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How a Day of Service Puts Things in Perspective
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Yesterday we celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day when we’re encouraged to participate in acts of service in our community. “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve,” Dr. King said in 1968.

I started working for UPS in 2011 and one of the first things that caught my eye was the emphasis placed on volunteering and giving back to the community. It’s not something that is just talked about around holidays like Martin Luther King Jr. Day or Thanksgiving – it’s something that’s encouraged throughout the year.

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On the Road (Literally) to the NCAA Final Four
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Around mid-March every year, a chronic and widespread delirium spreads across the U.S.that often results in a substantial loss of productivity in the workplace – or so I’ve heard. The cause, of course, is the NCAA basketball tournament, which gets underway March 13.

The championship series will be especially exciting for me this year because UPS is playing a very important behind-the-scenes role in delivering the tournament to college basketball fans.

On March 16, the court flooring that will be used in the 2012 NCAA Final Four will begin a seven-city tour via UPS Freight.  The court, which was manufactured by Connor Sport Court, will stop at select college campuses and UPS facilities to generate excitement about the tournament before finally making its way to the Superdome in New Orleans on March 23, just in time for the national semifinals.

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Logistics Helps Deliver a Social Media Makeover for Small Businesses
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Ever wonder how social media can really work for you in the business world?  I have.  I mean I get the power of social media in boosting (or ruining) your personal brand if you are a celebrity,  politician, or consultant, but if you’re a small business with two or more employees, how do you use it to grow your business? 

As an advocate for small businesses, I’m always interested in ways UPS can help companies grow. That’s why I’m excited UPS is one of the sponsors of The Social Media Makeover Forum on November 8, 2011 in downtown Atlanta at the Centergy Building.

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