The SCOOTER Store Marks 15th Anniversary

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — The SCOOTER Store, a nationwide provider of power mobility equipment, marked its 15th anniversary with special recognition of employees judged to have best exemplified the company's core ideologies during the past year.

The Core Ideology recognition program was established in 1998 by company founder Doug Harrison to help emphasize the principles he stresses to the firm's 1,100-person national workforce.

"When my wife Susanna and I started The SCOOTER Store, we made a commitment to build a company where employees would be guided by core ideologies that brought out the best in all of us," Harrison said. "And we can think of no better way to mark our 15th year milestone than to salute members of our team whose leadership this year has made it possible for us to continue our viability and growth while staying true to our mission."

According to Harrison, The SCOOTER Store is 40 percent employee owned.

The 2005 Core Ideology Awards winners are:

  • Focus on the Customer: Dominic Blando, retail account manager, Orlando, Fla.
  • Have Fun: Bill Colson, accounts receivable specialist in billing and collections, New Braunfels, Texas
  • Achieve Financial Success: Chris Caldwell, marketing analyst, New Braunfels, Texas
  • Be Phenomenal: Anthony Pepe, distribution center manager, Levittown, N.Y.
  • Grow Aggressively: Jennifer Norene, director of e-marketing, New Braunfels, Texas
  • Always Do the Right Thing: Brian Ozer, distribution center manager, Orlando, Fla.

In addition to those winners, Harrison and The SCOOTER Store President Mike Pfister announced two other award winning employee-owners for 2005: Greg Rutherford, director of distribution, President's Award, and Tammy McCulley, process development manager in business ventures, Compassion Award. Both work at the New Braunfels headquarters.

This article originally appeared in the April 2006 issue of HME Business.

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