Dealer.com named one of best places to work in America by Outside Magazine

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first_imgOutside is America¹s leading active lifestyle magazine, with over two million readers a month. For more than 30 years, the magazine has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. Along with receiving many other accolades, Outside is the only magazineto win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence. Visit the magazine online at www.outsideonline.com(link is external). August 4, 2011 (Burlington, VT) ‘ Dealer.com,Dealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external)), the global leader in automotive internet marketing solutions, has been named one of ‘America’s Best Places to Work’ by Outside magazine. Out of a total of 50 companies who made the 2011 list, Dealer.com ranked No. 14. The full list and related story will be published in the September issue of Outside magazine, available on newsstands August 16, 2011. ‘We are incredibly honored to be listed on Outside’s Best Places to Work in America,’ said Mark Bonfigli, CEO of Dealer.com. ‘At Dealer.com, our commitment to the wellness and happiness of our employees has always been a top priority. But there is also great value in providing our team with these unique benefits. Our employees are enthusiastic about their work and consistently provide excellent customer service, develop innovative products and build forward-thinking digital marketing solutions for our clients.’ With a team of more than 550 employees, Dealer.com spends more than $12,000 per employee per year on wellness programs that include a company-subsidized organic food café, comprehensive on-site fitness facilities, indoor tennis and basketball court, ping-pong tables, on-site massage breaks and more than 20 ‘intramural’ teams, among many other features. For a full list of benefits, and to view current job openings, visit www.careers.dealer.com(link is external). Outside’s ‘Best Places to Work’ project celebrates the innovative companies setting a new standard for a healthy work-life balance. The list was compiled with the help of the Outdoor Industry Association and Best Companies Group. The yearlong selection process began with an outreach effort that identified a wide range of non-profit and for-profit organizations with at least 15 employees working in the United States. Participating companies were then sent confidential employee-satisfaction surveys and employer-questionnaires to collect information about benefits, compensation, policies, job satisfaction, environmental initiatives, and community outreach programs. All of the results were analyzed by Best Companies Group experts, who selected the 50 companies that strive to enhance their employees’ enjoyment of active endeavors, and environmental and social involvement. About Dealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external))Dealer.com is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award winning e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies.  The company’s innovative websites and integrated online tools include advertising alternatives that significantly lower the cost of customer acquisition, enhancing dealers’ efficiency and profitability.    Recent national and international accolades include the American Business Awards ‘Best Company of the Year’ and ‘Fastest Growing Company of the Year,’ Inc. magazine’s 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces and Inc. 5000 Rankings, and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. In addition, Dealer.com won three 2010 DrivingSales Vendor Ratings Awards as Top Rated Provider in the Website, SEO and SEM-PPC categories; the Automotive Website Association’s 2010 Pinnacle Platform Award and its award for Best Online Advertising Tool; the 2010 Dealers’ Choice Diamond Award for Best Website Solution; and Auto Dealer Monthly’s award for Best Video Technology of 2010.  Dealer.com also was recently recognized by Vermont Business magazine as the state’s fastest-growing company, and was ranked first in SEO effectiveness among auto dealer website providers for the third consecutive year by Sorgenfrei LLC.  For more information visit: http://www.dealer.com/promo/look-inside.htm(link is external). About Outsidelast_img read more


