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Les Olson Company Appoints Chief Marketing Officer

Posted by Erin Glade on Feb 10, 2016 9:49:37 AM

Les Olson Company is pleased to announce that Chris Weenig, third-generation family member and current Les Olson Company Vice President of Leasing, has been assigned additional responsibilities as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer. Les Olson Company is confident that Weenig’s excellent leadership skills as well as his vast technical understanding and vision will help enhance the company’s current marketing strategies.

Throughout his career, which began in 1995, Weenig has excelled in various departments. These departments include working in the company’s warehouse until moving to operations management where he assisted in the implementation of new technologies, new software and operational procedures which helped take the company to higher levels of productivity. He serves on the Les Olson Company Board of Directors and is currently Chairman of the company’s Profit Sharing and Investment Committee.

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Les Olson Company Elects Keith Adams to Board of Directors

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 28, 2016 4:48:20 PM

Les Olson Company is pleased to announce that Vice President of IT, Keith Adams, has been elected by the company shareholders to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. Throughout his 23 years with Les Olson Company, Adams has gained vast knowledge and experience in many areas including Information Technology and leadership.

Starting his career in the company’s warehouse, and performing many duties leading up to his current role, Adams has been instrumental in facilitating all of Les Olson Company’s major technology initiatives, and has expertly managed the company’s entire IT infrastructure with the help of his team. He also plays a major role in one of Les Olson Company’s fastest-growing divisions, Managed IT Services.

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Using Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10? You Could Be at Risk

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 26, 2016 9:27:21 AM

Microsoft announced that as of January 12, 2015, they will no longer provide security patches, automatic fixes, updates, or online technical assistance for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9 and 10.

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Topics: Network Security, Tips, computers, Microsoft, Security

Les Olson Company Awarded DocuWare Diamond Club Partner Status, 2016

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 25, 2016 11:34:36 AM

We are pleased to announce that Les Olson Company has been recognized by DocuWare as a Diamond Club Partner for 2016. Les Olson Company is one of only 20 North American vendors to be recognized with this prestigious honor.

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Topics: Company News, DocuWare, Document Management

8 Tips for a Stronger Password

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 25, 2016 11:34:02 AM

Although there are many exciting biometric password technologies emerging, the good old-fashioned password is still as important as ever; possibly even more than ever before. Many people still have the feeling that it's unlikely their passwords will be compromised, but in reality, all of us are at risk. Your password is your first line of defense against hackers. That's why having a strong password is so important.

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Topics: Network Security, Tips, Data Security, Managed IT

Laptop Vs. Desktop Workstations for Business

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 14, 2016 11:43:04 AM

In business, balancing costs with benefits is a big part of the decision-making process. This is especially true when choosing the right technology for your business and employees. When it comes to selecting the right computers, it has become increasingly tricky to ultimately decide between the reliability and performance of a desktop and the versatility and portability of a laptop. Which is right for your business? Let's explore a few key factors that will help you in your decision.

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Topics: Tips, computers

Les Olson Company Elects New Chairman of the Board

Posted by Scot Olson on Jan 8, 2016 4:55:10 PM

Les Olson Company is pleased to announce Chief Financial Officer Lisa Thaller has been appointed as their new Chairman of the Board. Through Thaller’s nearly 34 years at Les Olson Company she has shown a commitment and passion for hard work and service.

 Starting work as a file clerk, Thaller has risen steadily to become a great leader and a standard of women in leadership that will direct Les Olson Company to continue their tradition of honesty and integrity indefinitely. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2004, serving as Secretary Treasurer since 2011. Thaller takes over the position of Chairman of the Board during Les Olson Company’s historic sixtieth year in business, celebrating decades of excellence in office technology.

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Les Olson Company Selects New Secretary Treasurer

Posted by Scot Olson on Jan 8, 2016 4:29:14 PM
Debbie Olson; a 2 nd generation owner, shareholder and member of Les Olson Company’s Board of Directors was named the new Secretary Treasurer. Debbie fosters a lifetime of dedication to continue the family traditions of loyalty and customer service. Debbie brings insight and expertise that will benefit the company, employees and clients through this new position. Since her full time employment in 1972 Debbie has performed many duties leading up to her current role managing Revco Leasing – Les Olson Company’s in-house leasing partner named after Debbie’s mother Reva Olson.
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Jim Olson Retires as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Les Olson Company

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 5, 2016 12:02:36 PM

Les Olson Company announces the retirement of Jim Olson.  We express our deep appreciation to Jim for his extraordinary leadership as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Les Olson Company.  During his more than 47 years with the company his influence and leadership has helped steer Les Olson Company through a changing business environment as technology continues to shape how people communicate and transact business.  Jim has a great ability to influence change at the appropriate time, while also remaining true to the same level of honesty and integrity the business was founded on 60 years ago.  His commitment and dedication to making people feel important is one of Jim’s many trademarks. 

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5 Tips for a More Environmentally Responsible Business

Posted by Marie Bradshaw on Jan 5, 2016 8:51:18 AM

We're all concerned about our impact on the environment. We want to conserve energy and resources. We want to become environmentally responsible and avoid being wasteful because we feel a sense of social responsibility. In business, it just so happens that reducing the impact of our day-to-day operations can also save us time and money. That makes everyone a winner. Here are some tips for working more sustainably.

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Topics: Cost Savings, Print Control, Recycling, Document Management, Environmental Responsibility

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