1220 Exhibits, Inc. http://www.1220.com EXHIBITS // ENVIRONMENTS //EVENTS Tue, 07 Jul 2015 19:09:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 1220 Opens the DoSeum http://www.1220.com/1220-opens-the-doseum-2/ http://www.1220.com/1220-opens-the-doseum-2/#comments Sat, 06 Jun 2015 15:58:08 +0000 http://www.1220.com/?p=1820 1220 Opens Fantastical Storymaking Gallery in Children’s Museum  In the Spring of 2015, the San Antonio Children’s Museum moved into a larger facility, rebranded itself the DoSeum and after a rigorous bidding and interview process, awarded 1220 Exhibits of Nashville, Tennessee, fabrication of the Imagine It! Gallery including the Entry Tunnel, Fantasy Storymaking, Formalized Storymaking and Reading Lab areas. Visitors enter the gallery…

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1220 Opens Fantastical Storymaking Gallery in Children’s Museum

 In the Spring of 2015, the San Antonio Children’s Museum moved into a larger facility, rebranded itself the DoSeum and after a rigorous bidding and interview process, awarded 1220 Exhibits of Nashville, Tennessee, fabrication of the Imagine It! Gallery including the Entry Tunnel, Fantasy Storymaking, Formalized Storymaking and Reading Lab areas.

Visitors enter the gallery through a fantastical, floor-to-ceiling digital fabrication tunnel that becomes a color-saturated backdrop for visitors to use in their storymaking and will change colors and imagery with lighting effects projected onto it, becoming a forest glen, underwater grotto or jewel-lined cave with words appearing on the floor in pools of light reading, “What’s your story?” and “Where does your imagination lead you?” Children are encouraged to use their imaginations to act out stories with friends and family with props that can be found in the galleries to add to their stories.

1220 coordinated the theatrical lighting system with the floor installer to install “trigger” points demarcated by a floor type change and hidden sensors triggering light/sound effects that tie to lighting presets. At any point during the day, the museum staff can select the theme to change the environment and 1220’s Interactive Specialist, Lucas McCallister, programmed projectors to fill the space with images and fanciful additions like shooting stars and bubbles.

The Reading Lab area is a comfortable book-rich environment defined by a large circular wall made of bookshelves holding books that visitors can read or have read to them in one of three Listening Nooks. Large enough to fit an adult and child, these nooks have a custom fabricated tension fabric hood/awning concealing a directional speaker system that is activated by recognition hardware after a child holds a book to a sensor on a tablet reader.

The rebranded DoSeum will open June 6th and is sure to inspire and delight all who visit. At the DoSeum, one visit is never to be the same as the last, depending on theme of the day that gives children the opportunity to act out multiple stories, intensify their creative skills and spur them to read books where they will discover heroes, and that nothing is impossible.

 

With over 100,000 square feet  production facility in Nashville, TN, 1220 provides breakthrough solutions for the fabrication and installation of exhibits, events, and experiences. Past clients range from history museums and nature centers, to sports and music halls of fame. For more information on how 1220 can make your vision a reality, contact 1-800-333-1220 or visit www.1220.com.

 

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Boston Globe Article http://www.1220.com/boston-globe-article/ http://www.1220.com/boston-globe-article/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 14:33:51 +0000 http://www.1220.com/?p=1808 The Boston Globe recently published an article on the 1220 fabricated $3 million International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum renovation. Check it out HERE Tennis Hall set to unveil $3m face lift Snazzier look comes complete with a hologram NEWPORT, R.I. — Rearrange a few walls, create an open, user-friendly floor plan, order custom-built cabinetry, uncover and restore a trio of fireplaces,…

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The Boston Globe recently published an article on the 1220 fabricated $3 million International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum renovation. Check it out HERE


Tennis Hall set to unveil $3m face lift

Snazzier look comes complete with a hologram

NEWPORT, R.I. — Rearrange a few walls, create an open, user-friendly floor plan, order custom-built cabinetry, uncover and restore a trio of fireplaces, spruce up all of the family heirlooms, and top it off with new wiring, paint, lighting, and carpet.

Sound like a typical home-remodel project?

Well, add in several state-of-the-art multimedia displays, including a hologram featuring a future Hall of Famer, and a multimillion-dollar budget, and you can call this Extreme Makeover: International Tennis Hall of Fame edition.

What started three years ago in the planning stages comes to fruition Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. when the Hall of Fame reopens its doors after six months with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to show off its $3 million project.

The goal of the redesign, the museum’s first since the late 1990s, was to create a cohesive story of the history of tennis and better personalize the 243 members of the Hall of Fame, said museum director Doug Stark.

