Posts Tagged ‘Cheryl Lovell’

Crowing Contest Winner’s Visit

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Today Blue Roo put on his best feathers and crowed on down to Heritage Oaks Bank Paso Robles to award Helena Berardi $100 for winning the 2012 Paso Robles Business Expo Crowing Contest. Blue couldn’t wait to size-up his crowing competition, but Blue and Helena got along instantly. Helena feels strongly about nurturing client relationships, “my job is to build relationships with the local businesses and the community,” and that’s just what Blue Roo likes to do too! With her wonderful personality Helena has no problem making her clients, or anyone, feel welcome and at ease. At Heritage Oaks Bank their customers’ can “Expect More” but who knew more would be a killer cock-a-doodle-do from their local Client Relationship Manager.

Blue Roo presenting Helena with her $100 and certificate.

Helena is proud to display her certificate.

If you missed Helena’s winning crow take a look here!

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2012 Crowing Contest- Paso Robles Business Expo

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

On Wednesday Paso Robles Business Expo 2012 learned how to crow! Blue Roo and the Blue Rooster Telecom Team had so much fun reuniting with old friends and making new ones at the Paso Robles Business Expo 2012 “Grow your Business.” We heard lots of rooster crows and even some hen cackles but there could only be one winner.

And the Winner is a tag team crow of…Helena Berardi of Heritage Oak Bank and Bill Schwoerer of Blue Rooster Telecom 

**Of course Bill will not be receiving any money for his crow just a high three from Blue Roo.

Runner up is… Fred Dyste of Digital West Networks

**Let’s see if Fred can take the winner’s spot at the SLO Mixer in May.

Although there could only be one winner Blue Roo has awarded the other contestants for their effort.

Honarable mention goes to… Tyson Hayward of Spinnaker Financial, Roger Jump of Judson Terrace, and Milan

Award for oldest contestant…Dale Zeulner

Cutest crow…Milea

Best celebrity crow…Kahuna of KSST Coast FM

Best hen cackle…Miko Marley of Hines Financial group

Click below to see Helena and Bill’s winning performance and all the other contestants.

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Want Your Business to Grow?

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

The office is buzzing today or more like crowing. Blue Roo and the Blue Rooster Telecom team are practicing their crows for the up-coming 2012 Business Expo “Grow Your Business” at the Paso Robles Event Center on Wednesday April 11. Blue Roo can’t wait to hear everyone’s crow at the annual Blue Rooster Telecom Crowing Contest, where the best crower wins $100! Blue Roo and the team are even more excited to share their business with members of the Paso Robles community and help them to grow their business. So if you want your business to grow, you need to learn how to crow.


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Blue Rooster Telecom Welcomes a New Employee: Chrissy Cooper

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Everyone on the Blue Rooster Telecom Team, especially Blue Roo, is excited to welcome Chrissy Cooper, our new Customer Service Representative. Blue Roo is so thrilled to have his long time friend in the office because now there is one more person to compliment him on his feathers and feed him corn when ever he asks.

Blue Roo loving all the attention from Chrissy.

Chrissy has worked locally in the Telecom industry since 2007 and is “well known in San Luis Obispo for her skills and personality,” according to Jeff Buckingham, Blue Rooster Telecom’s President. Chrissy has settled into her nest here at the Blue Rooster farm, and Jeff, Blue Roo, and Chrissy cant wait to “cock-a-doodle-do” in the office, a long time hobby of theirs.

Jeff and Chrissy crowing at a holiday party.

Chrissy is happy to be the newest member of the team and said, “it’s nice to be home.” So don’t be surprised if you call into the office and Chrissy greets you with a hearty “crow-lo.”

Celebrating Chrissy's first day.

EPISODE 36-Blue Roo Goes to Pismo Beach Bowling for a Cause

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Last Friday Blue Roo and the Blue Rooster Telecom Team put on their bowling shoes and helped to strike out stigma, well maybe it was more of a spare. Blue Rooster Telecom along with Clever Ducks, Phone and Wireless, Digital West and ITECH Solutions all participated in the 31st annual Strike out Stigma Bowl-a-Thon to support the SLO Hot Line and other Transitions Mental Health Association (TMHA)  programs in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties.  Blue Roo was happy to help support his customer TMHA especially if it meant showing off his bowling skills. With so many tech and telecom companies participating the night was filled with fun and friendly competition.


