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Employee of the Month – May 2013

May’s office Employee of the Month is Customer Service’s very own Returns Coordinator, Denise Russell! Denise has been with the Online Stores family since October of 2008, coming here right after getting her Associate’s Degree in Accounting at Westmoreland County Community College.

As the Returns Coordinator, Denise is responsible for ensuring that customer returns and exchanges are processed quickly and efficiently, in addition to issuing Merchandise Return Labels (MRLs) by the end of each business day. She was nominated for her flexibility in her department, and her eye for detail. Her communication between other members in her department, and with customers is very commendable. Not to mention her attendance record and positive attitude toward the company are top notch!

Thank you, Denise, for your outstanding work!


Employee of the Month – May 2013

Jenni GongawareOnline Stores, Inc. is recognizing Jenni Gongaware from the warehouse for a third time! Jenni has been with the company for eight years this month and is continually putting in the effort to make this company run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

This most recent award status spawns from Jenni’s outstanding reorganization of our United States Flag Store. It was no easy feat. In addition to the reorganization efforts, her management of the eBay replenishment project was completed in an organized and timely manner so that these items could be listed much quicker for our customers to enjoy.

Jenni is quite known around OLS with her cheerful attitude and “get down to work” ethics. She surely commits to her tasks at hand, and motivates those around her to excel, as well.

Thank you, Jenni, and congratulations!

Employee of the Month – April 2013

RyanParkerApril2013Ryan Parker is representing the Warehouse Employee of the Month for April. Ryan is a hard-working, dedicated Shipping Clerk that continually produces day after day in the shipping department.

Ryan came to Online Stores, Inc. in August, 2010 and has been an asset to the company. Ryan used to work for a company called Special Effect USA that made hair dyes in various wild colors prior to coming to OLS. Since the company moved locations and Ryan was more interested in staying in the Greensburg area, he worked with a staffing company to bring him together with OLS. He’s been here ever since!

Outside of working for Online Stores, Ryan spends the vast majority of his free time cycling, fishing, target shooting or anything that involves being outdoors. In fact, weather permitting, he will ride his bike 10 miles to work!

Congratulations on being awarded Employee of the Month, Ryan. You deserve it!


Employee of the Month – April 2013

Christina_Heck_July_2010Taking the title of Office Employee of the Month is the Accounting Department’s own Christina Heck! Christina has been a loyal Online Stores, Inc. employee, having been working for the company for four years as a Staff Accountant.

Prior to coming to OLS, Christina worked as an assembly worker building wire harnesses and cable assemblies for robots. She had also worked as a cashier for a couple of different establishments. Amidst that, Christina worked hard to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and OLS became the perfect fit for her area of expertise.

Though she is always busy working hard at OLS, Christina also loves to stay busy in her free time. While the weather is warm, you can find her outside walking, swimming and gardening. That doesn’t mean she misses out on television! She’s a fan of watching Private Practice, Greys Anatomy and shows that are on the HGTV, DIY and Food Network stations. Not to mention watching her favorite Pittsburgh sports teams when they are on.

Christina has experienced several wonderful milestones while working at OLS in her accounting career, including buying a house and getting engaged! Congratulations, on all of the hard work you put forth here at OLS, and all of the successes you’ve experienced and that are to come!

Employee of the Month – March 2013

Brenda GregoryOur Warehouse Employee of the Month for March is awarded to Brenda Gregory. Brenda has been with Online Stores since April, 2012, as a Warehouse Associate.

Prior to coming to Online Stores, Brenda worked for U.S. Steel as a Pusher/Operator and Door Coordinator for a total of 15 years! She had chosen to take a buy-out on pension, but decided she’d like to continue working and came to OLS.

When not at work, Brenda spends much of her time in her West Newton area home working on puzzles and word games.

She was nominated for the March Employee of the Month for her dedication toward accuracy in the receiving department. She has been working hard to ensure that returns are up-to-date and that items are being returned to stock in a timely fashion, thus eliminating problems for many of the other departments.  Thank you, Brenda, and congratulations!