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Sales Team Profile: Jim Byrne

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

A Sales Account Executive with Chicago Communications, Jim Byrne says that while the company’s focus may be technology and equipment, his favorite aspect of working at ChiComm is the human component.

“The people here are friendly and welcoming,” he says. “And they care, not just about customers, but about each other. We’re a family.”

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Sales Team Profile: Mike Wierzba

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The small-company atmosphere with large-company capabilities are what Account Executive Mike Wierzba loves about Chicago Communications.

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Sales Team Profile: Bradley Dorman

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, May 21, 2019

One of Bradley Dorman’s favorite things about working at Chicago Communication is being able to sit down with customers and talk about real solutions.

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Veterans Day: How They Did Their Share

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

This veteran's day we'd like to take the time to pause and thank our Veterans! Let's salute and honor those for being American soldiers, Marines, and sailors, and Coast Guard members, and National Guard members — all those who have served and currently still serve our country—for we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in serving to keep our freedom intact.

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Employee Spotlight

Raised in Elmwood Park, Illinois, Barb graduated from Trinity High School and decided early on that she had a plan for her life, her family and she was going to make it work. Armed with an Associate Paralegal Degree from Harper College, Barb found a place at Motorola as an Administrative Service Assistant. Shortly after, she was asked to assist in starting up five Motorola Owned Company Service Centers in Chicagoland; Barb says, "That's where I was educated on radios".

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Employee Spotlight

Barb Wittenkeller has been an employee of Chicago Communications for just over twelve years. She is a member of our Finance and Accounting department, handling a number of critical responsibilities for the company. She performs bank and credit card reconciliations, works with our sales folks and service dispatch teams on sales orders and service billings, assists with handling in-bound telephone calls and walk-in customers, orders and maintains office supply inventory, and is also one of our two company notary publics.

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Meet Owen Lauerman, Account Executive

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Employee Spotlight

Owen Lauerman began working at Chicago Communications two years ago. He will be celebrating his 2-year anniversary with the company on September 4th. (Happy Anniversary, Owen!) But how did the stars align, landing him here at Chicago Communications? In Owen’s case, it’s clearly all about timing.

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Employee Spotlight

Ever since her first job, as assistant to the VP of a Publishing company, Nancy has enjoyed being the voice on the phone. Whether it’s being the first person to touch base with a customer or the one they can count on when an issue comes up, she never hesitates to help. Her goal is for everyone to know and remember her name. She enjoys visiting customers with the sales team and having them say, “I know you” or “I remember your name.” She feels it gives a customer or potential customer that personal experience. When Nancy calls to follow up on a marketing piece or a recent service call or to check and see if there is anything they need, she wants them to know she truly cares.

Tags: Chicago Communications, Employee Spotlight

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Meet Helen Strecker, Our Front Office Guru

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Employee Spotlight: Helen Strecker

In April, 2005, Helen took a leap of faith and applied for the receptionist's job at Chicago Communications. During the interview, she said, "It was interesting explaining why my last 'paid position' had been in 1972." That's what happens when you are a stay at home mom for 33 years.

Helen’s first job after graduating from secretarial college in New Jersey was with a major retail company.  She was a secretary (yes, that's what they were called then) to a vice president; and she did it all.  Correspondence, advertising, budgets, scheduling and yes, even his personal shopping.  When she got married, her husband's job took them out of their hometown and across the country to Illinois.  Then, along came three boys, a house and a station wagon - suburbia at its best.  And once again, she was doing it all - school committees, charity organizations, Scouts, sports and car-pooling.  They went through a station wagon and two mini-vans during that time.  When asked, "What do you do?" her polite answer was usually "how much time do you have?"  She was fortunate, she was able to stay at home to raise her children, run her home and contribute to her community.  In 2000, Helen became a widow, the "children" were grown men and there was no need for her to be at home anymore.  In 2004, she got married again, and decided to see what was out there. 

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Meet Dan Wolski, Technician at ChiComm

Posted by Kendra Newlon on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Always busy at his work station, Dan Wolski has fixed radios, accessories, televisions, and security equipment for Chicago Communications since 1994.

Originally from the Chicago land area, Dan grew up interested in electronics and their functions after a friend introduced him to radios. He ultimately decided to make it his career. He attended a technical school in Indiana, in the vicinity of Valparaiso College.

Dan’s career in radios began in a small CB store his friend owned, located in Kankakee, IL. There, he would repair all sorts of radios, ranging from small hand held two way radios to entire radio systems installed in vehicles. He decided to then move back up to the Chicago area, where he landed a position within ChiComm.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Chicago Communications, Motorola Solutions, Wireless Communication, Meet our Technicians, Employee Spotlight

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