Sheila Avenson

Sheila Avenson

Office Supply Sales Manager

Brainerd, Minnesota (St. Cloud, Minnesota Area)

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Sheila Avenson's Overview

  • President at Paul Bunyan Toastmasters
  • Volunteer at Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today
  • Treasurer at Paul Bunyan Toastmasters
  • Rasmussen College
  • Central Lakes College

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Sheila Avenson's Summary

I have been employed with The Office Shop since 2001, however, have worked in the "office" setting for over 30 years using the supplies, machines and furniture I am now selling. I am excited for all the changes in this industry and I enjoy educating myself on the new products coming in so that I can show our customers how I can save them time, money and space with these new items! Customer Service is my number one goal and that of The Office Shop as well! I will work hard to help you and would rather we use my time to find what you are looking for so your time can be spent doing your job.

Specialties: Honest, no strings or smoke and mirrors. We are here to help make your job easier. The Office Shop has everything you need in your office. The Office Shop..."where your office shops!"

Sheila Avenson's Experience

Retail industry

April 2001Present (13 years 6 months)

I started at The Office Shop, Inc. working in our retail store as a customer service rep. I then moved into the role of managing the customer service area of the retail store. I was trained in as a purchasing department back up. In 2005 moved into the full-time sales representative with my own account base.


Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

June 2010July 2011 (1 year 2 months)

Toastmasters is a Volunteer organization. The Paul Bunyan Toastmasters meet most Fridays at the Sawmill Inn in Brainerd at 12:00 Noon. Effective July 1, I will hold the position of President of our local club. We invite all guests to join us as your schedule allows...and hopefully you will decide to be a part of our Club! Toastmasters is an inexpensive way to gain experience in public speaking, "thinking on your feet" and leadership skills.


Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today

April 1995March 2009 (14 years)

I have been very active in the Women of Today organization. I have served many positions on the local, district and state levels of this National Organization. I started the Brainerd Lakes Area chapter in April of 2003 and this chapter continues to do well and better the community in which we live. The Women of Today..."Making the world a better place because we lived and served within it".


Paul Bunyan Toastmasters

20092009 (less than a year)

Human Resources Assistant

Nortech Systems

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; nsys; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

September 1998April 2001 (2 years 8 months)

At Nortech I interviewed, tested and hired employees for the manufacturing plant. I performed orientations for new-hires including setting up their benefit packages. Maintaining insurance updates and helping employees with their insurance questions was a busy job. Only one time did I need to let an employee go and that was the hardest thing I have ever had to do.

Sheila Avenson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Public Relations
  3. Social Networking
  4. Process Scheduler
  5. Building Relationships
  6. Marketing
  7. Motivational Speaking
  8. Inventory Management
  9. Selling
  10. Time Management
  11. Microsoft Office
  12. Team-oriented
  13. Budgets
  14. Customer Satisfaction
  15. Fundraising
  16. Sales
  17. Event Management
  18. Training
  19. Leadership
  20. Management

Sheila Avenson's Education

Rasmussen College

None, Human Resources Assistant


I completed an on-line course through Rasmussen Business College to expand my Human Resources knowledge.

Central Lakes College

2 year, General


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