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 Holiday Toy Drive 2018

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Emerald is running a holiday toy drive for John Theissen Children's Foundation. You can bring any toy donations to our office at 100 Milbar Blvd, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Emerald will also be donating $25 in toys for each equipment sale made in December! Please bring any toy donations by Monday, December 17th 2018. Contact us if you have any questions!

The John Theissen Children’s Foundation donates toys and gifts to children’s hospitals and child-care facilities on Long Island. They accept donations of unwrapped toys, gift cards to Target, Walmart, Gamestop, Best Buy, etc, and NY sports tickets!

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.

What's Happening at Emerald Document Imaging

We are pleased to announce that Emerald Document Imaging will be undergoing a full office renovation during the final weeks of the summer. Our exciting construction process will include a full expansion of our office space to accommodate our growing sales team, along with a complete overhaul of our showroom to give our customers a brand-new experience center. 

The technology industry is changing, and we are fully embracing this change. We look forward to introducing our customers to the latest and greatest from our top of the line manufactures, Ricoh and Canon, while continuing to deliver our personal touch as a local company. We believe in our tag line – Be good. Be fun. Be accountable. – and that’s how we want to be viewed by our customers, co-workers, and competitors. We understand working with technology, and when something goes wrong for our customers we go above and beyond to give them the service and urgency they deserve. So, we’re taking that mentality inhouse. These renovations will allow our team to work together more collaboratively than ever before with new workstations, improved technology, and a warm, welcoming space to enjoy together.

At Emerald, it is widely known that what we pride ourselves in most is being interwoven in the fabric of the communities we live and work in. Our new customer experience center has us thrilled to be able to do so even more than ever before. This space can be used by employees and customers alike to serve as an event venue to host a variety of networking groups or keynote speakers, all the while continuing to serve as a central location to demo our hardware, stage production print workshops, and so much more!

Although we will be under construction for the next month, we will be fully functioning in all capacities ensuring our excellent service will not be interrupted. Our whole team will be accessible to you by phone and e-mail as we work to make these improvements.

To see our progress, please be sure to like Emerald Document Imaging on Facebook and LinkedIn or follow us on Instagram @emeralddocumentimaging.

This truly is an exciting time for our organization, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you.

Very sincerely,

The Emerald Document Imaging Team.

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Emerald Celebrates Earth Day with Save The Great South Bay Cleanup

For Earth Day, Emerald Document Imaging participated in Save The Great South Bay's Creek Defender Program with a creek cleanup in Babylon Village. Not only do we represent Emerald green on our t-shirts, but we support green initiatives that can help protect the environment and sustain its natural resources for current and future generations. During the community cleanup, we found 39 tires and hundreds of pounds of trash within the creeks and woods. We look forward to participating in many more community clean ups and strive to inspire others to do something good for out planet everyday! 

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