Friday, April 16, 2010

Week in Review: April 12th - 16th

Greg - President:
This week sure has been a good, yet fast week! I've been busy with countless meetings, lunch get-togethers, building surveys, and walk-thrus. Around here, busy usually equals business... so you'll rarely see me complaining about being busy!

In the midst of being busy, I was able to enjoy a few relaxing events this week as well. I went golfing on Sunday and enjoyed spending time with friends in the beautiful weather. On Wednesday, at the last minute, my dad and I decided to attend our first Twins game at the brand new stadium. Even though they lost and it was a bit rainy, we had great seats off of 1st base (that kept us dry!) and we thoroughly enjoyed just being at the new amazing and energized stadium.
Today I plan to pick up our boat from storage; it will be nice to have it home for the season! We have plans to launch it tomorrow and hopefully catch a few fish in Minnetonka. Wish me luck!

On Sunday, we will be attending the Hoop-a-thon 2010 Fundraising Event benefiting the Huntington's Disease Society of America. You can read more about the event here. It's always a really fun event!
When: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Where: Eastview High School, Apple Valley, MN
What: Free-Throw contest
           Silent Auction
           Raffles
           Culver's Cake Walk
           Putt Putt Contest
           Nintendo Wii
           Special Appearances
           Food and refreshments courtesy of sponsors

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Kelly - Business Development:
This week has been another great week! It seems like Spring has sprung around the Twin Cities. I've enjoyed having the windows open in our home, seeing trees budding and green grass sprouting, and BBQ-ing three times during this past week!

One big accomplishment of mine from this week was successfully editing the video footage from our first big light retro fit project. I still have much to learn, yet I really enjoyed utilizing my creative side. Feel free to read about the project and view the video here.

On the home front, Greg and I have hosted dinner at our house three times this week! We have grand plans to relax and watch some movies this evening. We're going fishing tomorrow and attending the Hoop-A-Thon 2010 on Sunday. We've also started a big painting project at our home. The paint tape is all up-- we just need to find time to tackle the actual painting part of the project!
(our kittens like to supervise and inspect our paint taping job ;-))

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Tyler - Facility Service Manager:
This second week of April has been a blessing! My two week cold bug is over! Started with strep throat and wrapped up with your typical common cold. Glad it’s over.

It has been very helpful to have Kelly and Shalee tackling business development for us over the past few weeks. It’s so easy to have a bid formulated with them around. Speaking of bids, I currently have a lot of parking lot maintenance bids out there. I’m hoping to get at least half of them.

We just finished our first parking lot sweeping of the season and it went great! I was on-site rolling and capturing video for a YouTube demo video. We’re creating these videos to not only demonstrate our process, but to gain future business. Thanks for the hard work on these projects team, and stay tuned for the finished and edited video soon!

First race of the season: This weekend is the first motocross race of the season up north. The weather is supposed to be perfect and track will be in ideal conditions. I will also be up north at our cabin to help my folks put the dock and the boat in the water! I love spring!

Go Twins!

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Mitch - Facility Service Manager:
First off, the energy project is complete and in the books! Take a look at the link Kelly setup to the video of the project that she spent an afternoon editing. Greg and I had a sit down with another customer not far from moving forward with a lighting project very similar to this one with Vapor Tights in a much larger parking garage, look for details to come in the future.

We are getting very busy with window cleaning high and low! I just got done spending a couple hours on site last week and in the office this week putting together final pricing and getting ready to schedule 3 apartment/assisted living centers for ground level, ladder, and 9 story drop window cleaning! I’m excited for the 9 story drop as it will be the first drop cleaning I’ve personally managed and been involved in. It happens to be at an assisted living center and it turns out to be quite the “event” on site as a large majority of the residents line up at different levels and watch us repel and clean window by window…not exactly something you see every day!

After completing that garage lighting project we got out first thing this week and swept the entire lot with our parking lot sweeping crew, that went really well and now they are working on scheduling carpet cleaning and window washing for the last of the spring projects!

Busy weekend ahead for me. My mom flies in from Phoenix for her best friends wedding. I will be at the wedding Saturday afternoon. Afterward, we're having a small get together with aunts and uncles to hang out with my mom while she’s here, then she flies back early Sunday morning! Sunday afternoon I’ll be stopping by the annual Hoop-A-Thon fundraising event for one of our customers, and playing a round of golf after with a good friend and his wife. Its going to be a busy fly-by weekend but should be a good time. Let's hope for good weather and Go Twins!!!


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Shalee - Administration Manager:
What a week!  With Spring showing its beauty and the sun calling my name, I have to admit that it's been a little tougher focusing on work.  However, knowing that the sooner I finish my work, the sooner I could enjoy the great outdoors, I had a great incentive to get over the daydreaming and to get my head in gear! 

This week has been quite full with completion of sales calls, bid requests settling into good routines and Kelly and I getting into a great office groove.  You know, I really like Kelly.  She's smart, sweet and a hard worker!  And we have found over a great lunch together - hey, Greg was out playing hooky at the game, why shouldn't we enjoy ourselves for 45 minutes - that we have the same love for American Idol, enjoy throwing movie quotes to each other and we don't mind sharing the fries!

I am so looking forward to this weekend!  Sunshine, time with family and a planned trip to the movies.  (Paul won a movie prize package raffle at work!  Woo Hoo!)  We're trying to decide between Clash of the Titans and How to Train a Dragon.  We'll see what wins the family vote...

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~Your City Wide Team