Ann Marie Kraft-Ziske Joins ISDA Network Board as Secretary

The International Systems Dealers Association (ISDA) Network, a 40-year-old network of member dealer organizations, has named Ann Marie Kraft-Ziske as its board secretary. The ISDA Network, which spans across North America, is devoted to providing and installing storage and office systems/solutions for education, business, healthcare, industry, and governmental agencies at all levels and sizes. They function on behalf of their 70+ member firms, securing arrangements with vendors that are beneficial to dealers, and provide support activities to the dealer network to improve their business operations. The role of the board secretary is to ensure that meetings are effectively organized and minuted, and makes certain that effective records are maintained and properly distributed. The secretary is also responsible for reviewing and updating documents as necessary and ensuring all documents are safely stored, readily accessible for inspection by directors and/or members. Serving on boards such as this not only helps Kraftwerks to understand what is moving the industry on a global level, but it also enables Kraftwerks to share their experience and expertise — contributing to best practices in the industry....

Kraftwerks Participates in Komen Run

A team of runners / walkers from Kraftwerks marked its 17th year of participation in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® at Buffalo Riverworks on June 9, 2018. Susan G. Komen’s sister, Nancy G. Brinker, started the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure organization after Susan lost her battle with breast cancer. Each year races are held all over the United States, from Washington to Massachusetts to Puerto Rico. The Komen WNY Affiliate has raised millions of dollars for the cause. Nearly all the money raised stays in WNY through community outreach programs to improve access to breast health care, education, and support for breast cancer survivors. A portion also goes to breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure National Research Grant Awards. The Kraftwerks team, named “5Ks for the Cure,” consists of Kraftwerks family members, employees, and significant others. Kraftwerks will donate all participant entry fees, as a way of supporting the event. Members of the Kraft family became involved when Kraftwerks VP of Sales and Marketing, Ann Marie (Kraft) Ziske’s son, who was eight at the time, encouraged her to run the race. Together that year, Ann Marie, along with her husband and son, ran the race in support of a family friend who was struggling with breast cancer. They have participated each year since, and Ann Marie’s daughter, also started participating a few years ago. Ann Marie later joined the WNY Race Committee, at the encouragement of a friend who had been diagnosed with cancer and was involved in the...