Even the best employees need a little incentive from time to time. Visit www.MarketofChoice.com and you’ll discover an array of award-winning blogs written by everyone from the organic and natural grocery buyer to your Market wine and beer stewards. To make things interesting, we suggested a contest to see how many unique page views each blogger could get during the month of July, which encourages them to write more and tell customers about the website and their blog. The top […]
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CAWOOD honored with three international awards
On May 28, we received word from the International Academy of the Visual Arts that CAWOOD was being honored with three awards as part of The 2010 Communicator Awards, including:
Interactive Distinction Award in the food and beverage category for Market of Choice’s website
Integrated Campaigns Distinction Award in the business to consumer category for Oregon Imaging Centers’ “Make time for the girls” campaign
Interactive Distinction Award in health care services category for Eugene Pediatric Associates’ website
With more than 7,000 […]
Bikers, Bridges and Breakfast
Last Friday, the CAWOOD team took part in the City of Eugene’s Breakfast at the Bike Bridges (BBB) event. We set up the Oregon Imaging Centers “pink tent” at the Blue Heron Bridge over the Amazon Creek in West Eugene. We had excellent company – Burley Design, Paul’s Bicycle Way of Life, Holy Donuts, Bagel Sphere, Full City Coffee, Safe Routes to School, GEARs and the City of Eugene Transportation Planning. We welcomed bike riders of all sizes, from kindergartners […]
How to change things when change is hard
CAWOOD embraces change. We truly believe that small change adds up.
Maybe that’s why we like Chip Heath and Dan Heath’s new book Switch so much. Its subtitle gives more insight into what’s inside its cover: How to change things when change is hard.
Tell me you don’t know this axiom: “For things to change, somebody somewhere has to start acting differently.” Duh! Easy to say, but how do you make it happen? That’s what the Heaths talk about.
They suggest that […]
The candy bowl dilemma
In the heart of the CAWOOD office, just outside the art department, we have a lounge area named Dream Central. And in this Dream Central sits a large fishbowl, known as the Candy Bowl.
Every office has one of these: filled with Tootsie Rolls and Starburst and Skittles and Hershey’s Kisses. Our bowl was filled to the brim with sugary goodness last November (right after Halloween), slowly emptying these past few months until little remained.
But then Easter arrived! And someone […]
Sometimes, you just have to step up to the plate
Just about the time things slow down in my life they seem to pick back up again. We ended basketball season for two of my boys a few weeks back and we enjoyed the slower time spent at home.
And now, change is in the air… we just got calls from the coaches of two of my boys little league teams. And as it turns out I am co-coaching my oldest sons team. So needless to say, we’re going to be […]
8-year-old boys with eyes the size of basketballs
This past weekend Carson, a boy on my son’s basketball team, celebrated his eighth birthday in style. He asked the boys on the basketball team to join him to watch the Harlem Globetrotters. The night began with a little pre-game entertainment. Globie, the mascot, came out with a pair of guys to liven the crowd and get everyone pumped up.
After a little audience participation and some laughs aimed at the participants’ expense, it was time for the game. The Washington […]
Finding time for winter
I’ve found a new appreciation for winter and the outdoors that I had sort of forgotten I had. When I was in junior high, I started snow skiing. I loved the sport and I did it every year through college. I haven’t been on skis or on the mountains since, for many reasons that mostly involve time and money.
This past weekend, my wife and I took our kids to Santiam Pass to play in the snow and go tubing. We […]
Thanks CAWOOD team
The CAWOOD staff inspire and delight me – every day! I’m so lucky to work with each of them. They reminded me of that with the perfect holiday gift. It’s a bas-relief of irises carved on a piece of basalt. I love natural things. I adore irises. And who, but me, knew my favorite stone is basalt.
So, this is a public thank you to them, but also a tribute to them. A company is only as strong as the passionate […]
Lessons learned at age 8
When I was around 8-years-old, growing up in the Midwest, my parents became acquainted with a sweet, elderly woman, who as far as I know had no family close by. Once a week, we would pile into our VW bus and putter across town to see her.
In the spring, my parents plowed and planted a garden in her slopping backyard. During those hot, humid summer months, mom and dad pulled weeds, watered vegetables and spent time visiting with her – […]