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Rain Man
04-28-2009, 02:51 PM
...my company was just named Denver Small Business of the Year by the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.


The line for congratulatory handshakes will start to my left.


It's a great win for us, well-publicized and covered by the local media. I don't know how it'll translate to revenues and contracts, but I can say that it has had a strong positive impact on pride and spontaneous smiling. It's a great culmination of our first decade of business, as our ten-year anniversary is coming up in a couple of months.


If this is a repost, please let me know because it means I have no short-term memory.

MoreLemonPledge
04-28-2009, 02:52 PM
*Extends hand*

*Gives good, hearty grip*

*Two sure pumps*

*Releases*

Congrats!

Donger
04-28-2009, 02:53 PM
That's quite an accomplishment. Well done!

DeepSouth
04-28-2009, 02:53 PM
You're competing against people from Denver. We'd expect nothing less.

Congrats Dude............

kstater
04-28-2009, 02:53 PM
Congratulations to you. Even if DaFace does all your work for your credit.

kysirsoze
04-28-2009, 02:54 PM
Nice job.

KC Dan
04-28-2009, 02:55 PM
*Extends hand*

*Gives good, hearty grip*

*Two sure pumps*

*Releases*

Congrats!
Swine flu and all - no can do on the handshake. But, Congrats!!! Awesome news, keep kickin' azz!!!

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 02:56 PM
Congratulations! Reason to be proud, indeed.

Mr. Flopnuts
04-28-2009, 02:56 PM
Your company is named after a beer? Nice.

MoreLemonPledge
04-28-2009, 02:57 PM
Your company is named after a beer? Nice.

I was thinking of naming mine Keystone ICE.

beach tribe
04-28-2009, 02:58 PM
Congrats dude.

Buehler445
04-28-2009, 02:58 PM
Congrats!!!!

That is a pretty big deal. Hopefully it will lead to many large lucrative contracts.
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Brock
04-28-2009, 02:58 PM
Remarkable, congrats.

Rain Man
04-28-2009, 02:59 PM
Oh. First press. http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2009/04/27/daily41.html

Rain Man
04-28-2009, 03:00 PM
Your company is named after a beer? Nice.

I like to think that the beer is named after us. They just got there first.

Mr. Flopnuts
04-28-2009, 03:01 PM
Oh. First press. http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2009/04/27/daily41.html

Why, that was the very article I read. Congratulations, sincerely even. If you and the misses have a kid, could I suggest a name that starts with K? Then you'll be the KKK family.

Mr. Flopnuts
04-28-2009, 03:02 PM
I like to think that the beer is named after us. They just got there first.

Duly noted. When they launch their apricot colored beer next year, that will be confirmation for all.

Stewie
04-28-2009, 03:04 PM
Congrats Rainman! The company my nephew works for won that award in KC and the owner mentors others now. One of his "students" won the award with his small business a couple of years ago. Cool stuff.

wutamess
04-28-2009, 03:07 PM
No. Don't give a shit option?
Congrats! Remember us little people.

Dartgod
04-28-2009, 03:09 PM
“This is a huge validation of our work, and what’s possible with dedication and a long-term view of a company,” said Karla Raines, who is one of three equal partners along with her husband, Kevin, and Leo Lewis.
Looks like you got second billing.

Monty
04-28-2009, 03:10 PM
Congrats Kevin! Well deserved honor. :thumb:

Rain Man
04-28-2009, 03:11 PM
Looks like you got second billing.


I embrace more of a "Usual Suspects" leadership style. Most people think I'm an intern.

Jenson71
04-28-2009, 03:11 PM
IT WAS MY IDEA! HE STOLE IT! IT MY IDEA ALL ALONG!

Frazod
04-28-2009, 03:13 PM
Congratulations.

Maybe they'll give you Broncos season tickets. :D

stumppy
04-28-2009, 03:14 PM
Congrats. Winning is great isn't it ? I once won a karoke contest with my rendition of Lester Roadhog & the Caddilac Cowboy's ballad of Family Reunion Love songs. You couldn't slap the smile off my face.

Mr. Flopnuts
04-28-2009, 03:16 PM
Congrats. Winning is great isn't it ? I once won a karoke contest with my rendition of Lester Roadhog & the Caddilac Cowboy's ballad of Family Reunion Love songs. You couldn't slap the smile off my face.

LMAO What was first prize? A hardened pig turd formed into a microphone?

Buck
04-28-2009, 03:17 PM
I have a feeling that DaFace got this done.

Archie F. Swin
04-28-2009, 03:19 PM
If you're asked to give a speech during an awards luncheon, you must close with "GO CHIEFS"....or...."Bronco's fans are morans."

Delano
04-28-2009, 03:20 PM
I'd like to send you a congratulatory cash award. Please give me your routing number and bank information.

DaFace
04-28-2009, 03:20 PM
I have a feeling that DaFace got this done.

I implemented an anonymous "tag board" around the office. I think that's what put us over the top.

