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It’s that time again! We’re Hiring Wednesday – the second installment. This week I’d like to introduce you to our HR/Recruiting Team and as always, the top 5 hottest job openings of the week! Top 5 Hottest Job Openings: SharePoint Developer (Advanced) SharePoint Developer (Intermediate) Senior Content Strategist Business Process Engineer Technical Project Manager If [...]
On June 6th, MetroStar Systems Team members attended the Marine Corps Association & Foundation (MCA&F) Ground Awards Dinner at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA. The event with over 700 people in attendance celebrated and honored outstanding Marines for their sacrifice and service. The evening’s guest speaker, General James F. Amos, Commandant of the [...]
The amazing event continues, The Central America Domestic Violence Hackathon entered day 2 in all seven countries; Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Washington D.C. Bright, early, and ready to go in DC.., the entire MetroStar team made it back for a day full of hacking for a good cause. Team MetroStar: [...]
I had the pleasure of attending FedTalks2011 – an event held October 11, 2011 at the Warner Theater in Washington D.C. The event was hosted by FedScoop and brought together “the greatest minds in government and business technology to discuss how innovation can aid in the way government works.” I was introduced to top White [...]
We quantify our lives through periods of time often marking the intervals between the present day and a memorable event or day in the past.
1 week…6 months…1 year…5 years…
It is the 10-year mark, a full decade, that marks a special period. It is a noteworthy interval of time that curves around change and growth. This significant mark has now been imprinted onto the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.
It has been 10 years, and we still remember.
We remember the heroes.
We remember the fallen.
We remember and honor the sacrifices of those that have gone to fight for this country and those who continue to fight to protect us.
When thinking about 9/11, I realized I wasn’t alone in my memories. I work in a company full of people who remember that day and want to show honor and respect to the heroes, the fallen, and the loved ones left behind.
I sat down with some members of our team, including a Marine, a Purple Heart Soldier, and a mother of two, who shared their stories capturing a timeline of memories, sorrow, hope, and strength. The reflections my colleagues shared with me were truly moving, and I wanted to share them with you as we remember 9/11, 10 years later.
We will never forget.
The National Capital Area Tour de Cure is taking place this Sunday, June 5th 2011 at the Reston Town Center in Reston, VA. The Tour de Cure is a series of fundraising events hosted by the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The Tour de Cure is a “premier cycling event held in 80 locations in 33 states” that last year featured over 49,000 participants who helped raise over $19 million to support the ADA’s mission. The event is family friendly and features rides for all ages and cycling levels from the 10 mile ride to the big 100 mile ride.
Registration is still open and you can also check-in on the morning of the event. For all the information you need to know and to register, visit the National Capital Area Tour de Cure website at www.diabetes.org/nationalcapitaltourdecure
MetroStar Systems is proud to be a sponsor for this event and we will also be supporting the event with our MyStanly Twitter display tool. If you are participating in the event or if you are in the Reston area on Sunday, stop by our booth! You can follow the conversation on Twitter by searching the hashtag #TourdeCureDC, follow @TourdeCureDC, and keep track of MyStanly’s #TourdeCureDC feed.
On April 23rd, our team member, Clay Calvert, started his journey across the United States. From Mexico to Maine, with a stop in Canada, Clay will be traveling over 3,600 miles – all on his bicycle! Clay, an Information Security Officer & Technical Trainer at MetroStar Systems, will be riding his bicycle cross-country to help fight Multiple Sclerosis.
This is Clay’s fifth year participating in Bike MS as part of Team BRUCE (Bikers Ride Until a Cure Exists). You can read more about why Clay rides and follow him on his cross-country journey via his blog: http://claysride.com
All of the MetroStar family are proud of you and wishing you all the best Clay!
In a previous post, “Capturing the Spirit of Innovation“, I shared info about our CEO, Ali Manouchehri, receiving the 2010 Spirit of Innovation Award from Washington Adventist Hospital. This is a video interview of him discussing some of his inspirations and innovation in health care.
Video footage provided courtesy of Washington Adventist HealthCare.
MetroStar Systems has wrapped up its sponsorship of the Marine Corps Marathon Event this year, and while I’m sad to say goodbye to prime race season in the Washington Metro area, I am not sad to say bye to freezing cold mornings waiting at the starting line.