Super Bowl Sunday is upon us and the Employment Brand Team is running a Super Bowl Squares competition. One free entry per person, and 4 people will win a $50 Visa Gift Card.
Pick your square here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ILYFW5kwcFpLSNsYzePIjlePRcoafRPe9vcTTAwgjH0/edit#gid=0 And here are three other things you should know: 1. Nearby is connecting communities with local businesses. What started as a program in Oakland is now going national. Nearby, a new platform that will connect consumers with their local businesses, is looking to help small businesses build brand awareness and make sales. Nearby offers what a small business otherwise couldn't afford: people to make the deliveries, content writers to craft an online presence, and digital marketers who can find paying customers online. And because the pandemic has forced so many small businesses to rapidly move to e-commerce, those businesses suddenly have the digitized inventory systems in place that make it possible to pull stores together into an online marketplace, something that was missing in online "buy local" efforts of the past. NBC News 2. Beating Wall Street and helping children, what could be better? Retail investors who took on the hedge funds last week over GameStop are giving back - with one paying a visit to the Children's Minnesota Hospital. Hunter Kahn, a 20-year-old Cornell University mechanical engineering student raked in close to $30,000 in GameStop profits. While the bulk of that windfall will be spent financing his education, Kahn also used part of his newfound stash o’ cash to purchase and donate Nintendo Switch games and consoles valued at $2,000 to a local children’s hospital. “As a beneficiary of the recent events on Wall Street I think it is important that myself and others pay forward our good fortune,” Kahn posted to his Instagram. GNN 3. Can't wait til Sunday for the commercials? For those of you who'd rather skip the game but still want to see all the million-dollar ads, you can watch them here. Know Your Newbies Welcome Khadijah Williams and Logan Breault! Khadijah joins our Sales team & Logan is joining Customer Success.
Fun Facts - Khadijah - "I've driven from the east coast to the west coast and back TWICE. I’ve stepped foot on about half of the US inland states." Logan - "I have owned and operated my own commercial recording studios."
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