Posts Tagged ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’

Joe’s Jottings – PCS in the News!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

TV12 - Joes JottingsI’d like to send out a big “Thank You” to all of our customers and friends who sent their best wishes for PCS’s recent recognition!  I was very pleased when all of the attention brought us into the spotlight of a local television station.  Our friends at Channel 12 did a great job showcasing the value that PCS brings to our clients with a fantastic “Business Matters” segment.  Click here to view the video!

It just goes to show that after 14+ years we are still working hard to earn our customers’ business through high effort and “over the top” customer support.  As one of our customers recently commented, “We’re a team…we just happen to work at different companies.”  We rely on the competency of our customers to help us do the best job possible.  Good customers allow us to provide good service…and for that, we thank each and every one of you for your continued loyalty!

As always, if you have any recommendations or thoughts as to how we can continue to improve our service, please call me at 763-513-5951.

We do appreciate your business!

Joe Reilly

Joe’s Jottings

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Joe ReillyFirst of all, thank you to all of our customers who have helped PCS become the only payroll service in Minnesota to be rated “A+” by the Better Business Bureau!  Although we’ve worked hard to achieve that recognition, we know it takes hard work on the part of our valued customers as well!

We’re also proud of another, more recent recognition… 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year, awarded last week by the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce.  Although the recognition was given to me as President, the award really belongs to our 40 employees, both staff members as well as management!!  Their hard work and dedication allow me to represent PCS in the business community, as well as the non-profit community.  Through my involvement in fund raising, board participation, as well as volunteering, PCS can “give back.”  It’s a common goal of the PCS staff to share our good fortune with others.  I’m proud to be one of the many conduits to achieve that goal.

If you have an opportunity to talk to a member of our staff, please be sure to congratulate them…their commitment keeps PCS on the leading edge of service and quality!

We appreciate your business!

Joe Reilly


PCS’s Joe Reilly Wins Entrepreneur of the Year!

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Small Business Awards Luncheon LogoEach May, the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce honors the entrepreneurial spirit of its membership at the Small Business Awards Luncheon. This year’s event featured keynote speaker Susan K. Dunkley, Co-Founder of New Horizon Enterprises, Inc., emcee Frank Vascellero from Channel 4 News, and the presentation of TwinWest’s prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year and Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year annual awards.

The house was full for the event held at the Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis Park Place and they were treated to a great event.  The backdrop of the event was “Navigating the Deadliest Patch” which was a take on the popular Discovery Channel show, “Deadliest Catch”.   With three finalists in both categories, there were six “Captains” navigating their ships through the “Deadliest Patch” of recent economic times.

After a terrific lunch and preliminary introductions, the crowd was treated to a heart-felt keynote address from Susan Dunkley which outlined the highlights of her incredible success story as Co-Founder of New Horizon Academy.  Filled with many colourful anecdotes and some hilarious stories of the things kids do, Susan left the stage to a standing ovation of appreciation.

The fun continued with the introduction of the video, “Navigating the Deadliest Patch”.  Filmed and produced by Quarterton Productions each of the nominees were at the helm of their ship, giving serious advice with some tongue and cheek humor mixed in.

The first award for Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year went to Thomas Heller of Soulo Communications.   The other finalists were Eric Nelson, owner of Eric R. Nelson CPA LLC, and Pat Bedall, owner of Sign-A-Rama Crystal.

The tension mounted as the three finalists for Entrepreneur of the Year were asked to come to the stage for the presentation of the prestigious award.  The three finalists were Barbara Hensley, founder of Hope Chest  for Breast Cancer, Julie McDonald, owner of iVision Human Resources, and Joe Reilly, President of Payroll Control Systems.

When Joe Reilly was announced there was a loud whoop from Joe’s wife, Patti along with quite a few shouts of encouragement and, of course, the ovation from the crowd.  Joe took his full two minutes at the microphone, mostly using it to thank his staff and many friends who have helped him throughout his career.

Special thanks went out to Joe’s wife Patti and best friends, Mike and Lynn Folken, for their never ending support and encouragement throughout the years.

See more of Joe’s thoughts and feelings about winning this award in this month’s “Joe’s Jottings” (link to Joe’s Jottings) article.

Joe Reilly Wins

Joe Reilly Acceptance Speech

Joe and Patti Reilly

For more photos of the event, click here.