Thursday, December 21, 2006

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Don't offend people by using the 'C' word this holiday season

Happy RamaHanuKwanzMas!

RamaHanuKwanzMas is a combination of the religious holidays Ramadan, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas. It was coined a few years ago by Glenn Beck on his radio program as the name of the ultimate politically-correct winter holiday. Here's the link if you have any problems viewing here.

Listen to this song version from Attila and the Huns:

And for more information on the holiday and the band:


Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah!

This bizarro viral from Virgin Mobile and Red Design Group examines the confusing world of winter holiday celebrations. Chrismahanukwanzakah is a fictional holiday that was created by Virgin Mobile USA for a 2004 television commercial campaign. Here's the link!

For an awesome song version:

And for more information on this holiday:

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Kids and cats

And then he hides high above the cabinets!

Jillian Schmidt in Diva Acting 101

Thursday, November 30, 2006

For Profit or For Purpose

Excerpts from "For Profit or For Purpose"
By Bill J. Harrison

Association executives considering innovative ways to improve their operations are confronted with, and sometimes confounded by, a plethora of terms and techniques--capacity building, social capitalization, venture philanthropy, social enterprise, asset building, and social philanthropy to name a few. Another business theory that's gaining steam is social entrepreneurship. If you're guessing that it's a hybrid model born of both for-profit and nonprofit sectors, you'd be correct. But what implications does social entrepreneurship have for your organization?

For the complete article, click here.

The Procurement Analyst: JWOD becomes AbilityOne

The Procurement Analyst: JWOD becomes AbilityOne
Friendship Industries is a JWOD Program Supplier

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Friendship in the News

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Blogs and Social Networks Foster Internet Growth

Recently published in the Word of Mouth Marketing Association's Measurement and Metrics Research Blog:

Blogs and Social Networks Foster Internet Growth
While the growth in the number of visitors to the biggest brand sites has slowed, traffic to newer sites built around user participation has soared, according to comScore analysis of recent online traffic data. Between February 2005 and February 2006, monthly visitors to these sites rose dramatically. Ranked from the most to least, the sites growing the most were:


Check out the full article in the Washington Post.

I recently had the pleasure of hearing Andy Sernovitz, the CEO of WOMMA , speak at the ASAE Membership & Marketing Conference. Check out their website for archives of presentations.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Family Photo Album 2006

The Renaissance Festival, Sterling NY, August 2006:

Riding the Elephant

At the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse NY, August 2006

Welcome to Harrisonburg VA on July 4, 2006

Bertel Climbs the Rock Wall

Only the Good Die Young

Jillian Climbs the Rock Wall at Massanutten Mountain

The Kids Visit us in Virginia July 2006

On the Massanutten Ski Lift--Climbing, Singing and a Deer Sighting

At Massanutten WaterPark

Bert Body Surfs at Massanutten WaterPark

Playing Mini Golf


Schmidt Family Reunion at Covewood Lodge in Adirondacks, NY made famous by murder in the early 1900's and even made into the movie "A Place in the Sun" starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift


Jillian goofs around

Bertel practices for baseball

Bert and Missy are crazy!

Bertel plays baseball

And for more Schmidt Family pics and video:

At Covewood Lodge in Adirondacks, NY
Mark & Marie on teeter-totter with the kids
That's Doug in the background

The Schmidt Clan, Bert playing photographer

Missy playing photographer

Barb and Grandkids

L to R: Mark, Barb, Linda, Bert, Doug

The Guttenbergers, L to R: Tom, Egan, Morgan, Casey, Linda, Corey

Jillian poses in front of the lodge

And Bertel poses!

Jillian receives flowers after her debut performance in "The Wiz"

Bertel helps dad do dishes!

Jillian receives flowers from dad after her Dance Recital

and poses with her classmates

Jillian's 9th Birthday Party

And at Monsters, Inc. on Ice