I am so fortunate to have such a fine group of people to work with every day – and that’s been true for more than 30 years. Over the years, I’ve become more precise in hiring people who are aligned with how we serve our clients, who have a palpable passion for their work and who collaborate effortlessly. Our team is phenomenal, as reflected in the awards that line our hall of fame – but more importantly, reflected in the […]
Women Business Leader of the Year
Curious. Genuinely interested. Committed. Loyal. Generous. That’s Liz, our president. Today, we were thrilled to be at her side as she was recognized as one of five finalists for the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Woman Business Leader of the Year Award.
Other finalists included Suzanne Arlie of Arlie & Co., Linda McKay Korth of McKay Investment Co., Anne Marie Levis of Funk/Levis & Assoc. and Jeanne Staton of Staton Companies, who was […]
My husband and I had an old friend from out of town over for a beer the other night. Not a super-blogworthy activity, you’re thinking, but how it came about is pretty remarkable, at least to me.
We haven’t seen our friend, Richard, face-to-face in nearly 25 years. He’s not even really my friend to begin with – my husband hung out with him during a brief period in high school. And like many short, intense friendships at that age, they […]
It might make sense to live in a bubble
It’s official: the season of sickness has reared its ugly head in my family. I received a call from the elementary school today to inform me that I had a sick child who needed to be picked up. It’s not the worst thing the school could call me about, but it means the beginning of cold and flu season in our household.
I was in denial, really. Throughout the week, we had a few kids with coughs and even one with […]
You might notice that I talk about food a lot, but I can’t help myself. Do you have a favorite restaurant, or one you’ve thought about going to? I do. The problem is this: each time I go, I begin to think it might not be the best choice. The prices are high and the food is beginning to taste, well, so-so. The honeymoon, it seems, is coming to an end.
The more I go, the less wonderful it becomes. I […]
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AAA scores again
AAA is the top socially responsible business brand in America, according to Landor’s BrandAsset® Valuator. If you haven’t heard of Landor, its founder Walter Landor is considered by many to be the father of branding. The agency boasts that it’s been creating brands for six decades.
Interestingly, Landor let respondents to its survey tell them what socially responsible means. Here are four commonalities that emerged:
•Looking out for our well-being and health (this is where AAA really scored!) •Believing in family, […]
Celebrate good times!
Take a dash of sunny weather, a few drops of the McKenzie River, a spread of great food, and one diverse entertainer and you’ve got the ingredients for the CAWOOD company party. Throw in the great people of CAWOOD and their families and you’ve got a celebration.
We gathered together at Liz’s house to celebrate the year and to have a good time with the people we work with. The intimate setting on the river was the perfect place to […]
Biking for the environment
Minimizing our environmental impact while being available to our clients in the most efficient and timely manner is a key commitment here at CAWOOD. To provide further options to our employees to meet this commitment, we have purchased a new company bike, along with helmets and other bike accessories, they can use to visit client sites, run errands or otherwise move around the community. This is not just any bike though, but a “Bike Friday” tikit, which is, manufactured […]
My Woodstock Memories
With the soon-to-be release of Ang Lee’s “Taking Woodstock,” I am reminded of a simpler time: the summer of 1969, which, for me, really happened in 1970.
Yes, Woodstock took place in August 1969, but the music of Woodstock was not released to the public until May 1970. Things took longer to make and to be distributed in those days. Like I said, it was a simpler time, and life and commerce moved much slower than it does today.
In 1969, […]