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Roscoe Helps Ease Back-to-School Costs for Neighborhood Families

October 19, 2021 7:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As a mother of three, Roscoe Office Team Leader Barbara Polk knows how daunting it can be to purchase school supplies. This year, the cost of back-to-school supplies has reached record levels, In addition, many family incomes are suffering as a result of the pandemic.

When Polk pitched the idea of a school supply drive to aid schools on Chicago’s West Side, her fellow Roscoe team members were all in. The project quickly picked up steam and Polk and her fellow team members had soon collected $9,000, including donations from a variety of Roscoe vendors. The company matched the donations …

Roscoe Joins in Celebrating a Big Day for Lions in Chicago

October 13, 2021 9:16 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Tomorrow is a big day for a celebrated Chicago lion family, or two.

Oct. 14 is the grand opening of the long-awaited Pepper Family Wildlife Center, a state-of-the-art habitat built around the zoo’s original lion house and featuring “nose-to-nose” indoor and outdoor viewing windows.

The savanna-style lion habitat is now home to a new pride that includes one male, Jabari, and three females, Zari, Hasira and Cleo.

The wildlife center is also home to two red pandas, two Canada lynx and two snow leopards.

Roscoe’s founding family, the Buiks, got a sneak preview of the facility on Sept. 30 …

A Favorite Tradition Keeps the Roscoe Work Family Coming Together Year after Year

October 5, 2021 4:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Roscoe Service Supervisor Bob Olivera was astounded at the turnout when he entered the restaurant for his 20-year work anniversary celebration recently

But it’s a Roscoe tradition; our 20-Year-Club members return year after year. Long after they’ve retired from the company, they return to help celebrate the new members of the club.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw it,” said Olivera. “People who retired 20 years ago still come to the dinner. Once you get inducted, it is a lifetime thing. We will all be there next year with the next bunch of buddies.”

The annual event at …


Outerwear Options for Keeping Your Employees Safe, Warm and Professional Looking, No Matter the Season

September 17, 2021 9:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s that time of year when business owners across Chicagoland begin thinking about their work uniforms.

The season of pumpkin-spiced everything goes by quickly in these parts, and at Roscoe we like to ensure that our customers have a wide range of jacket options for what comes next.

This year, we’re seeing an increased emphasis on safety, with more businesses adding enhanced visibility and flame-resistant outerwear to their winter wish lists.

Among other trends, “more and more companies are moving to high-visibility and enhanced-visibility jackets for their drivers and forklift operators,” says Service Team Leader Jeff Delazzer.

That includes Roscoe …

The Uniform is Out of the Bag: Customers Love Our Garment Repair Program

August 20, 2021 9:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We scrutinize every uniform that comes through our doors to ensure that any necessary repairs are made promptly. But we also make it easy for our clients to route garments to repair with our convenient yellow bag program.

Customer satisfaction results are built on knowing what your customers want and need. That’s true in any business.

In the work uniform industry, however, it’s no secret that customers expect more than just high-quality work uniforms delivered on time; they want their uniforms kept in great condition, too. After all, what is the point of going to the trouble of outfitting your …