Renodis Milestone: 15 Years of Freeing Clients from Telecom and Mobility Challenges
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Renodis is excited to announce its 15-year anniversary!

Since Renodis’ small beginnings in 2002, the company has grown into an industry recognized leader in telecom management with 55 employees across 5 states and 100+ enterprise clients.

“This milestone is a big one – as I reflect on the founding of our company and the birth of my eldest daughter, Chloé, on that same day,” comments Craig Beason, CEO and Owner of Renodis. “It gives me great pride as I see both our company and my daughter reaching new heights in achievements and having the courage to innovate among peers. We founded Renodis to help businesses solve their telecom problems. The more we solved, the more we realized our lifecycle approach to telecom management uniquely positioned us to impact our clients’ bottom line while giving them back more time to focus on their businesses. We are very excited about our future as the company continues to grow. I look forward to joining Renodis employees, clients and business partners in celebrating the company’s 15th anniversary.”

Renodis employees celebrated with a fun family picnic at the St. Paul Saints Stadium along with kicking off a new employee initiative and focus on charitable giving and employee recognition which will continue for years ahead.


About Renodis
Renodis is a Telecom and Mobility Management Company focused on freeing clients from telecom frustrations — saving time, money, and enabling clients to focus on their business. This is accomplished through innovative processes, purpose-built systems, talented people and deep industry relationships. Our clients obtain peace of mind knowing their Telecom and Mobility environments are professionally managed yielding lower costs, better technology choices and greater service to their end users. Renodis has established an excellent reputation for delivering great value to firms such as Red Wing Shoe Company, Menards, Presbyterian Homes, Macaroni Grill Restaurants, and hundreds of other firms. A Saint Paul, Minnesota based company since 2002, Renodis has helped hundreds of organizations with Telecom and Mobility needs.

Recently, a group of Renodis employees and their children visited the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) facility in Eagan, MN. There, each person is given a position along the assembly line work station in packaging individual MannaPacks. Each MannaPack contains vitamins, dehydrated vegetables, soy and rice to make sure the recipient of the MannaPack is […]

We loving volunteering!

On March 30th, 2017 –  thirteen Renodis employees volunteered at the Second Harvest Heartland Headquarters in St. Paul, packing a month’s worth of meals into a single box to be distributed. Second Harvest Heartland is an incredible organization where 94% of everything donated goes directly to fighting hunger and service over 532,000 people each year.

Renodis Volunteers at Second Harvest Heartland

Picture above is the team that volunteered at Second Harvest Heartland on March 30th, 2017.

During the two-hour session, our team, along with a few other volunteers from other organizations, packed 12 pallets (600 boxes, 18,000 pounds, 9 tons) equaling 15,000 meals. The meals that were packed were for local senior citizens. Did you know senior citizens are the fastest growing population who are visiting food shelves, but hesitate to ask for help and are part of the “hidden hungry” in our neighborhoods? Volunteering at Second Harvest Heartland is a wonderful way to give back to our community and we plan on going back again soon.

volunteering at SHH

volunteering at SHH

Our staff members having way TOO much fun – get back to packing!

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renodis volunteering

Interested in volunteering at Second Harvest? Follow the below link:
http://www.2harvest.org/get-involved/volunteer/#.WOPEkzvyuUk

 

 

Project Manager, Sara Schmitz, was honored last Wednesday with a company luncheon for her win as “2016 Renodis Employee of the Year”. She was voted EOY by her peers and here are just a few nominations showcasing why she is out of this world:

Sara has been a rock whenever she needs to jump in and help out. She is a credit to our team.

Sara goes (and goes) above and beyond to follow up on customer orders, issues, contracts, discos, installs – she rocks!

Sara is accountable and you can always count on her to get things done. She goes out of her way to help the sales rep and the customer to deliver a quality outcome. Thank you for all that you do Sara!

Sara is a shining star and always willing to help out, resolve an issue and can be counted on in ANY situation.

Sara has so much patience. She not only has this beautiful attribute of patience, but has a way of explaining that is so ‘learn-able’ and ‘down to earth’. She truly demonstrates the term “team player”.

When she had a free moment from being a Rockstar, we asked her some questions on what makes her so unique.

Q: When did you join the Renodis Team? June 2015

Q: What did you do before Renodis? Worked in the telecom industry for over 20+ years in a variety of positions

Q: How would you describe your experience at Renodis so far? Wonderful. It feels like I’ve come home.

Q: How do you or your team continue to innovate and challenge the status quo? We consult with each other and use the lessons learned internally.

Q: Where can we find you when you are not at Renodis? With my family and friends or on a new adventure.

Q: In three adjectives, how would you describe your experience at Renodis so far? Thrilled, elated, gleeful.

