One of the highest compliments we can receive as a business is when one our customers refer us to another business. Laile Fairbairn from Locally Grown Restaurants (Snow City Cafe, Spenard Roadhouse, South Restaurant + Coffehouse, and Crush Bistro) is another one of our vocal customers who referred a new customer who signed up for our new NCA Referral program, and she scored $500 in cash!
If you're one of our amazing customers and refer another local business to sign up with our new EdgeServ POS with NCA (Non-Cash Adjustment) credit card processing, you’ll be doing two amazing things:
“Short Staffed Is Our New Pandemic” was the sign I saw on a door at a busy restaurant in Florida last month while I was on vacation. I thought to myself, wow what a great way to explain a bad situation to hungry patrons. The sign went on to say, “We’re grateful for the staff members that did show up and hope you are too. So please show it by being patient and understanding with all staff members. Thank you, Management.”
From Alaska to Florida, being short staffed is something everyone is dealing with, and not just in the hospitality industry but all manner of industries. One of my recent flights back to Alaska was delayed because they were waiting on a replacement cabin crew member. On another, travelers couldn’t check their bags because no staff were manning the counter (they did show up a little later and used mobile phones to line bust and check folks faster – thank you Alaska Airlines). So where have all the workers gone?
Some industries are hiring more than ever, like the health care industry, with little doubt because as all parts of the country are dealing with increased demand on their services. Not surprisingly, larger companies are also snapping up workers as well, with most being able to offer more pay and benefits to employees looking to make more or for a career change. The result being that small businesses are struggling to keep up, let alone compete with these large companies. Couple that with those same companies still offering remote work, you start to see that it looks more like a migration than a temporary change.
In addition, aging workers are retiring, with some retiring earlier than expected. We are also seeing less people moving to the state, and fewer foreign workers coming in for seasonal jobs. So, while many see the pandemic as being mostly over, for some the effects are still an everyday struggle.
Read more about the labor shortage in Alaska but across the nation:
At Skurla’s, we firmly believe that the right technology and payment solutions can enable Alaskans to go beyond just surviving but grow. Our game changing credit card processing programs can save you up to 99% of your credit card fees – can you see the value in reaching out to us? Visit us at www.skurlas.com or call 907-243-2683.
One of the highest compliments we can receive as a business is when one our customers refer us to another business. Jeanne Reilly at Reilly’s Irish Pub is one of most vocal customers when it comes to referrals and with our new NCA Referral program, she scored $500 in cash! Here’s a photo of our Sales Engineer, Jeff Wood, presenting her with cash. If your one of our amazing customers and refer another local business to sign up with our new EdgeServ POS with NCA (Non-Cash Adjustment) credit card processing, you’ll be doing two amazing things:
Skurla’s POS Solutions, in Anchorage, Alaska, has deployed the EdgeServ POS Solution on four train cars for Wilderness Express. Locally owned and operated, Wilderness Express railcars are the most innovative in the travel industry. Custom built for use on the Alaska Railroad, the railcars are among the largest in the world and take tourists from Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, and back.
Taking a walk in downtown Palmer, you can feel the love, support, and comfort that is unique to the community of Palmer alone. What better way is there to experience those comforts than trying cuisine from the people? In the heart of downtown is Alaska’s Best Phillys; offering you the comfort food of your dreams. Their menu has your favorite classic Philly cheese steak and so much more, creating a menu with a personality of its own. Add to any sandwich your favorite fried sides to complete this heart-warming meal.
David has heard from other restaurant owners that Skurla’s was the company to work with for POS and credit card processing. With his recent acquisition of Alaska’s Best Phillys, he needed a system and a company that would take care of those needs, while they focused on living up to their name and making the best phillys in Alaska. We were happy to answer the call!