My name is Tony Figueiredo, I work at the IT helpdesk here at Businessolver and one thing you should know about me is, I'm an avid cyclist. Before I lose you, let me explain why that is important. You see, cycling to me is almost all I do outside work. So you can imagine my excitement when I was told that not only could I ride RAGBRAI this year, but I could do it for work. Game changer.
People use the phrase “walking a mile in someone else’s shoes,” but do they actually put thought into practice? Empathy is an important part of running a client services business – in order to succeed, you have to be in tune with how your clients see their experience or are choosing to approach and solve certain business issues (especially the ones they’ve asked you to help with!)
Businessolver is celebrating their 20th anniversary all year long with fun activities, dress up days, and other exciting events and opportunities to give back to the community. Last week, we celebrated with fun dress-up days honoring the Businessolver journey. Thursday was particularly special to me as it was Foundation Day!
What a night! On Saturday, Feb. 10, I had the privilege of being one of several Solvers to attend the Heart Ball on behalf of Businessolver. We enjoyed good food, good company, good conversation, and most importantly, supported a great cause.
The annual Wish Ball for Make-A-Wish Central & Western North Carolina occurred this past weekend at the Westin Charlotte. Businessolver has long been a Make-A-Wish proud sponsor and supporter.
On Saturday, some members of our Product Development team attended the Heart Ball; one of the premier American Heart Association fundraising events both locally and across the nation.
“Hope starts with a warm bed, a healthy meal, a second chance, a helping hand, a new opportunity, a chance to learn, a new life – YOU!”
Volunteering is something I have always been passionate about and I enjoy finding charities that motivate me to give my time and get involved. I moved to Denver in June and was looking for a great organization where I could volunteer as often as I wanted. Businessolver’s Q4 Charity of choice in Denver was Children’s Hospital Colorado, one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation. Through all of the activities that the Denver office did with Children’s, it was easy to become committed to donating more of my time. We were lucky to have Christy Dobson and Kathleen McBride from Children’s Colorado visit the office on Wednesday for a Lunch and Learn.
A week ago, I was invited to attend the Ronald McDonald of Central Iowa Fall Gala on behalf of Businessolver. As a sponsor of the event, Businessolver had a table and decided to recognize the employees who had volunteered the most hours in the past year with an invitation to this annual event.
Another amazing October is now in the books. A bittersweet anniversary for us…our 10th Team WA Race for the Cure. All in memory of our adored mom, Linda!!
As a result of the loss of our mom, the three Wermersen girls started up the Team WA Foundation. Let me tell you about the WHY behind this cause.