The pandemic brought many changes to how business is conducted. Immediately, there was an increased focus on remote and even hybrid work environments, and employees got previously unprecedented options on how and where they could perform their duties. As is with every business globally, Coastal Business Systems had to adapt to this new normal as quickly as it possibly could. The good news is we weathered the uncertainty pretty well, and we are always looking to grow our smart office technology and managed print services software business in the North Valley.
Recently, Evan Said, Director of Sales & Marketing at CBS, was interviewed and had a lot of news and insights to offer about what’s currently going on in the company and its partners including Sharp. Evan also talked in detail about what’s on the horizon for Coastal Business Systems and the future of managed print services software providers. Read on to discover more.
What’s going on internally in Coastal Business Systems
Since the pandemic struck, there has been plenty of change in the CBS team particularly with the Sales team. We’ve made more talent acquisitions. From five Sales Reps last year to eight in 2022. This isn’t all about the enlargement of the team, it’s all about the overall quality of the new hires.
This current Sales team is driven and very hungry. They are making a real difference in both their careers and the communities they hail from. Community service is a distinctive hallmark of Coastal Business Systems since its humble beginnings. Our team includes celebrated present and past presidents of the Rotary Club, a past Soroptomist president, and board members of a variety of nonprofits.
CBS’ commitment to its social corporate responsibility is uncontested.We are deeply resolved to give back to the various community groups that serve our communities in Humboldt, Redding and Chico areas. All our new staff have embraced that unconditionally, and consider themselves servants to the local community. In turn, they’re making many professional connections,which is good for the community and for business. It’s not all about closing another sale, but building long-term relationships within the local communities.
News & Events
Coastal Business Systems has numerous plans for fundraising events during the summer season.
CBS will support a Rotary Club event in Chico along with arranging a number of chamber mixers with CBS’s Jarreau Gilbert being involved.
Our very own Evan Said will be shortly participating in a Rotary Club golf tournament that helps raise funds for community programs like Backpacks for Kids and college scholarships.
CBS will also be holding a Summer Luau Tech Show in Eureka on the 20th of July at the Wharfinger Building. Anyone interested is welcome to attend, especially current CBS clients and those in the community who’d be interested in the game-changing smart office tech including many copy machines that will be showcased. Coastal Business Systems is currently working on invites, promos, and ads and also leveraging the power of social media marketing to get people to stop by the event.
We’ll be holding a few more tech shows that will exhibit what we call a tech show Double Header. One will be held in Chico on the 3rd of October, while another will be in Redding on the 4th of October, the next day.
CBS will as well be holding a sales rep contest on the 16th of July, which will happen to fall on a Saturday. All participants are rooting for the top prize of an AirBnB card. Also in the offing will be two Giants tickets for their game with the Brewers. Around 10 sales reps are slated to attend that game. Jeff White and Evan Said will also be attending stakeholder meetings with the Copiers Dealers Association, where they’ll talk shop, and share best practices. These meetings will be held in the months of July and October. Jeff is also slated to attend another related meeting in September.