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Canadian Thanksgiving & Top Workplaces

Canadian Thanksgiving is Monday and, as always, we will be celebrating. Join us in the office next Wednesday for a catered lunch from Fox Bros. BBQ, and discuss why Rush is the greatest rock band of all time. Additionally, the Employment Brand Team decided that after years of dominating ABC's Best Places to Work list, we're going to go after AJC's Top Workplaces. Starting today, you have two weeks to complete your survey and help keep Springbot in the spotlight! Please keep an eye out for the email today! And here are three more things you should know: 1. Let your fridge do the shopping. Allegedly, the latest project from Amazon involves a smart refrigerator that monitors your food. Those 2 AM binges of shredded cheese just became riskier. The ecomm giant is working on a smart refrigerator that would monitor a consumer’s at-home inventory and even order items that are running low (usually pints of ice cream, in our case), sources told Insider. The project would use some of Amazon Go’s computer-vision tech and has been in the works for at least two years. The team that created Amazon’s Just Walk Out system is reportedly leading the venture, and the company has invested some $50 million a year into it. (Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.) Amazon wouldn’t manufacture the fridge, but instead link up with an appliance company to preinstall the software. Retail Brew 2. More care for pets. As many got to spend more time with their four-legged family members, interest in pet care businesses has risen sharply. That made for good news for startup Alpha Paw, which brought in $8M for their Series A. “We have a vision of helping pets lead healthier and longer lives,” van Meer told TechCrunch. “We wanted to create wellness products, similar to our human lifestyles, and to keep healthy, it is about nutrition and supplements.” Alpha Paw offers pet products for dogs and cats like food and supplements that are customized with pet breed in mind. There will soon be a subscription box service that includes food and nutritional supplementary toppings to mix in for ailments like allergies or hip and joint issues. The box will also include an edible item for dental care. And, since Alpha Paw knows the breed, weight of the pet and what the target weight should be, it will also include a personalized regime for daily exercise and play. TC 3. A Big Mac with no pollution. McDonald's announced that by 2050 the burger giant will produce net zero emissions. Hopefully by then the all-day breakfast menu will be permanent as well. The burger chain also said it was working with the nonprofit Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to revamp its existing climate change targets. It aims to lower absolute emissions by about a third for both its suppliers and its nearly 40,000 company-run and franchised restaurants around the world by 2030. "We're trying to send a signal to our partners, to our investors, to our suppliers, to other brands in the global community, to policymakers, that we share that vision for 2050," McDonald's Chief Sustainability Officer Jenny McColloch told Reuters in an interview. Reuters

Mind Edit After "False Fall", we are now back to "Second Summer" - my favorite (not). So to bring back some Fall feels, I found this 11 HOUR "Incredible Fall Foliage" video on Youtube. It's actually quite wonderful :) Birthdays Cameron Blake (Oct. 5) Sebastien Nazaire (Oct. 5) Paul Tashman (Oct. 6) Jimmy Gutowski (Oct. 7) Kathrynn Ward (Oct. 10)



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