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What is your personal legacy?

We recently had an opportunity to bring together our Account Executives from our Bellevue and Anchorage offices. We invited Tom Flick to give a motivational presentation on the importance of leadership, teamwork, and continuous improvement in business.

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A fresh set of eyes can often solve an old problem.

New staff bring fantastic energy mixed with their new ideas and are a breeding ground for change. Often their ideas seem like a huge course adjustment but based on the history of the organization or attempts in the past it really is a small but important move that might save a few seconds of staff time.

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Workers’ Compensation Getting Attention in Olympia

Governor Gregoire’s Senate Bill 5566, concerning long-term disability for injured workers and costs to the Workers’ Compensation program, was introduced by Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles on February 1.

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Social Media is just a tool!!

The other day, I had a discussion with the marketing team from a prominent national retailer about how marketers are placing so much emphasis on social media.

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Judge Rules PPACA Unconstitutional – What do employers need to know

On Monday, January 31, a federal district judge in Florida ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) unconstitutional.

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Medical Malpractice Reform to Rein in Frivolous Lawsuits

In his State of the Union address yesterday, President Barack Obama stated his willingness to look at ideas to reduce healthcare costs, including ‘medical malpractice reform’ aimed at reducing frivolous lawsuits.

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Insuring the Cloud

Early in 2010, I was introduced to Michael Abrahamsson. Michael is the CEO of Ilait, a market leading cloud computing and hosting wholesaler based in Sweden and a Board Member of Eurocloud.

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My New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are a tradition in our house. For years we have all shared our personal resolutions – goals, dreams, minor objectives we each had for the coming year. Some fairly ethereal, some specific and measured.

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After 5,460 days and a lot more memories, I say goodbye

Now I have some sense of how Cal Ripkin and Brett Farve felt after their consecutive games played streaks ended at 2,632 and 297 respectively.

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Happy Holidays To You All

As the year winds down, I am once again reminded how much our employees do for our community. I work with a lot of caring, generous people who spend the year focused on taking care of client’s needs and helping others on their team.
However, no matter how busy they get or how crazy work can be sometimes, they never fail to reach out and help those that are less fortunate than us. We have a tradition of reaching out to others in our community, but that spirit is not driven by Management. It is driven by our employees who feel that part of who we are is giving to others in need.
This spirit of giving and generosity is truly humbling. I am proud of all of our employees and thank you all for your loyal service this past year.
Happy Holidays to you all.

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Happy Holidays from Parker, Smith & Feek

Are Requests for Proposals Unhealthy?

A colleague in our Communications Department recently shared with me an article titled “Why Requests for Proposals Are Unhealthy.” Since responding to Requests for Proposals is a big part of my job, I read this with interest.

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