Crystal Lake, IL
VP Business Development at SYDCON Web Development & mom of 3!
@Sjeanne06 @ginidietrich Stories like yours are just further proof of how willing to help @ginidietrich is. She is without a doubt one of the few who always lead by example! Kudos!
4 days, 9 hours ago on Kelly Blazek Proves Communicators Have One Chance to Get it Right
Yikes!! I had heard rumbles about this but this is the first I actually read the nasty gram. I think maybe the House Mother needs to remember how she got where she is today. Probably by hoping to find a small crack somewhere that she could get her own novice foot in the door.
@KateFinley Thanks for stopping by, Kate! I would love for Chipotle & Panera to do this too!! In the long run it saves the restaurants money on waste and frees up staff as well!
1 week, 3 days ago on Online ordering on the rise in restaurant industry.
I agree with needing many tools in your toolbox. Print mail works for me for home repair work, restaurant specials and the like.
My trouble with some companies who utilize print mails is that they only use that. Most of these companies don't even have a simple brochure website for interested potential clients to reference or go to for more information.
I think though someone who abruptly cancels a meeting with someone who is dressed business casual or in jeans is judging a book by it's cover and will have a hard time embracing new "tools" if they are stuck on meetings being conducted in suits. It's all about moving forward with the times.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Marketing’s Media Prejudice Problem
Happy Birthday to all of you that celebrated this week!
Ok, the Panda. Can I just say that every time you & I discuss your love for snow this is how I envision you playing in the snow!
As for Irene & Alice! How cute are they!!!! It reminds me of my 80 yr old in-laws. They also remind us of the old couple in the swiffer commercials!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Gin and Topics: 100-Year-Old BFFs Answer Pop Culture Questions
@ginidietrich @sydcon_mktg Well, technically I have not "seen" it in person. I saw it in a friends photo they snapped at a laundromat.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Over-Communicate to Be a Better Leader
First of all, Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you have a awesome day with lots of presents!
Now onto over communicating. It's like the labels on products warning consumers to not do stupid, unintended things with items. You know the ones warning us to not eat electronics, no putting people in washing machines, do not put near a open flame, etc. The ones that always make us shake our head and say "Really? Someone would do that!?".
Everyone interprets things differently and sometimes it's fun to have that meeting and find out just how the simplest thing you did can be misinterpreted.
We just LOVE Grover around here. One of Dave's favorite books as a child was "The Monster at the End of the Book". HIs Mom loved it so she bought a copy for all the grandchildren as a baby shower gift. We then subsequently fell in love with "The Other Monster at the End of the Book" with both Grover & Elmo!
The Cat vs. The Mailman. OMG, Sydney and i saw this last week and died!!
This Friday fun helps with the cold...just a tad. I must agree with @DebraCaplick that it is shocking you are commenting on 17 degrees feeling warm!!!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Gin and Topics: Grover, an Angry Cat, and the Luge
@ginidietrich @sydcon_mktg Yeah I am not one for tattoos either. Otherwise, not much to complain about with Mr. Beckham!
1 month ago on Gin and Topics: Special Super Bowl Edition
@ginidietrich @sydcon_mktg HAHAHA! My 15 yr old daughter is starting to "Admit" her appreciation as well!
Admittedly I am NOT a football person. My Superbowl Sunday is about cooking all my families favorites that they don't get to eat all year because I have them on almost 100% healthy clean eating. But, I do enjoy watching the commercials and talking about them on Twitter. Now the Stanley Cup Finals, thats another story!
However, I felt this years ads to be not so entertaining. Ones I did like were: 1: Ellen/Beats - Like you said who doesn't love Ellen dancing?? 2. Girl Power- DUH I am a Mom of 2 girls, plus it was darn cute. 3. Radio Shack - I am a 80's fanatic so I loved all the references and nostalgia, but I did find it sad they were advertising how outdated they were. And even sadder still is that even Best Buy is slumping so chances of them making a comeback are not as good as the ad. 4. The Budweiser "Best Buds" - I always love the Clydesdales and who couldn't love that cute little puppy!! And, of course a honest, honorable mention to David Beckham and H&M!
I was sad that my go to M&M commercial didn't live up to past commercials. And, felt there were far too many car commercials. With the score being so dominant and lackluster ads it was a sleepy kinda evening for me. Well that and my kids got me playing "Flappy Bird"...talk about a frustrating game!!
@ginidietrich @sydcon_mktg Sign me up!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: The Dance Edition
I totally LOVED "Safety Dance". Laughed literally out loud a few times.
My favorite was Husky says No. Sydney and I were dying over that one the other day!!
@AnneReuss @Howie Goldfarb Me too!!! I always associate him with my Chobani!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Howie Goldfarb
@jasonkonopinski This is awesome Friday fun!!! Just as good as Gin & Topics funny videos!!!
@Howie Goldfarb @sydcon_mktg @ginidietrich LOL! I am a ketchup girl too (I do like mustard). Although these days I wouldnt eat a hot dog if you paid me. Deep dish pizza though...sounds divine!
Grief, please. I enjoyed every minute of it! I was born and raised in Chicago, I have thick skin...besides who are the reining Stanley Cup Champs and favored to be again with 10 Olympians???
Ah, @Howie Goldfarb Really, where to even start?
I met him here many moons ago. I believe the banter started when he found out I was from Chicago like Ginil and we would have all those fun Chicago Hot Dog conversations. I remember thinking that his long, entertaining comments here definitely fit the bill of being called "alien"! HA.
While those hot dog conversations were always wildly entertaining our friendship kicked into high gear in 2010...the year the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup. You see, if you don't know Howie is a Islanders fan! Sigh, at least he likes hockey!
It's always fun to be greeted with a random tweet from Howie about hockey and or hockey stats. Or random food truck and Chicago stereo-type tweets. It's entertaining to try to figure out how @ginidietrich and I got involved in a Twitter conversation randomly only to figure out it started out with something about Chicago.
You can always count on Howie for a laugh or a good lesson on some random topic, since as Gini mentioned he is so brilliant. I even recall comments on here from him on different statistics, etc that would make my brain melt!
Few people deserve 2 Follow Fridays (hey some of us are hoping & praying for 1) but Howie is deserving! If you don't follow him you seriously must! He is fun, intelligent and spontaneous for sure!
So Howie, do you want mustard or ketchup on that Chicago dog?
@ginidietrich @sydcon_mktg Syd the oldest wants to be a dancer or a psychiatrist or counselor of some sort.
Connor wants to be a MLB pitcher in the NHL or a high school gym teacher or possibly a fireman.
Shannon the youngest wants to be a dancer or work with animals or a programmer and take over SYDCON!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Best Childhood Dream Jobs
@Word Ninja @sydcon_mktg Ha, your are right!! I help my high school daughter with AP Biology. Both daughters dance & I help with technique. And all Mom's do some type of nursing, right?!?!
Yeah me! I made my childhood dreams somewhat come true! LOL!!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Best Childhood Dream Jobs
I am loving these. Such fun during the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the holidays! Plus it allows this community to get to know each other better!
As for me I wanted to be a dolphin/killer whale trainer at Sea World (marine biologist).
Let's see, i did advanced placement marine bio classes in high school & looked into Florida colleges.
Took dance lessons as did most girls my age.
Actually went to school for nursing, but sadly didnt finish.
So, I ended up a Business Owner Mom. I am ok with that!