Another year has come and gone. Can you believe it?
2014 was such an exciting time at Office Central and we are taking a moment to reflect on the past year.
First and foremost, we have to thank all of our wonderful employees who are more like family than co-workers. One of our long time employees, Edward Francis retired in 2014 after 22 years of inspiring Office Central with his strong work ethic. However, this year we lost one of our founding members, Jessie Cohen. She passed away at the age of 95. Working in accounting for over 30 years, she retired from Office Central at the ripe young age of 87. Jessie burned the candle at both ends and she left an impression on us that will never be forgotten.
If you haven’t noticed back in October, we re-launched OfficeCentral.com with a new design making our customer experience more aesthetically pleasing. Let’s not forget about increasing our stocking SKU counts which increases the chances of less back ordered office products. We also launched our own privately branded Office Central Multipurpose Paper that is 97 bright and 20 pound. It’s perfect for use in inkjet and laser printers, copiers, and fax machines.
Our philanthropy team has had an incredibly busy year. We sponsored the North Bay Battalion Hockey Team and our employees are enjoying bonding at many of their games. Our bake sale raised over $500, which was donated to the Gerry & Nancy Pencer Brain Trust Fund in memory of Gerald Katz — one of the original founders of Office Central who passed away in 1991 from a brain tumor. The Fund— a not-for-profit — helps to improve the quality of life of those suffering from brain tumors. They are dedicated to funding research to end brain cancer once and for all. In our initiative to help our community, we donated 150 KidzPak kits to children of battered women. KidzPaks are boxes that are full of educational supplies designed for kids to make learning fun.
If 2014 is any indication of what our future holds, 2015 is going to be a great year! Be sure to check in here with our blog often for all the latest happenings at Office Central and let us know what you think of our new website. Happy New Year!