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Reshoring: A Rising Phenomenon

Posted by Nicole Perry on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 | No Comments »
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By Samantha Brey, EMS Marketing Take a moment to look around at your surroundings; chances are you’ll see several different objects, maybe things like pens, books, and little trinkets. I’m willing to bet that if you take a closer look at these things you’ll discover that at least one of them was made in a […]

Protecting the Dancer’s Feet: In Search of Safer, Healthier, Longer Dance Careers

Posted by Nicole Perry on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 | No Comments »
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By Samantha Brey, EMS Marketing As a girl who has spent time at a dance studio, I know about the pain that is caused by dance shoes. Dance is a vigorous activity that requires a lot of energy and endurance; the movements and exercises involved can be rough on a dancer’s body, especially their feet. […]

Concussion Rate Among Females Higher than Males

Posted by Dave Sherman on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 | No Comments »
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by Samantha Brey, EMS Marketing, and Dave Sherman, Technical Design Solutions Manager As the sister of two sports-crazed teen boys, I can confirm that getting injured is a common occurrence, and many of these injuries result from hits to the head. My younger brother has had several minor concussions from baseball, soccer, basketball, and other various […]

Innovation and Inspiration Through Partnerships: Preferred Converters

Posted by Nicole Perry on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 | No Comments »
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A significant gap exists between what U.S. companies want to achieve in terms of innovation and what they are able to do, said Adi Alon of Accenture Strategy. A recent survey by Accenture of U.S. company executives showed that 60% said their organizations do not learn from past mistakes, nearly double the 36% who admitted […]

When Does Summer “Really” Start?

Posted by Joe Blair on Sunday, June 26th, 2016 | No Comments »
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“When does Summer really start?” was a question I received from my five year old the other day.  I live in Colorado and my children have been out of school since the end of May.  But according to the calendar, Summer started June 20th and my niece in New York just graduated High School yesterday.  […]

Prototyping at Gunpoint, Part 1: Setting Yourself Up for Success

Posted by Dave Sherman on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 | No Comments »
"That’s the way this job is, Bledsoe, interminable periods of boredom, followed by brief moments of intense excitement."

A few years ago, I was interviewing a recent college grad for a position as a Developer. The interview was hum-drum, so I asked the usual “Describe your worst work day ever …and what you learned from that,” as a way to try to get a little more insight into the candidate. As his worst […]

NFL and XTech Not Slowing Down

Posted by Joe Blair on Friday, May 13th, 2016 | No Comments »
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The NFL has grown at a rapid pace over the years and there are no signs of it slowing down.  But, for a few weeks from now until “camp” starts, football news will be slow.  The Super Bowl is well behind us and the draft is done so you would think it would be a […]

Why is 2016 the Year of the Monkey?

Posted by Bruce Li on Friday, February 26th, 2016 | No Comments »
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Happy New Year! 2016 is known as a Monkey year according to the Chinese Zodiac. There have been many stories and fables explaining the origin of how the Chinese Zodiac started. One of the most well told tales, carried over generations, is the legend that the Jade Emperor summoned all of the animals and creatures to come […]