Jason Bordwine will direct Regional Business Managers, Service, and Operations

RJ Young announces the promotion of Jason Bordwine to Vice President of Business Operations. In this role, he will lead the four Regional Business Managers in providing the direction of service and operations for RJ Young. 

RJ Young has experienced geographic expansion over the last few years resulting in a significant addition of physical locations and customer base.  This expansion includes 11 new offices and a new presence in several territories including North Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, the entire state of Alabama, and expansion east to the Florida coast. 

In an effort to bring internal company processes up to speed with business growth, RJ Young developed a strategy to improve the customer experience. With Bordwine’s extensive experience and holistic approach, customers in all territories will benefit from these improvements including enhanced processes and expedited delivery times.

Jason has been an integral part of our growth and execution of our strategic plan since coming on board.  He is the epitome of a servant leader, and I’m excited to see everything he accomplishes in this new role.

AJ Baggott, RJ Young COO

Bordwine began his career in the imaging industry in Bristol, VA in 2002. Prior to joining the RJ Young family, Bordwine worked in accounting positions and executive roles at Bristol Office Supply Inc, which was acquired by RJ Young in 2017. In addition to serving as Director of Operations, Bordwine has served as the General Manager of RJ Young’s eastern branches, Sales Administration Manager, and the Senior Operations Manager.

In his free time, Jason Bordwine enjoys whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, camping, and fly fishing with his two sons.

About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies.

RJ Young Memphis is proud to donate $5,750 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This St. Jude Donation was made possible Through the purchases of RJ Young equipment. Donations to the hospital were made in the name of Memphis businesses.

RJ Young is not only committed to providing businesses with the right tools, but they also take great pride in investing locally. As part of their core values, they are committed to investing resources back into the communities they serve.

“Part of our mission at RJ Young is to partner with non-profits to help make a direct impact. I am proud of our business partners in Memphis for contributing to St. Jude.”

Chip Crunk, President and CEO of RJ Young

The money raised will help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continue furthering their mission of advancing cures and means of prevention for pediatric life-threatening diseases through research and treatment. Events like the St. Jude Walk/Run help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

“It is inspiring to see communities nationwide come together and know that they are making an impact locally as well as nationally by supporting the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.® We are grateful to all of the supporters, partners, and St. Jude Walk/Run teams who have rallied together behind a shared goal of raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer.”

Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

To learn more visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital website.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. The lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children Research Hospital is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude Children Research center was founded by Danny Thomas. To make your own St. Jude donate or learn more visit their website.

About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately-held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise-level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies.

RJ Young, an IT services and office solutions provider, and Hyland, a leading provider of information management solutions, are partnering to provide enterprise-level businesses with integrated information management solutions. The Hyland software will be an exceptional addition to RJ Young’s software offerings.

RJ Young is investing in additional resources to better assist organizations with their challenges. By partnering with Hyland, RJ Young can enable organizations to deliver better experiences to the customers they serve.

“Hyland and RJ Young are a perfect fit. We are able to provide integrated solutions to help businesses run more efficiently.”

Chip Crunk, RJ Young CEO and President

Hyland solutions will seamlessly integrate the systems that healthcare, government, higher education, HR, financial, legal, and insurance organizations use every day. The Hyland product suite smartly surfaces content in context by connecting data and systems across the enterprise, providing a complete, real-time view of the right information to the right people, where and when they need it.

OnBase by Hyland is an industry-leading enterprise information platform for managing content, processes, and cases deployed on-premises or in the Hyland Cloud – a cloud specifically designed for content management. OnBase combines the capabilities of enterprise content management (ECM), case management, business process management and capture on a single platform, minimizing IT sprawl and transforming organizations around the globe by empowering them to become more agile, efficient, and effective.

About Hyland

Hyland is a leader in providing software solutions for managing content, processes, and cases for organizations across the globe. For over 25 years, Hyland has enabled more than 19,000 organizations to digitalize their workplaces and fundamentally transform their operations. Named one of Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For® since 2014, Hyland is widely known as both a great company to work for and a great company to do business with. For more information about Hyland software, please visit Hyland.com.

