Relyco Celebrates 30 Years of Success and Service

We’re turning 30 this year! Mike Steinberg officially opened Relyco on April 1, 1989, with the simple goal of providing people with paper products and the kind of customer service he would want to receive. That mission still stands today.

2019 marks our 30th year in business! Mike Steinberg officially opened Relyco on April 1, 1989, with the simple goal of providing people with paper products and the kind of customer service he would want to receive. That’s why the company is named Relyco, which means “the company you can rely on.” By building the family business on a foundation of providing exceptional customer service, Mike Steinberg set the tone for putting customers first.

From humble beginnings

Mike in First Office
Mike in Relyco’s first (tiny) office

In 1989, Relyco was born in a small office barely big enough for two people. The company offered a handful of products, primarily focusing on B2B checking solutions. Mike Steinberg credits his family with helping to get the business off the ground:

“My family made real sacrifices in the beginning. We put everything into the business in the first couple of years. I spent a lot of time working and we didn’t take a vacation for the first five years. My family was incredibly supportive.”

To expansion and teamwork

Over the years, the hard work paid off and the team grew. With the support of a dedicated staff, the company became a leading specialty paper provider with over 30,000 customers, a large headquarters in Dover, New Hampshire and warehouses across the country. During this time, the company’s product lines were continuously diversified and grown to include synthetic waterproof paper, carbonless paper, pressure seal forms, personalized packaging, ID & membership cards and more. This overall transformation was made possible by an enthusiastic team of employees who have made it their mission to go above and beyond for customers.

With all this growth, Relyco is still a family business at its core

Last year, Mike Steinberg was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Family Business, which recognized the transfer of the business to the next generation. Mike’s son, Bruce Steinberg, serves as our current President. Bruce has his eye on the future:

“We are focused on keeping Relyco vibrant and cutting-edge. Currently, we’re cementing our footprint within the grocery, food & beverage and manufacturing markets while growing our eCommerce offerings. Our goal is to be the leader in the B2B world of print and we’re going to keep reinventing ourselves in this ever-changing world to make that happen. I know that teamwork is going to get us there. It has always been and will always be the most important driver for our business.”

As Relyco looks to the next thirty years, Mike Steinberg’s original mission for the business still stands: to be the company that people can rely on. That theme carries through to all aspects of the business, from how Relyco’s paper experts interact with their customers, to the company’s commitment to regularly giving back to their New Hampshire Seacoast community.

For more information on Relyco, explore our website, call 800.777.7359 or email info@relyco.com.

Relyco Celebrates 30 Years of Success and Service

Relyco Awarded New Federal Government Contract

Please forgive us while we toot our own horn for a minute here! We’re delighted to share the news about our most recent government contract, which was secured by one of our Senior Account Executives, Tyler Parkhurst.

Did you know that Relyco has been working with the Federal Government for over fifteen years?

We’re proud to be classified as one of their small business suppliers. We provide durable synthetic papers, carbonless forms, pressure seal forms, labels, checks and more as a GSA Schedule 75 Contract Holder, which is the office supply schedule. We operate under GSA contract GS-02F-0158N. As you can probably imagine, there is an extensive process involved in serving the government, so it is very exciting whenever we’re awarded a new contract.

Please forgive us while we toot our own horn for a minute here! We’re delighted to share the news about our most recent contract, which was secured by one of our Senior Account Executives, Tyler Parkhurst:

“Relyco Sales Inc., Dover, New Hampshire, has been awarded a minimum $3,500 and maximum $25,000,000 firm-fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for rolled and synthetic polyester papers. This was a competitive acquisition with five responses received. This is a 36-month contract with no option periods. Location of performance is New Hampshire, with an April 17, 2021, performance completion date. Using customer is Defense Logistics Agency. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2018 through 2021 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Contracting Services Office, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania (SP7000-18-D-0003).”

Read the full press release from the Department of Defense here. To learn more about the solutions we provide to the government, check out this page on our website.

Dover Thanksgiving Celebration Brings Together Hundreds of People

Relyco participated in the ninth annual Thanksgiving Celebration on Wednesday, November 22nd at Blue Latitudes Restaurant. More than 300 Dover residents who might not otherwise enjoy a traditional holiday meal were treated to a Thanksgiving dinner and a Visa gift card.

