Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Aurora Casket on the Cover of Smart Business

Bill Backman, the president and owner of Aurora Casket, is on this month's cover of Smart Business Magazine. Check out the story below, and be sure to read "The Backman File."

The Sixth Sense
How Bill Backman and his team at Aurora recognize opportunities within industry trends

Fantastic company, wonderful people. Congrats!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Kardi Goes to Work

On Friday, Kardi joined us at EMG for a day of work. He greeted everyone that came in the door.

and filled out timesheets.....

Then came home after a long day at work to find a bone in his stocking!

Good day to be a dog.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

All I Want for Christmas is.....a Lexus?

Ah, the Lexus Christmas ads have begun. Every year, these ads make me feel as if I live in an alternate universe from the folks in Lexus Land. In the ads, the husband leads an unsuspecting wife outside to see a brand new lexus wrapped up in an oversized bow. The wife is overcome with joy and runs to check out every detail of her new car. They hug, kiss and he has a happy wife.

Ok. Let's re-enact this scene with a hint of reality. My husband leads me outside on Christmas morning to find my bow-tied Lexus sitting in the driveway. My first thought is, "oh Christ, my husband stole this car."

Then it would cross my mind that maybe he actually bought the car. I quickly dismiss this thought, knowing that my husband would never be that stupid. Then I think, "if he really did buy it, I hope it's comfortable because he's going to be sleeping in it for a LONG time."

You get the idea. But seriously, since when is a LEXUS a normal Christmas gift? How do you tell your girlfriends this story? "Oh yes, my husband got me a Lexus for Christmas. Oh, you got a sweater? Well that's nice too. It's the thought that counts." Friendless in no time.

This also begs the question. Since when is it normal to make a $40,000 purchase without consulting your spouse? Unless you're Warren Buffet, do not do this. As for me, I'll stick with my old Honda and my Christmas gift of an extension ladder. I wasn't snooping...extention ladders are hard to hide. :-)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Congrats to Angela & Gary

On Friday morning, EMG's vice president gave birth to a baby boy, Reed. Congratulations to the new mom & dad!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Congrats to EMG

Last week was a great week for us! EMG was named an Emerging 30 designee and a Fast 55 business. We also got several MarCom awards, including a platinum winner for our work with Eagle Coach Company and Roto Rooter.

On top of all of that, we were nominated for Best Places to Work.

We rock :-)

Monday, October 5, 2009

USAF 1/2 Marathon

Uh oh, I've been a very bad blogger. It's my new resolution to keep this updated. We've been so busy at EMG...but that's a good thing!

In any case, I ran the Air Force 1/2 Marathon a couple weeks ago. It went well, though my time was a bit slower than the Flying Pig. It was my first time running this particular race, and it was really neat to have the fly-overs by the fighter planes just before the race started. TONS of volunteers that made the race a great success!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Air Force 1/2 Marathon

I just signed up for the Air Force Half Marathon in Dayton. I've been itching to run another race, and I've heard great things about this one.

Now comes the not-so-fun! It's only a month away so I need to whip myself back into shape. :-) My dog has no idea what he's in for...he's going to be in the best shape of his life when this is over!