“We designed the exhibits in a way that people could participate in the learning process together,’’ Stark said. “We want to showcase our collection, introduce new technology, and also highlight the architecture of the building.”

A veteran visitor to the grounds noticed a change in the windows above the arched entry during a recent luncheon and tour.

“Yes,” said Stark with a smile. “For the first time in a long while, they’re clean.”

A lot of elbow grease went into refurbishing the former home of the Newport Casino, which opened its doors in 1880, became the home of the National Lawn Tennis Hall of Fame in 1954, and was recognized by the International Tennis Federation in 1986. In ’87, the building was designated as a national landmark.

Part of the museum’s challenge was making the best use of its 12,000 square feet of space.

“Because of the building’s national landmark designation, it’s not like we could just add a third floor,’’ said Anne Marie McLaughlin, the Hall’s director of marketing and communications.

The museum’s grand staircase entry and the Woolard Family Enshrinement Gallery, which pays tribute to the Hall of Famers through interactive kiosks, remain largely unchanged. The rest of the museum, though, received a complete facelift and is now broken down into three main areas: The Birth of Tennis (1874-1918), The Popular Game (1918-68), and The Open Era (1968-present).

A bronze statue of Fred Perry can be found at the refurbished tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., which reopens Wednesday. Perry won three consecutive Wimbledon titles beginning in 1934.

About 1,900 pieces are now on display, compared with about 1,100-1,200 items in the previous design. McLaughlin said the museum has some 25,000 artifacts in its collection.

Every artifact on display received a new mounting and information card, and the cabinetry, which features drawers filled with programs, medals, ticket stubs, and even a tennis-themed Ken Doll from the 1960s, was built to match the existing woodwork.

“We want people to enjoy and touch,’’ Stark said.

Along with the history of the game and the on-court changes in technology, fashion and artwork are also a large part of the new displays.

The museum has two lithographs by American artist George Bellows, and an Andy Warhol work featuring Chris Evert that was completed in 1979. Dotted throughout the displays are shoes from Serena Williams and Andy Roddick, a Bjorn Borg outfit from 1976, and the “Sugar Daddy” windbreaker that Bobby Riggs wore when he faced Billie Jean King in the Battle of the Sexes match in 1973.

And no tennis fashion collection would be complete without an item from longtime Globe tennis writer and Hall of Famer Bud Collins (Class of ’94), and the Hall doesn’t disappoint with a pair of orange pants that feature two serpent-like creatures.

“We’ve tried to include something for everyone, even if they’re not a tennis fan,” Stark said. “We were looking for the most fun and interesting pieces to help make tennis more relevant for a worldwide audience.”

The biggest — and most expensive — additions were in the area of technology.

A unique addition is a 5-foot, touch-screen interactive table, where visitors can “serve” trivia questions at one another or learn about the personalities, fashion, and evolution of the game. Nearby is a “You Call The Shot” broadcast desk, where visitors can take on the behind-the-mike role of John McEnroe or Mary Carillo in recording their own call of a point.

The highlight of the redesign, though, is the holographic theater that features Roger Federer, the world’s No. 2-ranked men’s player.

“We talked about wanting to feature a current, international player, and Roger was a natural choice,” Stark said.

Federer quickly agreed, and the process started with a filming session in a warehouse in Dubai in mid-February. “I agreed to take one for the team,” chuckled Stark, who traveled to the UAE with a team from Cortina Productions.

In the eight-minute movie, in which a three-dimensional Federer appears to be swinging his racket at you just a few feet away, the 17-time Grand Slam champion shows a lighter side to his personality that weaves in old photos and home movies as he narrates the 10 reasons why he loves the game.

“We wanted a unique and memorable experience,” Stark said of the hologram, the first at a sports museum in the US.

The technology doesn’t end with the hologram, though. A large, rotating globe is another interactive exhibit that will highlight ongoing matches from around the world, and two live tickers in the other galleries also will keep visitors up-to-date on live matches.

While Wednesday’s ceremony is the museum’s icebreaker, it’s just the tip of the iceberg for the facility’s future. The three-year capital campaign has raised $14.8 million of its $15 million goal that also will result in a new indoor tennis facility, new office and retail space, and new grandstands in the Bill Talbert Center Court in 2015-16.

The Hall’s feature annual event is the induction ceremonies, and this year’s class is headed by former world No. 1 and two-time major winner Amelie Mauresmo. Joining Mauresmo for the July 18 festivities will be David Hall, a six-time Paralympic medalist, and Nancy Jeffett in the contributor category.

