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Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, 2008/07/11 - DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver, the leading members-only showroom and home design center that offers merchandise at manufacturer-direct prices, recently promoted James DeSantis to Member Services.
A resident of Port Coquitlam, DeSantis began with DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver in 2005 as a warehouse helper. His duties have expanded during his tenure to include leading new member orientation tours, order fulfillment and call center support.
“Jimmy came to us from the Polaris Employment Services for special needs individuals. It’s rather remarkable the amount of new tasks he’s taken on since he’s been here and he’s always willing to take on more,” said Peter Ruetz, co-owner of DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver. “Jimmy has a fabulous sense of humor and is very well liked by staff and members. He’s a tremendous asset to our organization and this promotion is the direct byproduct of how hard and how well he works.”
As a result of their work with DeSantis and another employee, Ashley Cohen from the same program, DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver recently received a Certificate of Appreciation from Polaris Employment Services for the Skills Link Project, a government funded commitment to “Grow The Talent.” The “Grow the Talent” initiative encourages British Columbia businesses to look to special needs and challenged individuals as an employment source, with a goal of 10 percent of their workforce being made up of these individuals.
“The ‘Grow the Talent’ initiative is a wonderful effort to tap a previously untapped resource for workers,” said Ruetz. “It’s difficult to think of our operation without Jimmy and Ashley and I know there are plenty of other businesses who could greatly benefit from graduates of programs like the one at Polaris.”
Since 1971, DirectBuy franchises have offered members the opportunity to enjoy enormous savings on home furnishings, home improvement items, entertainment and outdoor products and accessories by buying wholesale, directly from the manufacturer. With four convenient locations in the greater Vancouver area (Victoria, Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Kelowna), consumers can enjoy a comfortable, country-club setting, where they finally have the financial control of buying direct.
Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped hundreds of thousands of families enjoy a better quality of life, enabling them to buy directly from more than 500 manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. Buying direct makes members’ hard-earned money to go much further, while having the selection and choice not available at any retail store. DirectBuy has been serving the greater Vancouver area since 1997. Access to confidential prices, local suppliers, and unparalleled selection helps make members' dream projects a reality. It's a comfortable, country-club setting, where you finally have the financial control of buying direct. The four DirectBuy showrooms serving the greater Vancouver area are part of more than 160 franchise locations throughout North America.
Consumers interested in becoming members may obtain a Visitor’s Pass to attend an Open House by contacting DirectBuy at 604-552-5255, or visiting DirectBuyBC.ca
Locations of the four DirectBuy showrooms serving the greater Vancouver area are: DirectBuy of Vancouver, 2659 Lillooet St., Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 4P7; DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver, 91 Golden Drive Unit #1, Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 6R2; DirectBuy of Central Okanagan, #5 2260 Hunter Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 7J8; and DirectBuy of Greater Victoria, 350B Bay Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 1P7.
To learn more about the superior value and benefits of a DirectBuy membership, visit directbuycares.com.