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.

Emerald's Employee Spotlight: Meet Andrew Ryan

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What was your first job?

My first job was working in the warehouse and going on deliveries and installs for Emerald during summers in high school.

What do you do at Emerald?

I’m an account executive at Emerald Document Imaging. My typical day starts at the office where I answer emails, complete paperwork and check my LinkedIn. By the afternoon,  I visit my customers and spend time prospecting.

What do you like most about your job?

My favorite thing about my job is meeting with customers. You never know what kind of business you will walk in to. There are some really interesting jobs out there that a lot of people wouldn't think of.

How long have you worked for Emerald?

I have worked 3 1/2 years in sales at Emerald. A total of 12 years counting summers when I was in school.

Your favorite memory at Emerald?

I don’t have just one favorite memory, but I particularly enjoy when we work as a team at Emerald, especially when we are giving back to the community. As a team we have supported many different causes including the AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) walk, Save the Great South Bay clean ups and more!

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

Ireland.

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

Success is never final and failure is never fatal. I have it tattooed on my arm.

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

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

What’s your favorite breakfast cereal?

Frosted Flakes.

What is your favorite season?

I like the Fall.

Emerald Document Imaging attends HIA-LI Business Trade Show 2018

The Emerald team attended HIA's 2018 Long Island Business Trade Show. Emerald drew a crowd of all types of Long Island's businesses throughout the show. The HIA-LI trade show is one of the largest business events on Long Island. Find out how you can get involved in HIA here. We hope to see you there next year!

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