TWLG helps spread holiday joy for children in NYC area

December 29th, 2014

In what has now become a yearly tradition, The Weeks Lerman Group concluded 2014 toy drives on behalf of both, The Salvation Army and FDNY Company 291’s Toys for Tots.

Last year, with TWLG’s help, The Salvation Army was able to distribute over 700 toys.  This year their goal was to distribute 1,000 toys to children in our community. At TWLG the holiday “miracle” repeated over and over again through the joy of caring and sharing. TWLG employees came through once again by holding raffles to help raise money for toys, as well as taking the time to purchase the toys themselves.

Sid Lerman with The Salvation Army personnel after a successful toy drive

Of course, we could never turn away our favorite FDNY house, Engine Co. 291 and their annual Toys for Tots drive.  They have counted on TWLG for many years to help them bring toys to as many children as possible and this year was no different.  TWLG staff was eager to help once again by putting the needs of others ahead of theirs by providing new toys for the less fortunate youngsters.

Sid Lerman with FDNY Company 291

The Salvation Army, Engine Co. 291, and TWLG family always rally for good causes and we are once again extremely happy to help these organizations reach their goals of bringing a bit of holiday cheer to some very special local children.

The Weeks Lerman Group is Honored by AHRC

November 11th, 2014

Last month, AHRC New York City celebrated National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month with an event at the New York Stock Exchange. The event recognized the many partnerships AHRC has with businesses across the city that employ the wonderful and engaging people this organization serves.

 

The night had the theme of Jobopoly, in which attendees participated in raffles by engaging account executives, visiting business representatives, and other networking activities, all of which were designated by Monopoly-esque property cards.

Speaking to an audience made up of representatives from various New York-area businesses, Steve Towler, Associate Executive Director for AHRC, explained how Employment and Business Services has grown from a single job placement in the Bronx 28 years ago to in 2014 helping over 1500 people with disabilities secure employment.

Mr. Towler then recognized a number of partners of AHRC New York City who over the past year have provided excellent employment opportunities to many of the people they serve. Among the mentioned honorees was The Weeks Lerman Group who routinely engage AHRC members with disabilities for kit compilation and other assignments. Would that we could all be so happy in our work and lives – they are a true inspiration!

Several of the honorees expressed their appreciation for the partnership they have with AHRC NYC. Among them, our very own Carol Bleiweiss, who attended the meeting, was quoted, “In this crazy business world we live in, this is the one feel good part. I’m grateful that AHRC gives us the opportunity to get involved.”

The Weeks Lerman Group, LLC Receives 2014 Best of Queens Award

July 30th, 2014

QUEENS July 22, 2014 — The Weeks Lerman Group, LLC has been selected for the 2014 Best of Queens Award in the Office Supplies category by the Queens Award Program.

Each year, the Queens Award Program identifies companies that it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance positive image through service to their customers and community. These exceptional companies help make the Queens area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Queens Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Queens Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Queens Award Program

The Queens Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Queens area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Queens Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Queens Award Program

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URL: http://www.awardclaim.org

Had a tough day? Watch Operation Backpack Public Service Announcement featuring Kevin Bacon.

July 24th, 2014

Every year, thousands of children rely on Volunteers of America – Greater New York’s Operation Backpack in order to go to school prepared. Operation Backpack provides backpacks filled with grade-specific school supplies to children living in New York City’s homeless and domestic violence shelters. Last year, they responded to more than 16,100 backpack requests.

So far, Volunteers of America received 18,500 requests from shelters and they’re still coming in. The Weeks Lerman Group has been a platinum partner to VOA’s Operation Backpack since 2011, helping with fundraising and volunteering. As the word about this worthy cause has gotten out, more and more local businesses and individuals started to get involved… most recently, Kevin Bacon.

Anyone can have a tough day, even Kevin Bacon. Watch him talk about the first day of school for a homeless child, and how you can make that day better: Tough Day

Help Support Operation Backpack Campaign

June 26th, 2014

More than 22,000 children live in NYC’s homeless and domestic violence shelters. One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it has on a child’s education.

Each year since 2001, Volunteers of America-Greater New York has been distributing new backpacks filled with grade-specific school supplies to homeless children throughout New York City. A filled backpack relieves parents of a financial burden and provides a sense of normalcy to the otherwise chaotic lives of these children, helping them to look and feel more like their classmates.

Most importantly, a filled backpack allows these children to start the school year feeling prepared and confident, with the knowledge that their education is important and that someone believes in them.

The Weeks Lerman Group has been a platinum sponsor to VOA’s Operation Backpack since 2011. Our support doesn’t stop at fundraising. After all the donations are received and backpack contents are purchased, 60-70 members of the TWLG family donate their time to participate in sort week and assemble the backpacks for these children so VOA can distribute them to shelters and domestic violence safe houses all around New York before the start of the school year.

