Yesterday we had a party. Okay, so the "we" was over a thousand people and the "party" was the annual Beach Ball, a huge event beyond description held to benefit dozens of local charities. In short, it was awesome.
Not only are we proud to support the Beach Ball Foundation (the group responsible for this big party) and big fans of their website, but we'd like to salute the crew behind this movement. Heidi Aiken leads the crew and has a definite passion for supporting the nonprofit community in Greenville.
What is most impressive to us isn't the giant event coordinated exclusively by volunteers, but the impact it makes. This grassroots group has raised over $2 million since it began (not including this year!) helping to fund over 40 charities supporting children and their families.
An event where you can eat and drink to your heart's content all for one ticket is sweet enough. Knowing the lives you're improving in the process makes it sweeter than the dozen cupcakes I consumed. Let me tell you, that's pretty cool.
P.S. Big shout out to EmilieCarol Photography for the awesome pics - especially this one of the delectable bleu cheese burgers from Larkin's new burger restaurant coming this fall.
I realize it may be a week away, but what are your plans for Memorial Day?
Growing up the in suburbs of Philadelphia, Memorial Day meant several things: school is out, we're going "down the shore" (Ocean City, NJ), the Phillies game would be on, and it was a great day to have barbeques or parties with friends.
I knew that it was an American holiday to remember and respect the lives that were sacrificed for my freedom, but I didn't neccessarily know why.
That (lack of knowledge) has changed.
I spend a lot of time on the road. In addition to driving to clients' offices, running errands, and going to meetings, I spend over an hour every day on the road commuting from my house to my office. More frequently than not, I encounter folks with less than superior driving habits.
Remember your first day at a new school? You walked in to a sea of faces. There were some smiles that you would remember, and many that you’d quickly forget. There’s the weird kid in the corner hitting his head on his locker (this is the first day of class). And then there was the cute girl/guy who you’re pretty sure you just locked into a vaulted gaze, but neither of you gave any facial recognition of the other (they sincerely didn’t notice you).
Last Thursday we were involved with several other companies in this really sweet idea - let students in the classroom shadow our jobs via Twitter!