November is traditionally a month associated with expressing gratitude, but this November finds me even more grateful for many things. Rogards was recently named 2015 Small Business of the Year by the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce. There are so many wonderful small businesses doing amazing work in our community that it is truly humbling to be recognized as a leader amongst that group. Rogards was also recognized in October by our buying cooperative as a “Regional Team Player of the Year” for our National Accounts program. Again, to be recognized as a leader amongst our peers, many of whom I know personally and know to be doing incredible work, is truly humbling.
These awards and the recognition that comes with them are a great blessing on our company, and I want to take a moment to thank some of the people who have made this possible. First, there is our outstanding team here at Rogards. We have a group of people dedicated to putting the customer first, and who are adept at using our flexibility as a small business to meet and exceed customer expectations.
Second, there is you, our customer. These awards are a reflection of you, and the way that you support not just our local business, but many other local businesses. They speak to your willingness to listen to our message, and not believe the hype that comes from the multi-million dollar advertising budgets of the Big Boxes and the e-tailers. Thank you for inviting us into your workplaces and trusting us to supply everything your business needs to run efficiently.
Rogards has been in business for over 100 years. A lot has changed in that time. But what has not changed is our commitment to helping you do more, smarter, with less resources.
Thank you for allowing us to be your workday connection.
Tonya Horn, President