It’s February 20, 1962. The day had finally arrived for Mercury-Atlas 6, NASA’s third human spaceflight and the first for a U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth. John Glenn, the elite pilot selected, had trained for three years for the mission, while NASA made countless calculations and preparations. At 14:47 UTC, Friendship 7 launched. The ride was bumpy, and Glenn's pulse climbed. But soon, the flight smoothed, and the spacecraft entered orbit. “Zero G and l feel fine,” he told the control center. Soon, he got a sublime view of Earth: “Oh that view is tremendous… I don't know what you can say about a day when you see four beautiful sunsets.” He safely returned from space to be heralded as a hero, and the successful mission was a monumental achievement for our country.
Have you met Kevin? He has been at Single Source in two different eras: first in the late 90s as a consultant, but since his children were young, he opted to choose a job with less travel. In 2014, he came back to us, and we couldn't be happier!
Every year during Thanksgiving week, Single Source holds an office chili cook-off. The coveted traveling prize is a "Chili Master" apron, heralding past winners. This year, the competition was fierce, but Manager of Programming Services Jason Greth emerged victorious. It's not his first win, and his masterful recipe remains a mystery. When it comes to Single Source's success, though, our recipe is admittedly pretty simple: a heap of hard work sprinkled abundantly with fun.
Keeping you updated on product developments is important, but we also like giving you a taste of what’s been going on in our neck of the woods. Single Source has been based in Fishers, Indiana since our founding in 1985. We have always been proud of our town, and now we are excited to welcome some new businesses into the neighborhood. Here are a few recent additions that have added some energy and activity to our corner of the world:
Have you ever heard the corporate phrase "eating our own dog food"? It doesn't sound very appetizing, but it's a concept that should sit well with anyone. Believed to have originated at Microsoft in the 1980s in reference to 1970s Alpo dog food commercials, the premise is that companies should use the same products it sells to its customers, especially the ones they develop themselves. Could you imagine an Alpo sales rep who feeds Purina to his own dog, or buying a Windows-based computer from a rep who processes the sale on a Macbook?
Where in the world has Single Source been this summer? It has been a busy season, and the gang has been working hard as well as covering a lot of ground traveling for conferences, vacations, and family trips. From California to New York, from Wisconsin to Florida, see where our team has been and what they've been up to!
Here at Single Source, we take pride in our culture and the family we've created. Our company has been around for a long time, and so have many of our employees! However, that doesn't mean we can stagnate rather than continuing to evolve and improve. In fact, we haven't always been perfect when it comes to human resources. Especially when everyone is heads down working hard, it can be difficult to give employee-centric efforts the TLC they deserve.
Have you met Brenda? She's our Director of Sales and has been with our team since 2015. Brenda is a fabulous cook, loves spending time with her sons, and has a weakness for shoe shopping! If you've met her, you know how warm and energetic she is!
Earlier this month, our team headed to the Big Apple for Inforum 2017. With 7,000 in attendance, this conference, held at the Javits Center, was an amazing whirlwind of innovation, education, and connection with customers and partners. Check out the recap video!
At Single Source, people matter. And that doesn’t apply just to our own employees or clients… we care about the broader community around us. Giving back is an important part of our corporate mission, and these initiatives bring employees together while benefitting those outside of our office walls.
Here is a quick recap of our most recent efforts!