Western Paper Supports Scholarship Program to Benefit Commerce City Students

As an active participant and contributor to the local Denver community, Western Paper was pleased to donate $1,500 as a “Masters Level” sponsor of the 2017 Quality Community Foundation Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. The event is just one of the foundation’s outreaches to help support post-secondary education and youth recreational program scholarships offered by and through the city of Commerce City.

The Quality Community Foundation Board President is Jim Kummerow, a dedicated Western Paper team member who leads our order entry department. According to Jim, “While most student scholarship applicants are excellent students (with excellent transcripts) and the drive to advance themselves and give back to the community, many come from relative poverty and wouldn't be able to follow their dreams without the generosity of the tournament's sponsors and players. I'm so thankful that Western Paper as a company is a proud, active participant!”

In addition Jim’s leadership and the corporate sponsorship of the event, Western Paper was strongly represented by four playing employees (shown left to right): Kyle Smith (equipment service technician), Ian Gallagher (inside sales representative), Joe McKowen (warehouse and logistics manager), and Brian Faherty (corporate warehouse and logistics manager). The unsuspecting ringer, Kyle Smith, won a closest to the hole contest and just missed winning a Volkswagen a mere two feet on the hole-in-one contest!

Plans are already underway for a 2018 golf tournament, and Western Paper anticipates ongoing participation and support in this inspiring endeavor to create opportunities for advancement and success to our neighbors in Commerce City.

 

Western Paper Employees Raise More Than $3,800 for Jr. Achievement

More than 70 Western Paper team members enthusiastically and generously participated in this year’s Jr. Achievement Bowl-a-Thon.

The staff raised $3,842, and this marks the second year in a row that Western Paper was actively involved. “We have a lot of good bowlers here, and a lot of people with a passion for helping young people.” said Kristen Schwartz, who coordinated the team’s involvement this year. “The goals were to raise money and have fun, and we did both!”

The Bowl-a-Thon is Junior Achievement’s largest fundraiser of the year and Western Paper is already signed up to participate again next year with the hopes of raising even higher scores and dollar amounts!

Western Paper Annual Sales Conference a Huge Success!

Western Paper’s sales consultants gathered at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs for four key days of insight, inspiration and education. This important annual event not only allows our team to discover the latest industry innovations and top product solutions from our preferred supplier partners, but it also gives the company a chance to recognize some of the outstanding performances by those in our industry.

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The leadership team presented a comprehensive update on the company’s business plan and celebrated the team’s accomplishments in achieving yet another record-setting year in sales and growth. Network CEO Alan Tomblin also lauded the Western Paper team’s success and gave an insider’s view of where the industry is heading.

At the laughter-filled awards banquet, Western Paper CEO Nick Morris entertained everyone while giving well-deserved recognition to the following award recipients:

Supplier Sales Person of the Year—Dave Doane (with Access Partners)

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Supplier of the Year
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2016 Rising Star of the Year
Adam Yeager

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2016 Sales Consultant of the Year
Jeff Hartman

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2016 Pinnacle Club Members

WESTERN PAPER ACQUIRED CDC JANITORIAL SUPPLY

Welcome to the Western Paper Family!

On Friday, October 14, 2016, Denver's Western Paper Distributors completed the acquisition of CDC Janitorial Supply in Grand Junction, Colorado. The addition of CDC brought a significant increase in Western Paper's sales and purchasing volume and was aligned with its vision of being recognized as the leading supplier of cleaning supplies and equipment, foodservice packaging products and related services.

CDC Janitorial (formerly known as Central Distributing) was known as the leading supplier of cleaning supplies and equipment on the Western Slope. They were owned and operated by the Cadez family for nearly 70 years. CDC covers a wide geographic footprint out of their Grand Junction facility with customers and sales people throughout the Western Slope, including the towns of Vail, Eagle, Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Grand Junction, Rifle, Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Crested Butte, Alamosa, Durango, Cortez, and Telluride.