Fall 2014 – Issue #2
What’s new @ Stran?
This past September, Stran was recognized in Counselor Magazine, the leading trade journal in the advertising specialties industry, as a Best Places to Work for 2014. This honor is a testament to the amazing team of people that come to work at Stran day in and day out to service the needs of our clients. The team at Stran is singularly focused on our customers and that level of dedication and pride in their work, not only continues to help our business grow but also create a work environment that is a leader within our industry.
An honor such as this is one more measure which speaks to Stran’s position in the top 1% of companies nationwide in our business. The Best Places to Work survey commissioned by Counselor Magazine measures employee engagement and satisfaction. We’d like to thank the amazing team at Stran for their hard work and dedication which has led to this honor.
The timing couldn’t be more perfect. The buzz from this recognition has everyone pumped up now as we’re in the thick of the holiday and year end season. Everyone’s busy working with our customers to get your year-end gifts, awards, calendars and more out the door in time for year end and we’re all looking forward to a great 2015.
Fall @ Stran
The calendar may say November but everyone at Team Stran is in the holiday spirit…We’re hard at work on all kinds of fun holiday season and year end programs. The categories that we are most focused on right now include:
- Holiday Gifts – We’ve got a Holiday ideas section up on our web store if you’re still looking for the perfect gift. And keep an eye out for a couple of new “Specials” coming later this week that might fit just what you’re looking for.
- Calendars – It’s time to replace those 214 calendars with some new 2015 versions. Whether it’s a hall hanger or a desk version Stran will find the perfect calendar for your team. You can pick from stock image sets or customize with your own set of images. We can even customize each calendar with the name of the recipient embedded right into the image of the calendar. Stran can help you pick the perfect one to meet your needs.
- Outerwear – Of course the weather is starting to turn a little colder. We actually saw snow in the Boston area this past weekend. Whether you’re looking for a great fleece or a nano-puff jacket, we’ve got your covered. Check out our selection at our online store or contact your account rep who can put together a diverse assortment of outerwear pieces for your team.
Stran’s Pick for fall 2014
The team here at Stran is always looking for new ways to make life simpler for our clients. Our goal is to create a seamless and carefree customer experience so that you can focus on other things in your day to day that are stressful and challenging. In that spirit we’ve added a new self-service holiday card website. This site is a perfect complement to our new online storefront.
You can access the new holiday card site through our storefront above or directly at: http://stran.holidaycardwebsite.com. This self-service site will allow you to select the perfect holiday card whether for your personal use or company need. Not only can you customize with your own logo or artwork, but you can also make changes to the sentiments expressed. There’s still plenty of time to place an order to receive it in time to send out this holiday season. Check out the HUGE selection of cards at the site above and let Stran do all the work for you.
Getting to know Stran (one employee at a time)
Each quarter we’re going to introduce you to a member of the Stran team and let you know a little about what they do here at Stran as well as a couple of personal insights. Our fall victim (I know Halloween is over but it still felt right) is Kurt Remlinger…Meet Kurt!
What’s your role at Stran?
I am part of a production team for a varied client base, and help source and come up with creative ways to brand and market the existing clientele. I also help produce and design artwork for many apparel, print and promotional items provided to our clients as well as internal. I have also had a part in blogging and designing info graphics for our website and presentations.
How long have you worked at Stran?
A little over 1.5 years. Since Feb 2013.
Favorite vacation spot?
Something you are passionate about?
Tell us your best joke….
What do you get when you cross and elephant and a rhino?…. Elephino.