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An IPA Monthly Newsletter

December | 2020

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Congratulations

YOU'RE A WINNER!

THIS MONTH

0

5

TOTAL NOMINATIONS

YEAR TO DATE

1

1

4

STEVE BLOMBERG

Director or Product Development

Thank you Steve Blomberg for exhibiting our core values: Integrity, Customer Centricity, Unity, Winning Spirit and Safety! You will win one extra vacation day as well as a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Sugar Beach! Keep up the great work!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

[this person] took a very thoughtful approach on how best to meet the needs of Walter Reed.

...stepped up to the plate.

[this person] has been the "go to" person in keeping IPA and the customer in the loop.

PATRICK

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PATRICK RANKIN

Sales Executive, Patrick "Pat" Rankin joined IPA in 2017 as the Account Executive for Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Kansas. As a Sales Executive, Pat develops and maintains relationships with prospects and customers identifying ways to improve their scrub and linen distribution processes including but not limited to: replacing outdated products and helping identify additional products and/or services that will further benefit customers. 

Recently, Pat moved back to his home state of North Carolina to continue his role in the Mid-Atlantic.

News Nuggets

Check out the latest news and headlines about our company

Human Resources

Employee Stock Purchase Plan Open Enrollment

Roper’s Q1 2021 open enrollment begins Monday, November 30, 2020 and ends Thursday, December 24, 2020. To enroll and access your account information click here.

Computershare, Roper’s ESPP Administrator, mailed announcement letters to the home address of current participants (and all eligible employees).  Each letter includes a unique PIN number which participants will use for authentication before creating a password. 

Questions? Contact IPA's Human Resources department. 

Human Resources

Tis the season... 12 Days of Learning

‘Tis the season for learning! To help you find some time to invest in your development amid the year-end craze, we invite you to participate in LinkedIn Learning’s 12 Days of Learning Challenge, kicking off December 3rd. We think you’ll really enjoy this month’s content, as it all comes from LinkedIn Learning’s most popular courses of 2020.  

Challenge yourself to complete each day’s short learning. Each can be completed in ~5 minutes. Initial each day when you’ve completed to keep yourself on track. Be well, and happy learning! 
 

Human Resources

HUMAN RESOURCES

PEOPLE POLL

Tell us what you think!

As Human Resources plans for the new year, we want to hear from YOU!  While IPA’s operating plan outlines Human Resources’ priorities, we want to know what is on your “HR Wish List” in the areas of employee programs and client service to you, our internal customer.  

Please complete this 5-question survey by close of business Friday, December 11, 2020.  We look forward to receiving feedback that will continue to make the Human Resources function valuable to you.  

Announcements

The annual Council of Excellence trip awards IPA's top sales performers an all expense paid vacation to recharge and renew while earning the recognition they deserve.

Last year we opened the annual trip to include every employee within the organization through the ICU Winning Safely (ICUWS) recognition program. 

This year's trip is to the beautiful island of St. Lucia.  Originally scheduled for Feb 7th - 11th, trip 2021 has been moved to May 2nd - May 6th. 

Click here to nominate someone for ICUWS for a chance to win trip 2021!

2021 Trip Update

January 2021, the IPA Newsletter goes to PDF!

Look out for the email attachment.

COMPANY HOLIDAY REMINDERS

Thursday 12/24  |  Friday 12/25

Thursday 12/31  |  Friday 1/1

SEASON'S GREETINGS

 

Wishing you a warm and wonderful holiday

season and a Happy New Year! 

IPA Cares

IPA will be collecting donations of household items to benefit Rainbow Village! Drop off your in-kind donations to IPA's corporate office by Thursday 12/17 or at Rainbow Village by Friday 12/18 or donate to directly by clicking the link below. 

 

'Tis  the season of giving! #IPAcares

For more information visit www.rainbowvillage.org
Breaking the cycle of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence
If you make a donation, please forward your donation receipt to communications@thinkipa.com

Fun with Finance

Janflone's

TEAM

Financial Report

commercial operations

  • Adjusted to COVID demand with a short term lease option that provided customer flexibility while minimizing IPA risk.
     

  • Processed multiple types of promotional pricing for alEx 2.0 quotes after product launch.
     

  • Successfully partnered with legal and finance partners on a myriad of terms and conditions on subscription agreements and master purchase agreements.
     

  • Worked with SDVSB partner L1 Enterprises to add IPA equipment to government contracts with updated pricing.

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accounting

Beth Farrens led the Accounts Receivable efforts to reduce the outstanding balance to half of 2019 levels.
 

Pom Nak quickly transitioned to the Staff Accountant role while also training Miisha Vinson on Accounts Payable.
 

Miisha Vinson is quickly learning the Accounts Payable duties despite the need to complete much of her onboarding and training virtually.

Electronic Circuit

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Quickly rolled out Microsoft Teams as many Duluth-based office employees began working from home in March.

Implemented CrowdStrike solution to reduce cyber security risk while most IPA computers were remote.

NUMBERS

2020 BY THE 

3,374

QUOTES PROCESSED

53

RENEWALS

293

GO-LIVES 

PROCESSED

177

coverCare

deals

351

REVIEWED

CASES

T

&

M

351

PRODUCT 

BOOKINGS

HAPPY

WORKIVERSARY

Raymond Kinchen

13 yrs

Dana Battles

6 yrs

You make the workplace FUN! 

A new year is almost here!

FAVORITE MOMENTS OF 2020

#LifeatIPA

TOP DEALS

andy wrenn

$364,500

Erlanger Baroness Campus

Jessica Gentile

$265,630

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Brett Cash

$238,978

Union Hospital - IN

From your friends at IPA, we would all just like to say

Happy Birthday!

Liz Wercinski

(12/1)

Andy Miller

(12/3)

Kee Moua

(12/3)

Brian Ohrt

(12/6)

George Ogaja

(12/10)

Mai Kia Moua

(12/14)

Jen Zuba 

(12/15)

Reagan Cook 

(12/19)

Nick Shishkov

(112/21)

Chris Yang

(12/28)

Alex Cunningham

(12/30)

Have a wonderful Happy Birthday

and many more to come!

AT IPA, OUR SUCCESS IS DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO OUR EMPLOYEES.

IPA WELCOMES...

Peter Thao

Assembler
Reporting to: Sheng Moua

Scott Dingfelder

Product Manager
Reporting to: Steve Blomberg

Jeff Prieto

Operations Manager
Reporting to: Andy Miller