Blazer Gives to the Peace Officers’ Memorial Colorado Springs
Encore Electric and Blazer Electric Supply team up to donate lighting for the Peace Officers’ Memorial in Colorado Springs. Blazer provided the lighting and some pre-fabrication work. Encore Electric provided installation of the lighting for this memorial project.
Each one of the badges is a 3-D replica of actual law enforcement badges, covering El Paso and Teller counties, for the 23 active law enforcement agencies. Including: El Paso County Sheriff, Teller County Sheriff, CSPD, FBI, CIA, Fountain Police, Fountain Police, Woodland Park police, USAFA, Peterson Field, Ft. Carson, Schriever AFB, etc. There are two extra spaces in the wall for any future peace officer agencies that may come to our region.
They call the blue lighting “The Thin Blue Line”—“The Thin Blue Line is a phrase used by law enforcement. The phrase refers figuratively to the position of law enforcement in society as a bulwark between order and anarchy.”
The lion is a replication of the “Dying Lion” also known as “The Lucerne Lion”. http://lucerne.all-about-switzerland.info/lucerne-lion-monument-pictures-history.html
18 members of Team Blazer and their families stepped out to support Special Kids Special Families in their annual Bowl-a-thon. Bowlers raised funds through pledges and participants made donations. In total, over $8,000 was raised to support SKSF programming to ensure that SKSF can continue to provide respite and child care services to our region for families of children and adults with disabilities.
2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
This year Blazer led again in donations for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and surpassed last year’s donations! Blazer was able to raise $15,398, $3000 more than the previous year. Out of that $15,398, $2000 of that was matched by Blazer. Over all Blazer’s contributions were about 12% of the entire city’s contribution. A special thanks to all those at Blazer who helped contribute to make this happen and we look forward to seeing everyone next year!
2017 Trade Show and Steak Fry
We had over 200 customers and over 30 vendors attend the event this year. The wire off competitions drew a lot of customer attention with Craig Mabis officiating. We had 3 very happy customers walk away with Bronco game tickets as well as Will from Berwick going home with a big screen TV. This was our best event to date and it is all due to the customer service and loyalty of our people. A special thank you goes out to Amber for picking up the ball and assembling a great crew to get the preparation and day of event tasks all completed to a high level.
2017 Charity Golf Tournament
The 2017 Charity Golf Tournament had a bit of a twist this year. As customers, vendors, and Blazer employees pulled into the Bear Dance Golf course, they discovered that the course had been fogged in. Players couldn’t find the flag on the first several holes, but as the morning progressed it turned into a great day for golf. During the Shotgun Scramble, players got the chance to win at several competitions, including closest to the line, longest drive, drive with Blazer prefabbed Drivers, etc.
After the 18 holes, everyone gathered at the clubhouse to eat and participate in the awards ceremony. $30,000 was raised from the tournament to support the Independent Electrical Contractors and the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.
2017 Pig Roast
The Pig Roast this year was a great success with 400+ people in attendance. We raised close to $700.00 for the Alzheimer’s Association with our 50/50 raffle. The winner of the raffle was Robert Turner from Pueblo Electrics. The Pig Toss was also a huge hit with everyone winning an ‘I Pigged Out’ Blazer t-shirt. Another successful event with good food and great company.
We appreciate everyone’s support and we look forward to another fantastic year.
An Early Cinco de Mayo
Blazer of Colorado Springs celebrated Cinco de Mayo a day early! On May 4th, we had a chicken fajita counter day. Salespeople from Hubbell Lighting, Hubbell Premise Wiring, Hubbell Raco and Hubbell Wiegmann had tables set up with their product displayed. All of the 150 attendees had an opportunity to sign up for the Making A Difference raffle. A lucky person is going to have an opportunity to pick a charity to donate $500. We are looking forward to our next Springs counter day in July.
Baseball Fever at Blazer
Baseball Fever was in full swing at Blazer Electric Supply Colorado Springs on Wednesday, April 12th. Over 100 people enjoyed different styles of hot dogs at the Atkore Baseball Fever Counter Day. The top dog of choice was the Chili Dog followed by the Chicago Style, New York Style and then Sissy Dog (Ketchup, Mustard, and Relish). Several customers won Rockies Baseball merchandise.
The next Colorado Springs counter day will be Thursday, May 4th just in time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Check out our “New” counter and showroom in Colorado Springs!
We have given a facelift to our customer entrance, loading dock and counter area in Colorado Springs.
Among the improvements:
- Automatic sliding doors.
- Poured concrete exterior dock for fast and easy loading.
- New tile, paint and furniture.
- New counter placement to allow for more point of purchase displays.
- More counter people to serve you!
- Fast and easy Will Call Service—no waiting to pick up call ahead orders!
- New spacious customer lounge.
- More tools, testers, safety products, data-com and hardware.
- Lighting upgrades with a variety of working fixture samples.
We want your experience at our counter to not only be efficient, but comfortable and informative, too! Watch for our regular counter days which always feature the latest in new products, technology and labor savings….and great food!
2016 Trade Show and Steak Fry
We had another great time at the 2016 Steak Fry and Trade Show! This year had a different twist to it. To celebrate Blazer’s 7th year back in business the Steak Fry had a giant birthday party. To keep with the theme, if someone found their birthday match they won a prize. A big thanks to all the vendors that could make it out and all the Blazer employees that made it possible!