Q: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot.

Q: What do you think is the most important quality you need to have for success? Good old fashioned Midwestern work ethic.

Q: What do you value most in a job? The people and satisfaction of doing a great job!

Q: What is your most treasured possession? My Costco Card

Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement? A great network of family and friends

Q: Have any “hidden talents”? Blowing bubble circles underwater while scuba diving.

Q: If Renodis were a TV show, which character – from any sitcom, drama or reality show (of any period) – would represent you? Mork from Ork, Mork and Mindy

Employee of the Year Sara Schmitz 2016

Not sure if she is Mork from Ork, but she does make us all laugh.

Congratulations Sara on your well-deserved employee of the year award and recognition! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

Employee of the Year Sara Schmitz 2016

This post is guest written by resident Genesys Works intern, Tiffany Thao…

Earning an internship is a big deal, AND it’s also important to prepare for adapting and learning in the workplace. This blog is about me, Tiffany Thao, currently an intern at Renodis through Genesys Works, a non-profit organization that gives students in High School, specifically seniors, a chance to become young professionals and receive college help. Here are my 5 best tips for Genesys Works interns in the upcoming years as they enter their internship either at Renodis or at another company.

From the beginning as I earned an internship through Genesys Works in order to work for Renodis I realized that receiving an internship was undoubtedly exciting yet peculiarly scary. This means that I would have to meet new people, experience a different environment, and take actions on what I’ve learned through my training at Genesys Works. Just the thought of it was terrifying since it was a different world that I wasn’t really familiar with, but that didn’t stop me from entering my first day at my internship.

Tip #1: Ask Questions
How I adapted and learned the first month of my internship of working for Renodis was by asking questions based on what I didn’t know or found interesting. Asking questions truly helped me because I gained more knowledge, benefiting me and the workforce. I was able to connect with the employees as well to which I became more comfortable when communication was involved. Therefore, I asked as many questions as I could.

Tip #2: Take Notes
Note taking was one of the tips that I followed because it really worked! I was allowed to look back on the notes taken and given when I came across tasks that I’ve already done before. Looking back at the notes helped me quickly retrieve information relevant to new tasks. Also I won’t always ask questions about the same thing when I have the notes.

Tip #3: Be Punctual
Being punctual is beneficial because there won’t be any rushing when you get to work on time. Getting to work on time also allows you to easily pick up on tasks that haven’t been finished or continue on with tasks from the day before. This increases the time you’ll have at the end of the day to either learn about other things you’re interested in or proactively work on projects assigned. This is why being punctual is important.

Tip #4: Be Honest, Respectful and Positive
Addressing everyone within the workplace with honesty, respect, positivity and friendliness showcases the value of who you are as a person. It’s like the saying of “treat others the way you want to be treated.” From that foundation I can build great connections with everyone whether if it’s getting to know who they are personally or professionally. It also aligns with the culture within the company, therefore it won’t be difficult to catch on because everyone is respectful and friendly.

Tip #5: Look the Part
Looking the part means that you are taking information and following the rules of the company. This means dressing professionally and according to the dress code given. Besides that, you also get a chance to see yourself in a different perspective as you proceed on with your internship.

Overall these are the tips that I followed on my journey while I entered the first month of my Renodis internship. Now that you know how I adapted and learned, YOU’RE ready to adapt and learn for your internship. I hope everything is going to be an awesome journey for you.

Good luck!
– Tiffany


Renodis was thrilled to be partnering with the Genesys Works organization for the first time by providing an internship for the 2016-17 school year — filled by Tiffany Thao. Interested in learning more about this great organization? We encourage you to check out all the details here: www.genesysworks.org

Sr Mobility Business Analyst and all around well loved Renodis employee, Phil Kline, recently won the prestigious Renodis Employee of the Year award. We decided to sit down with our buddy Phil to understand “the man behind the dance”….

giphyPhil Kline – always the coolest kid on the dance floor…

Q: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a Professional Basketball player (I have been tall all my life and makes the game easier for me :), but never had Air Jordans), then astronaut (but too tall to fit in a rocket ship/space station), then lawyer (I can be argumentative at times, but I am a bad liar).

Q: What do you think is the most important quality you need to have for success? The most important quality to obtaining success is to show up and play the game.  Success to me, is obtaining the company’s goals while achieving my own personal goals simultaneously.  Performing the daily tasks of my role is the easy part of my job, while playing the game is the hard part.  Knowing and understanding people’s behavior, winning people to understand my way of thinking, being a leader, being a good listener and letting others do a great deal of the talking are a few functions of me playing the game.

