Weitzel Completes Sales Training
August 20, 2018 (Morganton, North Carolina) – Joanna Weitzel, Technical Sales Consultant at Bridgeway Solutions, recently completed her 90-day training period and is well on her way to becoming a top salesperson at Bridgeway. As the South Carolina representative, Joanna inherited a well-established territory where Bridgeway enjoys a state contract, a multi-year relationship with SC Law Enforcement Division, and recognition as the vendor of choice for numerous school districts, healthcare agencies and private concerns.
A leader in the field of conservation, Joanna held director positions at the Carolina Wildlife Center in Columbia for almost a decade before moving to similar director roles at Camp Discovery in Blythewood, SC. Prior to her non-profit career, she was a sales representative, first for Palmetto Promotions, followed by more than seven years at Proctor & Gamble.
“Joanna came to us with considerable experience in a variety of challenging fields. From her years as an executive director, she is an expert in outreach, marketing, and customer service. Her time at Proctor & Gamble gave her amazing sales acumen and determination – she never fails to follow up with customers.”
“Together with her leadership skills, warmth and dedication, she is an exceptional individual, professionally and personally. We are delighted to have her on our team,” said Pam Walker, Vice President of Marketing and Sales.
Joanna’s communication skills, determination and focus have quickly positioned her as a knowledgeable and respected resource across the state. Existing customers and prospects soon realized that Joanna is not only current with new and emerging products and services, she is intuitive and forward-thinking, aware that budgets are tight and often careers are on the line.
“I am thrilled to be part of the Bridgeway Solutions team and couldn’t imagine representing a better company. Their innovative ID solutions fit with my background and personal passions. I look forward to continuing to provide the highest level of service and forming lasting relationships with current and prospective customers,” Joanna said.
“It’s not enough to sell a product to someone and then walk away. Once I establish a relationship with a customer, I consider myself a part of their team. I’m there for them as long as they will allow me to be there. The discovery of a new opportunity, helping the customer recognize how they can achieve their security and safety goals, and delivering a quality product is my purpose. It gives me a wonderful feeling of fulfillment and accomplishment,” said continued.
Joanna grew up in Columbia, SC and she loves traveling all over the state, meeting new people, and visiting with familiar faces. Joanna holds a Master of Business Administration from University of South Carolina, a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Clemson University, and she studied Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina. She resides in Blythewood, SC with her husband, Steve, children, Erin and Davis, and numerous pets.
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There will be a mass casualty drill at UNCG on Thursday. About 250 emergency personnel including police officers, firefighters, paramedics and others will participate in a day-long mass casualty drill on the UNCG campus at the McIver Building site. The exercise will start at 9 a.m. and run until about 2 p.m., according to Zach Smith, UNCG’s emergency services director with simulated expected gunfire between 9 and 11 a.m.
Agencies participating in the mass casualty drill include UNCG resources as well as local, state and federal response partners. UNCG participants include the University’s Police Department, Office of Emergency Management, Emergency Planning and Response Team, Crisis Policy Group, and the Crisis Information Center. UNCG along with Guilford County will send out an alert to students and people who live nearby about the exercise.
Bridgeway Solutions’ of Morganton, NC is assisting UNCG’s exercise planning team and event facilitator Envirosafe of Burlington with the implementation and use of Salamander solutions including SalamanderLive and RapidTAG EVAC for patient identification, evacuation data and tracking.
Community partners participating in the exercise include: Greensboro Police Department, Greensboro Fire Department, Guilford County EMS, Guilford County Emergency Management, Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina A&T State University, State Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the American Red Cross.
Expect to see some armored personnel carriers, mobile command units and an ambulance bus that will shuttle “victims” to the Greensboro Coliseum, which will stand in for the “hospital” on Thursday.
“The goal of this exercise is to evaluate all of the plans, processes and procedures we have in place,” Smith said. “We’ll use this as an opportunity to make changes and document best practices.”
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Bridgeway Solutions, Inc welcomes Marcal Gibbs as Technical Sales Consultant for South Carolina, focusing on metropolitan areas. Marcal is excited to be working with hardware and software solutions by Salamander, ScholarChip, CardExchange, Zebra, Matica and Datacard and other identification industry leaders and looks forward to enjoying long term customer relationships.
Marcal is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and holds degrees in Integrated Information Technology and Retail Management. He is currently working towards his master's degree in Health Information Technology. In addition, Marcal is also an IBM Certified Specialist and is a graduate assistant of Information Technology at the University of South Carolina.
Marcal will partner with Dee Durig and Diane Gohringher, experienced Customer Relationship Managers. Together they will be providing Bridgeway's South Carolina customers with ID and access management solutions, supplies and accessories for emergency management, K-12, higher education, commercial, local government, and healthcare.
A South Carolina native, Marcal and his family reside in Columbia.
Contact Marcal at 803-542-0316 or MarcalG@BridgewayID.com
BISMARCK, N.D. - We live in a tap and go world now, and Legacy High School is adding a new technology that makes life quicker and easier for students and teachers.
Legacy is the first school in North Dakota to have a faster automated service that helps take attendance in the classroom. ScholarChip is the new smart ID card-based system that allows administrators to take attendance at a faster rate in large lecture courses. "It helps us quite a bit in large group because students are able to just scan in on their way in the door. That means that we have way more time for instruction in the classroom," said Dawn Krupinsky, English teacher.
Students at Legacy are excited to be the first school in the state to have this new system.
"It's been pretty cool, it's been a bumpy ride at the beginning, especially for us seniors who've been here for four years. But now that we're finally here, I just wish I could have been here for longer," said senior Naomi Gross. "It's pretty cool because you can just go in and scan in. You don't have to write your name anywhere, you just have to do a simple thing," said Freshman Roy Alicia.
Ryan Riehl, the assistant principal at Legacy says ScholarChip is the most cost-effective, easy thing to do to take attendance for large auditorium classes. "It's helping with not only the tracking of kids, but the efficiency of our teachers and our teachers now get to teach instead of take attendance," said Riehl.
Students say they are happy the school is giving them responsibility by allowing them to have this new technology.
So far, Legacy High School has 18 Scholar Chip card readers. If it keeps going well, they plan on adding the readers in every classroom.