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Hanson Directory 2012 Awards Banquet

Hanson Directory Service held its annual awards banquet on Friday, November 16th at Prairie Meadows Banquet Center in Altoona, Iowa.
    NEWTON, IA, November 26, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Hanson Directory Service held its annual awards banquet on Friday, November 16th at Prairie Meadows Banquet Center in Altoona, Iowa. With another successful year behind them and their 40th year in business celebration coming up around the corner, it was a great evening of honoring outstanding achievements, great food, laughs and fun for all who attended.

Veronica Hanson, Telephone Sales Manager, began the evening with recognizing and thanking key people in the organization who consistently are team players and go above and beyond expectations, setting all of our sales staff up for success. Don Larkin, Bryan Tipton, Julie Schultz, Teresa Shaw-VanVark, Crissy Ray, Jim McNeer, Amy Crook, Shawna Stevenson, Heather Wolf, Randy VanderLeest, Tiffannie Bruce, and Renae Heikkila.

Veronica paid respect to the Sales Managers, "I also want to thank our Premise Managers (Rob Snook, Rod Simpson, and Curt Buchmeier) who have the double responsibility of being both salespeople and managers."

Bill Hanson addressed the crowd and thanked everyone for their hard work and commitment, "Hanson Directory Service would not be celebrating 40 successful years in business without our employees. We could not do this without you!" The CEO and President of Hanson Directory Service acknowledged the current economic conditions and the impact it has had on the company's customer base but spoke of a bright future and continued success because of the relentless dedication of Hanson Directory employees.

The following employees received awards recognizing them for assisting their customers in COOP advertising, Multimedia Advertising, larger ad campaigns and adding new customers to Hanson's client base. Those honored were: Jeff Cobb, Tom Bruner, Karla Lanser, Brian Flattery, Brandon Hanssen, Lorraine Nelsen, Al Stewart, Dan Sullivan, and Scott Penning.

As the night moved to a close, the final award and the coveted honor of "Salesperson of the Year" was unveiled. Both the winners and the runners up represent individuals who give it their "all" each and every day. These individuals work hard to provide the best advertising campaigns and customer service to their customers and deserve to be recognized for their outstanding achievements and commitment to continued success of Hanson Directory Service and the customers they represent.

Telephone Sales Department, Runner Up- Brandon Hanssen

Salesperson of the Year- Lorraine Nelsen

When asked what was one of the contributing factors to her success, Lorraine Nelsen simply stated, "I believe in the product! I use my telephone directory daily and my customers can hear that conviction in my voice because it's the truth!" Runner up Brandon Hanssen added, "Having people here that can always help you with ideas and ways to help with your accounts is huge!"

Premise Sales Department, Runner Up- Brian Flattery

Salesperson of the Year- Dan Sullivan

When asked what factors contributed to his success, Dan Sullivan replied, " You have got to have BELIEF in your product to be successful. Your customers can tell. If you are passionate about making them money as a business owner, they will appreciate your taking the care to custom fit an advertising program for them." Brian Flattery added, "Building relationships with my customers year after year and my belief in the product has been the key to succeeding out there on the open road. I love getting to see all the rural historical places and working with people."

The employees of Hanson Directory wish to thank Bill Hanson for his generous and kind leadership. In a world full of corporate greed and a dissatisfied workforce, Bill shows never-ending generosity. Hanson Directory employees have enjoyed multiple parties (Halloween, Christmas, and the Awards banquet), fun activities like bags tournaments, miniature golf tournaments, and a turkey AND a ham as a token of appreciation during the holiday season. They feel fortunate to work for a company that doesn't just focus on the bottom line, but also truly cares about its employees.

Hanson Directory Service, Inc. of Newton, Iowa is your ''Lead Generation Specialist''. The company has published telephone directories for independent telephone companies since our inception in 1973. We currently publish 114 directories for over 140 telephone companies located in 27 states throughout the country.

For the telephone companies we represent, our shared goal for each directory is to produce a quality, user-friendly directory that both the telephone companies and the communities they serve can be proud of. Attention to detail and personal service is the key that helps us to consistently produce quality directories.

For our advertising customers, Hanson Directory Service Inc. continues to provide strong advertising program options. Directory advertising offers a medium in which your advertisement is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is a medium that targets buyers at the precise moment they are ready to buy. With the recent addition of text-based mobile marketing packages and online directory products, Hanson Directory Service, Inc has truly become your ''Lead Generation Specialist''.

For information on advertising in any of our quality directories, mobile marketing packages, online advertising, directory publishing solutions or for career opportunities, please call us at 1-800-622-0034 or email us at

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