Incentives Provide Motivation

Posted by Doing Better Business on Aug 13, 2021 8:32:59 PM


On August 4, 2021, Doing Better Business held a in-person and virtual training session followed by some fun and exciting incentives that helped motivate our team during the second quarter of 2021.

Live and Virtual
Held at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA, our sales teams from all seven of our locations made the trip with only a few exceptions.   Because of our Ricoh Interactive Flat Panel Display Technology, several team members were able to join us from their homes.

The afternoon started with solutions training by John DiCarlo from Ricoh and was followed up with PaperCut training by Jennifer Muller from EcoprintQ.

While it is always nice to provide training sessions, the event was really centered around rewarding the team for their sales and customer service excellence during 2020 and into 2021.   A great big thank you to Paul Vitale, from Ricoh, for coming up with the idea and sponsoring this creative incentive event.

As many organizations are struggling with "Zoom" burnout and "work from home" fatigue, the management team at Doing Better Business felt it was incredibly important to bring everyone together to just have fun and restore camaraderie.

After the training presentations and a Ricoh business update from Paul Vitale, the team enjoyed a brief class called Wine Tasting 101 from Deb Dellaposta, President of Doing Better Business, who also holds her WSET Level 3 certification and is currently studying for the Certified Sommelier exam with the CMS.

Wine Education   Wine Tasting

Our Virtual team members were able to take a break while everyone enjoyed a wonderful meal provided by the Convention Center.  After dinner, was the main event.

First Round Fun.     John DiCarlo monitoring first round

The real reason everyone was so excited to attend was because of the online Poker Tournament, which allowed both the in-person and the at-home members to play against each other.

Ryan Burchill on his way to winning.       Paul Vitale monitoring first round

Everyone who sold Ricoh products in the second quarter of 2021, received money based on their sales to play in the tournament.  Paul Vitale, John DiCarlo and Joe Dellaposta each monitored one of the three tables for the first round.   The top two winners at each table moved onto the final round. (Pictured at the top of the article)

President Deb continued the in-person fun by hosting a real poker game.  

President_Deb_Poker Live and Virtual_Poker

Overall, the day and evening was a huge success.  Special thanks to Paul and John from Ricoh and Jennifer from EcoprintQ for some fun prizes and for sponsoring. 

Congratulations to the winners of the Ricoh Poker Tournament:

Congratulating_Winner    Second Place

1st Place:  Ryan Burchill

2nd Place:  Ryan Shellenberger

3rd Place:  Lance Jackson

4th/5th Place Tie:  Brian Omogrosso and Lance Dean

6th Place:  Jess Nichols

Congratulations to the winners of Deb's Poker Table:

1st Place:  Lance Jackson

2nd Place:  Charles Wimmer

3rd Place:  Eliot Shaffer


About doing better business

We’ve been helping businesses do business better since 1973. When it comes to office technology and services, we aren’t just experts- we’re customer-focused innovators who believe that service is the true mark of a company.
We are a nationally recognized and women-owned business which has kept things local and family-owned since the beginning. Our team combines the experience of nearly half a century of operation with the awareness of an involved community member. 
The secret to our success is that we’re built on a foundation of putting people first. Whether developing technology solutions which help businesses do what they do best or helping organizations acquire the highest quality office technology products, we believe in innovation, integrity, and delivering unparalleled customer experience.

If you are interested in working with this very fun group of people, check out our career openings.

Doing Better Business has seven locations across five states: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

Topics: Ricoh, interactive flat panel display, remote work, PaperCut, Poker, Blair County Convention Center, Incentives, Motivation, Virtual