Promoting from Within a Good Call… DirectBuy of Vancouver Promotes Sasha Idema

DirectBuy of Vancouver, the leading members-only showroom and home design center that offers merchandise at manufacturer-direct prices, recently promoted Sasha Idema to Call Center Manager.

Vancouver, Canada, April 30, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Raised in Tsawwassen and currently residing in Vancouver, Idema began with DirectBuy of Vancouver in 2006 as a member of the call center staff.

"Sasha does a great job in our call center both with members, potential members and the rest of our staff. This promotion is well deserved on performance alone. What makes it even more impressive is that she did it in spite of some physical issues that probably would have stopped or slowed down most people, but Sasha never missed a day," said Jade Allen, co-owner of DirectBuy of Vancouver.

As a teenager, Idema completed much of her studies from a hospital bed after being stricken with a rare form of MS called CIDP. Then, in 2005, she was diagnosed with MS in its typical form. Through medication and diet, she's currently symptom-free from both afflictions. In fact, she participated in her third MS Walk on April 27.

"DirectBuy has been a great company to work for and I've learned so much in my few years here," said Idema. "When you have a challenge like MS in your life, the best medicine is the environment you put yourself in. We work hard, but we also have fun and that's been another key ingredient to getting my health back and sustaining it."

Since 1971, DirectBuy franchises have offered members the opportunity to enjoy enormous savings on home furnishings, home improvement items, entertainment and outdoor products and accessories by buying wholesale, directly from the manufacturer. With four convenient locations in the greater Vancouver area (Victoria, Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Kelowna), consumers can enjoy a comfortable, country-club setting, where they finally have the financial control of buying direct.

For more information on a DirectBuy membership, you can call 1-800-DIRECTBUY or visit www.DirectBuyBC.ca.

About DirectBuy

Since 1971, DirectBuy has helped hundreds of thousands of families enjoy a better quality of life, enabling them to buy directly from more than 500 manufacturers and their authorized suppliers. Buying direct makes members' hard-earned money to go much further, while having the selection and choice not available at any retail store. DirectBuy has been serving the greater Vancouver area since 1997. Access to confidential prices, local suppliers, and unparalleled selection helps make members' dream projects a reality. It's a comfortable, country-club setting, where you finally have the financial control of buying direct. The four DirectBuy showrooms serving the greater Vancouver area are part of more than 150 franchise locations throughout North America.

Consumers interested in becoming members may obtain a Visitor's Pass to attend an Open House by contacting DirectBuy at 604-552-5255, or visiting www.DirectBuyBC.ca.

Locations of the four DirectBuy showrooms serving the greater Vancouver area are: DirectBuy of Vancouver, 2659 Lillooet St., Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 4P7; DirectBuy of Greater Vancouver, 91 Golden Drive Unit #1, Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K 6R2; DirectBuy of Central Okanagan, #5 2260 Hunter Rd., Kelowna, British Columbia V1X 7J8; and DirectBuy of Greater Victoria, 350B Bay Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 1P7.

To learn more about the superior value and benefits of a DirectBuy membership, visit www.directbuycares.com.

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