June 2, 2017 – Rich Golden, CEO of Golden Technologies, was honored by Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the annual Business Hall of Fame Dinner & Awards Ceremony.
Rich has been in the business of manufacturing his entire adult life. In 1985, Rich, along with his father and a family friend, saw an opportunity to provide the home health care industry with quality, handcrafted lift chairs. Rich’s vision of Golden as a complete mobility solution provider became a reality in 1996 when he added power scooters and power wheelchairs to the lineup.
Today, Rich attributes the tremendous growth and success of the company to the continued hard work and determination of the employees, many of whom have been with Golden for a long time. The future is bright and with Rich’s vision and entrepreneurial spirit, it will become even brighter.
Junior Achievement provides programs to students teaching work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.
Golden Technologies Serves Thanksgiving Lunch to over 400 Employees
Old Forge, PA – November 18, 2016
Golden Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer Richard Golden and his wife Christine Golden are honored to provide Thanksgiving dinner to over 400 Golden employees within four buildings on Friday, November 18 during the company’s lunchtime.
This is a time honored tradition that began over fifteen years ago at Golden. Rich stated, “We celebrate Thanksgiving with the entire company as a token of appreciation for all that our employees do for Golden throughout the year.” What better way to show gratitude than to personally invite every employee to a Thanksgiving dinner – and this is no small meal. On Friday, over 200 pounds of potatoes, 400 pounds of turkey, 110 pounds of vegetables, 200 pounds of stuffing, 40 pounds of coleslaw, seven gallons of gravy, and 15 loaves of bread will be served to the Golden employees. “No other company does anything close to this to celebrate Thanksgiving,” said Amie Rosiak, Literature Coordinate at Golden Technologies. “I’ve been at Golden for over 16 years, and you’d have to see it to believe it. This Thanksgiving dinner is a testimony to the gratitude that Rich feels toward Golden employees.”
Lynn Jumper, Customer Service Lead at Golden Technologies echoed Amie’s sentiments. “When I re-entered the workforce five years ago, I never thought that I would be working for such an employer that regards his employees as family! The Golden Family never cease to amaze me. Every year at this time, Golden makes sure that each and every member of the Golden Team is treated to a Thanksgiving Dinner at each four Golden locations the week before Thanksgiving. To be honest, it is very hard to put into words how I feel about working for a company like Golden… What an honor.”
Old Forge, PA – October 31, 2016 – Golden Technologies is very pleased to announce they will sponsor an Exclusive Presentation by Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor® during the upcoming Fall Medtrade Conference. The Medtrade Conference is located at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and Mr. Phibbs will be presenting in Room C111 at 4PM on Monday, October 31, 2016.
Golden invites all professional-minded individuals to attend the seminar who are interested in learning how to take retail sales to the next level and achieve true business success. Whether you are a store owner, a manager, or a sales person, attending The Retail Doctor’s seminar at Medtrade will educate you on the following skills:
How to engage your customers, make larger sales, and earn the profits you seek.
How to increase your value through your people, not your price.
How to grow your sales and margins using easy retail tools.
About Bob Phibbs:
Since 1994, Bob Phibbs, has been transforming businesses big and small into thriving operations; succeeding in today’s challenging brick and mortar markets with stellar success. Mr. Phibbs is an expert retail speaker, award winning author, and in-demand motivational speaker. He not only presents keynote speeches, but he also works closely with sales organizations as both a retail trainer and a consultant.
Golden Technologies, headquartered in Old Forge, PA, is the world’s largest manufacturer of powered lift and recline chairs, and is an emerging leader in the global mobility products market. More information on Golden can be found on their website, www.goldentech.com
IRVINE, Calif. — The Golden Compass Sport by Golden Technologies has been named a 2015 Best Pick by Mobility Management magazine.
For the fifth consecutive year, Mobility Management asked clinicians and Assistive Technology Professionals (ATPs) specializing in seating & wheeled mobility to share their favorite complex rehab products. Their answers are published in Mobility Management’s July 2015 issue, as are honor rolls of previous Best Picks.
Mobility Management Publisher Karen Cavallo said, “We’re pleased once again to turn the spotlight on a few of the many rehab products making a difference to prominent OTs, PTs, ATPs and their clients every day. We’re happy to help celebrate the technology that optimizes independence and supports positive clinical outcomes for so many children, teens and adults who use wheelchairs.”
“Our Best Picks are chosen exclusively by healthcare professionals who work with seating & wheeled mobility equipment every day and know every product detail,” said Editor Laurie Watanabe. “Our winners have proven to be true innovators and consumer advocates, even in challenging funding atmospheres.”
In addition to appearing in the July issue, 2015 Best Pick winners appear in the online version of the story on MobilityMgmt.com, and will have their products’ photos and writeups appear online.
The Best Picks program celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2015.
Golden Technologies is proud to announce that they are giving away a brand new Golden Buzzaround Scooter as part of a contest which aims to promote Golden products to the customer and to ultimately drive traffic to the Golden Retailers. Additionally, Golden has provided free Marketing materials – four different AD slicks from which to choose that feature the Buzz EX, and a pre-written press release to assist the retailer with their advertising.
“This contest is about celebrating how Golden products are changing people’s lives,” said Tim Robinson, Director of Digital Media at Golden Technologies. “It’s not only a modern social media sharing contest, but it’s a great way to see the impact that these Golden products really have.”
Golden Retailers as well as Golden Customers alike are encouraged to participate in the Extreme giveaway by sharing their story and a picture of their favorite Golden product (Lift Chair, Scooter, or Power Wheel Chair). Visit goldenbuzzaroundex.com to enter, or simply mail your story and picture to:
c/o Buzz EX Contest
401 Bridge Street
Old Forge, PA 18518
The Golden Extreme Giveaway ends on September 1, 2016, and no purchase is required to participate, so enter to win today!
