QUICK LINKS: Videos  |  Micromarkets |

Redemption Report




Buy a Classified Ad


Editorial Calendars


Circulation Data






Date Book


Bookmark this site

Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 3, March 2012, Posted On: 3/3/2012

Suncoast Promotes Employee Self-Improvement Through Reading

Tim Sanford
Suncoast Coffee Service and Vending, Robert Kantor, Making People Better, vending business, vending machine, office coffee service, OCS, book of the month for employees, positive workplace, employee incentives

TAMPA, FL -- Suncoast Coffee Service and Vending is working to enhance the lives and careers of its staff by offering employees a bonus of $50 for reading a book each month. Called Making People Better, or MPB, it is one of a number of initiatives undertaken by the company on behalf of its personnel.

The MPB program is conducted by a committee of employees who select a suitable book every month. The chosen works either are motivational or devoted to a theme appropriate to the business. The company purchases and gives the books as gifts to all its employees; those who read their copy within the month receive the $50 bonus.

Suncoast chief executive Robert Kantor explained that the object of the program is to enable people to become better employees, better spouses and better parents. "It's just one thing we have in place to improve our company culture, build a positive workplace and create overall happiness for our employees," he said.

The Making People Better office reading program has been in place for several months. The books chosen so far include Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh, The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn, and The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

Suncoast Coffee Service and Vending reports that it "is not participating in the recession." The company also offers its employees a free healthy lunch program, family retreats and a variety of educational and volunteer opportunities.

Suncoast was established in 2003 with one vending machine. Today, it provides office refreshment services as well as snack, beverage and fresh-food vending to an extensive clientele in the greater Tampa-St. Petersburg market area including Clearwater, Lakeland and Plant City, and Sarasota and Bradenton.

Topic: Coffee Service News

  • Colombian Coffee Production Falls 22.5% In May, Civic Strike Hits Exports
  • The Shindlers' Extensive Coffee Memorabilia Collection Goes On Auction Block: Bidding Begins June 22
  • Heritage Coffee Co. Expands Montreal Distribution Center
  • Antique Coffee & Vending Changes Name To BrewSmart Beverage
  • Starbucks Debuts Whole-Bean Serenade Single-Cup Brewer

Copyright © 2017 Vending Times Inc. All rights reserved. 
P: (516) 442-1850 | F: (516) 442-1849 | subscriptions@vendingtimes.net
55 Maple Ave. - Ste. 304, Rockville Centre, NY 11570