With more than 100 community partners, the Chicago Literacy Alliance (CLA) is helping to meet literacy needs for people of all ages and backgrounds in Chicago’s West Loop. In May of 2015, the Literacenter launched and transformed the creative and collaborative meeting landscape. “The Literacenter is the physical manifestation of our support for literacy services throughout the city and a physical home for literacy in Chicago,” said Heather Bronson, CLA’s communications manager. “Until we opened, our members were scattered all over Chicago, with many working from home and in coffee shops. Now they’ve been brought together for the first time at the Literacenter — an energized, upbeat environment decorated with colorful and literature-themed decor.” As the first space dedicated to literacy in North America, the 41,000 square feet Literacenter had to do more than add color to the space. “All the designs are inspired by books, from childhood favorites through contemporary classics. Wherever possible, the visuals incorporate puns as well. As North America’s first shared nonprofit workspace dedicated to literacy organizations and their work, we wanted to bring mission into every aspect of the space, from conference room doors through staircases and everything in between,” said Stacy Ratner, executive director at the CLA. Click Read More below for more of the story.
Arandell Corporation., the trusted leader in premier catalog printing and omni-channel solutions, announced today the addition of two sales account executives, Lisa Keeney and Trish Volk, to join the company’s New Business Development Sales Team.
Keeney and Volk are the newest members to join Arandell’s sales team, following Jim Ford and Clark Vialle who were hired earlier this spring, to contribute to the company’s increased sales initiatives and continued growth plan. Both Keeney and Volk have a strong history of success in the print industry and proven track records of delivering effective results.
Keeney, hired to reinforce Arandell’s sales presence in the Western region, joins Arandell after six years of sales at R.R. Donnelley, where she cultivated new business growth efforts, managed the sales and account management team, and successfully sustained long-term relationships for a Fortune 500 company. She also has over 20 years experience on the client side in marketing brand operations.
Volk, hired to further expand Arandell’s sales efforts in the Midwestern region, joins Arandell after 33 years of sales at LSC Communications and its predecessor entities RR Donnelley and Perry Judd’s. She is a seasoned sales executive in the print industry and has extensive experience in effectively managing customer needs across multiple print facilities.
At Arandell, Keeney and Volk are responsible for new client acquisition and client consultation in areas of marketing strategy, quality and color improvements, paper, print production and postal optimization. They report to Stephen Sanfelippo, Arandell’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing who’s been leading the sales force since joining the company earlier this year.
“Keeney brings tremendous energy, drive and passion for quality and customer satisfaction,” stated Sanfelippo. “Her unique mix of work experience on both the client side business acumen and print sales will play a significant role in the company’s new business development efforts.”
“Volk contributes unmatched skills in providing innovative ideas and solutions to customers and will contribute tirelessly to their execution to the satisfaction of customer’s needs” said Sanfelippo. “Both Keeney and Volk are excellent additions to our sales team and we’re thrilled to have them on board.”