The Blue Rooster Telecom Team ready to bowl.

Blue Roo setting up for a strike.

Blue Roo had some issues finding a ball to fit his beautiful talons to help him bowl a turkey (three strikes in a row) and of course the rental shoes didn’t fit just right but he was happy to be out there with his friends in the tech community. By the end of the night, Blue didn’t have the turkey he wanted but Jeff, President of Blue Rooster Telecom, and he did bowl what we call a rooster: three gutter balls in a row. Jeff’s roosters helped him to win the lowest score of the night award. Thankfully, the prize was a personal bowling set; now Jeff, Blue, and everyone at Blue Rooster will get to practice in the office and help to strike out stigma next year!

Jeff and his award for lowest score.

EPISODE 35- Blue Roo Visits the Neal-Truesdale Team

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Blue Roo decided to stop by  and cluck a quick “Cocka-doodle-how-do-you-do?”, to his friends at Neal-Truesdale Insurance . Of course, fun was in no short supply. Jack Neal, the company’s president, is old friends with Jeff Buckingham, Blue Rooster Telecom’s president. When you get two fun guys and a crazy rooster together, you know something goofy is bound to happen. Sure enough, the two men proudly donned chicken hats and did the chicken dance with Roo. They danced like no one was watching, while, actually, a nearby construction team got a good laugh out of the fellows’ antics.

Jack, Blue Roo and Jeff dancin’ it up.

Neal-Truesdale Insurance has been a prominent business in San Luis Obispo for over fifty years. The company was created by two Cal Poly graduates, Robert Neal and Calvin Truesdale, in 1960, and has provided quality personal and commercial insurance in San Luis Obispo ever since.

This May, Neal-Truesdale will partner with NIAC (Nonprofits’ Insurance Alliance of California) in hosting an educational presentation for local non-profits. The presentation will help non-profits better understand how insurance companies can meet their unique needs.  What a great way to serve the community and our local non-profits!

Two women on the  Neal-Truesdale team, Alise and Mary, gave Roo a tour of the office.  The three chatted in the newly-renovated lounge (Roo likes to call it their ‘Zen Den’). Blue Roo was three feet off the ground, as he was the center of attention. He always is!

Alise and Mary conversing with an overjoyed Roo.

Blue Rooster Telecom’s Unique Features

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Here at Blue Rooster Telecom, we offer our customers several unique features. As a company serving businesses in San Luis Obispo, we are able to customize our services to the telecommunications needs of our customers. We want our customers to understand what unique features we offer. Below are just a few of our features, and you can also check them out on our website.

1. Hunt Group Presentation

Traditional telephone systems with more than one telephone line will send a different Caller ID on outbound calls depending on which outbound telephone line the caller selects. This situation can make it difficult for the called party to recognize calls from a particular company since they may receive calls from many different telephone numbers. At Blue Rooster Telecom we send the main telephone number as the outbound Caller ID for all calls no matter which line is selected. Sending the common Caller ID allows the called party to easily recognize calls from familiar companies. This feature allows Blue Rooster Telecom customers to have more consistent presentation on outbound telephone calls.


2. Fax Line- Outbound Calls

Many small businesses have a fax line that is used less and less but they are not ready to give up the fax line all together. At Blue Rooster Telecom we can set up the fax line to also be used for outbound calls and in doing so we can send the Caller ID of the main telephone number. This feature prevents callers who “reply” back to the called number from being sent to the fax machine. This change does not interrupt the normal calling for inbound or outbound faxes and allows the customer to make better use of their telephone lines.

An additional feature “Fax to E-Mail” allows inbound faxes to be routed to an e-mail address (or list of e-mail addresses IE: as a PDF file.


3.Custom Name Presentation on Outbound Calls

Telephone subscribers with Caller ID see a name presented on most inbound calls. This name can be 15 characters including spaces and is entered into the telephone network by your telephone company, usually with no input from the customer. At Blue Rooster Telecom we ask the customer what outbound Caller ID name they want their customers to see. We can enter any letters that will fit within the allotted space. Think of the creative possibilities for presenting your company to customers. An organic restaurant could present “Healthy Food” or a toy store could present “Fun For Kids”.


4. Electronic Billing Statement

Instead of mailing your billing statement, Blue Rooster sends it to you in an email. Not only does electronic billing ensure immediacy, but it is also a practical way to reduce the amount of paper we use. We encourage customers to save the bill electronically and print as little as possible.