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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Regifting, the act of giving away an unwanted present, was brought to the forefront of American consciousness during the heyday of my favorite show, the sitcom, Seinfeld. In one episode, Elaine discovers, to her displeasure, that a label-maker that she had given to a dentist friend was “regifted” to Jerry Seinfeld.Over the years, regifting has evolved into an all-American pastime. In fact, the third Thursday in December has been officially designated “National Regifting Day” due to the preponderance of office party gifts (an estimated 40 percent) that are given away to others. But regifting can take place at any time of the year.Should we regift or not, and if so, what are the ground rules?Many consider this somewhat hush-hush practice a form of recycling, but I think we need to distinguish between different forms of regifting that are perfectly acceptable and others that should be considered offenses punishable by law.It is perfectly wonderful and acceptable to pass on a cherished possession, if it is presented as such. I see nothing wrong with giving someone the copy of The Nutcracker, which was read to you as a child, because you are passing something on that has brought pleasure. The bad kind of regifting is akin to forwarding that chain letter email that no one wanted to read in the first place.The little girl who is told by her mother to run into her bedroom and pick up one of her stuffed animals, which is summarily plopped in a gift bag and passed off as birthday present, is engaging in unpremeditated regifting, yet she may be on the road to becoming a serious offender. Those people who have dedicated space in their bedroom, with tiers of value not unlike that of the food pyramid, are guilty without an explanation.I would need the acumen and foresight embodied by all three wise men to figure out how to get these unwanted gifts and that legendary fruitcake out of orbit. Some should be thrown out; others, if worthy, could be donated to charity, where perhaps these orphans can be matched with the right person.But before you decide to recirculate that slightly mangy pseudo-suede address book in a preposterous color that saw better days a decade ago or that tie clip forged from an exotic alloy of metal bordering on plastic, grab that gift horse by the tail, look it squarely in the mouth, and consider what the recipient will be beholding.If the item is new, and shows no signs of being toyed with by your dog or the vagaries of time, and it is something that you think that the person might truly enjoy, then by all means, pass it on. Every present doesn’t have to be a big one, and in these tough economic times, a holiday card with heartfelt sentiments can be enough. On any celebratory occasion, what you set in motion should at least put a smile on someone’s face, and to do that, the selection must come from the heart.Here are some tale-tell signs that you’ve been regifted, all of which my family and I  have personally experienced:1) You unwrap the gift and cannot figure out what it is. Chances are the former recipient couldn’t tell either and decided to pass it on. My husband received a small, but unidentifiable heavy metal thingamajig last Christmas. Was it a paperweight? Objet d’art? I say, white elephant!2) You received an article of clothing which, although NWT (new with price tags), is not your size, and it is a color that that the giver is well aware is not flattering on you. To boot, it’s more provocative or avant-garde than is customarily your style. You’re immediately informed where it was purchased “in case you need to return it.” A dead give-away: the giver recently celebrated her birthday.3) Your friends’ reaction suggests that they were taken off guard by the generosity of your gift, and they excuse themselves and return from their bedroom with a generic basket of cheer, saying that they forgot to give you this. Oh, well!4) The gift looks more than vaguely familiar. A relative who will remain nameless was astounded to receive a necklace that she had lovingly chosen for a friend.5) There’s a gift card, and it’s not made out to you.6) You find a piece of old wrapping paper still attached to the box.7) It’s hard to see the glass as more than half full when the bottle of wine you received as a gift is several glasses short.8) The gift has clearly been used or it is missing parts. One year we were less delighted with a set of crystal wine glasses once we noticed that they had already been put to service  and only perfunctorily washed.9) You receive confectioneries such as a huge chocolate Christmas tree or Santa Claus not meant for someone who celebrates Chanukah. Even if it’s French chocolate, this is still in bad taste. We eventually succumbed to temptation and ate part of the Santa; someone took the chocolate tree off our hands.last_img read more


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first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoThis Saturday, the ninth-ranked Wisconsin volleyball team will travel to Ann Arbor to face 10th-ranked Michigan. The Badgers have opened the season 9-1 and recorded their first Big Ten victory against Illinois Wednesday. The last time the Badgers opened their conference season with only one loss was in 2000 when they reached the reached the NCAA Championship. Their only loss so far this season came against 15th-ranked BYU in August.Playing a ranked team can add a lot of pressure to the game, especially when it is a Big Ten rival. However, the players are not feeling it.”I don’t think there’s pressure because playing in the Big Ten; you are always playing someone who is ranked, and everybody is a tough competitor,” middle blocker and outside hitter Audra Jeffers said. “It’s something we are just used to. Every game is a battle. I don’t think we are going to go in there feeling nervous or under pressure. We are just going to go out there and compete like we always do.”As the Badgers have progressed deeper into the season, the team has begun to come together a little more every week. They have been spending a lot of time on the court, learning the different formations so they can begin to work together as a unit. However, it is not a time for the team to let down their guard and forget what they have been working on during the nonconference season. “This is the time to buckle down and get focused, because this is what we have been waiting for and what we have been training for throughout the preseason,” co-captain Tayor Reineke said. The Wolverines are off to their best start in school history. They are currently 12-0 and are ranked the highest they have ever been. Freshman setter Lexi Zimmerman is averaging 13.63 assists per game.”They have a new setter who is very good,” assistant coach Rod Wilde said. “It’s like having a really good quarterback, you just have more options out there when you have a good setter. She is good at distributing to any of the five hitters that she’s got.”Michigan is also led by senior Katie Brudzinski, who leads the team with an average of 4.42 kills per game. “Brudzinski is one of their top outside hitters,” Wilde said. “It’s her fourth year in the Big Ten, and she has always been ranked high in the conference. She is the heart and soul of that team.”On the Badgers’ side of the net, freshman outside hitter Allison Wack is the player to watch. Against Illinois, she came off the bench to net 13 kills. This season, she has appeared in all 10 matches, averaging 2.5 kills per contest.”Al Wack came and played very, very well against Illinois [Wednesday] night and offered us a step up,” Wilde said. “Any time you can get good bench play, particularly from freshmen, that’s going to be a positive”Among the things the Badgers need to improve, Wilde suggests they need to be more consistent. In the matchup against Illinois, Wisconsin’s attack percentage fluctuated from game to game. In the first two games, their team attack was below .300. But during games 3 and 4, they had a .360 and a .378 team attack percentage. On defense, they allowed the Illini 28 kills, but held them to less than 20 for the rest of the match. Although they haven’t played a home game since Aug. 25, the Badgers do not seem any worse for the wear. Wilde said that it’s nice to get the team away from Madison and away from the distractions of family and friends. He said that the seniors have been able to keep the team focused and prepared for each game. However, this does not mean that they do not miss “The Block Party” at the Field House.”We love the fans here,” Reineke said. “They are like the seventh player on the court. They pump us up so much, and we are definitely looking forward to playing in front of our fans.”last_img read more