The Dover Thanksgiving Celebration Committee held its ninth annual Thanksgiving Celebration on Wednesday, November 22nd at Blue Latitudes Restaurant. More than 300 Dover residents who might not otherwise enjoy a traditional holiday meal were treated to a Thanksgiving dinner and a Visa gift card. Guests enjoyed music from Kathy Fink & Friends during consecutive seatings at 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm.

Nine years ago, Blue Latitudes Restaurant and Relyco Sales, Inc. started the Thanksgiving Dinner tradition. We wanted to create a way to help those in the Dover community who find themselves in times of need around the holidays.

“Thanksgiving is such a meaningful holiday to many of us because it represents a gathering of friends and family in which we together celebrate our ‘thanks’ with a special meal,” said Jeff Roemer, president of Blue Latitudes Restaurant. “This dinner is special to so many as we say thank you to this great community.”

“Although this event is only one day a year, it’s our mission to bring the meaning of Thanksgiving to those who may not otherwise be able to have the experience of a traditional Thanksgiving meal with family and friends,” said Mike Steinberg, CEO & owner of Relyco.

This event is made possible – and grows year after year – due to the generosity of the Dover business community. This year, the donors listed below helped raise $14,000, of which 100% goes directly to providing the meal and gift cards for the 300+ Thanksgiving dinner guests.

The Thanksgiving Celebration dinner is made
possible by all of these great sponsors:

A.E. Alie & Sons JewelersEversourceMorse Data Corporation
Bank of NHFederal Savings BankMunson Plumbing & Heating
Beacon Retirement GroupFeliciano LimousineNortheast ENT & Allergy
Blue LatitudesFormaxOvington’s Produce
Bob & Tricia DeColfmackerG&A InsurancePolychronis Financial
Bruton & Berube PLLCHannaford’s Central AveProfile Bank
Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & DurkinHarvey’s BakeryRaiche & Company CPAs
C&J Bus LinesHouse of HopeREL
Century 21 Central Falls RealtyJ D Howard DentalRobert & Anne Huggins
CivilworksJewelry CreationsRoger Hamel CPA
Coldwell Banker – Peggy Carter TeamKathy Fink & FriendsRoss Furniture
Deborah & David BamfordKarelitz, King & Carroll DDSShaheen & Gordon PA
Defense Manufacturers IncKennebunk SavingsStrafford Appliance
D.F. Richard Energy IncLabel Tech IncSummit Land Development
D.M. Burns SecurityLindt & Sprungli USASysco Food Service
Dover Lodge of Elks #184Loyal Order of Moose #443Tasker Funeral Services
Dover Police CharitiesMark & Monique KaneVigilant Inc
Duffy Family Charitable TrustMark Moeller PAYankee Equipment
Dunkin Donuts – all Dover locationsMarshall Rental CenterWalmart – Somersworth
Dupont’s Service CenterMartel Plumbing & HeatingWentworth Douglass Hospital
Duston’s Market & BakeryMartineau ElectricWilliam Harbron
Eastern BankMeasured ProgressWyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc PA

Members of the Dover Thanksgiving Celebration Committee are: Carol Bailey, Carol Boc, Tony Colarusso, Mary Jo Gauthier, Kara Lapierre, Mark Leno, Jeff Roemer, Mike Steinberg and Laurie Steinberg. Click here to see the full press release.

Relyco Celebrates the Holidays Early

Each December, the Relyco Community Service Program gives gifts to local children whose families need some help during the holidays.

Each December, as a part of its Community Service Program, Relyco gives gifts to local children whose families need some help during the holidays. The holiday gift project originated in 2003 when Mike Steinberg, Relyco Owner & CEO, wanted to get involved with helping local kids. Joni van Gelder, Relyco sales person, took the lead and got the gift project rolling at Relyco. That first year, Relyco provided gifts for fourteen kids and the program grew from there with the Steinberg family’s support. This year, Relyco provided gifts for 103 kids from 41 families. Over the last fourteen years, Relyco has donated gifts for 497 children.

Relyco has a payroll deduction system that employees can choose to opt into. The funds from that system are matched by Relyco each year and the total goes on to fund all projects in Relyco’s Community Service Program. The Relyco Community Service Team, which is comprised of five Relyco employees, organizes the program; they allocate the funds to different initiatives throughout the year. The holiday gift project budget is broken down per child so that each kid will receive several gifts.

