CES Brandon, FL Celebrates 25 Years
[Brandon, Florida] – Celebrating 25 years in business is a major milestone and CES Brandon celebrated it the right way with over 100 customers and vendors, 30 raffle giveaways, good food, and so much more! Customers flowed in and out all day but seeing everyone networking together at the branch was the highlight of the event.
“It was definitely a milestone for us, and I am privileged to be a part of it,” said Branch Manager Samantha Warner.
Warner has been with CES for nine years and has enjoyed every second of it.
“Being able to see the branch grow and be a part of it is pure happiness. I would love to be here when our 50-year anniversary rolls around,” she joked.
When Warner started with the company in 2011, she started out as a driver and was quickly promoted to counter sales where she worked for two years. Since then, she held the operations manager position for three years before eventually becoming branch manager for CES Brandon in 2016.
“My biggest accomplishment is being where I am today. I have worked very hard and learned all about the electrical industry,” Warner said. “As a female in this field, it can be hard to gain respect, but for me, it wasn’t. I love where I am today and wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Although Warner loves a lot about her job as branch manager, her top-two favorites include working closely with her customers and being a leader to her team.
“Going out and visiting with my customers at their shops and helping them feel comfortable and trust us is the best part,” exclaimed Warner. “I also love waking up every single day and being able to come into work and be with the people I work with. I work with an awesome team and we are growing as much as possible.”
As for District Manager James Weil, his appreciation for Warner and the team at the branch do not go unnoticed.
“The key to any successful counter day is the team putting it together and the Brandon store has one of the best, starting with their branch manager, Samantha Warner,” said Weil. “Sam is a master at putting together events at her branch and she always manages to bring in a crowd of happy customers and vendors. She has taken her team to new heights for sales and service, and if you ask around town, you’ll only hear one thing: they are awesome!”
Aside from the food and networking among customers and staff, the branch also had a dunk tank on-site where attendees could purchase a ticket to dunk Weil. All proceeds went to support Breast Cancer Awareness and the branch raised roughly $100.
The branch hosted over 15 vendors that included Klein Tools, F4P, Legrand, and TAMLITE to provide product demonstrations and show off new features to their customers. They also helped provide products for the raffles!
With a very successful event, Warner could not help but mention the gratitude she has for her customers and team.
“Without our customers, we would not be where we are today. They are very appreciated at our branch by myself and my team. I also cannot express enough thanks to my team who works hard on a daily basis. Having a very reliable team is what helps the branch run smoothly and I could not ask for better people to work with.”