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Happy May Day!

Happy May 1st everyone! 4 months down in 2022! 8 left to go! Time sure travels by quickly. Some members of the Kansas City Connect 5000 team got together recently at Chicken N Pickle. Chicken N Pickle is a unique venue with a wood-clad, chicken-centric joint with a patio, rooftop bar & pickleball courts. We […]

Happy Spring Everyone!

Hey everyone! It’s been since December since I posted anything. My apologies! Not that anyone requested more content from me! I was in Chicago recently for the annual AA-ISP conference and tradeshow. It was my first time ever for this particular association. Around 600 folks arrived worldwide and it was interesting and surreal. Some people […]

Happy Belated Holidays!

Happy 2022 everyone! Sorry for the late post! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Goodbye 2021! You were wonderful! Cheers from Ray Ruecker and the Connect 5000 team. (Pictured: KC Team only celebrating the holidays at Fogo de Chao!)

Post Election Results

So to get straight to the point: I lost the election handily. I lost approximately 70% to 30%. It was a fair race and as far as I know, my opponent kept it clean and professional and he ran a good race. In fact, my neighbor brought me 3 pieces of direct mail she received […]

Happy Late Summer and Greetings from Omaha, Nebraska!

Happy late July everyone! Last year’s summer was slow and each day dragged out. This summer? Not so much! My kids start school on August 12, less than 3 weeks away! Everyone seems to be literally on vacation, not for a week or 2, but for the whole month! I see the auto-responders from marketing […]

Vacationing and Unplugging As Entreprenuers

Happy Sunday everyone! Over Memorial Day weekend, my family and I flew to Sanibel Island in Florida and enjoyed our first family vacation in over a year and a half. We were gone from the Saturday before the holiday to the following Thursday. Other than keeping an eye on email and Slack and handling invoices […]

Continual Training and Professional Development

Happy Friday everyone! A few weeks ago, my firm finally joined the correct century and moved from IMAP email to Google Workspace. Christy Rogers of Training Umbrella did some remote training with my team and was excellent! Continual education and professional learning are musts in this current remote age of working. I highly recommend her […]

Podcast Interview with Real Media

Happy March everyone! February was very frigid here in Kansas City and I believe we had 7 to 10 straight days of the temperature no warming up past 10 degrees. Don’t get me wrong! It gets very cold here but I don’t recall it that many consecutive days. Such is life. I was recently interviewed […]

Greetings From Nashville, Tennessee!

Happy belated 2021 everyone! I noticed it’s been since mid-December when I last blogged something. Unfortunately, I don’t have anything earth-shattering to say. For the first time since September 2019, I hopped on a plane and flew to Nashville. So almost 1.5 years of no travel. It was surreal to be on a plane with […]