Our Yeti’s Cousins are true FUNSTERS

IMG_2735Everyone knows Yetis loves winter, the mountains and the snow.  Happily our CoWork Factory Yeti is quite content with the climate in Central Texas so has not yet felt any need for a get-away.

But according to a fun article that appeared earlier this week in Buzzfeed.com, some of his cousins decided they had had enough of winter up North, and recently fled to sunny Florida for some fun in the sun.  Click here to see this clever prScreen Shot 2016-03-09 at 9.05.35 PMomo.  If it does not make you smile, perhaps nothing will.  We formally invite these two Yeti FUNSTERS to come visit us, and our Yeti, anytime.  Wonder if they would all enjoy toobing together?

And for that matter, we also invite any of you locals to come by for a high five from our Yeti.  And if you catch him on a good day, you might even get one of his famous free Yeti hugs!

With winter behind us, we hope you all are enjoying spring in Texas.

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Yetis in Florida image via Visit St. Pete/Clearwater.  

Other images from CoWork Factory in New Braunfels, Texas.

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#1 …. aka Mamie.

As you may know, Maya is the official “Factory Pup”. What you may not know is that Mamie, our oldest dog, was the equivalent of Maya’s great aunt (or something like that).
IMG_2424Mamie became a part of our lives when she was about four months old, and our children were two years old and three months old.  She was part of our family for fourteen years.

Sadly, she left us yesterday.

Super pup Mamie was a great one!  She was eager, fast, smart, and the boss.  Of all dogs in our lives, she rose to the top and was deservingly nicknamed #1.

She was always a loving and faithful family companion, hunting buddy and protector.  She loved to swim, kayak, run, retrieve, ride the four-wheeler, get tummy rubs, play, and yes, nap. She was always by our sides, nudging us for a bit more petting, and put up with all we asked of her  – from road trips, costumes, silly hats, strange boots, the salty surf, to icy duck ponds, to snow and sandy beaches, to our other new pets like Pearly, Zoey, Frost and Maya.  She just smiled her smile, wagged her tail and was “all in”.  She traveled with Bob or us to Llano, San Angelo, Manitoba (2x), South Dakota, Colorado, Missouri, Fluvanna, Sargent, Houston, Galveston, Winnie, and many other places.

Now, she’s romping and playing at “Rainbow Bridge” with Ike, her first and best buddy Tina, Kirby, & even Pearly (our cat), as well as previous hunting buddies Crowley, Buck, Sarge, and Drake.  She is again swimming, retrieving, wrestling, basking in the warm sunshine, enjoying a few cookies here and therDSC_0048
e, and just back to her happy (and fast!) pup she was for almost 12 of her 14 years.

She has passed the gavel to both Zoey, and Maya the “Factory Pup”, to keep the great family dog / hunting dog tradition going.

 

 

So today we pay tribute to our Mamie. Rest in Peace #1.  

You are and will be missed for a long time.

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Nov. 5, 2001 – Jan. 24, 2016

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R.I.P. Mamie

This week many honored the work and legacy of MLK, Jr. We also honor JonMichael Franklin!

This past Monday, many across our country honored MLK Day with rallies, marches, speeches and more, all in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Locally, our New Braunfels city offices were closed for the day, and many people in our community participated in an inaugural march honoring the work and legacy of Dr. King.

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Interestingly, students from both of our local public school districts also were able to participate, because for the first time ever these students also were able to enjoy MLK Day as a school holiday.  This is due to a local young man who followed his heart, and helped convince his school that this was a day that we should all remember and honor.

So we honor the local young man who has inspired so many and we pay tribute to JonMichael Franklin, a 16-year-old who campaigned for his school and his city to recognize the holiday.  Thank you JonMichael for being the young man that you are.

If you have a passion, or something pulling at your heart, follow it.  You never know where it may lead.

To read more about JonMichael, check out this great article by Cathy Free published on 1/18/16 on People.com.

“6 Reasons Why 2016 Will Be the Year of Coworking.”

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Happy 2016.

After enjoying a nice hiatus over the holidays, it is time to get the Member Monday posts rolling again.  While we still have several regular members to feature, this week we want to highlight WHY YOU, or someone you know, might want to be a Member of a coworking operation like the CoWork Factory in downtown New Braunfels, Texas.

According to a recent article in Inc., there are “6 Reasons Why 2016 Will Be the Year of Coworking.”  In a nutshell they are:

  1. Connections
  2. Shared Costs
  3. Productivity
  4. Professional environment
  5. Office amenities
  6. Flexibility

Per Jeremy Goldman’s article, “More and more Americans are turning to freelance employment; in fact, by some accounts, it’s now reached 34% of the workforce. These workers are looking for productive spaces to conduct their businesses. When your home isn’t conducive to concentrating and cafes are too loud and crowded, where is a freelance professional supposed to work? One major solution to this growing problem is coworking spaces–communal offices that are shared by new businesses, digital companies, freelancers, and entrepreneurs.”

Goldman concluded that, “Whether you’re a start-up, a freelancer or an established company, coworking is proving to be beneficial for a growing number of people who want more out of their workspace. Have you considered visiting a coworking space near you? If you haven’t, 2016 might be the perfect time to try it. “

Do you want to try coworking? Come try us for FREE for a day, or only $50 for a week.  If you learn that coworking feels right, you and your business could be one of our upcoming Member Monday posts. For more information, call: (830) 214-2990.

Again, Happy New Year to each of you.  We hope that 2016 brings blessings for you and your family, and prosperity for you and your business.

For the full Inc. article published on 12/5/15, click herePhoto:  Getty Images

Member Monday Birthday Girl of the week… Donna Pacheco

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Today we proudly feature, Donna Pacheco, co-founder / co-owner of Joint Venture Accounting, a “cloud based accounting firm.”

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Donna enjoys giving “non-accountants” the power, knowledge and skill set to take control of their business’s finances. She loves talking to clients who may have an accounting issue and working with them to find the simplest solutions. As the clichè goes, she is a people person!  

Before co-founding Joint Venture Accounting, Donna gained diverse experience in accounting, financial analysis, and bookkeeping in many different business sectors.

Working along side her husband Matt, she loves turning financial data into the knowledge that makes a difference in other people’s companies. And by doing this, these business owners are better able to focus on what it is that they are best at, and the primary focus of their own business.

Her skills include:

  • Accountant, Intuit Certified ProAdvisor and Xero Certified.
  • Bookkeeping – Payroll – Consulting, specializing in home services such as landscaping, tree trimming, housekeeping, and other service oriented companies.
  • Also have experience in small scale property management.

When we asked her to tell us something funny about herself, she replied:  “I like the smell of bat poop & hate the smell of honey.” 

Yeti Wassail 20153If you see Donna this week, be sure to give her a big birthday hug because Yeti believes that birthdays are to be celebrated not just a day, but at least a whole week!

And check back in next Monday for another CoWork Factory Member Monday profile!