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Mar
07
2014
Written by: Jason Gazaway

Marketing Fish Friends

We have some awesome new little friends in the Marketing / Technology area here at the office. We have a fish tank now where we have 4 friends living. Their names are G-Bic, Router, Shin, and Redd. As you can see we took advantage of the area to continue showcasing our fascination of Legos – Aquaman and Merman are hanging with them in the shipwreck. Say hello to our little friends!

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Q2 Planning Meeting

This week we had our Q2 planning session.  I must say, the view and environment at the place we had the meeting this time around were outstanding! We met in the boardroom at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. This was probably one of the most

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Feb
14
2014
Written by: Jason Gazaway

The Tale of 2 CablesAndKits

If you were anywhere near the South or East coast then you experienced what some of us at CablesAndKits experienced… snow and lots of it! This is the tale of two CK’s… all those at the office felt Old Man Winter’s sting when it started snowing and icing on Tuesday, while a few of us were at a conference this week enjoying some awesome, sunny, 80 degree weather. You can see this reflected in the pictures above from when the snow started falling at the CK office and then a couple of pics I sent back to the office from the conference. (I am mean, I know. And yes, my life has been threatened.) We ended up with anywhere from 4 inches to 8 inches of snow. It is mostly gone now and everything is back to normal!

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CK Facebook 5000 Fans

This week we celebrated an awesome milestone here at CK – we reached the 5000 fan mark on our Facebook page! We are super excited about this and are very grateful for all of our awesome fans! (Not only on Facebook, but all social sites!) Five of our fans were

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Apr
12
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

Q2 Meeting

Well it was that time again, time for the Quarter 2 kick-off meeting! It is always a blast at these meetings…never a dull moment.  This time around we kicked it off with some Chick-fil-a biscuits and then everyone got ready to get to work and start “framing up” with their Home Depot aprons. This quarter our theme is Framing Up.  We have laid the foundations now we are starting to  build the walls around becoming Experts in Awesome.  We did a quick review of last quarter and what we were able to accomplish,  we also recognized our first set of Gold Star core value award winners for Q1:  It was a great meeting rolling out the plans for the quarter.  We are going to be busy, but our customers and community are going to reap the benefits!

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Birthday

We had a crazy amount of birthdays and CK anniversary celebrations this week!  It was kind of nuts, but we sure do like to party around here.  We celebrated the birthdays of

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Mar
29
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

CK Preppy Day

Well, I figured I would start it out with a bang this week! Part of the office celebrated CK Preppy Day this week. Trust me when I say these guys took this seriously and it was an all out competition.  One guy, Kyle (one of our Sales Account Managers), decide he was not dressed good enough so he went home and had a “costume change” and brought back his golf clubs to kick it up a notch, and then to trump everyone else he went and did a prep photo shoot at the lake.  Kyle did win best overall…Congrats Kyle! Around CK it is either go big or go home, even when it comes to CK Preppy Day.

Warehouse

We have this new fad in our warehouse that started up this week.  It seems most of the guys back there have acquired scooters and are using them to get around – not just in

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Mar
08
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

You remember us talking about LEGO being so kind and giving a few LEGO construction guys to us to use with our yearly business theme (go HERE to see info about the theme), well we passed the little guys out this week to the staff, along with our new Core Value cards.  It seems that, unbeknownst to us, the little LEGO guys have made themselves right at home around office and settled into a daily routine of doing typical office things around here like fishing in the fish tank, bench pressing cars, taking naps, and umm…other “normal tasks”…sigh. I think they fit in very well around here.

 

Speaking of Core Values, we rolled out another cool thing around the office this week. We now have a Core Values – Wall of Fame.  The basis for this is that anyone in the company can submit the name of a co-worker, along with the reason why, to be recognized for 

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Feb
22
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

What word comes to mind when you think of CablesAndKits? For me, it is the word “random”. I think it applies very well! You might look at the picture above and think to yourself, “What in the world?” I look at the picture above and think, “Just a typical day at the CK office.” What better way to express our randomness and fun than our version of the social phenom Harlem Shake! We will affectionately call it the CK Jig!  To view our version of the Harlem Shake click HERE.

Another case of randomness – which seems to be a theme around here this week.  Here we have two members of our

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Feb
15
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

It was that special day of the year where there was an abundance of chocolate, love, and flowers everywhere…Valentine’s Day! (Or for all of those singles out there… Singles Awareness Day.) We decided to help “set the mood” in server rooms all across the world with a few of our own CK Valentine’s Day cards, which seemed to be a hit on our Facebook & Twitter pages.

 

Four of us went to a conference this week in sunny Orlando. We got to hear from some amazing speakers and meet some awesome people, but of course the a trip to Orlando would be crazy without a Disney experience. With that in mind, we decided to hit up four Disney parks in one

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Feb
08
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

This week (actually today) we celebrated the 32nd birthday of Chris, our E-Commerce Director. He tried to let it fly under the radar and not draw much attention to it, but we couldn’t let that happen! I will say this is probably the most random office decorating that I have seen here at CK. It has a little bit of everything, but I have to confess I have no clue what is up with the Little Mermaid head with Micky Mouse ears on it.  That is just kind of creepy. Happy birthday, Chris!

 

This week we started renovating our current breakroom into a conference room (pictures to come in a future blog) and we began building a new breakroom in our warehouse area. We got some nifty new cabinets and we

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Feb
01
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

Today we celebrated the upcoming Super Bowl weekend by having a “Healthy Food” Super Bowl party sponsored by the CK Wellness Team.  There was an AMAZING spread of food including guacamole, salsa, veggies and dip, even a chocolate cupcake with only 105 calories!  On a side note, for those of us who wanted to splurge a bit, there was an awesome buffalo cheese dip as well! Big thanks to the Wellness Team for inspiring the healthy food day!

 

Brian, from our Purchasing department, has mentioned to everyone how bad he needs a laptop here at the office. It seems his fellow co-workers helped him out with a

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Jan
25
2013
Written by: Jason Gazaway

It’s Fun Hat Friday (FHF) here at the CK office! We have some very creative (and weird – yes, we can say that because we have embraced it) people here at the office.  Always a fun time around here! Which hat is your favorite? Have any recommendations for hats for the next FHF?

 

Our new concept designer, Jeremy, creating a jumbo shrimp for a promo piece. Some days I stop and wonder what exactly is going 

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