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Saturday, April 25 2009

There's a great conference happening today in Portland, OR called Money Wi$e Women. If you're in the area, you'll want to be there! More info:
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PS: Yes, STILL no voicemail at the office. Sorry about that!

Posted by: Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach AT 07:01 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, April 24 2009
Still. No. Voicemail.  Arrgghhh!
Posted by: Ronnie Noize AT 03:34 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, April 22 2009
Day 3 without voicemail, but we're still here. My apologies for those of you trying to get through; it may take a whole new phone number to resolve this issue. Yikes!
Posted by: Ronnie the Reclusive AT 02:42 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, April 20 2009

If you tried to call the office to congratulate me on my new space, my apologies!  The phone was on, then off, then the lines got crossed, then on again, then no voicemail (STILL no voicemail, but tomorrow is another day).

How does one run a business without a functioning phone? Very carefully...


Posted by: Ronnie Noize, Empress of all Time, Space, & Dimensions AT 08:15 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Sunday, April 19 2009

On Thursday, we moved from our old office into our beautiful NEW space! Now we are located on the gorgeous Vancouver National Historic Reserve. Our office is on the main floor of the second house east of the traffic circle at Fort Vancouver Way and Evergreen Boulevard.

So if you've called the office lately, and either 1) gotten a disconnected notice, or 2) not been able to reach us by phone or internet, that's the reason. Because our new space is a historic building, we are changing phone and internet service providers, and the transition has been ROUGH from a technical point of view. Between the two companies, things have gotten, well, confused, so that our service has been interrupted, cancelled, reinstated, and, well, hopefully all that is over! By Monday, April 20, we should have our new services installed and ready to go. Finally!

But on the up-side, it has been sorta nice not having to hear or answer a ringing phone all day, or even check email. And our movers, Clarke Moving, were terrific. Thanks, guys!

Posted by: Veonika (Ronnie) Noize, the Marketing Coach AT 07:31 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
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