Archive for the ‘ Awesome Week in Review ’ Category

Apr
11
2014
Written by: Jason Gazaway

CK Q2 Meeting - Main

We had a “super” fun-filled Q2 staff meeting this week! As you can see the theme of the meeting revolved around super heroes. It was an awesome time recapping the Q1 results and initiatives, then diving deep into some of the awesome things we have planned for the business and our customers for Q2.

For an added bonus here are some more snapshots of what went on at the meeting…

CK Q2 Meeting - 2

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And even more Q2 meeting activities…

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Feb
07
2014
Written by: Jason Gazaway

Well, our Awesome Week In Review has been M.I.A. for a while. I decided it was time to bring it back since there has been so many requests for it. We hope you enjoy the peek behind the CK curtain as much as we enjoy experiencing it. So, without further ado… on to the pictures!

 New Blue CK Stickers
Switch, our mascot, is feeling a little blue lately… haha! (bad pun… ) This week we rolled out our special edition blue Switch stickers in all outbound packages. We will have a different Switch sticker every few months – different color and design. Collect them all! Submit your ideas.

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CK Cups

Our new CK cups started showing up around the office this week. Part of our “green” initiative was to keep the staff from having to use plastic or Styrofoam cups. Now they

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Oct
10
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

CK Healthy Tailgate

We closed out last week with a “Healthy Tailgate Cookout” sponsored by our CK Wellness team. The weather was absolutely amazing and so were the games, food, and fellowship.  Everyone enjoyed some “healthy” competition with cornhole, foursquare, and ladder golf.  We gave away awards for Mr & Miss Spirited (most decked out in their favorite team-wear).  Mandy demolished the other ladies with her Atlanta Falcons stuff and jersey.  She even brought a huge blowup Falcons football player as a prop.  David won for the guys by sporting Falcons, Hawks and Braves wear.

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New Sales Reps

This week we welcome two new sales reps into the CK family.  Derise will be one of our new Account Managers and Derek will be our newest Inside Sales/Customer Service Rep. We are excited to have

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Sep
20
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

CK Core Values Video

Late last week we released our first official video which gives everyone a glimpse into what makes CablesAndKits different (and awesome).  We were super excited to finally get this video out to all of you and share our heart and craziness on a whole other level.  We hope that you will take a moment to watch the video and that you enjoy seeing the passion of not only the business, but the people that make up CablesAndKits. You can view the video and landing page here, as well.

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Customer Request

I admit we get some of the strangest requests for drawings on our boxes from customers.  This one is of Kevin, one of our equipment conditioners, and his “Kitten Liberation Army” – go figure… Be sure to

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Aug
30
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

Ok, now that we are all singing “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang in our heads…

If not, this will help!

 

Instead of doing the normal Awesome Week In Review this week, I have decided to take a slightly different route and share a monumental occasion here at CK and let you in on the fun a little bit. (Don’t worry there will still be pictures…and videos!)

Here at CablesAndKits one thing you will notice is that we work hard and we play hard. One of the core values of the business is “Balance Life & Enjoy the Journey”. Not only do we take the business side of things very seriously, like finding the best price on equipment, taking care of the customers, taking care of our employees, and the list can go on and on; but we take celebrating seriously too! VERY seriously! Last month, was the best month in the history of the company on several levels. It was awesome to see the team as a whole pull together to strive to hit the common goal of shattering records all over the place. In celebration of this historic moment, we took some time away from the office and went to Dave & Busters to have a little fun, a little food, and a little bowling. To say that the day was a blast is a huge understatement. It was great being able to hangout with the whole CK team while kicking back and relaxing. The day consisted of

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Aug
16
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

Craigs Bday

This week we celebrated a few very awesome birthdays around the office – both Craig & Christin (our Owners) and mine! (I will let you figure out whose was the most important. I will not get into that debate.) Above is the end result of the fun we had trashing…errr…,I mean decorating with love, Craig’s office. There were even racks of inventory that showed up in his office…yes, that is the randomness of this place! It is never a dull moment around here when it comes to celebrating birthdays and partying.