This year, Operation Backpack campaign has gotten off to a strong start, thanks to generous contributions from numerous community members, organizations, and individuals. Even stars like Kevin Bacon lent his celebrity status to help spread awareness about the campaign in a series of Public Service Announcements.

With the help of CrowdRise, an  online platform for raising money for various causes, Volunteers of America has raised over $46,000 to date for Operation Backpack. If you’d like to help and donate, Weeks Lerman has created our own fundraiser to benefit the cause. Share this link and spread the word, or you can create your own fundraiser and help raise awareness and funds for so many children that desperately need our help.

Winners Announced: 2013 Emerald Award for Sustainability

February 5th, 2014

This December, Emerald Brand honored four clients with the first annual Emerald Award for Sustainability. The award is presented to companies that have made remarkable achievements in sustainable practices. Individual awards were given to leaders in the following industries: Distribution Channel, Industrial Facilities, On-Site Food Service Operations, and the Hospitality Sector.

“We are proud to recognize forward-thinking professionals who have made a real difference this year,” says Ralph Bianculli, Jr., Vice President of Emerald Brand. “Their commitment to preserving the environment has been exceptional. We anticipate a growing awareness amongst progressive businesses, leading to increased action toward reducing their carbon footprint.”

This year’s winners included The Weeks Lerman Group (Distribution), Bridgeport-Port Jefferson Ferry (Facilities), Citi (Food Service), and WNW Hospitality Group (Hospitality).  Collectively, the winners of this year’s Emerald Awards saved 2,564 trees, 301,683 pounds of virgin fiber, 534,095 pounds of landfill waste, 806,210 gallons of water, and 87,411 pounds of plastic material.

Third Annual New York Productivity Show – The Sandy Factor

January 24th, 2013

The Weeks Lerman Group’s annual productivity show may have been postponed by the wrath of Hurricane Sandy but – in the true spirit of New Yorkers everywhere – TWLG is committed to responding with a bigger & better show and a larger audience!

Our 3rd Annual TWLG productivity show will take place on Thursday, March 14th.  Our venue will once again be held at the upscale Eventi Hotel located in N.Y.’s historic Chelsea. Much like TWLG, the Eventi caters to a well-informed and discerning clientele. The Eventi is an experience as much as a destination.

TWLG will be presenting new and innovative offerings and programs at this show as well as introducing our newest partner, the Xerox Corporation, who will be joining the long list of longstanding manufacturer and vendor partners like HP, 3M, Hammermill, United Stationers/Universal and many more!

This event that will guarantee to educate and inform all attendees.

Launch of new web site

January 23rd, 2013

TWLG is poised to launch its new web page in February, 2013. Designed to provide a more compelling end user experience, TWLG partners can expect access to our complete line of categories and offerings presented in an easier to navigate, more impactful and detailed layout.

We have also updated our content for TWLG and customer proprietary items and integrated new search functionality into the site as well.

We’re not done yet. In the near future we look forward to the integration of online end user surveys, feedback forums and links to social media that will provide us with more information to better serve our valued end users!

The Weeks Lerman Group named Xerox Authorized Channel Platinum Partner

January 22nd, 2013

We are proud to announce that The Weeks Lerman Group has earned the coveted authorized Channel Platinum Partner with Xerox.

With this certification comes the ability to present our customers with aggressive pricing on products and services to serve virtually all your print requirements.

Included in this vast product line is a wide variety of desktop printers to high volume color floor standing multifunction products.

And products are only the beginning –  customers who take advantage of programs like the Xerox trade-in, Education as well as the program for the Federal Government purchases will now have access to opportunities to meet and exceed sustainability goals and objectives while reaping the benefits and savings as well. This new partnership and solutions have the potential to reduce your document-related costs – print, copy, scan and fax – up to 30% or more!

We look forward to discussing how exclusive advantages from The Weeks Lerman Group and Xerox can help you meet your business goals in areas like cost reduction, growth, productivity and sustainability.


HP renews TWLG receives MPAS classification

January 21st, 2013


Only 70 dealers across the country have earned HP’s most coveted “Managed Print Advanced Specialist” (MPAS) classification and TWLG couldn’t be prouder that once again we met all the requirements in training and performance to achieve this title.

The HP MPAS partner title guarantees that we have and will continue to uphold the highest standards of customer satisfaction and continuous improvement, backed by HP’s full support and resources. This includes rigorous training in document technology standards and multivendor device environments, combined with in-depth business insights and practical experience. Our partnership will help you assess, manage and improve your imaging and printing environment to meet simple to complex business needs.

The Weeks Lerman Group has been partnered with HP for over 30 years and together we will continue to offer our customers cutting edge technologies and innovative solutions to meet their unique business needs.

  

 

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