Heading to the USA Gymnastics Congress

This Wednesday, one of our Customer Service Reps and I will be heading to St. Paul, Minnesota for the 2011 USA Gymnastics Congress and Trade Show.  Held in conjuction with the Visa Championships, these events really do turn the town into “gymnastics central.”

Last year, the event was in Hartford, and highlights included watching the final men’s competition at the Visa Championships,  as well as saying hello to the Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin.

I can’t say for certain if we’ll bump into any stars this week, but I know we’re excited to meet our customers and show off  some new medals as well as our new custom dog tags.  Maybe we’ll see you there!

Wind Turbine Update!

Here’s a note from Rick regarding our long-in-progress efforts at putting up a wind turbine:

Our Wind Turbine arrives Friday August 5th!

Our wind turbine will be arriving this Friday after its long journey from Chennai, India.  It left there almost two months ago and has visited many different parts of the middle east, the Mediterranean and several ports in Western Europe.  We expect the first of three trucks carrying the tower, nacelle and the blades to arrive by 8:00 tomorrow morning.  We (somehow) expect to have everything unloaded by 10:30!

If you want to view this as it happens, you can go to http://hodgesbadge.viewnetcam.com for a live feed of our parking lot and the wind turbine.  Unless you have already accessed a Panasonic web cam you will have to download a small plug in before viewing starts.

Need to know more information?  Check out past posts on the turbine here: http://blog.hodgesbadge.com/tag/wind-turbine/

We’ll keep you updated as construction progresses.  So check back here or on facebook for an up-to-date status.