All Full-Time Team Members at Maple Ridge Farms Earn PPAI’s TAS Certificate
Thomas Riordan, CAS, president of Maple Ridge Farms, Mosinee, Wis., announced that through a recent company initiative, all full-time team members at Maple Ridge Farms have earned, at a minimum, their Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificates.
The importance of PPAI’s educational programs was reinforced by Jodie Schillinger, CAS, executive vice president at Maple Ridge, who piloted the initiative.
“Our goal in encouraging and supporting our entire full-time team to complete the TAS coursework was to share in the power of knowledge within PPAI," Schillinger said. "Our team now understands how the industry is inter-connected and dependent upon each other for collective success! Elevating our team and inspiring them to continue to utilize industry resources to better serve one another, and our customer-partners, is a core value with Maple Ridge Farms. With our team of leaders laying the foundation of knowledge, we are even better equipped to deliver customer-centric relationships, solutions, value, service and product. I am tremendously proud of our team!”
“It’s easy to lose sight of the forest for the trees, working for a supplier in such a niche industry category," said Shana Gardner, operational support administrator for Maple Ridge Farms. "Completing my TAS course, I learned how people in the industry need to work together, no matter the role played, to create a thriving distribution chain. I am excited by the thought of pursuing my CAS certification, delving ever further into everything the industry and I can be.”
PPAI’s Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) Certificate is an online educational professional development course that provides promotional products company employees a source for answers and knowledge about the industry.
For more information on Maple Ridge Farms, visit www.mapleridge.com.