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Giving Back: a.k.a. A Fun Fundraiser

At Avanceon, we strongly believe in giving back to the community. Each year, we vote for 3 local charities to support with the company matching the amount raised and then disbursing the gift at the end of the year. Throughout the year, employees have the option to participate in a variety of activities to raise money. We’re always looking for fresh ideas for fun fundraisers and recently we found a great one.
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A Look into an Engineer’s Day

Did you ever wonder what a snapshot of an engineer’s day looks like?  Well guess no longer…
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Ping Pong: More than just an activity at Avanceon

It may sound a bit unconventional, but ping pong is a great way to boost productivity at the office. It sharpens strategic thinking and skills, is a game that everyone can play and allows you to see a different side of your co-workers. We are fortunate to have a ping pong table in our office. During lunch breaks and late on Friday afternoons, you’ll often hear the sounds of ball hitting paddle and the murmur of quiet conversation among the spectators. Recently, as we were waiting our turn at the table, a colleague and I were discussing how much our skills had improved since we first started playing. It occurred to me that there’s a direct correlation between our behavior during our ping pong gatherings and Avanceon’s Core Fundamentals- the values that reflect what is truly important to us as an organization. Let me explain.
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Traveling Tips for the Professional – The World is your Oyster

Welcome to the world of professional traveling.  If you are reading this, chances are you are either new to traveling or interested in figuring out what you can be doing better. Before going into detail, I want to point out that there is no perfect way of doing things. These are just some ideas and tips that I’ve found useful over the past 10 years.
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What is WOG? – A glimpse into Avanceon’s Associate Advocacy Group

What is WOG? WOG stands for “Work Out Group” the meaning of which has long been lost in the folklore and yester-year within our company, but the fundamental principle shines through our culture daily. WOG is our company’s employee advocacy group.
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