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Lewer to Host NAFSA Customer Appreciation Event in Kansas City: The LewerMark team is busy making final preparations for its Customer Appreciation Event which will be held during the NAFSA 2010 Annual Conference & Expo, May 30 – June 4, 2010 at the Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. According to LewerMark director Jeff Crawford, the LewerMark team is very excited about the national NAFSA conference being held in Kansas City, also known as “The City of Fountains. “Our team is having a lot of fun brainstorming ideas for ‘rolling out the red carpet’ and showing our clients a nice time while they are in Kansas City,” said Jeff. “The Lewer event, sponsored by The Lewer Agency, Bob Allen of The AEO Tour, Joe Avison of SR Media from London, and Kevin Stickland of Assist America, will be held Wednesday evening, June 2, at Terrace on the Grand, which opened its doors in 2008 and offers a vibrant 360 degree view of downtown Kansas City. We are hosting a Kansas City barbecue, while guests enjoy some Live KC Jazz. In addition to planning a fun evening at one of Kansas City’s most exciting and scenic venues, we are planning the LewerMark Advisory Council meeting, which will also be held that week. Information regarding both events will be communicated to invitees and Advisory Council members in the coming weeks.”
Foundation Donates Free Housekeeping Services to Women with Cancer: Women currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, or who know someone who is, will be interested in learning about the Cleaning for a Reason Foundation, which provides FREE house-cleaning one time per month for four months while you, your family member, or friend is undergoing treatment. You can learn more by visiting the Cleaning for a Reason Foundation website.
LewerMark Internship Opportunity Announced: The Lewer Agency is offering an intern position on its multi-lingual LewerMark team this summer. If you know an international student in the Kansas City area who may be interested in the position, please contact LewerMark director, Jeff Crawford, at email@example.com or call 816-753-4390 (Ext. 148).
Studies Show Coffee is Good for Health: According to a recent article, published in NBC Washington, five cups of coffee a day can reduce the chance of developing Alzheimer’s by 65 percent, six cups can lower a man’s risk of prostate cancer, and women who drink four cups each day can cut their risk of stroke by 43 percent. Those who consume just one cup per day may be 7 percent less likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes. According to another source, drinking coffee can lower your risk of Parkinson’s disease by 80 percent, according to six studies. Click here to read Coffee: The New Health Food, an article recently published in WebMD.
‘Life=Risk’: Everyone fails at certain times in their lives, but anyone who might feel that “failures close doors to the future,” should check out a video presented during a recent Sprint presentation to high school seniors and their parents, touting the importance of innovation and believing in yourself. Lucille Ball, the Beatles, Ulysses Grant, Michael Jordan, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, and Abe Lincoln were all “failures” before making their marks on history. The message received by students during the program: “If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived.” Click here to view this inspiring video.
Lewer raises $1,200 for Needy Family: Every year, LewerMark team members put a focus on remembering those who are financially less fortunate in the Kansas City area. This year, Lewer “Santa Squad” members Melissa Grann, Jeff Burkett, Andrew Fuller, Anne Dondlinger, Patti Dennell, Kathy Houston, and Mike Kempf certainly made the holidays brighter for an unemployed single mother of five children. Fundraising highlights included a food drive, chili cook-off, auction, and LewerMark customer service representative’s Thuy Nguyen’s homemade eggrolls, which she sold to her teammates to help raise money for the family. “Thuy sold three scrumptious eggrolls, filled with the freshest ingredients, for only $2,” reported her manager, Patti Dennell. “Thuy’s eggrolls went fast!” In total, the Santa Squad raised $1,200 as a result of their effort and, based on their expressions in the photographs below, “giving just might be more fun than receiving!”
Santa Squad members LewerMark account managers Anne Dondlinger and Andrew Fuller, and director of customer service Jeff Burkett, and director of accounting, Melissa Grann prepare packages for The Lewer Agency's adopted family.
Andrew Fuller and Jeff Burkett 'Santa Squad shopping' at Target.
Lewer Haiti Fundraiser: In response to the January 2010 tragedy in Haiti, The Lewer Agency’s Lewer Charitable Fund (LCF) coordinators made an emergency decision to come to the aid of Haiti earthquake victims by working with Reiser Relief Inc., which had an immediate need for support of its work in Cite Soliel and Titanyen where the organization’s orphanages and schools are located. Through the efforts of Rachel Peterson, a claims and customer service representative at Lewer, who planned a week-long effort that included a delicious Haitian bean luncheon, Reiser Relief was able to repair a water truck thanks, in part, to The Lewer Agency’s $1,200 donation.
Haiti Relief Fundraiser team members, Anne Dondlinger, Andrew Fuller, Rachel Peterson, and Patti Dennell.
Where is your LewerMark Scholarship Winner?
Has one of your students won a LewerMark "Make Your Mark" Scholarship? The Lewer Agency is working on a "Where Are They Now" article for the next LewerMark Express
newsletter. Any client school that has awarded a LewerMark scholarship to a student is invited to participate in the article. It's your chance to continue "singing the praises" for your scholar! Send an update to Lori Kaylor
. Photographs welcome!
Swine Flu Epidemic Over?:
During the LewerMark Advisory Council meeting in October, claims manager at Lewer, Patti Dennell
, reported that The Lewer Agency had not seen any unusual claims activity resulting from H1N1 infections. Council members from a number of client schools reported that no cases of H1N1 had been confirmed on campus – good news as October is typically a peak flu season month. According to an Associated Press
article, published February 5, 2010, the U.S. swine flu epidemic is on its last legs. “While federal health officials are not ready to declare the threat has passed and the outbreak has run its course, they did report that cases have been declining since October. Many lists of ways to avoid the flu were published during flu season, but few listed a new HealthMap Outbreaks Near Me
application for iPhone. HealthMap
is among scores of iPhone apps, social networks, Wikipedia and flu-tracking sites that give flu trackers new ways to keep tabs on flu and other health threats.
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