I just wanted to say how great your customer service is. I have been ordering from you for quite a few years now and will continue to do so. Every time I call with a question or just need some help I always get great service. I have never felt as though I am bothering anyone, everyone is always so cheerful and happy to help. That is a rare quality these days. I would like to thank everyone that answers phones, fills orders, does billing, and delivers the products. You have quite an awesome staff and this why I continue to do business with you. I am the office manager for Kenworth Sales Pocatello and could go anywhere I want to buy my products, but because of your attitude I will continue to choose Porter’s and recommend you to other businesses as well. Thank you!
-Story Contributed by Diana Gull
I am part of the awesome customer service team here at Porter’s and I’ve had 15 years working in customer service. I also do the whole salebuying as well as custom stamps. Its great to be the person who helps a customer get exactly what they need and know you made a difference for them.
I love being outside and am some what of an adrenalin junky. I love to go dirt biking, hiking, shooting and scuba diving. I also enjoy cooking watching the races and spending quality time with my family.
Like every other day you are in a little bit of a rush to grab something to eat as you quickly get ready for another day of work. Dashing out the door you make for your car totally oblivious to the danger that’s lying in wait for you. And as you reach your door it strikes! Slipping, your foot and ankle make their way under the car causing a sever twist to occur. A couple winters ago this was my dad and he took weeks to recover. So many of us have had similar experiences or near misses. Aside from occasionally providing humor to those who get to witness someone take a spill, probably shouldn’t laugh but we’re all human, there is nothing good about ice build up. The last thing any company needs is liability for someone’s fall because they have been ignoring the sidewalks and parking areas they provide for customers.
This winter do the right thing and make sure you are making the outside of your business a safe place for people to visit. Be proactive and get someone out there breaking up the thick spots and use liberal amounts of ice melt. try to have hand rails clean and assessable as well. Your priority areas are any thing with stairs. These pose the greatest threat. Try and also find where snow is melted by the layout of your property such as the roof. the water leaks to specific areas and then freezes as soon as it’s away from the heat source. These will always be your problem areas to watch.
There are so many reasons to love winter and ways to enjoy it. We don’t have to loath the white winter we have, we just need to be conscious of it’s dangers. Take the time to make it a safe winter and have some fun with it.
Well hello! Now don’t these look good? And they would be a nice treat to share with the office. Then again they’d be nice for just you too.
We wanted to reward our customers with something that would make their day a little better. So we pick out two special items each month that are available to anyone who makes a purchase of $200 or $400. These items are usually candy or tea and coffee or even a special limited promotional item that we think will be useful to you like a water bottle. Click here to see Porter’s Perks
I have been working in the warehouse for the past 5 years. I do a variety of duties including receive and load trucks in the morning, do the returns, clean & organize the warehouse, fill in for route drivers, build furniture orders, and all around contribute to a well-run team at Porter’s. Prior to Porter’s I worked for six years as a fire fighter for the forest service. My favorite thing about working at Porter’s is getting to know my co-workers.
Family is really important to me and most of my hobbies revolve around them. Except maybe my love for sports, I can’t get enough ESPN. I also enjoy being outside and doing some camping.
A few years back my wife and I celebrated our Anniversary at Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant in Idaho Falls. Our server, Chandra had waited on us many times before. During dinner my wife and I exchanged cards and a little gift, which Chandra noticed and asked us what the occasion was. We then ordered dessert to share. Chandra brought out our caramel fried ice cream (go try it if you haven’t!) and set it in front of us quickly as she went about her duties. She had written on the plate in caramel, “Happy Anniversary.” Needless to say, there was a little extra in the tip for her. Now, every time she waits on us, I think about that night and how sweet and thoughtful her gesture was. I then usually order another caramel fried ice cream.
-Contributed by Scott Nix
Active Stock Check
Wouldn’t it be great if you could know what products you can get in a hurry? And wouldn’t it be that much better if you could know how much of that product you can get? Well at Porter’s Office Products online site you can have both of those features. Ideally we would all plan ahead for the supplies we need and order them long before we absolutely needed them but in the real world it doesn’t always work out quiet that way. Sometimes we all need a rush order.
That time of year is quickly drawing near. So whether you have kids returning to school or just the work place to worry about there are plenty of things you can start to do to avoid that cold or flu that is just waiting to ruin your day, possibly your week. So lets break down the top proactive decisions you can make to stay healthy this fall and winter.
- Wash Your Hands
I know what you’re thinking, everyone knows that but it’s so crucial to avoiding illness that it has to be said and it has to be said first. Use soap and do it often through out your day. Especially if you are touching high traffic items like shared keyboards, phones, door knobs, and just about a 50,000 other things. A quick easy supplement (not substitute!) is hand sanitizer like Purell.
- Get Enough Sleep
Another cliché that you’ll have to endure hearing if you want the best possible results when it comes to your health. Sleeping is so easy to only take the bare minimum of because it seems like a low priority so long as you get enough to function. There are serious drawbacks to this line of thought though. You’ll have far more energy from a proper nights rest and your immune system is going to be working much more effectively too.
- Keep Hydrated
This means water not sugar heavy drinks that are loaded with caffeine and almost become an afternoon comfort drink. Start your day with a glass of water and keep hydrating through out the day. It’s simple and effective.
- Don’t Touch Your Face
Easier said than done I know. It’s a very unconscious activity but it will guard you against putting viruses and bacteria right where they need to be to infect you. So start training yourself now to not rub your eyes, place your hands in your mouth or any other bad face touching habit. If it can’t get inside your body, it can’t get you sick.
Porter’s Holiday Candy
It may not be the warm time of the year or the best for sticking to diets but there are some perks to the winter time. Holidays that bring family together and remind us how much we have to be grateful for and appreciate. Part of all the festivities and the cheer we like to share comes in the form of the treats we give and receive. In the spirit of the season Porter’s likes to offer for a limited time some really exceptional holiday candy. So go pull out that box of decorations. Send out the family greeting cards. Carve up a turkey and enjoy some of the best candy you’ll see this holiday season! And please don’t forget to share. We’re sure there’s someone in your life that’s deserving. These sugary delights come from Florence’s and Farr’s candy creations.
My daughter, my mother and myself went to dinner at Sizzler. I had ordered a steak cooked medium which I intended to share with my mother who orders her steak well done. When it arrived it was cooked slightly more than medium; more to the well side like my mother likes it, still edible in my book just not “perfect pink medium”. My daughter mentioned it to our waiter but I assured him it was fine. He continued to check back on us and noticed I was not consuming my steak with gust and zeal. He notified the manager who came to our table and to whom I also said it was fine but he insisted on taking care of us on our next visit.
Here’s the rest of the story; I went up to the soup bar and my daughter went to the restroom leaving my mother alone. She snagged the waiter in our absence and asked to speak to the manager. The waiter didn’t know why she wanted to see the manager, he didn’t ask; he just went and got the manager. Upon my return the manager was there kneeling down listening to everything she had to say. He was kind, he was patient, and when I explained later away from the table what her condition was which led her to forget he had already been there and addressed our concerns he was no less kind and understanding. What a stellar pair of employees Sizzler has been blessed with.
-Contributed by Lori Bills