FIND YOUR CHUCK
On July 10th our promotional products family lost Charles (Chuck) Robinson, Jr. President of Five Star Promotions. He was a genuine gentleman and an amazing human being. He leaves behind his wife Joyce who supported him the last many years throughout his various illnesses.
Chuck was referred to my company over 25 years ago and were lucky to “Find Our Chuck”. Not only was he a fabulous salesman but he was a caring person who would help anyone who needed his assistance.
Unfortunately, over the past several years he was in and out of hospitals and doctors’ offices due to various ailments. He had numerous surgeries and each time he kept his spirit up and fought through it all. Unfortunately, he had 2 minor strokes over the past 6 months but again he pulled through. Over a week ago his wife broke her leg, and he became her caregiver and he fell one morning while helping her out of bed and hit his head and was taken to the hospital emergency room where he later had a heart attack and passed away.
Before becoming a salesman, he was a Fireman/Paramedic with the Anaheim Fire Department. An injury ended his career, and he entered our industry. He was extremely creative. His clients loved him, and he succeeded in building a great client portfolio.
One of the proudest most of his career when Trevor Gnesin, President of Logomark, asked him to come his office. When he arrived, he was surprises to find out that Trevor had developed an incentive program for his sales staff called “FIND YOUR CHUCK”. The entire staff was present in the conference room which was decorated with a large banner, and they all wore buttons with his picture that said Find Your Chuck. In addition, he was given a substantial credit to towards any new orders he placed. The reason for this promotion was that Chuck had increased his sales with Logomark by over 300% in one year and Trevor wanted his staff to go out and find more customers who they felt could also increase their sales with the Company.
Chuck loved to fish, hunt and was a great cook. He would run the SAAC fishing trips which used to be held prior to the SAAC show each year.
Chuck was someone who cared, and, when 9/11 happened he immediately contacted the fishing community throughout Southern California and asked then to send their catch for the day to a central location. Those fish were collected and sent overnight to restaurants in New York City to feed all the first responders and volunteers who were working at the site. The name he gave his foundation was “Fish for America”. He was featured in an article in People Magazine for his efforts. That is a prime example of what Chuck did for others no matter whoever need his help. Two more examples were when Craig Spencer, a multi-line rep was suddenly diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and hospitalized. Chuck went to the hospital almost every day to see Craig until the day he died. Also, one of our salesmen was badly burned in a home fire and then put in the intensive care burn ward at UCI Hospital. Again, Chuck visited him almost every day until he also passed away.
This is the kind of person Chuck Robinson was. Caring, loving and with a heart of Gold.
So go out and Find Your Chuck!
Rest in peace Chuck, we will all miss you.
Friend, and former owner of Five Star Promotions