Justin Kramer Archives | Outsell
The week before 4th of July weekend was abuzz at Outsell, especially between the hard-working Dealer Sales and Dealer Services teams. In the spirit of Sales Team Lead, Justin Kramer, and his commitment to keeping the blood flowing during long hours of hard selling, the rest of Dealer Sales took up the tradition of pushup breaks. Even with Kramer still recovering from a serious ankle injury, Dealer Sales considered themselves superior to any other department for physical prowess and challenged Dealer Services to a week-long pushup contest. Taking an average of the various team members’ pushups for a single score at the end of each day, Dealer Services took an early lead, but by Wednesday of last week the resolve in Dealer Sales strengthened and their daily average skyrocketed to as high as 60! The final count: Dealer Services: 206.4 total averaged pushups Dealer Sales: 242.25 total averaged pushups In the spirit of good sportsmanship, Dealer Services brought in bagels today to celebrate the Dealer Sales victory. Though I am sure this rivalry is far from over. The original response from Dealer Services to the pushup challenge:
Even though 1) we haven’t “taken up the tradition of pushup breaks", 2) we aren’t allowed to do pushups in the contact center, 3) we have a geriatric 1/8 of a ton’r, car accident bad back victim, and one partially removed tricep from a baseball injury...WE ACCEPT YOUR CHALLENGE! (with the stipulation of a second challenge of our choosing).
Fair play was also accompanied by many snarky comments between teams.
Dealer Sales: “I would like some validation on what kind of pushups they were doing, if any.” Dealer Services: “The type of pushups we did are called winning pushups!” Dealer Sales: “I guess we’ll need to use both arms today to compete.” Dealer Services: “You guys were using arms?”
But in the end, the numbers sided with Dealer Sales. Good game, teams! Stay tuned for the next challenge.
November 15, 2010

Bridges to Learning

Outsell Caring Committee Supports Community & Charity Involvement

Tran Dao Thanh Vy

Along with Outsell’s ongoing contributions to community and charity outreach, The Outsell Caring Committee participates in several worthwhile organizations through monetary and voluntary contributions. One such organization is Bridges to Learning, a non-profit based in Minnesota that provides resources for the education, health, and social development of impoverished children in developing countries.

Bridges to Learning and many other organizations Outsell is proud to be involved with can be found listed on The Outsell Caring Committee section of our webpage.

The Outsell Caring Committee is open to all Outsell employees wishing to participate actively or with individual projects. The Committee was reshaped last year when Account Executive, Justin Kramer, began overseeing the project. Outsell employees were able to vote on the community and charity programs important to them that the committee then chose and is regularly involved with.

Vy and siblings

Through Bridges to Learning, Outsell is the proud sponsor of Tran Dao Thanh Vy, a first grader at Anh Linh School in Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam, where she lives with her family. Her birthday is December 27, 2002.

Bridges to Learning, founded by Jerilyn Hirsch and her husband in 2004, provides educational sponsorships for individual children along with direct financial assistance to their schools. Benefits can include nutritional programs, English language instruction, access to healthcare, and even construction of schools and dormitories.

Anh Linh Free School is able to provide breakfast and lunch, monthly haircuts, uniforms, and opportunity for special activities like a day at the water park or camping because of individual donations.


The next Outsell Caring Committee Event is the First Annual Outsell Food Drive with donations going to Joyce Uptown Food Shelf & the Southern Anoka County Assistance program. Please check back for updates on the food drive and other exciting holiday projects.