At Pacific Office Automation, Legendary Takes on New Meaning

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Employees at the West’s largest independent office equipment dealer come together to give back to Portland-area kids as part of its “Be Legendary” campaign.

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Through this activity, the managers learned what it really means to live out the company’s theme for the year, to “Be Legendary,” and to stand out as role models for the next generation of leaders.

Pacific Office Automation is excited to announce that its theme for 2017 is to “Be Legendary.” In its first event, over 100 managers from 8 states came together at the end of 2016 to build 21 new bikes for children in the Portland, OR area. The company’s goal is for all employees to stand out as leaders and positive influencers, both at work and in local communities. This initiative also includes hosting a summer golf tournament in Phoenix to show appreciation for 150 loyal customers and sponsoring a holiday toy drive in Portland to benefit thousands of deserving children and the organizations that support them.

Known for offering printers, copiers, and managed print services to a variety of businesses, Pacific Office Automation sponsors several charities across the West. Company leaders make it a part of their overall mission to pay it forward through community efforts throughout the year, such as this recent bike giveaway.

“It really has never been about the numbers for me,” said Doug Pitassi, Pacific Office Automation president. “The money shows up when you’re in the business world if you have every other element right."

At the end of the final meeting of 2016, after managers worked together to build bikes as a team building exercise, the kids who would be receiving the bikes surprised the managers and were surprised themselves, seeing that each of them would be going home with one of the 21 newly built bikes. The Pacific Office managers met each of the kids and found renewed motivation to give back after seeing their reactions to the new bikes. Through this activity, the managers learned what it really means to live out the company’s theme for the year, to “Be Legendary,” and to stand out as role models for the next generation of leaders.

“We always think of famous people as legendary,” said Pitassi. “My challenge for all POA employees is to recognize who sees them as legendary and to think about what their own legends will be.”

To learn more about community events at Pacific Office Automation, visit the company’s website today.

About Pacific Office Automation
Pacific Office Automation (https://www.pacificoffice.com) is a leader in managed printing solutions and document management software. Since 1976, POA has grown to become the industry’s largest independent dealership with 18 locations throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho and Colorado. The company is also one of the largest independent distributors, carrying brands such as Sharp, Konica Minolta, Toshiba, Ricoh, Lexmark, Xerox, Muratec, Canon and HP copiers, printers, faxes and multifunctional devices. POA believes in providing custom print solutions that are fast, efficient and secure so customers can confidently say, “Problem Solved.”

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