The Community Service Team partners with the Dover School system, where the school nurses identify the children who might benefit from the program and secure permission from each child’s family for Relyco employees to contact them. When Relyco employees reach out to the families, they gather information about the name, age and grade of each child. Additionally, they have conversations about what the child might want for Christmas in order to find out about any specific needs or desires. Early in December, teams of Relyco employees go on group shopping trips after work to purchase the gifts.

On the morning of December 16, 2016, Relyco held its annual wrapping party. Wrapping stations are spread throughout Relyco’s offices and all employees participate in wrapping the gifts for the kids. This year, employees were joined by five staffers from the Wentworth Douglass Finance Department and Claudia Lynch, who was Woodman Park’s school nurse for many years.

Joni van Gelder, the original organizer and current member of the Community Service Team, is still heading up the project each year. According to van Gelder, some families are in very tough financial circumstances and others just need a little bit of extra help during the holiday season. There is a whole range of need and every family is different. But van Gelder points out that over the years, one thing has been consistent, “working with these families has always been an absolute pleasure.”

Any local business that is interested in developing this kind of program for their own business is welcome to contact Mike Steinberg at msteinberg@relyco.com to learn more.

Join Relyco In Supporting Charitable Giving At GRAPH EXPO 2016

With Relyco’s Vibrants for Charity, you can support great causes while exploring opportunities for business growth at GRAPH EXPO 2016.

Vibrants for Charity

You’re attending Graph Expo 2016 in the hopes of growing your business and forging valuable connections, but did you know you can also support some great charities while you’re in Orlando? Stop by Relyco’s booth (#2857) to learn how to give to your charity of choice.

How to Give At Graph Expo 2016

When you visit Relyco’s booth, you can request a specialty badge printed on our REVLAR Vibrant Colors durable paper that highlights a specific charity. This year, the featured charities are the Everglades Foundation, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, SPCA Florida, Wounded Warrior Project, OneOrlando Fund, and Habitat for Humanity.

Each of these charities was selected because of the great work they do, and Relyco is proud to stand behind them. We’ve also made it easy for you to give and get something stylish and functional in return.

Get A Badge, Support A Charity

For each of these badges worn during GRAPH EXPO, Relyco will make a $5 donation to the charity of your choosing. Visitors to Relyco City should request their badge early on in the show, which kicks off on September 25th, because of limited availability.

This is the kind of opportunity Relyco loves, because our focus has always been on supporting good causes. We hope to see you at the show, and we hope you’ll help us support one of these organizations and make a difference.

Be sure to share your badge at the show by hashtagging #Vibrants4Charity and mentioning Relyco on your social media accounts!

The Essential Traveler’s Guide to GRAPH EXPO 16

The Essential Traveler’s Guide is your tool to learn about the exhibitors, live demonstrations, special events and education sessions at GRAPH EXPO 16.

GRAPH EXPO 2016 guide

For those of you who have been to GRAPH EXPO before, you’ll agree with me when I say that it’s an experience you won’t soon forget.  For those of you who haven’t been, you’re in for an amazing experience, as this year’s show includes over 400 exhibitors, as well as live demonstrations, special events and 40+ education sessions spanning the worlds of print, online, and mobile.

While trade shows may offer many great opportunities and possibilities, they can also be strenuous and confusing at times, and that’s why this GRAPH EXPO 16 guide is so vital. Take a look at these five simple tips as you pack your bag and print your boarding pass for your trip to Orlando and you’ll be a seasoned trade show veteran in no time!

1) Do some research

A little bit of planning never killed anyone, and you’ll want to know which booths and sessions you’re visiting before you leave your hotel room. GRAPH EXPO 16 has made planning your show agenda even easier with their scheduling tool called My Show Planner. Register for this free service (on either the iPhone or an Android device) and you can search for the products and services that YOU are interested in, and add them to your schedule.

Pro tip: Be sure to add the mobile friendly link to your mobile device home screen. This way, the planner will appear as an ‘app’ that you can easily tap when you want to access your account.