In conjunction with induction week, the grounds’ grass courts will play host to the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships from July 11-19. John Isner (No. 17) and Jack Sock (No. 36), the highest-ranking American men in the latest ATP rankings, are scheduled to play, along with 18-year-old Rhode Island native Jared Donaldson, at No. 156 the top American teenager in the rankings.

Marty Pantages can be reached at martin.pantages@globe.com.

Credit: The Boston Globe

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Gerald Carden Passing http://www.1220.com/gerald-carden-passing/ http://www.1220.com/gerald-carden-passing/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 14:32:10 +0000 http://www.1220.com/?p=1797 It is with great sadness 1220 is reporting Gerald Carden has passed away. He and John Cherry founded 1220 almost 43 years ago and he loved every minute of his interaction with employees and successes we’ve achieved. Please remember the Carden family in your prayers.…

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It is with great sadness 1220 is reporting Gerald Carden has passed away. He and John Cherry founded 1220 almost 43 years ago and he loved every minute of his interaction with employees and successes we’ve achieved. Please remember the Carden family in your prayers.

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1220 Opens International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum http://www.1220.com/1220-opens-international-tennis-hall-of-fame-and-museum/ http://www.1220.com/1220-opens-international-tennis-hall-of-fame-and-museum/#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 15:00:51 +0000 http://www.1220.com/?p=1778 Conceived by James Van Alen, inventor of the tennis tiebreaker and additional scoring systems, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, is home to the world’s largest collection of tennis memorabilia and features the world’s oldest competition grass courts. Housed in the historic Victorian shingle-style design of the Newport Casino built in 1880, the International…

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Conceived by James Van Alen, inventor of the tennis tiebreaker and additional scoring systems, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport, Rhode Island, is home to the world’s largest collection of tennis memorabilia and features the world’s oldest competition grass courts. Housed in the historic Victorian shingle-style design of the Newport Casino built in 1880, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum was officially opened in 1954.

Museum staff launched a Match Point Campaign to add new facilities, improve campus-wide amenities and create a modern interactive museum. The Museum wished to reinterpret their collections and galleries focusing on the addition of interactive technology and displaying artifacts that had previously been in storage. 1220 Exhibits of Nashville, Tennessee, was called upon to fabricate exhibit components sharing the re-imagined story and history of tennis.

To house over 2,000 artifacts, 1220 custom fabricated thirty-seven performance built-in and free standing cases. 1220’s Artifact Specialist, Doug Zellman, fabricated custom mounts and took three and a half weeks to personally install with an assistant. A visitor will be able to view outfits worn by players from the 1800’s to present-day, including Roger Federer’s 2007 Wimbledon racquet and Monica Seles’ 1991 US Open Women’s Singles Championship Trophy.

The renovation of the Museum offers updated interactive technology and AV programming bringing visitors closer to their favorite stars and historic tournament sites. A touchscreen globe allows visitors to explore tournament sites around the world providing the viewer scores and data.  1220 was responsible for coordinating with Cortina Productions on globe projection equipment requirements. For the  hologram of Roger Federer, 1220 provided and integrated the AV hardware and programmed the lighting and control system.

Due to the historic nature of the building, access to the exhibit spaces were constricted by architectural details such as narrow door openings and lack of a freight elevator. 1220 engineered exhibit components to effectively reassemble and offloaded into the building through an upper story window access utilizing a boom lift. The International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum will host their Grand Re-Opening Ceremony on May 19-20th.

With over 100,000 square feet of production facility in Nashville, TN, 1220 provides breakthrough solutions for the fabrication and installation of exhibits, events, and experiences. Past clients range from history museums and nature centers, to sports and music halls of fame. For more information on how 1220 can make your vision a reality, contact 1-800-333-1220 or visit www.1220.com.

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1220 Relays for Life http://www.1220.com/1220-relays-for-life/ http://www.1220.com/1220-relays-for-life/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 17:00:25 +0000 http://www.1220.com/?p=1772 This past weekend, 1220 Exhibits participated in The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life helping to raise over $77,000 for cancer research. Throughout the month of April, 1220 had been hosting several fundraisers including a pie in the face contest that I was the lucky winner to pie Matt, the President, in the face. Some people think my Assistant rigged…

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This past weekend, 1220 Exhibits participated in The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life helping to raise over $77,000 for cancer research. Throughout the month of April, 1220 had been hosting several fundraisers including a pie in the face contest that I was the lucky winner to pie Matt, the President, in the face. Some people think my Assistant rigged it and she swears she didn’t but it was hilarious to say the least. I might have rubbed the whipped cream in real good on his face! Other fundraisers included a percentage night at a local restaurant and a fun clothes week where employees got to wear jeans, their college colors, hats and shorts. We capped off the month with a company lunch bringing everyone together to celebrate our accomplishments and spend time with one another as a company for an hour. This is one of the things I most like doing because I don’t think we can say enough good things about the work we are doing. We have some great projects in the shop right now and are about to open a few museums that are truly spectacular. The clients are very pleased and we can’t wait to show them off.

