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Data Masons is pleased to present our blog series, Giving Back. We are very proud of our team members who have chosen to volunteer and make a difference in their communities. Data Masons provides paid time off to any employee that wishes to give back to their communities and we proudly highlight the people and worthwhile charities to which they have dedicated their time.

Jackie Thomas has been a Project Manager with Data Masons for the past two years. She enjoys the camaraderie among her coworkers, stating that she communicates more with her colleagues in her remote position than she has working in physical offices in the past. We’re thrilled to have her as part of the Data Masons family, and excited to share the story of her experience with the Urban Challenge program through the Romero Center in Camden, New Jersey.
Jackie participated in the week-long program with her daughter and other teenagers and families. Each day, they visited a different organization in the Philadelphia and Camden areas, such as assisted living facilities and food pantries. One day they assisted MANNA in Philadelphia with preparing nutritious food for vulnerable clients. Another day, they went to Cathedral Kitchen in Camden, a food pantry that serves up to 250 people per meal. But their duties did not just include serving meals, as Jackie notes. She and the other volunteers were there to engage with the kitchen’s visitors, understand them, and listen to their stories as a “friend for the moment.”shutterstock_405397168_volunteeringhands

At the end of each day, Jackie and the other volunteers returned to the Romero Center for a debrief. Jackie says that her favorite part of the week was listening to the high school volunteers share their stories about how they were affected, and the people they met each day that gave them a new perspective.

Jackie knows there are many people who want to make a difference in their communities, but aren’t sure how. The first step, she says, is getting out there, because your closest opportunity is as close as next door. Local churches and food kitchens are often looking for group or individual volunteers, but there are so many different organizations that need support and volunteers. “People need someone to reach out and help, and sometimes just someone to talk to.” If everyone does one day here and there, Jackie says, who knows how many lives they can touch, and how many lifelong volunteers can be created?

Thank you, Jackie, for sharing the story of your incredible week with us. We have many more amazing stories of our employees’ efforts to come. Subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss the next one!

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Day 3 of our annual Data Masons' company meeting was a short but productive one. Check out the images taken by our awesome team members. Be sure to read the posts from Day 1 and Day 2, and if you're interested in joining us next year, take a look at our openings on our Careers page!

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The sunrise over Lido Beach greets employees as they start their day.


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Fiona Beckstrom, Director of Customer Success, educates her audience on the operations of Managed Services.

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Director of Customer Success, Fiona Beckstrom.

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The Customer Support Team meets for a group photo.

 

Again, if you haven't read about Day 1 and Day 2, please check them out! Thank you for letting us share a glimpse into our awesome time together with you. We're excited for another year of providing great EDI experiences to our customers and partners, and we encourage you to subscribe to our blog so you don't miss any news or information that could help simplify your EDI experience.

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Day 2 of our annual Data Masons' company meeting was full of great breakout sessions, valuable connections, and fun trivia. Take a look at some of the highlights below, and be sure to check out snapshots from Day 1 as well!

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Employees gather for breakfast at the Lido Beach Resort.


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Nancy Eads, PMO Consulting Director, presents strategic updates to the implementation process.

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Consultancy Manager Donna Kratzer reviews Data Masons' Automotive Solution architecture.

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Managed Services and Support Staff attend a training session.


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In between breakout sessions, employees work-- with a view!


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KJ Johnston and Glenn McPeak emcee'ing a hilarious and suitably challenging trivia night.

 

Again, if you want to catch up on Day 1 of our company meeting, you can do so here. We'll post about our short but sweet Day 3 on Monday. During our time here, we've been generating ideas for valuable content we can bring to you over the coming year, so please subscribe to our blog so that you don't miss the next post!

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Most of the Data Masons team is currently in Sarasota for our annual company meeting. As many of our readers know, the majority of Data Masons team members are spread out all over the world. Our annual meeting is a chance for us to connect face-to-face, discuss our company objectives for the coming year, and learn from one another to help us deliver the best experience to our customers and partners. We commenced on Monday, January 14th, and we're excited to present some visual highlights from that day.

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Our kickoff meeting on the morning of Monday, January 14th.

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Glenn McPeak discusses the current state and future of Data Masons

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As Glenn emphasizes, our company puts our customers and partners first.

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Glenn and David Irvine answer questions from Data Masons employees.

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Molly Kelly, VP of Operations, presents on professional services and the great feedback we've received from our customers.

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Dennis Bruce, Director of Business Development, discusses sales and marketing goals for 2019.

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Steve Massey, Director of Application Development, demos the upcoming updates to Vantage Point EDI.

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Larry Velez, EMEA General Manager, discusses Data Masons' progress in the European and Middle Eastern markets.

 

Our leadership team was excited to present awards to six Data Masons employees, who embody our company values and spirit. Linda Huth, AX Developer, won the Rookie of the Year award. She was unable to attend the meeting this year, but we're sending out our heartfelt congratulations!  

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Mary Paulin, Finance & Administration Manager, receives the Laura Buro award, for proactively looking for ways to better serve customers and the Data Masons team, and for a high degree of personal accountability, among other qualities that embody the spirit of longtime Data Masons employee Laura Buro.

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Donna Haycock-Drazic took home an award for her great work as a Consultant.


 

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Customer Support Staff Member Maggie Negrete was honored for her work in Support.

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Managed Services Staff Member Courtney Bush is 2019's Customer Hero, for consistently going above and beyond for our customers.

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Technical Deployment Specialist Rich Reither received the Team Player MVP award, for consistently helping his team members.
 

 

Later this week we'll present highlights from Day 2. Be sure to subscribe so that you don't miss our next post!

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