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Monthly Archives: April 2015

I Just Can’t Stand it Anymore

I Just Can't Stand it Anymore

It’s gross, dirty, outdated, and just makes me mad.  I’m talking about my bathroom! Have you ever gotten to the point where you just give up? Well, I have. I quit cleaning our bathroom because there’s no point in fighting and getting mad at soap scum and tile mold. They won’t go away and I… Read more »

I’m Gonna Get You…


Every spring I sit and wait for the snow to melt so I can see what condition my yard is in. Are there voles this year? Do we have a lot of snow mold? How bad did the plows destroy my grass? Once I see the condition I get excited and I start dethatching. Dethatching is… Read more »



This week I’ve seen a lot of Facebook posts from my friends and colleagues who have children graduating high school this year.  Typically, the post has a photo of their proud senior donning themselves in some university gear or holding their school logo.  “Today is the day.  Johnny made the decision to go to the… Read more »

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day

As many of you know, tomorrow is Earth Day. It stands as a reminder to everyone to conserve natural resources and generally think about how your choices might affect the earth. Now there is always a lot of news surrounding pollution and droughts, so I thought I’d take the chance to give a few tips… Read more »

I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride my bike

I want to ride my bike

I love riding my bike. Whether it is for pleasure, to run some errands, or even to commute, I love it. If you’re anything like me, the early departure of the snow has you really excited for bike season. Well, here in MN, a group has started a move called #30daysofbiking, in which regular folks… Read more »

Oh so many Acronyms (GABV)

Oh so many Acronyms

If you’ve seen any of our social media posts, you’ve probably seen a lot of acronyms for various organizations, events, and laws (If you haven’t, you should go check out our social media accounts, there’s some pretty cool stuff there). I’d like to take some time to explain one of the really important acronyms to… Read more »

A Force for Good

Be the Change. Use business as a force of good.

I’m sure many of you are saying, “Huh? A bank who is a force for good? Isn’t that an oxymoron? ”  No, we aren’t Batman and Robin or any other superhero donned in lycra pants or a spectacular, flowing cape battling the bad guys. While the costume is definitely cool and gets the attention of… Read more »

Impact Multiplier

Sunrise Viewed Through the Eyes of an Intern

I’ve seen a lot of articles lately about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Oxford University is blogging about what CSR is and what it means to organizations. Press releases about  India passing a law requiring some organizations to invest at least two percent of their net profits in socially responsible projects around the country. And more…. Read more »

Planning for Mojitos

Planning for Mojitos.

It’s April 1st….already.   And the sun has been peeking out from behind the clouds all week.  However, today it’s supposed to hit 73 degrees Fahrenheit.  With spring on our doorstep, my mailbox is starting to overflow with seed catalogs and nursery sale flyers.     And then it starts – my garden itch. Some would… Read more »