Q: What do you value most in a job? What I value most in a job is having as close to a 1:1 ratio on challenge/reward.  What I mean by that is, being fairly compensated (ie. salary, PTO, benefits, rewards, activities)  for the challenges or roles assigned and completed.  I see an employer/employee relationship as a longstanding sales process.  Initially we come together and I answer the company’s request to accomplish a select set of services for compensation, then over time more services are asked for and compensation/pricing will change on the package you originally purchased with me.  I want to be in a WIN/WIN relationship with my employer (i.e. as close to a 1:1 ratio on challenge/reward).  I like to be challenged at my work, it drives me to become a better person and employee.

Q: What is your most treasured possession? My most treasured possession is my Bernese Mountain Dog named Mister.  He is an awesome dog!! #nuffsaid #wuffsaid

Q: What do you consider your greatest achievement? My greatest achievement is knowing through my life choices I have made my parents proud.

Q: Have any “hidden talents” ? I am unaware, as they are hidden.

Q: If Renodis were a TV show, which character – from any sitcom, drama or reality show (of any time period) – would represent you? Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld “Giddy up”. Kramer is straightforward and honest, goofy, quirky, and caring.

Congratulations Phil! Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Keep on dancin’!

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“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” – Special Olympics Athlete Oath

Congratulations to Renodis Team Shock and Thaw on their record-breaking fundraising efforts! Close to $10k raised to benefit Special Olympics SD. A big thank you to our client Premier Bankcard for bringing this great cause to our attention. The following documents the brave team and their dedication to raising awareness for The Special Olympics.

Next year – be brave with us 🙂

Learn more at www.plungesd.org

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. – Special Olympics Athlete Oath”

At Renodis, we love to get involved in community causes as well as support the charities that matter to our clients. When our friends at Premier Bankcard suggested we get involved in the Special Olympics SD Polar Plunge we were excited to join in! What could be more fun than jumping in ice cold water while raising money for a great cause?? (Don’t worry, we’ll capture all the fun ice cold water jumping  as well)

Please take a moment to click the following link to support our “Freezin for a Reason” – Thank you for your support!

http://www.firstgiving.com/team/312129

Through the power and joy of sports, Special Olympics transforms lives. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been offering people with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competitions in Olympic-style sports. More than 32 individual and team sports – from Alpine Skiing to Volleyball – provide quality training and well-matched sporting events.

For more information on The Special Olympics and how you can further help the mission of spreading compassion and acceptance, visit their website at www.SpecialOlympics.org.

2.3 million children die each year from hunger-related illness – nearly 9,000 children a day. So when we heard about a local Feed My Starving Children operation in Eagan, MN, Renodis employees jumped at the opportunity to help out.

In July, twelve Renodis volunteers worked with 82 other volunteers from around the Twin Cities to pack and box 32,616 meals.

Here Kathy and Aida are getting supplies ready to start packing meals.Aida and Kathy


Once things kicked off, Caysha starts working the bag machine.
Caysha


Marty and Ted add the vitamins and vegetables.
Marty and Ted


Then Jesse weights the final product.
Jesse

Praba, Paul and Brian load pallets for shipping.Paul Praba Brian


Sara leads the cheers!
Sara


Sue counting the bagged meals – 36 per box!
Sue

In the weeks leading up to volunteering with Feed My Starving Children, Renodis employees worked to raised funds for the cause which were also matched by the company.

Renodis volunteers had such a great time – we are definitely looking forward to our next volunteering time with Feed My Starving Children!

Interested in volunteering? Booking your time slot is super easy at http://fmsc.org/volunteer.

On June 26th, we hosted our annual golf outing for clients at Troy Burne golf course in Hudson, WI. The day started with a lunch in the clubhouse and welcome packages for each person consisting of some Renodis goodies.

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After lunch it was time to tee-off. Here Craig Beason, Renodis CEO, poses with a few clients at hole #1.

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The gorgeous weather came as ordered and each foursome set out for a pristine day at the course.

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There were some big prizes up for grabs this year. At every par 3 (5 of them!) there was a hole-in-one opportunity. Here on hole #13 a hole-in-one wins $25,000!

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With rolling hills, wild grasses and beautiful cart paths on 420 acres of St Croix Valley hills, Troy Burne is a favorite of ours as well as clients.

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We always have a great time at this event making sure attendees have a blast. Here Ryan Herrmann, VP of Strategic Development at Renodis, provides refreshments to players throughout the day.

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In addition to the hole-in-one opportunities, trophies and gift certificates were given to players for Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and Longest Putt.

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And the pièce de résistance — Renodis had Tesla stop by with a brand new Tesla Model S for attendees to check out the latest in electronic automobile engineering.

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A good day was definitely had by all — we’re already look forward to our next client event!