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A Toast To Us!

This last Friday, our team got together at Capital Grille to celebrate the Holidays and raise a glass to each other.  We had a wonderful Christmas party complete with a naughty or nice Christmas gift exchange.  Needless to say, laughs were shared by all!  We recapped our year, our progress as a company, expressed our gratitude for each other and our excitement for the future.  It was a perfect celebration, big freight style!  

 

jimcarrie
    jonas

 

dante

 

stan ash

 

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A Little Elephant

It is common knowledge that the Holiday Season is, without a doubt, the busiest time of the year.  There is much hustle and bustle, not to mention, high levels of stress.  It is so important to bring FUN into the office environment.  While our goal should be to maintain a positive and energetic environment year round, a little additional  encouragement, laughter and some unexpected cheer within the office is a stress buster.

Remember that the morale of your team is crucial to the success of your company.

So, on that note, here are a few details about a very popular,  simple and fun event that you might take time to incorporate on a normal business day at the office. There are many different versions, so no one has to play by these rules.  Be creative and change them to meet the time frame and schedule within your office.

elephant

While the term "white elephant" originally referred to a less-than-serious gift, its association with this particular game has become synonymous in some circles, such that the game itself is commonly called a White Elephant Gift Exchange.

Each participant supplies one wrapped gift. The gifts are placed in a central location, and participants determine in what order they will take turns selecting them. The first person opens a wrapped gift and the turn ends. On subsequent turns, each person gets the choice of “stealing” any unwrapped item or choosing a wrapped one from the gift pile. When a player's gift is stolen, they must select a replacement gift from the pile of wrapped presents. The game is over when the last person has taken their turn.

Ideas for fun in the office are endless.  Think it up and spread a little joy!!

 

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Take a moment!

Sometimes, a little break can refresh our minds and refuel our "think tanks".  So here's a break "on us". Feel free to pass this around for a little office fun! 

Transportation
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Find and circle all of the transportation words that are hidden in the grid.
The remaining letters will reveal an additional method of transportation.
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word search puzzle
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AIRPLANE
BICYCLE
BLIMP
BOAT
CAMEL
CANOE
CARRIAGE
ELEVATOR
ESCALATOR
spacer FERRY
GONDOLA
HORSE
JET
MOPED
MOTORCYCLE
PARACHUTE
RAFT
spacer RICKSHAW
ROCKET
ROLLER BLADES
SCOOTER
SHIP
SKATEBOARD
SKIS
SLED
spacer SNOWMOBILE
SUBMARINE
TRAIN
TRAM
TRUCK
VAN
WAGON
YACHT

 

 

Source: http://www.puzzles.ca/wordsearch/transportation.html

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Successful Equations

Sometimes we can find fun (and truth) in equations, we wanted to share this tidbit we found, the equation to success:

If A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
Is equal to 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Then:
H+A+R+D+W+O+R+K = 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

K+N+O+W+L+E+D+G+E = 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+55 = 96%

L+O+V+E = 12+15+22+5 = 54%

L+U+C+K = 12+21+3+11 = 47%

None of them add up to 100%

HOWEVER...

Every problem has a solution, perhaps only if we change our "A T T I T U D E".

Our outlook, aka attitude in life and work determines our success, check it out- the proof:

A+T+T+I+T+U+D+E = 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100% 

At Electric Logistic Solutions we strive to always have positive attitudes toward our work, our customers, our big freight family and even our challenges.  We believe that a strong internal attitude results in great external outcomes!  

 

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction
of positive thoughts, events and outcomes.
It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.”
– Wade Boggs

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Big Freight Birthdays!

A few balloons always brighten the office especially when we are celebrating birthdays!  Why balloons, you may ask?  Both of our awesome leaders celebrated birthdays over the past two weeks!  

At the office, we are always looking to sprinkle our days with fun and we definitely had a "little" extra fun saluting Carrie & our in house Superman (Jim).  Pablo Picasso said "It takes a long time to become young." Isn't that so true? We are very thankful for the energy and passion both of them bring to the company, clients and our team.  

So we continue to celebrate! Here's to another prosperous year for our SUPER leaders! 

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to praise and celebrate" -Oprah Winfrey 

 

 

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down·time noun \ˈdaun-ˌtīm\

down·time

 noun \ˈdan-ˌtīm\

: time when you are not working or busy


 

Full Definition of DOWNTIME

1
:  time during which production is stopped especially during setup for an operation or when making repairs
2
:  inactive time (as between periods of work) <napping during our downtime> 
Synonyms layofftime-outwinter
Leave the hectic and head with your team downtown for a little downtime.
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Our Big Office Bikers - 2013 Hotter'N Hell 100

Would you brave the heat and bicycle 100 miles?  Our big freight leadership did just that!  Yes, that's right! Electric Logistic Solutions participated in the 2013 Hotter'N Hell 100 competition in Wichita Falls, TX on Saturday, August 23, 2013.  This event occurs yearly and draws bicycling enthusiasts from around the world, those willing to brave the heat and bicycle 100 miles.  Our Founder and CEO Carrie Moore and President Jim Fleming have trained for months to be a part of this awesome event and both successfully completed the challenge.  We are so proud of both of them! Their drive and determination is such an example, we just had to share!  

Stay tuned for more BIG Office Fun! 

 

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Keep it bland or make it grand

A few moments out of the day spent on FUN with your team can be a game changer in attitude, not to mention productivity. We are into BIG fun and are excited to share a few ideas on how easy it can be to break up the stress with laughter and joy. Did you know that laughter helps you relax? It reduces stress, increases energy and helps a person to refocus. Stay tuned for ideas to help your team relax and become even MORE productive. This will be BIG FUN!!!

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