AUTHENTIC. GENUINE. CARING.
Ross McCallister had eight years’ experience in sales and customer service when he went to work for Loremans in early 2019. As the sales manager for the Plattsburgh and Keeseville company that offers custom apparel, awards and so much more, he hit the ground running, using social media to reach new customers and took on an active role in the community to demonstrate how Loremans could help brand area businesses. One year later McCallister was standing on the podium at the North Country Chamber of Commerce annual dinner as the company’s team received the Small Business of the Year award, a recognition he calls his “greatest professional success.”
Current Business & Job Title: Loremans’ Printing & Embroidery Sales Manager, Sip Bartender/Server
Hometown: AuSable Forks, NY
Education: AuSable Valley Central School and SUNY Plattsburgh
Community Involvement: Volunteer for different events and fundraisers, committee member for the AuSable Forks Fast-Pitch League and Tournament. Currently working with others to establish a memorial scholarship in honor of a great friend taken from us too soon.
What are you doing to make a difference in your community?
I always try to be available to others to help, whether on a personal or on a professional level. I enjoy supporting local businesses any chance I get, and helping to bring new exposure to up and coming businesses.
What important lesson have you learned in your career?
Setbacks happen and that’s okay. They can help build character.
What can the North Country do to make this region more appealing to a younger generation?
I think we can do a better job as a whole to showcase how we live in such a unique area and are really fortunate for that. We have the peace of woods and lakes and the adventure of hiking the Adirondack Mountains in our backyard. We have the history of war, the Olympics and many other events in our local towns. We also have major cities roughly an hour away or we can even get in the car in the morning and be in New York City by lunch.
How do you contribute to the culture of your company?
I try my best to represent who we are as a company and what we offer, both in terms of type and quality of products we offer.
What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
I left a job I worked at for nearly seven years where I was comfortable with my routine in order to pursue a new job in a new field.
What is something that no one would guess about you?
I’m a sucker for a good RomCom. “Definitely, Maybe” is my favorite.
Write a note to your younger self…
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
– Wayne Gretzky