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New Year’s Resolutions, Castle Style

As soon as the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day, many declare what their resolutions are for the upcoming year. Below, check out Castle employees’ resolutions:

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That is Public Relations…

As someone who works in Boston and lives nearby, I’ve had my fair share of bad experiences with restaurants and coffee shops. The purpose of this post, however, is not to complain that the barista used whole milk in my coffee instead of soy, it’s to share an experience of excellent customer service that I recently heard.

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PR gone bad…or….

Don’t seek the publicity if you can’t handle the response.

OK, I am really annoyed. I know it’s the holiday season and all, and I should let minor irritations roll off my back, but I just can’t.

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Holiday Movies Not to Miss

Even the Grinch has to admit that holiday movies are great. I cry every time Kevin’s mom gets back to Chicago in Home Alone, and I know exactly when to fast forward through the excruciatingly awkward dinner scene in the Family Stone. Sometimes though, you just need to watch something else warm and fuzzy over the holidays (and I don’t mean Fa La La La Lifetime).

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Another Successful Event for Family Reach Foundation

Family Reach Foundation enjoyed another successful event at the Liberty Hotel during its 6th annual Culture & Caring fundraiser on November 15, 2012. An amazing organization dedicated to providing heartfelt support and financial relief to families fighting cancer, Castle is proud to contribute to and support the organization’s efforts.

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12 Days of Christmas – Castle Style

Yes, Christmas is just 12 (business) days away!  I recently re-watched the famous performance of Straight No Chaser’s version of 12 Days of Christmas. I heard the cost of these classic gifts added up would average over $107,000 at today’s rate. That’s quite a holiday gift list. It got me thinking – what would we order up for the holiday season? I polled our events team and here’s our list for this year…

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Pin Your Way to Holiday Gifts

This past spring, I first discovered Pinterest, a visual online pin board that allows social photo sharing. I love how easy it is to use, and how helpful it has been to find easy ways to decorate my small dorm room, find delicious recipes and find gift ideas!

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Feel-Good Giving

The season for giving is upon us and all of your favorite retailers are just dying for you to come and ring their bell.  As usual, the first weekend of December brought me to a host of holiday gatherings filled with conversations about the hottest gifts and what is on everyone’s buying list. While most people were talking about iPad minis, my friend Crystal told me about her most intriguing gift purchase: a goat for her father. My obvious reaction was, “Crystal, you bought your dad a goat? I had no idea he had a farm!”  She laughed and explained that her father is a strong supporter of Save the Children and that instead of giving him yet another knickknack for the junk drawer, she purchased a goat in his name to be donated to a family in need. Charitable donations at the holidays are not a novel idea, but all kid-ding aside, when was the last time you thought of buying someone a farm animal for Christmas? 

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Castle’s Events Year In Review

On last week’s Thanksgiving post, we listed some of the many blessings the Castle team is thankful for this holiday season. That list was the inspiration for this post because we truly are thankful for events that continually foster our team’s professional growth, for concepts that challenge our creativity, for the great client relationships that we have forged, and above all, for the opportunity to do what we love for a living. Therefore, we are excited to share with you a few of the corporate events that our events team has managed since the Fall of 2011.

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From College to Knowledge: Finding Your Passion

After watching the Olympics, I couldn’t help but feel inspired. I felt inspired to finish school and enter the workforce with a sense of purpose. I felt inspired to make a difference. As I listened to athlete after athlete talk about their journey to London, all I could think about was finding my passion. Each athlete competes for reasons far beyond winning a gold medal. They compete for the love of the game, and this is where their passion comes from. Now you may not be an Olympian, but I’m betting there’s still something academic that spikes your interest.

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