About Onbase by Hyland

OnBase is a single enterprise information platform for managing content, processes, and cases deployed on-premises or in the Hyland Cloud. Providing enterprise content management (ECM), case management, business process management (BPM), records management, and capture all on a single platform, OnBase transforms organizations around the globe by empowering them to become more agile, efficient, and effective. Enterprise cloud-based sharing capability for the OnBase platform is available with our complementary offering, ShareBase by Hyland.

About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately-held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies.

On September 11th, 2019, RJ Young’s Hands & Hearts Committee granted ten-year-old Ian’s wish of going on a Disney cruise.

Ian was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 16 months old. He received three brain surgeries, six rounds of chemotherapy, and 30 days of proton radiation. Just prior to starting kindergarten, Ian had a mini-stroke which led to two more brain surgeries to create a bypass in his brain. In May 2018, he was diagnosed with a radiation-induced high-grade sarcoma in his brow bone which required another brain surgery and six chemo treatments. Doctors are also closely monitoring suspicious spots on his lungs.

“On behalf of Dreams and Wishes of Tennessee, I would like to thank all of the employees at RJ Young for their support and donations which made Ian’s wish come true. We have been able to grant more wishes to kiddos fighting cancer because of our sponsorship with RJ Young.”

Program Director, Tanya Sturm of Dreams and Wishes

Ian is currently recovering well and regaining strength. He is a huge Disney fan and has always dreamed of going on a Disney cruise. Ian and his family will be going on a four-night cruise on the Disney Dream ship in October 2019.

“RJ Young’s commitment to giving back to our community is at the heart of our core values and culture. We were incredibly fortunate to have this opportunity to meet Ian and his family and to inform them that his wish was being granted. This is a testament to the more than 650 RJ Young employees who generously contributed to this amazing cause.”

RJ Young’s COO, AJ Baggott

RJ Young has raised funds to grant ten children with wishes throughout the past 15 years.

About RJ Young Hands & Hearts Committee

RJ Young’s Hands & Hearts Committee was created 15 years ago in order to raise awareness, recruit volunteers, and organize fundraisers for community service projects throughout the year for the RJ Young employees. In 2019, funds raised from RJ Young’s employees’ were allocated for Dreams and Wishes of Tennessee.

About Dreams and Wishes

Dreams and Wishes of Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Wish Granting organization that grants wishes to individuals between the ages of 5-21 who have relapsed from cancer. For giving opportunities, volunteer, or to refer a child visit Dreams and Wishes of TN website.


About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately-held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise-level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies.

CDA awards four RJ Young employees’ children with scholarship grants.

The Copier Dealer Association Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2005 to award grants to qualifying children of the CDA Membership. RJ Young has been an active member of the CDA for years. Since its inception, the CDA has been able to increase the amount awarded every year.

The CDA Scholarship Foundation welcomes applications from member-employee children and will award meaningful scholarship grants that demonstrate a need for assistance through the Federal Government FAFSA Application.

The Copier Dealer Association is a dynamic group of independent copier dealers across North America who share best practices, industry events and innovative strategies to help their businesses excel. Congratulations to the below RJ Young member-employee children who were awarded the 2019 CDA Scholarship grants.

Cooper Stanley, Caledonia, Mississippi

Cooper is a 2019 graduate from Caledonia High School and the daughter of Todd and Patti Stanley. Cooper logged 150 hours of community service including Salvation Army kettlebell, special needs cheerleader volunteer, tornado relief volunteer, and much more.

She was a varsity cheerleader, tennis captain, Beta Club treasurer, Student Government Class Representative, World Language Club Secretary, Future Career and Community Leaders of America, CHS Ambassador, and GameTime Athletics competitive cheerleading team, and more.

Her honors include Presidential Gold Award for Academic Excellence, Universal Cheerleading Association four-time All-American, Mississippi Scholars Academic Excellence and Community Service, The University of Alabama Presidential Scholarship, ACT Achievement Award, and more.

