Sunday, June 26, 2016
Please help raise money for Jimy Sohns of The Shadows of Knight, whos medical expenses from his stroke he suffered in April are building up. Please share this post, and help him out.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Purina Unites with Other Top Pet-Friendly Companies to Celebrate their Shared Passion on “National Take Your Dog to Work Day”
Glassdoor, Petco, Onion, Inc., The Nerdery and Outward Hound join with Purina to attempt to break the world record for Most Pets in the Workplace in One Day
Today Nestlé Purina, a global leader in pet nutrition, health and wellness, joined with five other pet-friendly companies to attempt to break the world record for “Most Pets in the Workplace in One Day” by inviting their associates to bring their pets to work on “National Take Your Dog to Work Day.”
The participating companies include:
· Onion, Inc.
· The Nerdery
· Outward Hound
Purina first set this record in 2015 with RecordSetter.com when associates brought 281 pets to work last June. Purina hopes to significantly break the current record this year thanks to their pet-friendly partners, who share their appreciation for the many benefits of allowing pets in the workplace.
For more than 18 years, Purina has encouraged its associates to bring their pets to work and the program has provided numerous benefits for employees and their pets. Eighty five percent of employees of companies with pets in the office say that pets at work policies are beneficial, according to a survey conducted in 2015 by Purina in conjunction with Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.[i] Some of these benefits include reduced blood pressure, a decrease in loneliness, lower cholesterol levels, higher employee morale, increased productivity and a boost in physical activity.
The pets also benefit from being with their owner throughout the day.
“At Purina, we are guided by our motto, ‘Your pet, our passion,’ and our belief that when pets and people are together life is truly better. We’re excited to collaborate with other companies that share our belief, particularly regarding pets in the workplace,” said Purina veterinarian Dr. Kurt Venator, DVM, PhD, and director of Veterinary Strategy and Programs. “We encourage our associates to bring their pets to work every day so they can experience the benefits—whether it be exercise from a dog walk during the lunch break or having a calming companion nearby during stressful times. This is why we see hundreds of pets at our St. Louis campus every week.”
To help future pet-friendly companies Purina and partners have also created a digital toolkit with tips and tools to help employers who are considering developing a pets at work program. The free toolkit is available for download at www.purina.com.
Purina is also helping celebrate “National Take Your Dog to Work Day” with fun-filled activities among employees at the Purina headquarters in St. Louis such as puppy portraits, mobile grooming performances by the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Team and a Yappy Hour with Frosty Paws and ice cream for associates and their pets.
“Apart from promoting the many companies that have pet-friendly policies, we take pride in the fact that we allow our employees to bring their pets to work so they can enjoy the benefits every day,” said Kirsten Davidson, head of employer brand at Glassdoor. “Like Purina, we celebrate pet-friendly workplaces and encourage other companies to join us in this pets-at-work movement.”
Purina, along with the other pet-friendly companies, are encouraging employees and other pet-friendly organizations to share their pets at work photos using the hashtag #petsatwork. For more information about Purina’s efforts to celebrate pets in the workplace, visit www.purina.com.
About Nestlé Purina PetCare
Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.
Saturday - June 25th! Old St. Pat's World's Largest Block Party - Featuring Passion Pit (Chicago,IL)
Headlines the 32nd AnnualOld St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block PartyJune 25 2016WHAT: The 32nd Annual Old St. Pat’s World’s Largest Block PartyPassion Pit9:30 PMNationally acclaimed indietronica / pop band from Cambridge, MassachusettsplusOklahoma retro rockerJD McPherson8:00 PM&7Th Heaven5:45 PMWLBP is Chicago’s ultimate summer party, featuring great music and fabulous food from the hottest food trucks!Tickets on sale$40 in Advance$45 at the gate – Three Drink Tickets IncludedVIP Lounge Tickets $90 (5 drink tickets included)WHEN: June 25, 2016 5:30 – 11:00 p.m.WHERE: UIC Festival Lot – West Loop - The entry gate is located on Morgan Street between Taylor & Roosevelt. (Chicago,IL)MEDIAENTRANCE: TV Trucks please enter the lot marked “Parking entrance” on Morgan Street closest to Taylor Street. Please call Lisa Ripson (312) 952-7394 upon arrival.WHY: Proceeds support the mission and outreach activities of Old St. Patrick’s Church.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
WILLIS TOWER TO HOST FIRST-EVER FERRIS BUELLER LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST
IN CELEBRATION OF FILM’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY
WHAT: Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower will be hosting their first-ever Ferris Bueller look-alike contest as a part of the summer-long celebration of the beloved film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off taking place throughout the Tower and Skydeck.
Tomorrow, Friday, June 24th, all guests will be encouraged to channel their favorite character of the film, dressing up as Ferris, Cameron, Sloane or another beloved cast member to win a special Ferris Bueller prize package. For a chance to win, contestants will take a photo in costume on the Skydeck and use the hashtag #FerrisatSkydeck.
Throughout the summer, guests and Ferris fans alike will be able to take part in additional celebratory activities located within the Chicago landmark. In addition to Ferris Look-alike Contest, the Tower is hosting ‘Ferris Stood Here’ photo opps and an upcoming ‘Take a Ride with Ferris’ activation with Ferrari, which will launch in the end of July. Created in conjunction with Paramount Pictures, the events will commemorate the film, its multi-decade connection to the Windy Cindy, and some of its most memorable scenes shot at the Tower 30 years ago.
WH When: Friday, June 24 2016 – 9AM-10PM (Skydeck public hours)
WH Where: Willis Tower – Skydeck Chicago
233 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606