The company picnic was the perfect chance for Team Dogeared to get together and enjoy a beautiful summer day in the park. The afternoon was filled everything from yummy food (hamburgers and hotdogs from an adorable old fashioned hot dog stand) to lounging in the sun, games, and a company wide water balloon toss (turned fight)!
Dogeared co-founders, Merlin & Marcia, are enjoying a beautiful vacation on the East Coast with family and friends. As part of the adventure, a group of their friends decided to bike throughout the Finger Lakes in New York, riding anywhere from 40-60 miles a day. The first stop was Lake Owasco. After a 50 mile haul, the team stopped at the Springside Inn where they were greeted by hotel staffer Nicole. Ironically, she was wearing her favorite graduation present – a Dogeared feather necklace! Sean and Beth, owners of the inn, went out of their way to make the group feel at home!
At Dogeared we’re all about the love of family! Last Friday, we all took some time out of our day to mix & mingle and get to know each other a little better. Our design, sales, retail and marketing teams got a chance to relax and laugh with each other. Staying connected is such an important part of the Dogeared experience… it’s a good thing we love each other 🙂
A note from our co-founder, Merlin:
We’re really happy for some good friends of Dogeared who’s movie comes out this week. The Hayes Brothers wrote The Conjuring which is enjoying incredible reviews and is predicted to be one of this years best movies. Regardless of what you believe spiritually, this movie, based on a true story will create lots of discussion about life here and beyond. We suggest you see it with friends and probably not right before you go to bed.
Dogeared loves being a B-Corp! We’re held accountable to being good corporate citizens and that means we get fun visits from our friends at B Lab to see how we’re holding up our end of the bargain. B Lab team members, Jessica and Victoria, stopped by our office last week to check things out. They got a first hand look at what we do for our teams, the planet and our communities. We passed! And Jessica and Victoria took advantage of making their own wish before leaving..a Dogeared tradition! Learn more about B Lab and B-Corps and what we’re all about at http://www.bcorporation.net
Glow team Dogeared, GLOW!
A bunch of us decided to be brave and join the highly anticipated Electric Run, a 5k of neon and house music held at the Home Depot Center at night. We definitely had an amazing time prepping for the event buying neon anything and glow sticks that we could place on our arms and legs. We even had Team Dogeared T-Shirts made to glow in the dark!
Pleasantly surprised that Vanessa Hudgens was our countdown maven, we decided to be “athletic” and jog the entire thing. Over 10,000 people navigated their way through neon trees and electronic music. As we made our way through each section of glowing glam and wild effects, it looked just like a scene out of the forest of Alice & Wonderland!
At the finish line, we were greeted with a table of illuminated cups of water and a live DJ on stage beaming with green lasers. We felt like we accidentally ran into a hidden rave! Plus, nothing says ‘Good Race’ like beer and food trucks with dance music and sweaty neon people! Good times!