Cooper is excited to be attending The University of Alabama in the fall and majoring in Marketing

Miah Van Der Heyden, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Miah Van Der Heyden

Miah Van Der Heyden is a 2019 graduate from Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She is the daughter of Melissa and Timothy Van Der Heyden. Miah has logged hundreds of community service hours through various organizations such as the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and Key Club. While in high school, she also played flute in the Wind Ensemble and served as a drum major for her last two years of marching band. Miah graduated as Valedictorian with state honors and distinction, as well as the work ethic distinction.   

Currently, Miah works as a nursing assistant while attending Cumberland University for nursing. Because of her various dual enrollment and advanced placement classes, she is set to graduate early with her B.S.N. After her undergraduates, Miah plans on pursuing medical school or a doctorate in nursing.   

Jenna Williams, Columbus, Mississippi

Jenna Williams

Jenna is the daughter of Wendell and Kim Williams. She graduated from homeschooling in 2018 with a 4.0 average. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Columbus Girl Choir, Mississippi Baptist All-State Youth Choir and Orchestra, Mississippi Baptist Symphony Orchestra, and Distinguished Concerts International New York Vocal Colors at Carnegie Hall.

She has logged hundreds of hours of community service and is spending this summer in Salcha, Alaska doing mission work with the Mississippi Baptist Association.

Jenna will pursue her Bachelor of Music Education with a minor in Multicultural Studies at Winters School of Music at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Charles Booher, Lebanon, Tennessee

Charles Booher

Charles Samuel Booher II is the son of Charles and Dara Booher of Lebanon, Tennessee.

Charles is a Senior at a private university, Cumberland University, majoring in Sports Management. Charlie is currently employed at Riverside Golf Course in Old Hickory, Tennessee.

After graduation next spring, Charlie will be getting married and pursuing his career in Sports Management. The Copier Dealer Association Scholarship has helped with tuition and is greatly appreciated. 

Congratulations to the recipients who were awarded the 2019 CDA
Scholarship!

Did you know that there are four separate generations working side-by-side in today’s modern workplace? Those generations are Traditionalists (born before 1946), Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), Generation X (born 1965-1980), and Generation Y or Millennials (born 1981-2000). Every workplace, in every industry, is facing multi-generational management challenges. According to Business News Daily there are four key challenges of the multi-generational workforce.

  1. Company culture
  2. Communication style
  3. Negative stereotypes
  4. Cultural expectations

Company Culture

Attracting, retaining, and engaging employees is important in any business and one way to achieve this is by creating a company culture where people thrive. Creating such a culture can be challenging when there are four generations to engage.

Communication Style

There are bound to be differences in how you communicate with the different generations within your office and throughout your life. However, assuming that Gen Z employees only communicate via text, or that Baby Boomers only want to talk on the phone may not be the correct approach. We must understand and value differences and get everyone on the same page when it comes to communication.

Negative Stereotypes

Lazy. Entitled. Workaholic. These are a few stereotypes older generations might use to describe millennials or anyone in younger generations. Stereotypes occur everywhere and the workplace is not exempt. Managers face the challenge of helping their workforce to overcome these embedded stereotypes, but leaders need to intervene when there are problems caused by misunderstandings and generational judgments.

Cultural Expectations

Who requires more praise? What generation values work-life balance? As the workforce evolved with the ever-changing technology trends there is also a shift in cultural expectations. For example, older workers might be used to having their performance measured by the number of hours spent at their desks.  Cultural expectations among the multi-generations varies and leaders need to acknowledge every situation and allow individuals to work in the style that’s best for them. This approach will keep everyone inspired.

Learn More about Multi-Generational Management & How to Effectively Communicate at RJ Young’s Lunch & Learn 

How do you effectively communicate between the four generations in the workforce to achieve your business goals?

Join RJ Young Tuesday, October 8th for a lunch and learn with guest speaker Jay McChord to hear about strategies, skills, tactics, and tools to help your business or team start working together more productively and communicate more effectively.

