Mark Klinger

From: DirectBuy of Buffalo
Published: Tue Aug 18 2009

DirectBuy of Buffalo, the leading home improvement and furnishings club with direct insider prices, established the "Do-Gooder of the Month" award to recognize employees, vendors and even members going above and beyond the call of duty—either on the job or in their everyday lives. July’s winner is Alexandria Shaban, a service specialist at DirectBuy of Buffalo, for her efforts in coordinating a silent auction and vendor meet-and-greet for DirectBuy of Buffalo members last month.

DirectBuy of Buffalo holds silent auctions once or twice a year to sell items that manufacturers do not want as part of an exchange. Typically, these items are only slightly nicked and in good working order. The silent auctions enable members to save even more through their DirectBuy membership. Shaban, as service specialist, coordinated every detail of the silent auction, a process that took about three months—in addition to her work on the meet-and-greet for the vendors.

"The silent auction and vendor event are not small undertakings. It’s pretty involved and something Alexandria took on in addition to her normal duties as service specialist. With Alexandria as the go-to person, the auction and event went off without a hitch. That makes her a very worthy recipient of our Do-Gooder of the Month award," said Mark Klinger, owner of DirectBuy of Buffalo.

As for DirectBuy of Buffalo’s Do-Gooder of the Month, beyond the recognition, the recipient receives a restaurant gift certificate.

"Interacting with members is one of the things I love about working with DirectBuy. In helping members research and make purchases for their renovation projects, you feel like you’re buying for your home as well. The silent auction has that same sort of appeal because you’re helping members save even more on some really nice stuff," said Shaban.

Previously working customer service and sales management, Shaban began with DirectBuy of Buffalo in 2008. Hailing from Sterling, Massachusetts, she currently resides in Buffalo.

Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped consumers enjoy enormous savings on home furnishings, home improvement items, entertainment and outdoor products, and accessories, by providing an avenue to purchase directly from the manufacturer. Conveniently located at 4950 Genesee Street in Cheektowaga, New York, DirectBuy offers members a comfortable, country-club setting, where they finally have the financial control of buying direct.

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Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped hundreds of thousands of families enjoy a better quality of life, enabling them to buy directly from more than 700 manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. Buying direct makes members’ hard-earned money go much further, while having the selection and choice not available at any retail store. DirectBuy has been serving the greater Buffalo area since 2005. Access to confidential prices, local suppliers, and unparalleled selection helps make members' dream projects a reality. DirectBuy of Buffalo is one of more than 160 DirectBuy locations throughout North America.

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