For the third year in a row, Springbot has made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the country. Everyone should feel proud of this as we all had a hand in the selection. When we deliver on our promises and grow customers into fans, we all contribute to receiving an honor such as this. And here are three other important things you should know: 1. Doomscrolling is all the rage these days. Since it seems there's nothing but a river of bad news day in and day out, people have become sort of addicted to reading about it. Thankfully, there's a guide for breaking your addiction. If you check social media as soon as you wake up, work online for a living, spend hours scrolling the internet after work, or fall asleep basking in the glow of your phone's blue light, there's a good chance you're a doomscroller ... we've compiled a comprehensive list of practical steps you can take to stop doomscrolling. We hope these suggestions help, and remember: It's OK to be offline every now and again. Mashable's Guide 2. Doraville helping to pave a green path in Georgia. Doraville's city council unanimously passed a measure that downgrades possession of marijuana, no longer making it an arrestable offense. The city is the latest to make this change in the state of Georgia. “When I saw that there were over 100 people that were put in jail that would not have been put in jail except for the possession of a small amount of marijuana, I felt we needed to do something about that,” said Doraville Councilwoman Stephe Koontz, who sponsored an ordinance to decriminalize marijuana possession under one ounce. “That’s 100 people that didn’t need to spend the night in jail.” AJC 3. Will there be a CFB champion this year? The world of college football is a total mess right now, and if the season gets played by only a few conferences the new question becomes whether or not there's a playoff and a championship. The College Football Playoff Selection Committee met for training Wednesday. The immediate question that needs to be asked: Training for what? ... That's the CFP's Gordian Knot at the moment: Who gets to play for the national championship with 77 FBS teams playing in the fall and as many as 53 potentially playing in the spring? CBS Sports
Meet Your Newbies Please say hello to Duncan, Jack and Shane who joined the sales team this week!
Fun Facts: Duncan Mcclellan: A fun fact about me is that I was born during the 1992 Big Bear Earthquake." Jack Wareham: "I am undefeated in doggy paddle races since '07." Shane Wholihan: "I like to think I'm a good chef! I applied for Masterchef, got a call back (what!!?) but couldn't go on the show for multiple reasons, mainly work permitting. But I like to cook whenever I have the time or family get-togethers & holidays." Springbot Shoutouts
"Big shoutout to Hannah Rozelle for all of her hard work leading the SMS product development and launch. We couldn't have done it without you." Jarrett Board "Shout out to the Success Advisor team for continued hard work to grow customers into fans - already gotten two reviews and excited to see what else comes this month!" Marie Bormolini "Shoutout to Bryson Holloman for being incredibly helpful in tackling a very in depth Klaviyo Migration for a VIP customer. He's picking up on Automations quickly and bringing a positive attitude towards each task we throw his way. Keep up the great work Bryson!" Jared Meline "Shoutout to Jared Naide for all his hard work during his internship. We enjoyed having you on the marketing team and wish you all the best as you head back to UGA!" Ben Smith "Shoutout to Georgia Abdallah, Olivia Todd, Sawyer Vickers, Sean Vennett, Laura Bishop, and Matt Jarman for CRUSHING the SMS pitches. Sign me up!" Jimmy Gutowski "Congrats to Olivia Todd for repping the Success Advisors on the pitch-a-thon. Crushed it and said exactly what our customers need to hear!" Marie Bormolini "Shoutout to Georgia Abdallah and Olivia Todd for representing the Success team in the SMS Pitch-a-thon, and to all of the SMS participants! We know it's a vulnerable thing to do and we're all proud of you!" Amber Remm "Shout out to all who planned and participated in the SMS pitch-a-thon! What a great event!" Abby Weatherby "Shout out to Bailey Miller for providing support to a potential customer even before they have signed the dotted line - shows no matter what she wants the best for eCommerce business owners and regardless, they will 110% be a fan of us." Marie Bormolini "Shoutout to all of the Springbots and teams who worked to make the SMS launch successful. Living the journey as a team." The Product Team "Shout out to Hannah Rozelle for her dedication to providing customers a user-friendly product and putting so much thought into tickets & triage discussions! Never a dull moment!" Marie Bormolini "Shoutout to the DE&I team for hosting our first Processing Session with NOVA collective - thankful and proud to be a part of a team and company that is having these conversations and taking action." Amber Remm
Looking for some virtual concerts this fall? Starting September 26, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will "launch a scaled-back series of seven virtual concerts"... Masked string players will play music from the Classical period — think Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn — to an empty venue, with woodwind and brass players buffeted by plexiglass barriers. High-definition robotic cameras will record each performance." Read more here.