From Utah to Oregon: My Life, Loves, and Learning

From Utah to Oregon: My Life, Loves, and Learning

This post is part of our employee spotlight series. This post features a guest post from Mike Jacobson, an Account Manager at Rose City Label.

Hey everyone, I’m Mike Jacobson, and I proudly wear the badge of an Account Manager at Rose City Label.

Life has a fascinating way of weaving stories, and mine began in the heart of Utah. That’s where I met my high school sweetheart, and today, we’re celebrating 31 beautiful years of togetherness. 18 years ago, in search of new horizons, we packed our dreams and moved to Oregon with our three wonderful kids. What was once an unfamiliar terrain has now become home – and oh, what a home it has been!

Oregon, with its bountiful beauty, has gifted me countless memories. Be it fishing or hunting alongside my two boys, relishing tranquil moments at the coast with my wife, or simply traversing the picturesque trails of the Pacific NW – every experience has been etched in my heart.

Professionally, my journey has been as diverse as the landscapes of Oregon. After graduating from Payson High School, I took my first steps into the corporate world with Longview Fibre Company in Utah. Working as a machine and press operator, I climbed the ladder, and by the time I bid them goodbye, I was the Western Region Sales Manager. The next chapter took me to Tigard, Oregon, where I spent over a decade managing customer service for a flexible packaging company. And then, the roads led me to Rose City Label.

It’s been four incredible years here, and every day has been a testament to the dedication, passion, and drive that this team embodies. Interacting with our diligent customers, understanding their stories, and being a pillar of support for them is both a privilege and a pleasure. At Rose City Label, we’re not just a team; we’re a family. And I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of this legacy.

So, whether you’re curious about the hidden gems of Oregon, the world of flexible packaging, or just want to swap tales of life’s adventures, I’m here, eager to share and listen. Here’s to many more stories, connections, and moments. Cheers!

From the Heart of Portland: My Basketball, Beer, and Business Journey

From the Heart of Portland: My Basketball, Beer, and Business Journey

This post is part of our employee spotlight series. This post features a guest post from Lucas Saverio Fiorante , an Account Manager at Rose City Label.

Hello everyone, I’m Lucas Saverio Fiorante, currently serving as an Account Manager at Rose City Label.

Born and raised in Portland, OR, I’ve seen firsthand the beauty and allure of this beautiful city. My roots here run deep. I walked the halls of La Salle High School, cheered for teams at Oregon State University, and most importantly, met the love of my life during those high school days. My wife and I have built a life here, taking in everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer. The breathtaking nature, outdoor activities, and the ever-present camaraderie of family and friends keep us anchored here. And hey, who can resist the irresistible charm of Portland’s craft beer, wines, and incredible food options?

But, if there’s one thing that truly resonates with me, it’s basketball. I have been captivated by the sport for as long as I can remember. My passion for the game has led me back to La Salle High School as their Head Women’s Basketball Coach, and I take pride in continuing the legacy as a third-generation head coach in the Portland area. When I am not in the gym with my own team, I am a lifelong supporter and fervent Portland Trail Blazers fan.

On the professional front, my journey in sales spanning over five years has been nothing short of enlightening. Every customer I meet and every story I hear about their business, especially the tales of their humble beginnings, spurs me on. It drives me to seek out the best solutions for them and to become a beacon of reliability for their business. Within each interaction I hope to make their entrepreneurial ride a tad smoother, and a bit more efficient.

My previous role armed me with invaluable insights. Leading a sales team, revamping our sales systems, and navigating the turbulent waters of the pandemic to achieve steady revenue growth has been a learning experience like no other. Now, at Rose City Label, I’m fully prepared to showcase this experience. Being part of a family-owned business, one that boasts of a legacy stretching almost a century fills me with pride and enthusiasm.

So, whether you’re a basketball enthusiast, a foodie, or someone looking to know more about the business world of Portland, stick around! I have tons of stories, insights, and experiences to share. Let’s embark on this exciting journey together! Cheers!