June 11-13 marks the office furniture industry's biggest trade show, NEOCON, at Chicago's Merchandise Mart. We will be there in our usual spot on the 8th floor with a larger booth featuring many more new and innovative products and accessories. Please do stop by, 9 to 5 daily. It must be a big deal, they even trot me out for a Meet and Greet ...
At the beginning of May our company marched proudly in the EIF/Revlon Walk for Women's Cancers, an annual 5km walk with 50,000 participants ending up inside the gigantic LA Coliseum. This year we did so in support and memory of our extended Mockett family who have been affected by this disease. It is a fundraiser and we have raised almost $4000. You can help - donations will be accepted until June 15. Just call Tyra at 800-523-1269 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Back in November 2009, I rescued a lively and lovable Golden Retriever we called Izzy. He was full of energy with a wonderful zest for life.
Izzy was a troublemaker. He loved to chew white paper and at the office everyone's wastebasket was fair game. The senior dog Mooch got a little tired of being beaten up daily by the upstart. Yet you couldn't help but love Izzy.
Unfortunately, early in 2012 Izzy somehow developed a tumor, and it grew and became a fatal tumor. He died at the end of April I am sorry to say. I guess the good news is we gave him another 2 1/2 years of life - and he took full advantage!
Douglas A.J. Mockett