partners.

What do you like most about your job?

I like spending time in the field visiting with customers and learning about their businesses.

How long have you worked for Emerald?

Since the beginning. I have been in this industry for 37 years.

Your favorite memory at Emerald?

There are many good memories. I would have to say I really like working with my kids in their sales efforts.

What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?

This is tough. I would have to say Ireland. Although, I love Yankee Stadium and Bryant Denny Stadium in Alabama.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?

“Half the battle in life is showing up”.  Nothing good happens if you don’t show up and make an effort.

Do you have a favorite charity you wish more people knew about?

The Jillian Fund. It was founded by a close friend who had the courage to overcome personal tragedy to honor the memory of his children by helping families as they care for their children battling serious illnesses.

What’s your favorite food?

Definitely pizza!

What is your favorite season?

I love the first day of daylight savings time, so it would have to be spring. It is a harbinger of nice weather and outdoor fun.

Help Emerald Give Back to Veterans with Boots on the Ground NY

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This November, Emerald is giving thanks by partnering with Boots on the Ground NY, an organization that supports our local veterans. Over the next few weeks, we will be collecting grocery store gift cards (Stop & Shop, King Kullen, Pathmark, Best Market, etc.) of any amount to contribute to their Thanksgiving drive and ensure our veterans can properly celebrate the holiday. We encourage all of our customers, community members, and friends to participate!

Gift cards can be dropped at our office – 100 Milbar Blvd., Farmingdale, NY – or emailed to mryan@emeralddocument.com on or before Monday, November 19. We thank you in advanced in support of a worthy cause.

"The Emerald Mission" Video

The Emerald team is exited to share our mission through our new branding video that we released this week. A huge thank you to Bluehaus Productions for doing an amazing job make this with us. You can check out the video here!

Emerald Three-peats Ricoh Service Award

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For the third consecutive year Emerald received Ricoh's Service Excellence Award. This prestigious award recognizes the "best of the best" among Ricoh authorized dealers nationally through a series of benchmarks and evaluations. It measures service personnel in productivity, training, equipment performance and parts proficiency and is only awarded to a hand full of top performing dealerships nationally.

We our very proud to be recognized for our service again as we continue to provide the best and most personal service in the industry. A special thanks goes to the Emerald technical team for all of their hard work!

Emerald Launches Video Marketing

This week, we filmed our latest branding initiative at the Ricoh Customer Experience Center in NYC. We're excited to launch new video content next month focusing on the Emerald and Mission. We had a great shoot thanks to our collaboration with Bluehaus Productions. Stay tuned for our video!

Check out Bluehaus Productions. We are amazed by their work: http://bluehaus.nyc/

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Does Consistent Color Matter for Your Business?

Consistent color is critical for creating strong, emotion-packed messaging.

No matter whether your customers require brochures,  promotional mail, fund-raising banners or catalogs– the need for consistency is crucial to the both the brand recognition  and messaging impact.

Colorful objects attract the eye and the pocketbook. According to one research study, it was found that color increases brand recognition by 80%. Think Coca-Cola. McDonalds. IBM, often dubbed “Big Blue.” Do their vibrant colors stand out to you?  They’re meant to.

Yet, the value of color consistency goes beyond brand recognition. In fact, this same study cites that color can improve reading comprehension by 73%; learning, 55-68%; reading, 40%.

The stats are persuasive. And companies purchasing print are demanding high value color, and the ability to keep it consistent,  no matter the application. As such, the push for better, more affordable digital color management tools is on. The good news is that these tools have become just that: more affordable and more versatile. What was once the domain of high-end print providers has now shifted to the “printer on the street,” so to speak. Today, nearly any size shop can find a color solution to fit within its budget and business goals.

For a small subscription fee, for example, printer service providers can tap into cloud-based services and gain access to color management tools that can help create a lifetime of brand recognition. 

With today’s advanced color management technologies, customers no longer have to settle because of color limitations. Getting the exact right color is not just possible, its affordable, thanks to improved color management.

How to realize your color management opportunities

Given the fast pace of change and challenges, should your company or department invest in color management technology now? To most effectively make this decision, let’s consider the print landscape of the future.

  • The boundaries of color matching and color manipulation will continue to expand in high-end businesses, especially as traditional print services providers move to becoming marketing services providers, where consistent branding is crucial. Consistent color underpins consistent branding by generating a common “look and feel” across marketing channels. Correct color management can ensure that banners are highly saturated for visibility, brochures look natural, and even screen prints on a T-shirt look right.
  • Print service providers producing “pleasing colors” will invest even more time and attention in color management. Smart color management leads to improvements in both operator efficiency and process control, which cut down on make-ready and production time — and ultimately increase the bottom line of any size business.
  • Print service providers will further boost demands that color management solutions help them run their business, not just a bunch of devices. They will insist on knowledgeable consultants who can recommend total solutions.  
  • A trained team. As with any other technology investment, color management tools do require an investment in personnel training. To cover this base, companies are purchasing the services of IDEAlliance Certified Color Management Professional Masters and Experts, who can ease the pain and speed results.

Your competitors are aiming to pump up customer satisfaction, reduce production time and waste, and lower overall costs. Choosing the right color path, the right tools, and the right partner can help your business reach into a colorful new marketplace.

Take the challenge.

Take the lead.

To learn more on how to keep your color management consistent, watch this video: