Last week, we put the spotlight on one of our office dogs, Kona. For those of you who asked what kind of dog he is, Kona is a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. But he wasn't the only one to blame for the security breach. The other three just happened to not be here that day: Hugo and Java, the Dachshunds, and Tori, the Pit/Shar Pei mix (also, the one that got away). They all have their own personalities and quirks, but one thing they do have in common is the potty fairy. The foursome has gotten very good at secretly going to the bathroom indoors on occasion. Of course, they are innocent until proven guilty, but I do know that Hugo's Napolean complex requires him to mark his territory.
This week's announcement will undoubtedly go down in history. It is such a great time to be alive! I am sure you were all just as shocked as I was when you heard the news as some of us have been hoping for this day for a long time now. Curiosity had gotten the better of me early on so I have been following this campaign closely ever since and to say we’ve had our doubts is an understatement. Finally, the Opportunity has arrived!
After Turf & Turf happened, this propaganda showed up in the break room along with a variety of healthy snacks. I’ll admit, I feel guilty eating my Capriotti’s cheesesteak underneath this glaring image of positive reinforcement and the subliminal “Oh YUM” messaging next to pictures of fruits and vegetables. Nice try… However, I do have respect for Grace’s humble social responsibility to encourage and inspire a healthy lifestyle for myself and my fellow coworkers. Especially when our building is parked right between a McDonald’s and an Outback Steakhouse.
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I love puns and the inevitable eye-rolls that follow. There is a quote by an unknown author that goes, “A pun is a short quip followed by a long groan.” In my opinion, the more intense the eye-roll or the groan, the more successful the pun is.
Puns go as far back in history as ancient China, the Maya civilization, and ancient Egypt. The latter where puns were found being heavily used in the development of myths and interpretation of dreams. It is my belief that it is our duty as man to keep these traditions alive and well. After all, behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes.
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I picked the perfect week to be out of town. Actually, I didn't pick it; Grace did. I'm writing to you today from Boston at a little marketing conference called INBOUND. Myself and Marketing Manager, Adam, along with 14,000 other individuals from around the world are attending this conference for inspiration, education, and connections. Authors, comedians, TED talkers, and professionals from all walks of life have come together this week to specifically blow my mind.
Vegetarians beware! This is a Meatlover's post. On Monday, we had our first quarterly potluck in the new building. As a self-proclaimed carnivore, I could not have been more pleased with the outcome. We picked up 15 slabs of ribs, 4 gallons of BBQ sauce, beans, potato salad, and Drew made jalapeño corn bread. When the ribs were uncovered, all the men instinctively gravitated to them in a primal trance. We said a prayer that, in my mind, went something like, "Bless us, Oh Lord, and these thy ribs which we are about to devour from thy bounty, through pork. Amen."
Many of you may already know our story, but for those who are unfamiliar or new to the HumpDay blog, I wanted to take an intermission this week to talk about what we're about and why electrical safety is so important to us. Grace's mission is a simple one: To keep people away from live voltage. Well, what does that mean to you? As I'm typing this and you're reading it, our lives are simultaneously being impacted by electricity. That means at some point a person will be responsible for that electricity's maintenance. It is that person's wellbeing that we care about because he or she is responsible for maintaining the current that supplies our livelihood, resources, production; you name it. So Grace makes products that make that person's job safer, more efficient, and with a greatly reduced risk of an arc flash occurrence.
Well you can blame the Shark, Daymond John, for HumpDay’s tardiness this afternoon. The Quad City Chamber of Commerce heldtheir Annual Meeting at the iWireless Center hosted by the founder of FUBU, entrepreneur, and Shark Tank Investor. A handful of us were privileged to attend the event over lunch thanks to Grace’s very own entrepreneur and Chamber member, Phil Allen. While I did miss Mark Cuban and Mr. Wonderful, it sure was a delight when Phil nonchalantly approached me yesterday and asked if I wanted to see Daymond this afternoon. It’s never an ordinary day at Grace!
We made it! I’d like to start by thanking everyone (mom) who subscribed to my first HumpDay last week and to those that read it as well. I’m excited to be behind the wheel to deliver you all the latest and greatest of Grace News on electrical safety and products, fun facts, our future and our people. We’re over the first hump at our new location and construction is still underway as you may see in the photos below.
Happy HumpDay! It’s a big one for the team here at Grace. For those of you who have been diligently following along, we are making our move this Friday, August 7, to our new building on 1515 East Kimberly Road in Davenport, Iowa. We have provided some photos below of the progress, but mind you, this is not its final form! While construction is wrapping up on the 45,000 sq. ft. space, we are excited to populate this place with the one thing that makes us Grace; the people!