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Well, sometimes the celebrations are not as enjoyable for us.  Especially when we have team members moving on to their next stage in life.  This week we had two team members depart from CK – Kyle, from our Sales Account Management team, and Jonathan from our Shipping team.  Kyle is moving off to Florida to hang out with Mickey Mouse and play on the beaches. Jonathan is going back to school full time. Here are a few pics of their send offs:

Kyle Going Away

Jimenez Going Away

We wish both of them the best of luck.  And as always

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Jul
26
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

CK Beard Off 2013

Well, we wrapped up our little CK Beard Off this week at the office.  A few weeks back we posted the starting pictures in our AWIR blog. It was a close battle, but at the end of the day Geoff  ended up taking the top prize! (a.k.a. he got to keep his beard!) The “Best Looking” beard went to Brian  (bottom pic).  Those of us with lighter colored hair did not fair well at all (pity party = over). At the end of the day we all felt the wrath of Geoff and his win, including Brian. From top to bottom, Jeremy ended up with just a plain ol’ creep mustache. Jason ended up with an “honest Abe” beard (We felt like he got off the easiest). Next up is me, I got the Fu Manchu mustache.  Then there was Brian…he got the big mutton chops.  Fun was had by all, and our faces are all returning to normal now. (Thank goodness!)

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Megan and Corey

This week we would like to congratulate Megan and Corey on their new positions in the CK office.  Megan moved from our Inside Sales/Customer Service team over to our Purchasing team to become an Equipment Buyer.  Corey moved from our Shipping team to our

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Jul
12
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

CK Beard Off
It’s an old fashion beard off around the CK office. Awesome, right? Yes, this may be an attempt by some of the guys around here to exert their manliness, but it is all in good fun, right? Facial hair is always a topic of discussion and held in high regards around the office, even to the point to where Geoff and Brian from our Product Management department cried a bit when they shaved their beards off for the contest. The contest will last two weeks and prizes will be awarded to the longest beard and the best looking. The clean-shavin’ crew above are the ones participating this time around – from top-left – Me, Jason S., Brian, Jeremy, and Geoff (center). Trust me when I say it has been a true competition, even to the point of where Brian and Geoff were researching vitamins to take to help their beards grow faster. Be on the lookout for a blog soon with the winners and pics of the losers and their new beards afterwards.

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Rod

This week we added another Shipping Expert into the craziness of the CK office and warehouse. But wait… there is more to this normal looking (yeah, I know that is a stretch!) guy. He has a secret identity! (Actually two of

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Jun
28
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

Baby Caroline Collage

Two weeks ago today was a VERY special day for us in the CK family!  Our Founders, Craig and Christin, celebrated the birth of their little baby girl, Caroline!  This week we are able to publicly celebrate with them!  Little Caroline came into the world 7 weeks early (born at 33 weeks, 2 days), weighing in at 2lbs, 15oz and 14 3/4 in.  Baby, mom and dad are doing wonderful and adjusting to their new life adventure very well!  We join with Craig and Christin in praising God for this miracle and look forward to watching her grow up around the craziness of the CK office! (We know, the pictures are so cute, right?)

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Leslie Collage

This week we said goodbye to Leslie, one of our expert Broker reps.  A few of us around the office honored her with a “Runaway .5k Race” (Yes, a .5k!) and a homemade, potluck barbecue lunch.  Leslie is an avid runner so we thought it would be a fitting way to say goodbye to her and wish her luck on her new adventure.  It was a day filled with

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Jun
14
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

Jeremy's BirthdayThis week we celebrated the birthday of our amazingly talented, and a little bit crazy, Design Coordinator, Jeremy.  He is a little bit of a supper hero/comics and Lego buff, so we decorated his work area appropriately with Avengers, Spiderman,  Batman decor, and about a gallon of confetti.  The best way to imagine what it actually looked and felt like would be to think of a 6 year old boy’s birthday party. (Which is appropriate for him!) Also, he was not looking forward to turning 32 so much that we skipped it for him and went straight to 33.

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CK Boxes

I thought this was a cool shot that one of the guys captured this week back in our warehouse area.  All of the nice, new CK logo’ed boxes all lined up to go to their new homes.  And we

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