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Joe Reilly is Speaking at Chamber Luncheon on 11/1/12

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Not Your Average Joe’s – Business Luncheon

Date: November 1, 2012 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

The Chamber’s luncheon’s continue to focus on sharing business stories that can help others learn from those that have worked hard and succeeded.  November 1st is a great program focused on two of our long term Chamber members, Joe Stoebner (Chairman and Founder of AVI Systems ) and Joe Reilly (CEO of Payroll Control Systems).

This program will give attendees insight into how these two CEO’s have operated their companies in good times and bad – but in the end have succeeded.  Both have amazing stories of managing growth, struggles with the economy – including having 138 of one’s clients go out of business during the down turn, and what has made them successful.  Bring your questions and a notepad to learn from these “Not your Average Joe’s!”

LOCATION: Olympic Hills Golf Club, 10625 Mount Curve Road, Eden Prairie

COST: $25 for Members & their guests / $40 for Non-members

Registration: Click here to Register | or call (952)-944-2830 

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Joe Stoebner is the Chairman and Founder of AVI Systems and some of his many responsibilities include acquisitions and long range planning.  Joe Stoebner started AVI Systems in Bismarck, ND in 1974 as an audio visual equipment supplier. To this day, he continues to build the reputation of AVI Systems as a premier systems integrator of audio, video, broadcast, presentation and video conferencing systems regionally and nationally.  AVI has over 300 employees and over $110 million in revenue.


Joe Reilly is the CEO of Payroll Control Systems.  He founded PCS in 1995 because he recognized that the market for outsourcing payroll and related services in the 1990s was suffering from a lack of service, despite growing demand.  He currently has 5 offices with over 40 employees, with over 1300 clients in all 50 states.


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From Pawnshops to Profitability: Joe Reilly Talks Start-Up

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Launching a successful business – that’s tough, especially in today’s market.  Launching a business you can be proud of, one that’s motivated by passion and purpose over money – that’s even tougher.  You can do both, though, and Joe Reilly knows how.  Join us Friday, June 15, for business insight and advice  from an entrepreneur who’s seen his business through thick, thicker and thickest.

Joe, CEO and founder of Payroll Control Systems, speaks the language of entrepreneurial success, from pawnshops to profitability.  Named the TwinWest 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year and a recipient of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce’s Bravo Award – among other honors – Joe knows what it takes to build a business you can be proud of.  From taking a risk to gaining traction to establishing momentum and hitting stride, Joe’s personal account of the entrepreneur’s ups and downs will help you prepare for the sometimes rough – and very rewarding – road ahead.

To register, visit, or contact Drenda Wendell at 763.213.3231 /


Friday, June 15, 2012

7:00 AM: Registration, Networking and Breakfast Buffet Opens

7:30AM: SME Announcements

7:45AM: Speaker Presentation

9:00AM: Adjourn

Registration: Visit, or contact Drenda Wendell at 763.213.3231 /

Program Fee: Members $35, Non-Members $60, Students $25

Location: Doubletree Park Place Hotel – 394 & Park Place, Minneapolis

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Joe ReillyI’d like to give all of our customers and friends a big “Happy Holidays” wish!!  Regardless of how you celebrate the holiday season, I want you to know how much we at PCS appreciate our relationship with each of you.  Last week, our celebration of Thanksgiving allowed us to pause and give thanks for all of our blessings…family, friends, health, country, and everything that makes us happy.

We will keep all of you in our thoughts, and wish you a prosperous, healthy, and happy 2012!!  We look forward to continuing to serve you, and our community.

As always, if you have any thoughts or comments concerning PCS, please call me on my cell phone, 763-567-8387.  I always welcome your ideas.

Warmest holiday regards,

Joe Reilly

Founder and CEO

Payroll Control Systems

Joe’s Jottings

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Joe ReillyMarch 31, 2011

By Joe Reilly

We are not an “employment agency,” but we can be a great source for referrals!

Because PCS operates at the center of every business… payroll… we become aware of many situations where companies are “downsizing, rightsizing,” or just making changes in infrastructure, which often affect good employees.  And, let’s face it; in today’s economy it can be very difficult to find a new opportunity…even for the highest quality employee.

We also become aware of companies that are in need of good people!  So, let us help on both sides.  If you are downsizing in the areas of administration, finance, or payroll, tell us.  Provide us with some details, and your PCS contact will forward the information to others within our organization.  If you have a need in one of these areas, tell us.  Of course, we can’t always guarantee that we can help, but we can at least be another avenue of opportunity for companies and good employees!!

Our job at PCS is to bring value to our customers.  If that means helping you beyond just processing payroll, then we’re happy to be of service!

Please call me anytime if you have suggestions or thoughts about how we can help you and your company succeed.  My cell phone number is 763-567-8387.  I can be reached anytime.

Best wishes for a bright future!

Joe Reilly, Jr.

Founder and CEO

Payroll Control Systems

PCS wins 2011 Small Business Blue Ribbon Award

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
2011 Small Business Blue Ribbon Award

2011 Small Business Blue Ribbon Award

Last week, PCS was recognized with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “2011 Small Business Blue Ribbon Award.” This award carries special meaning to us and we thank all of our Clients and supporters for the recognition.

Along with this award, the Chamber has encouraged us to rally our supporters to vote for us in the “Community Excellence Award” category.  Since this is a popular vote based strictly on the volume of votes, we are asking you to please click on the link below and vote for Payroll Control Systems.

Please click here to vote!

The voting ends this Friday, March 11th, so if you can, please vote at your earliest convenience.  Also forwarding this to your friends and family would be greatly appreciated.

We thank you for your past support, and appreciate any help you can provide!

Joe’s Jottings

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Joe ReillyJoin TwinWest for the
2010 Annual Celebration!

Register now and celebrate on Wednesday, October 6!

Join TwinWest for the 2010 Annual Celebration, featuring keynote speaker Joe Reilly, president and founder of Payroll Control Systems.  TwinWest will celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, and provide a snapshot of what’s to come in the year that lies ahead.

From Pawns to Profitability, Joe Reilly “Makes Good” with Success. Join TwinWest to hear Joe tell a story or two out of his books of success.  Joe has been named the TwinWest 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year and the 1999 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year.   He was also awarded the 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, as well as the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce’s Bravo Award.

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Joe’s Jottings – August 2010

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Joe ReillyBy: Joe Reilly, President
Payroll Control Systems

As I’ve said in my notes before, “you can’t do it alone.”  I know many of you who are our newer clients that have recently started your businesses have often thought, “How am I going to do this?”  It’s actually easy, once you realize that you can’t…and don’t need to…do it alone.  Those of you who have “been around,” know exactly what I mean!

On my recent vacation, I had a chance to reflect on what circumstances led up to my being recognized with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  I realized that every step of the way, from the beginning, I was assisted in one way or the other by friends, family, past employees, past business associates, and in some unusual circumstances, by strangers.  Collectively, let’s call all of these folks “incidental helpers.”

True, there are “nay-sayers” out there.  And yet, most people WANT to see you succeed.  That’s why sports teams have cheering fans…the fans want to see the team succeed!!  Your incidental helpers can do more than cheer…their help can be direct; it can be financial, emotional, physical or strategic, through appropriate “introductions.”  It can be long term or short term, and from a lesser degree to a greater degree.

In the final analysis, my point is that we all need to rely on others to accomplish our goals, whether they be business or personal.  PCS’s goals are being achieved through the team efforts of our staff.

Whether personal or professional, I wish you the best success in achieving your goals through the help of your unique “incidental helpers!”


Joe Reilly

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.