Relay for Life kicked off the next day at 11am and went until 11pm. We had some great giveaway prizes and employees brought their kids and dogs to play. It was the first warm day where the rain stayed away and it looked like everyone enjoyed themselves. There was music, interactive activities and contests including donut eating, balloon tosses and a Cheeto toss where one person has whipped cream on their face and the other tosses Cheetos onto the whipped cream. Seriously, who comes up with this?

In all seriousness, it was a great reminder of how far cancer research has progressed and a rallying call to continue to push to find a cure for this disease. The Luminaria ceremony had people tell their personal stories with loved ones battling cancer and a slideshow of people that had fought and either won or lost their battle. The pedestrian bridge was lined with Luminaria bags with those names and it was humbling to see so many names including those of our own. This is why 1220 joined the fight against cancer. To fight for our people and their families. There are no words for when a son or daughter is lost but we hope to one day not let another family know that pain. We will end cancer, together.

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The Do Seum: Makes You Want to be a Kid Again http://www.1220.com/seum-makes-want-kid/ http://www.1220.com/seum-makes-want-kid/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:00:13 +0000 http://www.1220.com/?p=1757 1220 is in the midst of completing a project at the Do Seum in San Antonio, Texas that is sure to delight and inspire all who visit.  This project really makes me want to be a kid again. The coolest feature we had the pleasure of working on was a lighting and sound system that can change the theme of the…

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1220 is in the midst of completing a project at the Do Seum in San Antonio, Texas that is sure to delight and inspire all who visit.  This project really makes me want to be a kid again.

The coolest feature we had the pleasure of working on was a lighting and sound system that can change the theme of the environment.  At any point, the museum staff can select either a “blue”, “green” or “red” theme, triggering several exhibits to switch to an underwater grotto, forest glen of jewel-lined cave setting. One of our interactive specialists, Lucas, programmed projectors to fill the space with thematic images and fanciful additions like shooting stars and bubbles.  BrightSign audio players change programs to compliment and complete the immersive experience.

1220 coordinated with the lighting designer and a DMX programmer to trigger the effects on cue and to train the museum staff on the operation of their system.

This is part of the Do Seum’s Fantasy Storymaking area enabling children to act out their own stories with friends and parents. Our hope is children spend hours playing and come back to act out additional stories.  I wish there was something like this when I was growing up, but seeing the smiling faces of children makes up for it.

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Museums Advocacy Day http://www.1220.com/museums-advocacy-day/ http://www.1220.com/museums-advocacy-day/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:02:32 +0000 http://www.1220.com/?p=1721 Museums Advocacy Day occurs February 23-24 in Washington, DC with anyone who works in or loves museums sending a unified message to Congress about the importance of museums and how federal policy affects their ability to serve the public. Now in its seventh year, museum advocates will spend Monday preparing for the following day with members of Congress that are…

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Museums Advocacy Day occurs February 23-24 in Washington, DC with anyone who works in or loves museums sending a unified message to Congress about the importance of museums and how federal policy affects their ability to serve the public. Now in its seventh year, museum advocates will spend Monday preparing for the following day with members of Congress that are set up by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).

Museums Advocacy Day is very important for the future success and profitability of museums. In a world where Congress has a million projects to allocate federal funds to; museums should be continuing to receive money to continue inspiring and educating generations of people. Many are non-profit and rely on the generosity of others to stay in business. Museums allow patrons to explore their interests whether it be the Blues, World War II or environmental conservation. Children’s museums can incite a passion for learning and discovery while giving parents a unique experience with their kids. All museums have a place when people are passionate enough to preserve them. I encourage you to advocate locally for your museum on February 24th with hundreds of museum professionals. Let Congress know the importance of funding and preserving museums.

