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Conservation through Trail Maintenance

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As spring approaches, Colorado nature trails get a grooming by local volunteers. Here at DirectNET, we are proud to have more than a few people who spend time outside clearing paths and enhancing the safety for others.


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Chris is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for conservation. In June, he’ll be trail building with a non-profit group, Flyathon, who is partnering with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), to “ rehabilitate several miles of trail accessing Rio Grande cutthroat trout waters in the Indian Creek / East Middle Creek / Middle Creek drainage.  Volunteers will help close user created social trails, install signs, build rock drainage structures, widen and rebuild trail tread, clear blowdown trees and other obstacles and build cairns to demarcate the intended route as it travels through open meadows.”

Sara

This is Sara’s first year helping maintain a few miles of the Colorado Trail with a family that has watched over it for a couple generations. A long camping weekend in May will help boost the quality of the trail for summer visitors.

“The CTF’s Adopt-A-Trail (AAT) Program and volunteers accomplish annual maintenance on The Colorado Trail (CT). Each summer, Adopters and their volunteer helpers…

  • Clear fallen trees to make way for trail users early in the trail season and soon after snow melts on your section.
  • Assess signage: intersection signs and trail markers both northbound and southbound.
  • Clean water diversions sometime during trail season to prevent erosion.
  • Report to CTF and AAT Coordinator as needed & requested.

By performing this maintenance and reporting back to the office, Adopters and their helpers enable the CTF to continue preserving The Colorado Trail.”

The Office

It has become a natural routine to explore the open space behind our office. At different points in the day, our biophilic employees get some sunshine, walk the paths, and return fly-away trash to its respectable receptacle — Helping this world be a better place, one trail at a time.

Sneak peek in our next article: The weather is near perfect for some picnic-ing…


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A DirectNET Holiday 2015

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Most all companies bring the team together for the holidays. This year, the DirectNET, Inc. family had a very filling lunch at one of our favorite local authentic Thai food restaurants, Busaba!

Plus, a few optional events included Secret Santa and Share-a-Gift.

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Endless dishes of spring rolls, noodles, rice, veggies, and tofu filled our bellies while we shared stories and laughter.

This may sound cheesy (a vegan-friendly cheese of course), one of our team members exclaimed, “The food is excellent! And the napkins are top notch.”

Check out more pictures posted by our local Vegan Travelers on the VeganTravel.com/Busaba page.

One of the Secret Santa gifts was a scavenger hunt for a 12 pack of soda!

Check out the YouTube video below for our Share-a-Gift project.

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Happy Holidays from the team at DirectNET, Inc.

 

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UPDATE December 23, 2015:

1,600 kids from 650 families received gifts with the help of the Boulder County Share-A-Gift volunteers, including Chris, one of our KVM Switch gurus (picture right).

See more pictures on the Share-A-Gift event on their Facebook page!


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2015 Halloween Party

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Fall 2015 was filled with all sorts of themed events including our weekly Meatless Mondays, bi-monthly yoga sessions, and the highlight of October: Halloween Party!

Spooky food with ghoulish tunes set the tone for the Costume Contest!

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The Frightful Delights included:

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Who would you vote for best costume?
Comment here –We’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Afterwards, we decorated some pumpkins and visited the new office where the winners were announced. Overall, a very successful and enjoyable office party!

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Surprise Donuts!

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“Good morning!” said the two plates of gluten-free, vegan donuts. 3… 2… nothing but crumbs were left before you could count to …1. Our talented baker, Shannon, sure knows how to spoil us healthy!

Yummy donuts devoured by Jennifer, Sara, & Diana


We want to know, which would you choose A) Peanut butter with vanilla frosting OR B) Vanilla with spiced caramel drizzle? Share us your answer here!


Donut Day

Check out more scrumptious recipes!


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DirectNET Employees Give Back for the Holidays

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This year for the holiday season, DirectNET employees came together to give to those in need. Employees participated in the local Jefferson County Children, Youth & Families / CASA Holiday Program. Each employee was given the information for a family member and provided a short wish list. Everyone was excited to participate and in total, employees brought in gifts for 16 different family members in the program to help make their holidays a little brighter.

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To learn more about CASA and all of the great work they are doing, please visit their website.


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42U Aids in Fundraising Efforts for Haiti

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Press Release – 42U Helps Raise Funds for Haiti Earthquake Relief

Broomfield, CO— January 20, 201042U, the nation’s leading provider of Data Center Consulting and  efficiency solutions, fervently joined in efforts to raise funds for Haiti, which had been struck by a massive earthquake causing tremendous damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital.

Soon after news arrived about the earthquake disaster, 42U’s employees began fundraising efforts and helped spread the word on all donation avenues available. 42U, known for its leadership role in driving data center power efficiencies, will double the total amount raised by employees, dollar-for-dollar. 42U will be donating funds raised to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund where 100% of funds go directly to Haiti.

“We just heard the unfortunate news about the 6.1 magnitude aftershock that hit Haiti this morning. There is no time to lose in doing all we can to help.” said Tricia Ang, Marketing Director at 42U. “Let’s do what we can, help spread the word and may our efforts ensure that the much needed emergency aid arrives to Haiti as soon as possible.”


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DirectNET Third Annual Ski Trip

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Press Release – DirectNET Visits Winter Park for Third Annual Ski Trip

Broomfield, CO – March 23, 2007: DirectNET, the nation’s largest independent value-added reseller (VAR) of datacenter and server management solutions, is proud to highlight its third annual trip to the Winter Park Resort, where employees enjoyed a day of skiing and snowboarding on March 10.