Jay McChord is recognized as an authority on multi-generational management and is a highly requested speaker, trainer, and corporate consultant to companies, institutions, and organizations globally. He will lead this program focusing on communication between generations.

Spots are limited – register today HERE!

Lunch & Learn: How to Thrive in the Multi-Generational Workforce

October 8th | 11:00am – 1:00 pm

Nissan Stadium | West Club Level, 4th Floor

1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213

Questions? Contact 615-255-8551 or info@rjyoung.com.

RJ Young is providing this free resource to help your business. For additional solutions for your company visit RJYoung.com

Award honoring employers who actively support Guard and Reserve Service Members

A Department of Defense Patriotic Employer Award was presented to members of RJ Young in Nashville, Tennessee on September 9. Chip Crunk, Curt Gross, Doug Montgomery, and Phillip Woolery were nominated by Sergeant Edward Gathman, of the National Guard.

Gathman submitted the nominations for the Patriotic Employer Award in recognition of the support he received during his deployment conducting joint operation in the Middle East. Gathman, who works with Gross, Montgomery, and Woolery in the RJ Young Jackson, Mississippi office, said during the ceremony that the support of his coworkers made a difference for him and his family. He also thanked CEO and President, Chip Crunk, for his support and the use of his satellite phone during his service in Afghanistan.

“I’ve never worked for a company that truly cared for its employees. It really showed while I was deployed, and my family was well taken care of in my absence. To have not only my direct supervisors’ support, but the CEO as well, is truly amazing. When the CEO of the company asks you personally if you needed anything prior to leaving is unheard of these days. It’s an honor to work for a company like this.”

Sergeant Edward Gathman

Keith Hatton, ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) volunteer, discussed the importance of an employer’s support for a service member, and thanked RJ Young for their support of Sergeant Gathman.

Doug Montgomery, Curt Gross, Sergeant Edward Gathman, Chip Crunk, Phillip Woolery, and Keith Hatton

About Tennessee ESGR

Tennessee ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) promotes employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of applicable laws, and assisting in the resolution of conflicts between employers and service members. ESGR grants a series of Department of Defense awards to promote furthering employer support of servicemembers including the Patriotic Employer Award.


About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately-held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies.

Dorian is the Most Powerful Hurricane to Hit the Bahamas

On September 6 and 7, RJ Young’s President and CEO, Chip Crunk, flew his private plane to Treasure Cay on Abaco Island to donate much-needed supplies to the stricken island. During his many trips back to the states he also transported hurricane Dorian survivors.

Chip loaded his plane in Nashville, Tennessee with supplies from Walmart including hot plates, chairs, cords, rope, chainsaws, water, blankets, and more. To make room for supplies he removed seats from the plane which allowed him to carry survivors to Palm Beach, Florida.

The United Nations reported Saturday that more than 70,000 residents in the Bahamas had lost their homes. Hurricane Dorian damaged or destroyed the majority of homes and businesses on Treasure Cay and knocked out all utilities.

“I’ve traveled to the Bahamas for years and I wanted to do what I could for the people affected by this tragic event.”

Chip Crunk, RJ Young President and CEO

Find Out More About Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts & How To Donate Supplies

To find out more about Hurricane Dorian relief efforts, and join RJ Young to donate supplies and items needed visit here. #BAHAMASTRONG


About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately-held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies. Learn more about how you can join RJ Young to donate supplies to these victims.

RJ Young awards employees’ children with college scholarship for the 15th year in a row.

RJ Young’s John T. Crunk Scholarship Program was established in 2004 to achieve a number of highly desirable objectives. This program seeks to assist the dependent children of their full-time employees with their college expenses. The John T. Crunk Scholarship is one way RJ Young helps support their employees.

The scholarships are awarded based on the student’s academic achievements and activities. The goal of providing these scholarships is simple – to help their employees’ children attain the education they deserve while preventing any financial strain on their employees.

Since 2004, the John T. Crunk Scholarship Program has provided over 59 scholarships to their employees’ children. They are proud to recognize the recipients of this year’s scholarships.