Amnorix
04-28-2009, 03:20 PM
Congrats. I see they went to your wife for a quote when you offered a snide remark about stoooopid Donx fans and the bicycle-thieving nature of the natives...

and let me know if those large lucrative contracts that I hope will be flowing your way need legal expertise to review. :D

Buck
04-28-2009, 03:21 PM
I implemented an anonymous "tag board" around the office. I think that's what put us over the top.

ROFL...

[unrelated]
Now I get why Rain Man is called Rain Man...

stumppy
04-28-2009, 03:21 PM
LMAO What was first prize? A hardened pig turd formed into a microphone?

$25

I spent it on beer and shots with my cousin that night. She still calls from time to time.

Jenson71
04-28-2009, 03:21 PM
If you're asked to give a speech during an awards luncheon, you must close with "GO CHIEFS"....or...."Bronco's fans are morans."

Also, be sure to slam your fists down on the podium. All good speakers do that. And yell. And make references to taking back the Rhineland. Crowds love that.

Mr. Flopnuts
04-28-2009, 03:22 PM
$25

I spent it on beer and shots with my cousin that night. She still calls from time to time.

I was totally messin with you stump. Free liquor is a great prize!!

Frazod
04-28-2009, 03:22 PM
I implemented an anonymous "tag board" around the office. I think that's what put us over the top.

Just imagine what you guys could accomplish if you didn't spend so much time farting around on the internet? LMAO

luv
04-28-2009, 03:22 PM
Will everyone be getting raises?








DaFace, I tried.

stumppy
04-28-2009, 03:25 PM
I was totally messin with you stump. Free liquor is a great prize!!


Oh...........I probably shouldn't have mentioned that thing with my cousin on the board .

Buehler445
04-28-2009, 03:29 PM
ROFL...

[unrelated]
Now I get why Rain Man is called Rain Man...

n00b :D

Wait until you get a load of the apricot beamer.
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Rain Man
04-28-2009, 03:31 PM
ROFL...

[unrelated]
Now I get why Rain Man is called Rain Man...

Actually, it's only because I'm an idiot savant. The rest is coincidence.

joesomebody
04-28-2009, 03:35 PM
Congrats Rain Man. I knew Denver had to have something going for it besides the delicious "Banquet Beer", Coors original. (I know it's actually Golden, CO.)

Buck
04-28-2009, 03:36 PM
I implemented an anonymous "tag board" around the office. I think that's what put us over the top.

n00b :D

Wait until you get a load of the apricot beamer.
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I do know about the Apricot Beamer, actually. Pretty funny.

Actually, it's only because I'm an idiot savant. The rest is coincidence.

ROFL

MOhillbilly
04-28-2009, 03:37 PM
congrats rainman. not a surprise since you are one smart mofo.:thumb:

Ari Chi3fs
04-28-2009, 03:43 PM
You should TOTALLY mention that you are a diehard Chiefs fan and hate the fucking Broncos.

Skip Towne
04-28-2009, 03:45 PM
Congrats, Kevin. Didn't you win something similar a couple of years ago?

Buehler445
04-28-2009, 03:45 PM
You should TOTALLY mention that you are a diehard Chiefs fan and hate the fucking Broncos.

Not sure that would be good for business.
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Iowanian
04-28-2009, 03:47 PM
Congratulations.

Imagine the success you could reap with an associate membership with Iowanian Inc.

Brock
04-28-2009, 03:48 PM
Your next move should be to corner the silver market.

MOhillbilly
04-28-2009, 03:49 PM
Your next move should be to corner the silver market.

didnt JB Hunt try that?

JOhn
04-28-2009, 03:50 PM
Congrats Kevin :thumb:


But really how tough can it be to win in the Pile High city?:p

Rain Man
04-28-2009, 03:51 PM
Congrats, Kevin. Didn't you win something similar a couple of years ago?

Good memory. We actually were a top-three finalist for this same award, but didn't win.

JOhn
04-28-2009, 03:52 PM
Oh...........I probably shouldn't have mentioned that thing with my cousin on the board .

Why? It's not like we all don't know her. LMAO

Rain Man
04-28-2009, 03:53 PM
Your next move should be to corner the silver market.

In an interesting coincidence, my wife just had a business meeting this week at the Hunt family ranch in Colorado (owned by Lamar's sister, I think). It's some enormous ranch in rural Colorado that is occasionally visited by the sister, but apparently she generally just leaves it to run as a ranch and occasionally lets friends use it for corporate retreats. I wish I could've gone to check it out.

rockymtnchief
04-28-2009, 03:55 PM
Good job and congrats!

JuicesFlowing
04-28-2009, 03:57 PM
Consider this my sincere praise for your work well done.

kc rush
04-28-2009, 03:59 PM
Awesome news Rain Man. Congrats.

RJ
04-28-2009, 04:00 PM
That's great.

Did you tell them you're a Chiefs fan, and how you loathe the Broncos?

After you got your trophy, that is.

RedNeckRaider
04-28-2009, 04:11 PM
I implemented an anonymous "tag board" around the office. I think that's what put us over the top.

