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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

And the Nominees are...

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To vote for U.S. Lawns, please use the box below the main voting poll. Thanks!

Voting Rules

Voting for the T-shirt Design contest starts tomorrow (no joke), and the rules are pretty simple.

1. Anyone can vote- friends, family, co-workers, complete strangers- so get the word out, and encourage people to vote for your team's design.

2. Only one vote per a person is allowed.

3. Voting closes at midnight April 10th.

The designs will be put in a post, and linked to on the right side bar under the "2010 T-shirt Design Contest" heading. To vote, find the name of the company whose shirt you want to vote for in the box on the right, select it, and click "vote".

Good luck to everyone who submitted entries!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Campus Crusade for Christ

Campus Crusade is one of the largest teams thats participates in the Corporate 5k presented by IOA. Here's some of their goals and team building tips from team captain Lorraine. 

Team History:
-We have had a team of people since 2003. Our team size that year was 24.
-In 2004 I ran with the CCC team for the first time and we had 25.
-In 2006 I took over as the team captain and met with a team who decided to have the ministry pay for all but $5 for each person wanting to participate...We had 125 that year!

In 2007 we had 225, in 2008 we went just over 300 and in 2009 we hit 412! The price for each team member is still $5 and we have had kids as young as 4 and as old as 70 complete the 5K! A lot of our company brings their whole family with 6 kids has done the race for 4 years! We have provided a box dinner for each runner each year and we are probably one of the last teams to all go home because we have so much fun hanging around afterwards and interacting with each other and other teams downtown!

Last year we worked really hard on our t-shirt design and finally we were able to capture a t-shirt award for best design! I have been the "team captain of the year" twice, in 2007 and in 2009. (We have lots of folks to vote I guess) :0)

Our goal for this year is to bring as close to 500 as we can recruit. In the past year we have adopted a new "Wellness program" for our staff which is 3 fold:
       Each staff member who wishes to sets a weight loss goal can receive $5 per pound they loose! With   

       a top 3 prize worth over $200! Those who sign up get e-mails to encourage them and help them  
       track their loss.
       To help people begin and maintain a healthy lifestyle, gym membership up to a 50% rebate is given 

       to those who workout at least 10 days a month.
3. WALK 2 HEALTH program
       By signing a pledge to walk at least 4 days a week you are given a pedometer and assigned to a 

       "walking team". You can win a prize by recruiting the team with the most walkers who complete 
       the program!

These are some of the new programs we have at our office to encourage and reward those who pursue a healthy life style!

I am excited about the part that the corporate 5K has played over the years in the health and active lifestyle of our staff!!

Want your team to be featured? e-mail

Friday, March 19, 2010

A Great Team Recruitment Tool

Kudos to Allgen Financial for putting together this great e-mail ad.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Past Winners

You all asked us for samples of past winners of our T-shirt contest, so we went digging through the archives. Here's what we found:

Remember, submission deadline for artwork is March 26th!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Christian Service Center

Many companies and organizations look forward to the annual Track Shack Corporate 5K as a fun team builder.  The race is a great way to get to know co-workers in a casual environment and throw a little healthy competition into the mixJ.  At the Christian Service Center, this is especially true!  The race holds such meaningful symbolism to our organization.

The Corporate 5K reminds me a lot of the Center itself.  It provides a unique opportunity for staff, volunteers, board members, and clients alike to join together as one unified team, leaving any barriers that separate us at the door.  During this race, it doesn’t matter what your age, religion, ethnicity or job; it doesn’t matter if you came to the Christian Service Center because you need help or because you want to help someone else.  We all wear the same outfit, run the same race and share the same satisfied smiles as we cross the finish line together. 

Team Christian Service Center extends an open invitation to any community partners, families or individuals who would like to join a Corporate 5K team!  Starting this week, team Christian Service Center is holding practices up until race day every Monday at 6 p.m. at Parramore Heritage Park (corner of Parramore and Central).  For more information on the Christian Service Center or to contact us, please visit     

Thank you Track Shack for this annual opportunity and for adding a whole new dimension to our definition of “team”.  We look forward to seeing you on April 15th!

Chrissy Garton
Director of Marketing & Development
Christian Service Center

The Christian Service Center is the beneficiary of the Corporate 5k presented by IOA food drive. We received no compensation for blogging about them. If your team would like to featured on out blog, e-mail

Monday, March 1, 2010

"It's Just Good Business"

That's the slogan for this year's Corporate 5k presented by IOA, to help you get those creative juices flowing for your t-shirt designs. Remember, the deadline for design submissions is March 26th!