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1220 is on the Move http://www.1220.com/1220-move/ http://www.1220.com/1220-move/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:34:20 +0000 http://www.1220.com/?p=1714 1220 Exhibits adds former Exhibitions Director to Management team Nashville firm 1220 Exhibits, a museum exhibit fabrication company, has hired Ray Leo as one of their Senior Project Managers. Leo comes to 1220 after nearly 28 years at Chicago’s Field Museum serving 15 years as the Exhibition Production and Maintenance Director. Major accomplishments at the Field Museum include A T-Rex Named…

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1220 Exhibits adds former Exhibitions Director to Management team

Nashville firm 1220 Exhibits, a museum exhibit fabrication company, has hired Ray Leo as one of their Senior Project Managers. Leo comes to 1220 after nearly 28 years at Chicago’s Field Museum serving 15 years as the Exhibition Production and Maintenance Director. Major accomplishments at the Field Museum include A T-Rex Named SUE, a 3,000 sq. ft. exhibition of a completed and installed fossil skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Evolving Planet, a 21,000 sq. ft. exhibition on the evolution of four billion years of life on Earth fabricated in part by 1220 Exhibits and The Ancient Americas, a 14,000 sq. ft. exhibition exploring the ancient civilizations of the Americas. Ray’s extensive experience in the museum industry includes implementing exhibitions with duties of content brainstorming, design direction, scheduling and budgeting of each project, and supervising construction and installation of projects.
“This is a huge win for our company. It allows us to take a different perspective concerning interaction with clients and we can see what the client experiences when working with vendors,” said Senior Vice President Craig Dunn.
1220 has also recently hired Christina Hale as a Museum Services Account Manager who previously worked at the Adventure Science Center. Also coming with the experience of the client’s perspective, Christina is well equipped to lead the development of exhibitions. Christina completed her Master’s degree at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom as well as an internship with the Manchester Art Gallery giving her experience with art handling and preservation.
1220 Exhibits recently finished fabrication of exhibit elements at the Gateway to the Blues Museum and has completed work at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.
With over 100,000 square feet of production facility in Nashville, TN, 1220 provides breakthrough solutions for the fabrication and installation of exhibits, events, and experiences. Past clients range from history museums and nature centers, to sports and music halls of fame. For more information on how 1220 can make your vision a reality, contact 615-333-1220 or visit www.1220.com.
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Christina Hale

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On this day: January 27th http://www.1220.com/day-january-27th/ http://www.1220.com/day-january-27th/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:26:18 +0000 http://www.1220.com/?p=1689 On this day 70 years ago, the Auschwitz concentration camps were liberated by Soviet troops and the United Nations has designated January 27th as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. An estimated 1.1 million people died at Auschwitz with 90% of them being Jews. The International Holocaust Remembrance Day serves to honor the victims lost and to urge educational programs to be…

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On this day 70 years ago, the Auschwitz concentration camps were liberated by Soviet troops and the United Nations has designated January 27th as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. An estimated 1.1 million people died at Auschwitz with 90% of them being Jews.

The International Holocaust Remembrance Day serves to honor the victims lost and to urge educational programs to be developed to prevent future genocide. Museums are built to educate the public and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. and the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City are great places to start. 1220 was honored to fabricate Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the Holocaust in 2007 that told the stories of the Jewish people and their individual and collective acts of resistance to undermine the Nazis. The exhibition is no longer featured in the museum but it was an eye opening project and the stories we read are ones that everyone should hear.

I encourage you to visit this museum or any Jewish history museum to learn more about this important piece of our world’s history.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Be Thankful http://www.1220.com/thankful/ http://www.1220.com/thankful/#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 18:00:19 +0000 http://www.1220.com/?p=1625 I have been full of the Christmas spirit the past few days and I am looking forward to the next two weeks with my wonderful family and friends. At 1220, we celebrated by decorating our offices and bringing in breakfast to share. I wore the best ugly Christmas sweater that morning! I’ll rent it to you for five dollars an…

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I have been full of the Christmas spirit the past few days and I am looking forward to the next two weeks with my wonderful family and friends. At 1220, we celebrated by decorating our offices and bringing in breakfast to share. I wore the best ugly Christmas sweater that morning! I’ll rent it to you for five dollars an hour.

In all seriousness, I am thankful for everything I have. My company is thriving and we are set-up to have a great year in 2015. I am thankful for everyone I work with who make this job enjoyable and a fun ride. I’m thankful for my beautiful wife and family whom I love dearly. I’m thankful for my friends near and far. I’m thankful for each relationship I have, whether it’s personal or business. I’m thankful for my good health and wonderful country. I am truly happy right now and am looking forward to two weeks off to spend time with my family.

To everyone reading this, I truly hope you have a wonderful Christmas and spend it with your family. Have a safe New Years and I’ll see you soon.

 

1220 Ugly Sweater Christmas

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