“Our annual company ski train trip has become a wonderful tradition for our employees, and their friends and families to spend some quality time together and share in a fun day of winter sports and camaraderie,” said Alan Mamane, CEO of DirectNET.

The winter tradition began as a way to celebrate DirectNET’s 10th anniversary and involves a scenic ride from Denver, CO, to the Winter Park Resort.

“I feel the annual Ski Train trip to Winter Park demonstrates DirectNET’s commitment to appreciating our team members and creating a rewarding work environment. These types of events provide additional motivation for achieving our company goals.” said Samantha Morgan, Operations and IT Manager at DirectNET.

Other company outings include a summer picnic, a winter holiday celebration, and seasonal professional sporting events.

DirectNET, Inc. is a national provider of datacenter, KVM over IP, server racks, and remote server management solutions. The company has been recognized as an Avocent Elite Partner for the past four years, Raritan’s top selling VAR for the past five years, and Minicom’s #1 VAR for the past three years. DirectNET is based in Broomfield, CO.


 

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DirectNET Employee Helps Share-A-Gift Program

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Press Release – DirectNET Employee Volunteers for Share-A-Gift Program

Broomfield, CO—December 21, 2006: DirectNET, the nation’s leading provider of data center management solutions, is proud to highlight the volunteer service of one of its employees for the Share-A-Gift project, an annual all-volunteer holiday program that provides toys, books, games, bikes, and other items to low-income families in Boulder County.

Chris Dyas, a Sr. Technical Sales Engineer at DirectNET, organized two toy drives for the program and assisted during the “Toy Shop” distribution event held December 16. Dyas and his daughter volunteered for the project through the Boulder Rugby Club, which has been involved in the program for nine years and provided nearly a third of this year’s volunteers.

“Participating in the Share-A-Gift program reminds us how many people in our community need help and is an opportunity to make Christmas day better for thousands of kids,” Dyas said.

This year, 728 families (2,155 children) were served during the Share-A-Gift program’s “Toy Shop,” which featured new and gently used items donated by the community for children ages 0-14. In addition to the children served by the “Toy Shop” event, toys were given to nearly 100 children through several local agencies, and toys remaining after the event were brought to an Indian reservation in South Dakota. The program is supported by local schools, congregations, businesses, and community groups.


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DirectNET Celebrates Youth Mentoring at the Big Ball

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April 7th, 2006 Denver, Colorado – The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado in conjunction with the Colorado Rockies Charity Fund hosted the Big Ball in the panoramic Seawell Ballroom located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. It is a benefit designed to celebrate the Partnership formed with corporate supporters, foundations, volunteers, youth and friends. big-brother-imageThe evening entailed a silent and live auction, program and awards presentations as well as live entertainment.

As a Bronze Level Sponsor, DirectNET hosted a table of ten guests to celebrate the event. Through cash donations and the silent and live auctions, the DirectNET group as a whole raised over $8,000 for the evening. A DirectNET guest was the high bidder of the Puerto Rico Excursion and DirectNET’s own Director of Sales and Operations for the 42U enterprise KVM division, Jon Inaba, donated an In-home Sushi Party and Sushi Class for Twelve.

“I’ve been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for 15 years. What started as a naive desire to make a difference in someone’s life, has lead me to realize the “difference” that I was making was as much for my own life, as much as it was for the “Littles” that I have been matched with” says Inaba.

“Beyond work, beyond the many hobbies and interests that I have, I believe that my involvement with Big Brothers is what really keeps me human.”


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DirectNET Schedules a Second Blood Drive

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Press Release – DirectNET’s Second Blood Drive

Broomfield, CO – April 05, 2006:  DirectNET, Inc. is getting ready to host their second blood drive on May 31, 2006 from 10:00am to 3:30pm and it seems people are taking it a little personal.

“As a fetus, I suffered from a condition called Erythroblastosis fetalis. This condition is caused by a mother building up antibodies against her fetus due to blood type incompatibility. My mom is RH- and I am RH+. I’m the 4th child of four, so by the time I came around my mother’s body had built up antibodies to fight my blood type. My next eldest sibling was also affected by this, but to a lesser extent. This disorder causes inflammation of the liver and spleen, edema and jaundice and death. For sever cases like mine, blood transfusions are usually necessary. I was delivered by C-section, six weeks premature because of declining health issues in the womb. My uncle who was a police officer arranged to have any O positive officers in his unit to be on-call for direct transfusions. The direct transfusions were basically 10cc out and 10cc in types of deals where the donors came in when the doctors needed them to on a 24/7 basis. My uncle was the first to give me a transfusion and was there throughout my first few weeks. I actually received 7 of these direct transfusions from several of my “blood brothers.” All in all seven guys including my uncle donated to me” – Jon Inaba Director of Sales and Operations.

People all over DirectNET, Inc. are sharing there stories about lives saved.

“When my mother was about 12 years old she had to have her tonsils removed. After she got home from the hospital she started bleeding uncontrollably. They rushed her back to the hospital where the doctor informed her family that she would most likely not survive due to the amount of blood loss. They called in a priest to read her last rights. The doctors did a blood transfusion as a last ditch effort to save her life. If there was not blood available for her and she had not had that transfusion she would not be alive today and she would never have had me. I am here today because of a blood transfusion.” – Jenyfer Kao Account Manager

How many lives have been affected either directly or indirectly by blood donations? How many of us can PERSONALLY say we have been affected?  Please take a little time on Wednesday May 31, 2006 to positively affect someone’s life! Bonfils will be giving away a promotional gift and there will be free pizza for all!


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