If you are a small business owner, or a NASCAR fan, the place to be on Wednesday, February 10, was at Marketplace at Santee (better known as the Henry’s Center) for the “Grand Opening” and Customer Appreciation celebration at the FedEx Office Store. The location has actually been open for a year, so this was as much an anniversary celebration as an opening. Part of the reason for the delay was waiting for the schedule to open up for the NASCAR FedEx #11 to be there.
Now, if you are like most people – and I also consider myself “most people” – when you hear FedEx you probably just think of package delivery. What most of us don’t realize, or at least forgot about, is that FedEx Office used to be FedEx/Kinko’s, and before that just Kinko’s. That’s right, the one-time copy center, later copy and office center. Today FedEx Office is still a good place to go for copies, special printing, and other business services. In fact, as Center Manager Jennifer Tomasulo put it, the goal of FedEx Office is to be “the small business’ back office.”
One of the big draws for the day was the green #11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry, normally driven by Denny Hamlin but on this day sitting quietly in the parking lot along with its information trailer. Many people stopped to have their picture taken beside the car, including the members of the Santee Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.
Inside the FedEx Office Center the staff had set up a customer appreciation celebration, including drawings for prizes and food provided by The Invisible Chef – who did put in an appearance in spite of her business name. Jennifer and her team were available to answer questions and assist those who came in to do business as well as celebrate. One thing they pointed out was that customers can take advantage of FedEx online services to do much of what they might normally come in for right from their office or home. They can even have supplies delivered. For information about specific services, you can call the Santee FedEx Office at 619-258-5608.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The FedEx Office Team
(L-R) Adda, Lupita, Shannon, Sanja, Jennifer, Jenny, Christine
Food by The Invisible Chef
Santee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Warren Savage, and The Invisible Chef, Maggie Piñon
FedEx Office Customer Appreciation