Golden Technologies is proud to announce that they have been named as a Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their video piece titled “DayDreamer Yoga.” With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
Golden created this 30-second commercial to support the launch of their new power lift recliner, the DayDreamer, which features an articulating headrest and their patented positioning technology. The overall theme demonstrated the level of relaxation their positioning provides and compared the feeling to that of a relaxing yoga class.
A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. This group, known as the Silver Council, evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work and are judged against a high standard of merit. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly Award.
“Due to the product’s industry leading design, we went into the development of this piece knowing that it had to be completely different from anything else we have done,” stated Tim Robinson, Director of Digital Media for Golden Technologies. “We are honored to have been chosen for such an outstanding honor and look forward to creating even more product videos that our retailers can proudly display.”
Golden Technologies, headquartered in Old Forge, PA, is the world’s largest manufacturer of powered lift and recline chairs, and is an emerging leader in the global mobility products market.
Golden Technologies is proud to introduce the all new BuzzAround Extreme Scooter which features the portability and easy disassembly of a lightweight scooter with the amazing benefits of a full size scooter!
The three and four-wheel Golden BuzzAround Extreme Scooters both come standard with 2-U1 batteries – industry leading and the largest battery in this category for maximum operating range. The BuzzAround Extreme also features a brand new ultrabright LED headlight and taillight, comfort spring suspension for the smoothest ride, and an extremely comfortable 18” x 16” stadium style seat.
With a “best in class,” weight capacity of 330 pounds, large 9-inch tires, and 4-inch ground clearance, the Golden BuzzAround Extreme Scooters are easily maneuverable both indoors and out. Additionally, the Extreme not only has a larger 90 amp controller and a larger 320 watt motor, it also has more foot room than the scooters within the same category. Until now, there has not been a scooter that is so sturdy and comfortable to drive, yet can be disassembled in four easy steps!
“We are all so excited about the latest addition to our BuzzAround family, the Buzz Extreme,” stated Richard Golden, President and CEO at Golden Technologies. “It is what our customers have been asking for; a full time awesome looking scooter with U1 batteries for the best value, with full comfort suspension but that is still incredibly portable, lightweight, and maneuverable. The Buzzaround Extreme is exactly what the doctor ordered, so to speak.”
Promotional items for the Extreme will include FREE TV commercials and tagged ads, new brochures, marketing flyers, vinyl banners, posters, and tee shirts! You will not want to miss out on the industry’s first hybrid scooter – go the extra mile on the Buzzaround Extreme from Golden!
Golden Technologies is excited to introduce the all new LiteRider Family of mobility products. The Golden LiteRider Family includes two large portable scooters – a three and four wheel model, a power wheelchair named the LiteRider Envy, and the all new LiteRider Mini Golden scooter. All of the LiteRiders have a unique tubular design that makes them both stylish and easy to disassemble!
The three and four-wheel Golden LiteRider Scooters come standard with 2-22 amp hour batteries – industry leading and the largest battery in this category – for an increased operating range of up to 12 miles. The LiteRider Scooters also feature a new ultrabright LED headlight, two rugged cargo baskets, adjustable armrests, and a very comfortable 17” x 16” stadium style seat. With a weight capacity of 300 pounds, the LiteRiders Scooters are easily maneuverable both indoors and out.
The Golden LiteRider Envy Power Wheelchair, also featuring 2-22 amp hour batteries for an operating range of up to 15.5 miles, is Golden’s Retail Cash Power Wheelchair! The LiteRider Envy has an impressive turning radius of 26”, and like the other LiteRiders in the family, it disassembles easily for transport.
The Golden LiteRider Mini is the newest addition to the LiteRider Family! This scooter features a brand new seat design, two storage baskets that come standard, and adjustable armrests. Weighing just over 100 pounds, the LiteRider Mini is ideal for any individual who desires the exclusive features of LiteRider Scooter in a smaller version.
Retailers will find that they can truly increase their cash retail sales with Golden’s all new LiteRider Family of mobility products!
Golden Technologies proudly proclaims they are making huge strides toward changing the DME Industry. This change has now been solidified, as effective February 1, 2016, Golden officially partnered with the industry’s largest Member Services Organization and advocates of this change, the VGM Group.
“It is with extreme honor and excitement that Golden Technologies announces today they are reuniting with retail giant, the VGM Group. This strategic alliance combines forces to focus the DME industry on maximizing retail sales. Ultimately, this partnership will be instrumental in leading the industry’s dependency away from the reimbursement model,” said Richard Golden, President and CEO of Golden Technologies.
“Until recently, the DME model was focused primarily on reimbursement and acquisition costs. However, it has been proven that the most effective DME model is all about showing retailers the critical importance of focusing on selling price,” said C.J. Copley, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Golden Technologies. “By focusing on business process modeling for retail, including bundling sales, GMROI, revenue per square foot, daily customer traffic, and cost per sales, retailers can increase the average ticket selling price” Copley continued.
This partnership includes a nation-wide training tour extravaganza, the Heartland Conference that will be held in June, and most importantly – the joining of efforts between Golden Technologies’ branding success and VGM’s lucrative merchandising models. “For years both VGM and Golden have been actively working toward achieving similar goals in areas such as retail marketing and training, so this partnership just makes sense,” said Jason Davis, Vice President of Sales at Golden Technologies.
“For 30 years, VGM has developed relationships to strengthen the offerings and business solutions available for our vendor partners and members alike,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “We look forward to this new partnership with Golden Technologies to further enhance retails solutions for our members.”