EPISODE 34- Blue Roo Preps for Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

As we all know, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and Blue Roo has already started to prepare for the big day. The question on everyone’s mind is: Does Blue Roo have a sweatheart?! If he does, he’s keeping it a secret. Maybe he’ll let us know after February 14th.

This morning, Roo visited his good friend Nikki Caldwell at FluidBloom Designs in the Laguna Shopping Center. The flower shop has been at that location for 25 years, and Nikki came into ownership several months ago. FluidBloom is also located downtown, on the corner of Pismo & Chorro. Blue Roo was on a mission to order a romantic bouquet for Valentine’s Day, and Nikki was there to help him pick out the perfect flowers.


What a romantic rooster!


Nikki is a customer of Blue Rooster Telecom, and  while they were hunting for flowers, she thanked Blue Roo for the friendly and personal customer service she receives every time she calls with a question or needs help with her phones. Blue Roo was so flattered, he dove , beak first, into a huge arrangement of flowers to hide his blushing blue cheeks.


Roo in a sea of flowers.


After a short search, Blue Roo decided on a bouquet of vibrant red roses- one of Nikki’s most popular requests. Roo pre-ordered his flowers, which made Nikki very happy. Pre-ordering flowers ensures that the shop will have the roses fresh and ready for him on the 14th. Blue Roo’s going to tell ALL his friends to pre-order their Valentine’s Day flowers from FluidBloom online or by phone (805-784-0415).

Now we just have to wait and see what lucky chick is going to receive those flowers!

EPISODE 33- What’s “Likes” Got To Do With It?

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Today is an exciting day; a milestone for Blue Roo. As of now, Blue Rooster’s Facebook page has 199 “Likes”. He has been waiting by his laptop for hours, waiting for that last “Like” to push his page up to……

Roo is excited that his company, Blue Rooster Telecom is getting great exposure and recognition as one of the most fun and customer friendly telecom companies in SLO.  Blue Roo, however, is more excited for the attention he’s getting on his Facebook page. He’s so happy that more people are looking at his pictures, his statuses, and his funny posts. Now, people are getting to see who the real Ruler of the Roost is: Blue Roo.



Once he gets to taste the power of 200 “Likes”, he’ll want to keep on going. Maybe 300 “Likes” by June? Perhaps 100 followers on Twitter? (Yes, Blue Roo does have a Twitter.) The possibilities are endless.

Whatever the case may be, Blue Roo is working towards being the most popular rooster of 2012…. and beyond! Blue Roo would love for you, his friends, to cheer for him as pass the 200 “Likes” mark on Facebook! Go Blue Roo!!

EPISODE 31- SLO Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

Monday, January 16th, 2012

It’s that time of year again! The San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce will host its 107th annual dinner this Saturday, and Blue Roo couldn’t be more excited. The Chamber’s annual dinner is the longest running annual event in SLO; it might also be the most glamorous! This year, it’s a red bow-tie affair, and Roo cannot wait to get dressed to the nines. He’s excited to see the glitzy side of SLO, because he spends most of his time looking at the side of his chicken coop.


He's what we like to call a chick magnet.

There are sooo many things about this event Blue Roo is looking forward to, including the roasted corn risotto, which is offered as part of the entree. (He’s also very happy that chicken is not on the menu this year!) But above all, Roo is looking forward to the  giving out of  the Citizen of the Year Award. Maybe, just maybe, he will hear his name called this year. Roo was an upright citizen last year: he’s helping to build a local business (he’s the poster-chick), most of his pranks have  been tasteful and harmless, AND he was kidnapped for goodness sake! Doesn’t he deserve to be citizen of the year? Roo certainly thinks so! He’s so humble too.

But, if the award must go to another, Roo hopes it will be his new friend Sparky the Squirrel, who works at Verdin. Sparky is a breakout businessquirrel , has an incredible work ethic, and is a great friend to everyone on the Blue Rooster Team, especially Blue Roo. If he or Sparky wins the award, Roo will be happy.

Our winery is in a rural location, which is beautiful, but challenging when it came to our phone service. Blue Rooster was able to get a T1 line to us, so we can get back to the business of producing great wine. They have also consolidated all of my telecommunications services into one convenient bill. They are saving us time, and money.
Michael Barreto
La Vigne Winery