Month: May 2021

At COE Distributing we pride ourselves on forward thinking when it comes to furniture and design. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, COE Distributing Chairman and CEO J.D. Ewing encouraged COE’s marketing team to pivot their thought process and promote work-from-home solutions right away.  The COE team looked at the massive shift in the economy and our world and resolved to be unstoppable in the face of change. This type of thought process and determination expands into other areas of our business  as well.  We  have our sights set on improving our marketing and technology to keep up with the latest trends. We’ve been working on exciting enhancements, some of which have already been implemented and others that are coming soon. Continue reading to learn more about our digital brochures, social media efforts and new website.

Digital Catalogs

Our digital catalogs are a high-quality, full-color digital file featuring all of our products. We’ve released new catalogs to keep up with demand for social distancing in the office, working from home and more.  Digital catalogs are easily shareable with your customers. From emails to touchscreens, there are multiple ways that the eCatalogs can be used to reach customers.

Social Media

We are committed to increasing our presence, brand recognition and engagement for both COE and OfficeSource brands on social media. On our COE Facebook and LinkedIn pages you will find great content about our company and employees as well as exciting announcements about what we have going on. You can follow our OfficeSource pages on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. On these pages you will get some great design ideas using our own brand of furniture, inspirational quotes, and of funny work memes. Be sure to check out our pages and follow us today so you don’t miss out!

New Website Launch Summer 2021

Our dealer portal on COEDistributing.com will be launching as an e-commerce website. In addition to being able to purchase directly from the website, you will also have access to our enhanced image library and enjoy a better overall user experience. We listened to your feedback and also solved for one of the most expressed pain points…needing two logins. On our new site, you will be able to login once to access marketing tools and place your orders. We’ve invested in making these enhancements in order to provide a simpler and more streamlined experience for our dealers. Be on the lookout for these changes to launch this Summer!

 

We hope you find these digital enhancements beneficial to your business, and we will continue to evolve to keep up with technology and this ever-changing industry. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

Tim Gaudiello, our Benefits Coordinator, is our newest COE Warrior! He was given the helmet due to living out COE’s core values every day, growing and flourishing in his role, and doing a great job with the benefit process this past year. Your COE Family thanks you for all that you do every single day Tim! Please continue reading below to see what this honor means to Tim. 

What does winning the warrior helmet mean to you?

It means that hard work does not go unnoticed. Just like when a Penguin blocks a shot or digs the puck out of the corner, the coach notices all those things. Small things add up to big results on any team, that’s true at COE too!

What did you or what do you look for when it comes to choosing the next recipient?

Someone who is willing to improve themselves and the company. You have to be willing to take on responsibility that may not even be in your job title. Work hard and when things don’t go your way, work even harder.

How has COE helped you to get where you are?

COE has supported me and my goals from day one. I love working for a company that understands happy employees are going to deliver better results.

What goals do you want to achieve and how can COE help get you there?

Personal and operational growth.
COE has already helped me achieve so much! I would say continue to support me so that I can fine tune every piece of all benefits that we offer. Make every aspect as good as it can be.

What is your favorite part of our employee engagement programs at COE and why?

COE does so much for our employees that it’s hard to pick just one. I feel that it’s just a great way to keep our employees working together as a team, and always staying interested in doing your best work.

What are you most excited for when it comes to our Penguin partnership?

The Penguins Partnership has been great! Going to games, the warrior helmet, and the book clubs with them have all been very rewarding!

What COE value do you think you’re the strongest in and why?

I’ll go with teamwork. We are a small team in HR, but I feel like we would do anything to get the job done. The confines of a job title are made to be broken!

Share some fun facts about yourself!

My wife and I enjoy traveling, of course not so much the last year. We bought a house in the past year, and we have been working on making it our home! We are animal lovers, and have two little dogs. I enjoy most sports. I don’t play anymore, but I still watch football, hockey, and baseball.

This mesh back core chair from the Sit Up Collection will keep you active throughout the day, both in body and mind. With its unique pivoting base, allowing for 360 degree motion, and its tilt capabilities, you will be in continuous movement throughout your day. Coming with a lime green seat and a black mesh back, this chair also looks vibrant and stylish. Get those abs you have been dreaming about, when you choose this chair from the Sit Up Collection.

Courtney Gardner, our HR Business Partner, is our most recent COE Warrior. She was given the honor due to her large role in maintaining the company culture and because of her strong leadership, especially through the pandemic. We congratulate her on this great honor. Please continue below to read what winning this honor means to Courtney.
What does winning the warrior helmet mean to you?

It is truly an honor to be recognized! I strive daily to give 110% and to be chosen proves that my efforts are noticed and my work makes an impact.

What did you or what do you look for when it comes to choosing the next recipient?

Someone who demonstrates our core values, goes above and beyond and works extremely hard, but does not always get the recognition for all they do.

How has COE helped you to get where you are?

COE has helped make me a better leader by giving me all the necessary tools and resources, as well as, the empowerment to make decisions, and the encouragement that as a team there is nothing we can’t achieve.

What goals do you want to achieve and how can COE help get you there?

From a personal standpoint, COE has always been wonderful at promoting professional growth and a healthy work/life balance. From an operational standpoint, I would like to see the HR team continue to evolve over the next 5 years and ideally get to add a member or two to the team.

What is your favorite part of our employee engagement programs at COE and why?

Employee engagement has always been one of my favorite aspects of HR. I enjoy seeing people get recognized and I love that something as simple as a birthday card from the CEO or a ‘Welcome to the Team’ gift card can make someone’s day. Without employees’ companies cannot thrive to the best of their abilities and I think it is important to remind employees just how valued they are.

What are you most excited for when it comes to our Penguin partnership?

I think just being able to say that we are the first Employee Engagement Partner of the Pittsburgh Penguins is such an awesome accomplishment for COE. It truly is a testament of the great things that we are implementing for such a well-respected organization to want to partner with us. From a personal standpoint, I mean, who doesn’t love going to a game.

What COE value do you think you’re the strongest in and why?

This one is hard to chose but if I had to chose just one, especially with the state of the world at the moment, I would have to choose safety. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged me in more ways than I could have imagined but I knew I needed to be on the top of my game to ensure I was helping keep all our employees and their families safe. And if this whole HR thing doesn’t work out, I might have a calling in the medical field from all the in depth knowledge I now have that I definitely did not want (totally kidding).

Share some fun facts about yourself!

I have two beautiful daughters who are my whole world; Avery and Vivienne. I was a 1,000-point scorer in high school and was offered a basketball scholarship to play in college, but turned it down for a full academic scholarship instead. I am an only child. During the pandemic, I discovered a hidden talent and now spend a lot of free time making a variety of chocolate creations. 