It is with great pride, pleasure, and excitement that we have opened a second office in nearby Beaverton, Oregon! It’s all thanks to our amazing clients for spreading the word about Ruby and helping us grow so that we can make stellar first impressions for even more businesses!
Yesterday, Ruby Founder & CEO and Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle cut the bright pink ribbon to officially open our new office, followed by a spectacular open house filled with Rubys, clients, and friends.
Today is one of our favorite holidays of the year: Secretary’s Day! We’re celebrating our stellar virtual receptionist team by dressing up in Mad Men chic, holding a bake-off with plenty of homemade treats, as well as a few other surprises. Check out the Ruby Facebook page here for more photos of our office celebration.
“Desperately Seeking Ruby!” the email from Ruby’s CEO, Jill Nelson, announced. Skimming the text, my eyes flew across the phrases “newly-designed position,” “the living embodiment of the Ruby mission, vision and values,” “fearless protector of culture,” “master story-teller & curator of Ruby lore,” “passionate about spreading the Ruby mission” and “thought leader on workplace culture.” My eyes widened and my heartbeat quickened: That’s me! She’s talking about me! Four hours of interviewing and a lifetime of preparation later, I was chosen to be Ruby’s Culture Champion.
Ruby CEO Jill Nelson, Sales Associate Ashley Fisher, Director of Marketing Kevin Gillam, and I are representing Ruby Receptionists in Chicago for the annual ABA TECHSHOW! We had a fantastic time last year and were delighted to meet many of our clients in person. Looking forward to seeing some now-familiar faces as well as a few new ones this year!
If you’re attending, stop by Booth #417 — we’d love to meet you!
It’s difficult to express the rush of emotions you feel when your awesome job gets epically more awesome. When our CEO Jill Nelson announced the Ruby “Five at Five” sabbatical program, I had just started my sixth year with the company. Five weeks of paid time off, a $1,000 grant, and coaching with Positive Acorn were just waiting for me to decide what I wanted my sabbatical to look like! And that was the hardest part. I am a woman of many, many projects, so I would have been lost if it weren’t for the Ruby Core Values.
Create Community is a strength that I didn’t know I had until I started working here. Whether it’s making soup for the whole staff on a cold winter day, or teaching people how to reuse scrap paper to make notepads — I love bringing people together. My heart belongs to making the world a better place through growing knowledge, group cooperation and communication.
Engulfed by an inspirational, sea of green! Thanks to the idea of one of our virtual receptionists, that’s how a team of over 30 Rubys and friends began their St. Patrick’s Day, at the 35th annual Shamrock Run. With over 35,000 participants, did you know that this is the largest running and walking event in Portland, Oregon? This was Ruby Receptionists’ first year participating in the run, and we had a blast! Fostering Happiness, Creating Community and a good time for all. But what do Rubys love above all these things – fostering a good cause. Besides complimentary beer, salmon chowder and a stimulating 5k walk or run, we were delighted to support Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation, the leading beneficiary of the event. We can
think of no better way to celebrate than by giving back to our community and
are thrilled to have participated.
How are you WOW-ing your community this weekend?
“’Coming to work is like being hugged by 100 wonderful people all at once!’ said one employee…Asked how the company could improve, workers are hard pressed. ‘Water slides!’ suggests one.” There could only be one company with survey responses like these.
The crowd began to erupt into applause and peels of delight. “Ruby Receptionists is the #3 best medium-sized company to work for in Oregon!”
Kenneth Brown at Vehicle Occupancy Detection Company out of California probably didn’t realize that he had “WOWed” me when he was accepting his phone call from me one sunny day, but he certainly did! It was a simple call; I read the company greeting, tried his line, and introduced the call: “Hi Ken, this is Ellie with Ruby. I have Bob on the line; would you like the call?”