2) Take advantage of the free shuttle service

GRAPH EXPO 16 offers free transportation from every hotel in the 2016 hotel block to OCCC at 15-20 minute intervals in the morning, and from OCCC back to the hotels each afternoon.  Shuttles run from 7:30am until 6:00pm Sunday through Tuesday and 7:30am until 4:00pm on Wednesday, but be sure to view the complete list of hotels, routes, and hotel pickup locations here. Do note that these shuttles are only for exhibitors and attendees of the show.

3) Know where to park

If you plan on driving to the Orange County Convention Center, this maps and directions page is your new best friend.  Be sure to take a look at the map of the OCCC as well to get a better understanding of the designated parking lots at the OCCC to make your drive as easy and painless as possible.

The parking fee at the OCCC is $15 per car per entry and $25.00 for oversized vehicles.  After 5 p.m., the charge is $10 per car per entry and $15 per oversized vehicle per entry, and you can call (407) 685-9800 for assistance if you need it.

4) There’s WiFi! But it’s slow

The OCCC does offer complimentary WiFi in the public/function space, but you can’t expect it to be fast. Emails and basic websites will work fine, but due to high traffic from users at the show, you should be prepared for an unsteady and sometimes weak signal. You won’t be able to catch up on your shows, unfortunately.

Additionally, if you plan on spending time in the exhibit rooms or the exhibit halls and would like a wireless connection, you’ll have to pay a small fee as outlined below:

SSID: Instant Internet
Location of Broadcast: All Meeting Rooms and Concourse Areas
Speed per Device: 768 Kbps
Broadcasts on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
Cost per device, per day: $12.95

SSID: Exhibitor Internet
Location of Broadcast: All Meeting Rooms, Concourse Areas & Exhibit Halls
Speed per Device: 1.5 Mbps
5 GHz ONLY
Cost per device, per day: $79.99

You can find more info at the GRAPH EXPO 16 WiFi page.

5) Know where you can safely put your stuff

No matter how long you plan on staying in Orlando for the show, you certainly don’t want to carry around extra clothing, suitcases or other non-essential items with you all day. Luckily, there is a bag and coat check offered at the OCCC where you can store your precious cargo during the show for $3 per day, which is not exorbitant.

The service is available Sunday, September 25th through Tuesday, September 27th from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, September 28th from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If there’s anything that is still unclear, be sure to check out the GRAPH EXPO 16 FAQs page before you arrive. We look forward to seeing you at The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) on Sunday, September 25th! Oh, and don’t forget to stop by booth #2857 and say hello to the Relyco Team!


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Relyco Named N.H. Small Business Exporter of the Year

We’re proud to announce that the U.S. Small Business Administration and the New Hampshire Bankers Association have selected Relyco as the 2016 N.H. Small Business Exporter of the Year.

Relyco-NH-Small-Business-Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration (S.B.A.) and the New Hampshire Bankers Association (N.H.B.A.) recently announced that they have selected Relyco as the 2016 New Hampshire Small Business Exporter of the Year.

Relyco is proud to have been a small business exporter for the past 10 years. We started with accounts in Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean Basin, but in recent years we’ve expanded to Europe with the help of the New Hampshire’s International Trade Resource Center and the U.S. Department of Commerce and S.B.A.’s STEP matching grant program.

We believe that expanding the reach of local small business is important. Our president, Bruce Steinberg advocates for other New Hampshire companies to expand their export activity and was nominated to the Granite State District Export Council.

“Mr. Steinberg and Relyco are a great example of small business and exporting success in New Hampshire,” said Greta Johansson, district director of the Concord office of the S.B.A. “With a staff of 35, their products reach customers in a growing number of foreign countries. Bruce’s willingness to work on behalf of other small business owners is equally commendable.”

Mr. Steinberg will be recognized at the annual N.H. S.B.A. Small Business Awards event on May 3 at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford. Congratulations, Bruce!





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Relyco Sponsors 7th Annual Dover Thanksgiving Celebration

Relyco is thrilled to sponsor the 7th annual Thanksgiving Celebration dinner in Dover, N.H., serving those who are in need in the Dover community.

Dover Thanksgiving celebration

Relyco is thrilled to announce that the seventh annual Thanksgiving Celebration dinner will take place at Blue Latitudes Restaurant in Dover, N.H. on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Relyco and Blue Latitudes started this tradition as a way to help those in the Dover community who find themselves in times of need around the holidays. Each one of the 250 expected guests will be treated to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, a gift and entertainment by Kathy Fink & Friends.

