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Lynn Skurla Perkins

Lynn grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry working in the family business – and is now at the helm of Skurla's POS Solutions. She enjoys working with local Alaskan businesses, especially restaurants, grocery stores, and retail operations - helping them control costs and increase revenues through well managed point of sale solutions. Besides running the company, Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board, for the Retail Solutions Provider Association. In her spare time, she loves cooking, camping and volunteering with organizations that are passionate about helping children.
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New Year's Resolution - Stop Paying For Customers' Vacations

Jan 3, 2022 10:42:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in EdgeServ POS, Non-Cash Adjustment, NCA, Eliminate Credit Card Fees, Local Credit Card Company, Local Business, Buy Alaskan

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Ever wonder who is paying for all those miles you earn on your credit cards?  The surprising answer, is merchants like you!

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Encourage Gossip Within Your Team and Learn to Trust Each Other. What?

Dec 14, 2021 11:34:33 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Trusted Business Partner, teamwork, Team Skurla's, Team Building, Trust

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To kick off our annual strategic planning meetings, we like to start out with an ice breaker.  This year Jesse Dison was in charge.  (I know - that is a scary thought).
 
After doing this group exercise, we all unanimously agreed this was a great game to do as a team!!!  It was fun, built team spirit, and we learned how much we really liked each other!  (Plus, we affirmed that we are truly living one of our core values:  Trust - w e establish trust with our customers, vendors, and each other by doing what we say and following our core values.)
 
Jesse found this trust ice breaker at quizbreaker.com, so we wanted to share with our customers. 
 

Gossip Time

Objective: To get team members learning new and interesting things about each other

We recommend using this icebreaker when your team players know each other fairly well and when there is a level of trust among the group. 

Recent research has actually found that trust is linked directly to positive team performance, so we can’t recommend enough ensuring that trust is at the forefront of your team's culture

Instructions:

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Christmas and New Year Holiday Hours for December 2021

Dec 1, 2021 11:51:54 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Our Customers, Holiday Hours, POS Support, Customer Support, Point of Sale Support

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In observance of the holidays, we will be closed Friday, December 24th and Friday, December 31st.

However, we understand the importance of customer service and issues that may arise during this busy retail season.

If you have an emergency or have run out of supplies, please call us at  907-243-2683.  Follow the prompts to page us, and one of our friendly gnomes will be happy to assist you!

 

Happy Holidays from all of us at Skurla's!

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Counterpoint Year End Instructions 2021

Dec 1, 2021 9:16:03 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Counterpoint, Year end, Retail Point of Sale

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For our NCR Counterpoint Retail Customers - Get a Jump on the New Year!

It's hard to believe that it is that time of the year again!  And if this is also your fiscal year end, there are some things you will need to do to close out the old year and open the new year in Counterpoint Version 8.

 

To make it easier for you, we are posting instructions on how to do this.  Scroll down below to download a copy of the instructions.  Or watch this video!

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Catch Up with Our Older Blog Posts Here

Dec 1, 2021 5:00:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Retail POS, Point of Sale Trends, Retail News

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Founder, John Skurla, Passes Peacefully

Nov 4, 2021 9:59:08 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Founder, John Skurla

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Skurla’s co-founder and Alaskan legend, John Skurla (my dad), passed away peacefully on October 30th.  He was 90 years old.   

Many of you may have known John, who provided some of the first cash registers and point of sale systems to Alaskans before he and his wife, Phyllis, founded Skurla’s back in 1976.  Even though he retired several years ago, his thoughts, ideas, and business principles still continue to guide and influence the company today.  He meant so much to many different people.  He was a boss, a father, a friend, a trusted advisor, and more.  The team at Skurla’s POS Solutions honors John Skurla as the legend he was and will continue to cherish his memory for years to come.  

His service will be at St John United Methodist Church on Thursday, November 11th at 4 p.m. AST.  Please note that this service will require a mask to be worn. It will also be live streamed for those that can't attend in person (check this page for an update on how). 

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be sent to VA SPECIAL REHABILITATION EVENTS (Fund #4417) Donations from this fund are used to financially support the travel expenses for Veteran patients attending VA-sponsored rehabilitation events such as the National Veteran Golden Age Games as well as National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in Colorado.  For more information on how to donate: https://www.alaskalegionauxiliary.org/Veterans_Affairs_Voluntary_Service_(VAVS).htm 

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Nov 4, 2021 9:36:50 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Our Customers, Holiday Hours, Thanksgiving

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In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, we will be closed Thursday the 25th and will be working remotely on Friday the 26th.

We understand the importance of customer service and issues that may arise during this busy retail season.

If you have an emergency or have run out of supplies, please call us at  907-243-2683.  Follow the prompts to page us, and we will be happy to assist you.

 

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Did You Know that Thermal Paper Rolls Can Be Fun????  No Really!!!!

Aug 27, 2021 3:26:57 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Thermal Paper, Paper Rolls, Free Paper Delivery

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I am guessing you hardly give thermal paper a thought.  It is something you need to have in order to print customer and credit card receipts.  Most people only think about it when they run out (especially if it is a busy Friday night!)

Well apparently, our support team started thinking about thermal paper   Perhaps overthinking...

(This video is best viewed with the sound on.)

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Labor Day Weekend and Office Hours 2021

Aug 27, 2021 2:46:32 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Holiday Hours

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Our office will be closed on Monday, September 6th, to observe Labor Day. 

However, we understand the importance of customer service and issues that may arise during the holiday.

If you have an emergency, please call us at 243-2683 and follow the prompts to page our after hours technician.  

For support hours and information, click here.

Have a safe holiday weekend - from the team at Skurla's!

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4th of July Weekend Office Hours

Jun 28, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in 4th of July, Holiday Hours

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Our office will be closed on Monday, July 5th, in honor of Independence Day.    

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