Like in most work places there are people like you that have the great ideas that become the big guys ideas (Rain Man) :shake:. People like you that do the work that the big guy takes credit for (Rain Man) :shake:. Its cool bro to stay employed you most likely had to tell him those goofy looking Nikes he bought a while ago are cool :eek:. Just kidding congrats guys good job! :clap:

Adept Havelock
04-28-2009, 04:11 PM
Bravo, Rain Man. Take a bow. :clap:

cdcox
04-28-2009, 04:13 PM
It was the price index work in Colorado school districts that put you over the top, wasn't it?

Congratulations! Nicely done.

bdeg
04-28-2009, 04:18 PM
That's amazing. My dad gets pumped about winning best bank in the city, an honor like that is HUGE. great bragging rights to convince potential clients

DaneMcCloud
04-28-2009, 04:18 PM
Congratulations and I'm sure, well deserved.

Kudos!

ClevelandBronco
04-28-2009, 04:20 PM
Wow. I offer my sincere congratulations, because I'm happy for you.

Well done.

TrebMaxx
04-28-2009, 04:46 PM
Congrats to you and your company Rain Man! And wow, your other partner, Leo Lewis the legendary football player! Call me impressed.

bevischief
04-28-2009, 05:54 PM
I was thinking of naming mine Keystone ICE.

The Black Death?

LMAO

OnTheWarpath58
04-28-2009, 06:51 PM
Sincere Congratulations, Kevin.

Even if Matt did all the work.

:p

patteeu
04-28-2009, 06:53 PM
Looks like you got second billing.

Who do you think is doing all the work while Rain Man is creating polls on a message board and Da Face is adding new features to the message board to keep Rain Man out of Rain Woman's hair?

stevieray
04-28-2009, 06:57 PM
:clap:

...congrats to Matt as well!

patteeu
04-28-2009, 07:02 PM
Where is the "Sincere congratulations but I'm going to insult you in the thread anyway" option?

tmax63
04-28-2009, 07:06 PM
looks like mamma gets the beemer and dad's gotta buy a benz now. and a hyundai for daface..........

stlchiefs
04-28-2009, 07:07 PM
Oh. First press. http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2009/04/27/daily41.html

Before I got to the author of this quote, seeing as the article was about you I thought this quote was by you: “This is the top of the cake, sprinkles on top of ice cream,”

I was thinking to myself, man even for Rain Man standards that's a little fruity.

StcChief
04-28-2009, 07:15 PM
Congrats. Nice PR etc. a friends company won that about 8 years ago here.
It will help you on future deals. now give DaFace a rise Good IT people are hard too find. :D

chiefforlife
04-28-2009, 07:28 PM
Sincere Congratulations from a fellow Colorado small business owner. You and your crew should be quite proud!:clap:

Jenson71
04-28-2009, 07:35 PM
Give my congratulations to Alison Ault.

Fairplay
04-28-2009, 08:12 PM
Congrats a lot Rainman!:clap:

Monk
04-28-2009, 08:20 PM
Great does this mean the next round is on you.
Seriously congrats

patteeu
04-28-2009, 08:20 PM
My thought on this matter does not differ from yours.

I played the "Guess Her Muff" game with *****.

You're going to get Rain Man in trouble when she googles her own name.

Delano
04-28-2009, 08:20 PM
Q. Why does Kevin wear orange pants?
A. Good question. We don’t know.

Delano
04-28-2009, 08:21 PM
You're going to get Rain Man in trouble when she googles her own name.

What do you think we are, internet n00bs?

We left an 'l' out of her name on purpose.

patteeu
04-28-2009, 08:23 PM
What do you think we are, internet n00bs?

We left an 'l' out of her name on purpose.

Very good. I salute you (and Jenson71).

Rain Man
04-28-2009, 08:23 PM
Thanks, all. I'm quite proud. I plan to begin a global marketing blitz now to take advantage of this.

Global meaning 'brag about it on my company web site', of course.

DaFace
04-28-2009, 08:23 PM
My thought on this matter does not differ from yours.

I played the "Guess Her Muff" game with Alison.

Heh...careful there. You never know when you might be talking about someone's relative.

DeezNutz
04-28-2009, 08:24 PM
Heh...careful there. You never know when you might be talking about someone's relative.

Probably a decent time for you to talk raise, with the company on the upswing and all.

Delano
04-28-2009, 08:25 PM
*played out of the thread by keyboard cat*

Jenson71
04-28-2009, 08:27 PM
I LOVE YOU A**SON A*LT

Buzz
04-28-2009, 08:30 PM
Nice! This beer is for you Mr. Rain Man

mikeyis4dcats.
04-28-2009, 08:33 PM
We won the local small business of the year a few years ago...it was good for a nice boost for a little while...

prhom
04-28-2009, 08:48 PM
Congrats Rain Man, I work next to a market research company in downtown Denver and they are weird. Too bad your awesome company isn't next door. Keep on fighting the good fight man!

Rain Man
04-28-2009, 08:57 PM
Congrats Rain Man, I work next to a market research company in downtown Denver and they are weird. Too bad your awesome company isn't next door. Keep on fighting the good fight man!


Are you sure it's not us? I don't have very good social skills.