“Although this event is only one day a year, it’s our mission to bring the meaning of Thanksgiving to those who may not be able to have this experience,” said Mike Steinberg, chief executive officer of Relyco and Dover Thanksgiving Celebration committee member.

“We are not just providers of a meal…we want to be your friends and family as well,” he said.

There will be consecutive seatings for guests at 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m.

“Thanksgiving is such a meaningful holiday to many of us because it represents a gathering of friends and family in which we together celebrate our ‘thanks’ with a special meal. This dinner is special to so many as we say thank you to this great community,” said Jeff Roemer, president of Blue Latitudes.

The Dover Thanksgiving Celebration Dinner is Made Possible by These Great Sponsors:

Agar Food Service
Alie Jewelers
Bamford & Dedopolous
Beacon Retirement Group
Blackman Chiropractic
Blue Latitudes
Bob DeColfmacker
Bruton & Berube PLLC
Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller & Durkin
C&J Travel
Civilworks
Coldwell Banker – Peggy Carter Group
Colony Auto Co.
D.F. Richard Energy Inc
D.M. Burns
Dover Lodge of Elks
Dover Police Charities
Duffy Family Charitable Fund
Dupont’s Service Center
Duston’s Market & Bakery
Federal Savings Bank
Feliciano Limo
Formax
G&A Insurance
Harvey’s Bakery
House of Hope
J D Howard Dental
Jewelry Creations
Kathy Fink & Friends
Kennebunk Savings
Label Tech Inc.
Lindt & Sprungli USA
Mark & Monique Kane
Marshall Rental Center
Martineau Electric
Measured Progress
Morse Data
Munson Plumbing & Heating
Northeast ENT & Allergy
Ovington’s Produce
Polychronis Financial
Profile Bank
Raiche & Company CPAs
Red’s Shoe Barn
Relyco
Robert & Anne Huggins
Robert Karelitz DDS
Roger Hamel CPA
Ross Furniture
Summit Land Development
Tasker Funderal Services
Vigilant Inc
VXi Corporation
Yankee Equipment
Walmart – Somersworth
Wentworth Douglass Hospital
Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc PA

GRAPH EXPO 15: Discover the Industry’s Most Versatile Paper-Media at Booth #1955

Join us at Graph Expo 2015 to discover the industry’s most versatile paper-media line. Then choose your badge to help us donate to one of six charities!

Graph Expo 2015 RelycoAll aboard! We’re excited to attend GRAPH EXPO 15 at the McCormick Center in Chicago, September 13–16, and we invite you to join us at Booth 1955 for an exclusive look at the print industry’s most versatile paper-media line.

Our rail themed exhibit, Navigating Print to the Next Stop, will showcase our new durable paper product, TriDura, and our latest addition to the REVLAR waterproof paper line, new Vibrant Colors.

Explore Our Innovative Product Line at GRAPH EXPO 15

We’ll also be featuring our entire product catalog, including DigiPOP Packaging Solutions, REVLAR Waterproof Paper, REIMAGE Carbonless Paper, and ULTRASEAL Pressure Seal Forms for a comprehensive view of how printers can leverage Relyco’s unique paper solutions to traverse the changing world of print.

“As the print industry evolves in a market where digital communications are growing less and less expensive, Relyco’s mission is to partner with print shops, in-plants, and commercial printers to deliver strategies and tools to help them grow their businesses,” said Bruce Steinberg, Relyco president.

By leveraging 26 years of industry experience and our deep understanding of the challenges printers face, Relyco can ensure that our customers differentiate themselves in an established market. Our high-performing specialty papers deliver the versatility that printers need to set themselves apart.”

Choose a Charity and Help Us Give

Finally, we’re getting into the giving spirit a little early this year. We’ll be using REVLAR Vibrant Colors at GRAPH EXPO to provide attendees with a unique opportunity for charitable giving.

Visitors to Relyco’s booth #1955 can request a unique “badge” that has been specially printed on REVLAR Vibrant Colors and highlights one of a number of charities, including Make a Wish Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Wounded Warrior Project, American Cancer Society, No Kid Hungry, and Operation Smile.

For each of these badges worn during GRAPH EXPO 15, Relyco will make a $5 donation to the charity represented. The total number of badges is limited, so be sure to request your badge early.



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