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Happy Labor Day!

At Connect 5000, we use Apollo.io to generate lists to obtain contact data for names, email addresses, and phone numbers to fill the top of the funnel for software and tech firms. It’s cost-effective and decently accurate. Here’s a link to try it out yourself: https://apollo.grsm.io/8e0xgousct18 Happy Labor Day everyone! (Photo Credit: https://pixabay.com/illustrations/event-banner-advertising-marketing-1566733/)  

Friday Lunch and Yak Session

Happy Saturday everyone! Every now and then, Connect 5000 gathers together via Zoom over lunch and gets to know each other better without talking about work stuff. Because everyone is remote and isolation can occur, it’s beneficial to huddle up and get to know colleagues better, so we did Friday afternoon. It helps build relationships […]

The Traveling Roadtrip Continues

Happy Sunday everyone! And the flights and travel continue! As I mentioned in previous blog posts, I visited Seattle and Portland over Memorial Day weekend with my family. 2 days later I flew with a colleague to Atlanta to visit the Southern Region Team and meet reps who I hadn’t met in person yet. 2 […]

The Southern Region Team of Connect 5000

Happy Saturday everyone! As I mentioned in my previous post, I recently did a family vacation to Seattle and Portland and flew back. 2 days later, Tiffany Miller, my Director of Operations, and I flew to Atlanta to see some Southern Region team members we’d never met in person. We had planned to back in […]

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Hey everyone! I hope you had a great Memorial Day holiday! My wife and I have a 12 year and 9 year old and their last day of school got moved up from May 24th to May 19th. We had planned a West Coast trip back in February and all of the sudden, it came […]

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 […]