…and I’m the lucky recipient of the masterpiece you see below. Yes, a group of fellow eBridgers thought it was fitting (no pun intended) to create a Christmas sweater for me to sport today and over the holidays. While Kathi may have won the cubicle decorating contest, this sweater is clearly going to net me the gold in any fashion show today.
…Kathi Kirsch! Along with her helpful team of elves, she transformed her everyday office into the holiday masterpiece you see to the left. Note the relevant themed Visa, Mastercard, and Interac ornaments on the tree – care to take a guess what department she’s in?
There were many others in the running that did a fantastic job. One eBridger even went as far as hanging stockings (with care) for everyone here at eBridge! But, Kathi’s winning display clearly sets the bar for next year. Is it even possible to one-up this?
Congrats to Kathi and a very safe and happy holidays to everyone!
I had the pleasure of attending an educational seminar last night [December 14th,2010] hosted by Silicon Halton [www.siliconhalton.com] at Sheridan College. The focus of the meeting was on Doing Business In The US. The main speaker was Mary C. St. Mary, Trade Commissioner at Canadian Consulate General of Buffalo. She spent time telling us about the resources available to Canadian companies who wanted to do business in the US. There was also a panel of individuals from companies who are members of Silicon Halton who conduct business currently across borders who shared their insights and experiences with the group.
If you ever thought that online shopping hasn’t made the mainstream, think again. On Cyber Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, there was reportedly more than 1 billion dollars ($1.028 billion to be exact) spent in online sales in the U.S. for the first time ever as reported by comscore.com . What makes this story this even more compelling is November saw the loss of 28,000 retail jobs in November.