SOC Grand Prix 2017: What to Know

SOC Grand Prix 2017: What to Know

  We’re only 3 short days away from our annual SOC Grand Prix! We can feel the excitement oozing through our triking veins! The SOC Grand Prix began 5 years ago when brother Kyle and Eric Schrader thought of the idea as a way to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Schrader Oil. What a way […]

Tobacco Age Increase

Tobacco Age Increase

  A number of states have adopted the law of raising the smoking age from 18 to 21. Two more states have raised the legal age recently in which consumers over the age of 21 can buy tobacco products. There are now five states that have enacted the new law with a possibility of a […]

Disney Launching Streaming Service

Disney Launching Streaming Service

  If you haven’t heard yet, Disney will be pulling its content from Netflix and are starting their own streaming service. Announced yesterday on August 8th, Disney will be purchasing the majority ownership of BAMTech, the MLB’s spin-off media company. The company [Disney] has plans to launch an ESPN streaming servicing beginning in 2018. Disney […]

6 Strategies to Diffuse Office Tension

6 Strategies to Diffuse Office Tension

  Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. But when left unaddressed, problems can fester and create more issues in the long run, not just for those directly involved but for the entire organization. That’s why, while not the most appealing aspect of your managerial duties, it’s important to step in and mediate conflict before it spirals out of […]

Fast Feedback in the Workplace

Fast Feedback in the Workplace

  Fast feedback is all the rage. At tech companies, engineers build and release new products quickly so they can gather user feedback and make swift changes, an approach at the center of Eric Ries’ famed book The Lean Startup. Now companies want to bring the principle of fast feedback to H.R. Rather than checking in only […]

NewWestFest 2017

NewWestFest 2017

  We are less than 2 weeks away from this year’s NewWestFest! This year’s three day music festival begins Friday August 11 at 5 PM and ends Sunday August 13 at 7 PM. This year is expected to be another great year with numerous bands playing live at multiple stages over the 3 days. Headliners […]