Genevieve Edwards – Navarre, Florida

Genna Edwards

Genevieve is the daughter of T.J. and Katharine Edwards. Genevieve graduated from Gulf Breeze High School in May 2019. While in high school, she was active in Swimming, Band, H.O.S.A, Ocean Hour, the Academy for Health and Medical Professions, and the Marine Science Club.

Genevieve initiated and headed a project called “Conservation Stations” to reduce the amount of single-use plastic wasted generated on her high school campus by installing several water bottle refilling stations.

Genevieve is attending the University of West Florida and is studying Cultural Anthropology in the Honors Program.


Mallie Claire Alfano – Homewood, Alabama

Mallie Claire Alfano

Mallie is a 2019 Homewood High School Honor Graduate with an Advanced Academic Endorsement and a Seal of Distinction. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Beta Club.

She was a cheerleader and captain of the varsity squad. She lettered in varsity golf, SGA representative, Math Team, Peer Helper, Key Club, Diamond Dolls, Latin Club, and Relay for Life.

She served the Overflow Foundation, Service Over Self of Memphis, Bell Center Youth Alliance, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, and Trinity United Methodist Church. She has also served in Cienaguita, Panama.

Mallie Claire will attend The University of Alabama where she will major in Mathematics in the University’s Honors College and the STEM MBA program.


Jenna Williams – Columbus, Mississippi

Jenna Williams

Jenna is the daughter of Wendell and Kim Williams. She graduated from homeschooling in 2018 with a 4.0 average. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Columbus Girl Choir, Mississippi Baptist All-State Youth Choir and Orchestra, Mississippi Baptist Symphony Orchestra, and Distinguished Concerts International New York Vocal Colors at Carnegie Hall. 

She has logged hundreds of hours of community service and is spending this summer in Salcha, Alaska doing mission work with the Mississippi Baptist Association.

Jenna will pursue her Bachelor of Music Education with a minor in Multicultural Studies at Winters School of Music at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


Cooper Stanley – Caledonia, Mississippi

John T. Crunk Scholarship

Cooper is a 2019 graduate from Caledonia High School and the daughter of Todd and Patti Stanley. Cooper logged 150 hours of community service including Salvation Army kettlebell, special needs cheerleader volunteer, tornado relief volunteer, and much more.

She was a varsity cheerleader, tennis captain, Beta Club treasurer, Student Government Class Representative, World Language Club Secretary, Future Career and Community Leaders of America, CHS Ambassador, and GameTime Athletics competitive cheerleading team, and more.

Her honors include Presidential Gold Award for Academic Excellence, Universal Cheerleading Association four-time All-American, Mississippi Scholars Academic Excellence and Community Service, The University of Alabama Presidential Scholarship, ACT Achievement Award, and more.

Cooper is excited to be attending The University of Alabama in the fall and majoring in Marketing.

Congratulations to the recipients who were awarded the John T. Crunk Scholarship for 2019/2020.

To view the 2018 John T. Crunk Scholarship recipients click here.

Knox County Businesses Equipment Purchases Lead to $6k Donation

RJ Young Knoxville is proud to donate $6,750 to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Knox County. Through the purchases of RJ Young equipment, donations were made in the name of Knoxville businesses to the library.

RJ Young is not only committed to providing businesses with the right tools, but they also take great pride in investing locally. As part of their core values, they are committed to investing resources back into the communities they serve.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Pictured left to right: David Mooney, Vic Stacy, Caly Causey, Angus McGill, Danielle Velez, Grant Gentry, Conny Naugher, Brad Holmes.

“Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Knox County is extremely grateful for the support of RJ Young. We rely on the entire community to get books in the hands of our youngest readers. Learning to read begins at birth and receiving high-quality books at home is vital to the process,” said library Program Manager, Danielle Velez.

“Part of our mission at RJ Young is to invest in our communities, and what better way to do that than to help children receive quality books,” said Chip Crunk, President and CEO of RJ Young. “I am proud of our business partners in Knoxville for contributing to this worthy cause.”

For more information and to donate please visit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately-held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies. To learn more about RJ Young, visit https://www.rjyoung.com.