Those nominating administrative professionals for the Office Idol title were directed to www.friendsoffice.com or www.facebook.com/
Fourteen finalists were chosen by FBS representatives. Finalists were posted on the web where the general public could view their nomination information during the voting period. Between April 1 and April 20, 5,703 votes were cast for the next Office Idol. The top three winners were announced on Administrative Professionals Day, April 25, 2012. More details can be found on http://www.friendsoffice.com/
First place was given to Judy Henwood, Office Assistant for General Sherman Jr. High of Lancaster City Schools, who is a customer of FBS. She had 2,027 votes. She is the winner of a Keurig B140, which is a single-cup coffee machine sold through FBS.
Upon learning of her nomination and receipt of the $200 prize, Judy wrote in to the FBS team. “I am so grateful to Sonya Baeza for nominating me and letting our district know about the Office Idol voting. I am very humbled and honored to have the support of our wonderful District to make receiving this award possible. Thank you [Friends] for making this grateful almost retiree feel so special.”
“Judy has been a wonderful smiling face for thousands of people in the community of Lancaster for over 20 years,” affirms General Sherman Jr. High Principal, Scott Burre. “She will be missed by many as she completes her last year before retirement.”
Second Place winner of the $150 office chair is Christine Thomas who is an EMIS Coordinator/
Third Place winner of the $75 branded apparel shirt of her choice is Crystal Adkins who is an Accounting Assistant for P&A Industries. She tallied 718 votes.
“Our administrative professionals are in constant contact with all of our customers, and the customer experience is extremely important to me and to Friends,” explains Ken Schroeder, CEO and President of Friends. “We need them to be very knowledgeable, customer focused people, who make the customers initial experience with Friends a pleasant one. We know how important recognition can be for such vital members of any team. That is why we began this contest.”
For more information on Friends Business Source or their Office Idol contest, go to www.friendsoffice.com or call 800.427.1704 and ask for the marketing department manager.
Friends Business Source is one of Ohio’s largest independently owned office supply dealers. For over 45 years, Friends has been partnering with companies and school districts throughout Ohio, Southeastern Michigan, and now in Pennsylvania, in order to maintain the best service and supply of office and school related products. They specialize in office supplies, office furniture, cataloged machines and supplies,
educational services and supplies, coffee supplies and technology, custom print technology, promotional products, branded apparel, as well as janitorial and break room supplies.