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Acorn DistributorS: DELIVERING TO YOU
At Acorn Distributors, we deliver more than foodservice and janitorial supplies to some of the best foodservice, janitorial, healthcare, industrial, property management and educational organizations in the Midwest. Acorn leads the industry in delivering everything our customers need to succeed: training, janitorial equipment, expertise on the latest technology and procedures, superior service and pricing, and of course, supplies—including certified Green products.
Acorn delivers to every customer the highest quality sanitation, janitorial and foodservice products and services. Yet by getting to know and understand each unique business and their needs, Acorn also delivers strategies to increase efficiency, reduce costs and increase profitability.
Acorn wants to get to know you and your business. What can we deliver to you?
Sanitary maintenance magazine feature- One on one with jennifer rosenberg
Succession planning is a difficult endeavor for any company owner. Therefore, it’s often procrastinated and avoided. Not only does succession planning have the capacity to cause a business to fail, but if not done properly, it can also tear apart the family who owns the business. But if passing down the torch to the next in line is well thought out and planned, business should keep functioning without any major hiccups.
In the case of Indianapolis-based Acorn Distributors Inc., succession planning has been top-of-mind since Al Wachter became sole owner of the company in 1999. After convincing his daughter, Jennifer Rosenberg, to come back home and work for him, he’s made it a goal to pass down the knowledge and know-how of running the business. But Rosenberg didn’t start out right away in management. She worked her way up through the ranks with the company starting as a salesperson until she officially took over as president in 2005, when she purchased 52 percent of Acorn.
Today, Rosenberg runs Acorn with the values instilled in her from her father and has crafted her own management style along the way. Putting her employees first and creating a positive, fun work environment, she is setting her distributorship up for success for many years. And who’s to say she won’t pass down the family business to one of her three children.
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Indianapolis Star Feature - Rising Star: Jennifer Rosenberg
Acorn Distributors President Jennifer Rosenberg is not just another heir to a throne.
The 38-year-old Carmel resident went out of her way to prove herself in the family business: providing janitorial and food service supplies.
She started from the ground up in 1999, building her own contacts and creating her own sales territory. Rosenberg beat the streets, proving her credibility.
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Acorn Distributors Receives WBE Certification from the State of Indiana & THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
Indianapolis—June 18th, 2013— Acorn Distributors of Indianapolis recently received its WBE (Women Business Enterprise) certification from the Mayor's Minority Business Devlopment Division of Indianapolis. Acorn previously received its WBE (Women Business Enterprise) certification from the Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Division of the Indiana Department of Administration. Acorn received certification for its wholesale distribution services, which includes paper products, janitorial equipment and institutional foodservices equipment.
"These certifications will allow Acorn to expand what we do best—providing industry-leading products and exceptional customer service—to the many organizations seeking minority-certified providers who can fulfill state contracts," states Jennifer Rosenberg, President.
A national distributor of foodservice and janitorial supplies, chemicals and janitorial equipment, Acorn was founded in 1976 by Al Wachter and is now led by Rosenberg, who is Wachter’s daughter.
Acorn acquired Cottingham Paper in Columbus, OH, in 2007 to establish a second location from which to serve its Midwestern market.