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themthem: Anna Wilson is the 100,000th Member on Active Rain - 07/25/08 04:50 PM
Anna Wilson is officially the 100,000th member to our Active Rain Family. Congratulation Anna! Anna is with W.E Advertise they are dedicated to bringing affordable advertising to people and businesses at a fraction of the cost of traditional avenues. W.E. offers you fresh advertising with a more personal approach. Please take the time to welcome Anna to the Active Rain Family, and the ThemThem Group. I'm honored to have Anna as part of our Group and a member of the AR Family. (96 comments)
themthem: Ladies, think you are taking a "hit" in your business, nothing like this! - 07/24/08 01:01 PM
We had a friend visit us for the weekend and she was so excited that one of her employees was headed off to the 2008 National Football Championships in Memphis, Tennessee this coming weekend. No biggie I thought, then it hit me "National Football Championship", how, what, who? Football is finished for a bit, right, maybe I lost a few months somewhere along the way? Our friend went on to explain that her employee is a player for the West Michigan Mayhem. OK, um, never heard of the team. Then she said it's an all female team, full tackle, what? And to top (42 comments)
themthem: 06.07.08 a day to celebrate. ThemThem to Josh & Sara - 06/03/08 01:22 PM
Saturday, my baby will marry his beautiful fiancee. Sara, has been the rock of our family as I went through a divorce to a bitter ex. Sara, has been there throughout the turmoil to help Josh understand the emotional roller coaster that goes along with divorce. The frustration that Josh has endured by having a parent that can't get rid of the bitter to get better, has put him in a predicament that any child young or old shouldn't have to go through in a life time. For that I'm sorry, but it's out of my hands. To Sara, kudos to you (42 comments)
After spending a late night into the early morning being the voyeur I've become here on Active Rain, I was asked the dreaded question "Are you having an online relationship?" "Um, no honey", I quickly responded. She didn't buy that answer, darn! Digging deeper into my excuse file, I threw out a strong "Now why would you accuse me of such a thing?" hoping to take her edge away and gain the control of the conversation in my favor. Hhmmm, didn't work either as she discounted my, answer a question with a question tactic and demanded an answer. "Honey, I love you. Have I told you that lately?" (58 comments)
I wanted to thank Dee Dee Hanson for going above and beyond her call of duty. Dee Dee helped myself and another fellow Active Rainer, (Todd Pierantoni) out when we ran into a pinch. My fax machine has been down and Dee was gracious enough to come to our rescue. Todd, is located in Grand Rapids and Dee Dee is in the Saugatuck area. The option was to make a road trip to Grand Rapids, nearly a 40 minute ride or find a fax machine near by. My first thought was fellow Active Rainer, Dee Dee. Todd, contacted Dee Dee and (20 comments)
themthem: ThemThem to Robert Brown - 05/13/08 02:13 PM
Robert Brown is an excellent blogger who pays it forward. If you look at his comments made he has doubled the comments received. Looking over many Active Rainers, this is a rarity I have found. I have never met Robert "yet" I feel as if I know him personally. Robert is a man of faith who loves and cherishes his Mom and daughters. He has paid some nice ThemThem tributes to each of them. Robert and I have become the basket ball game of Active Rainers in Michigan, exchanging leads in our rankings almost daily. I know he motivates me to jump (28 comments)
themthem: Gary White cruises past 200,000 points, WTG Gary! - 05/02/08 12:24 AM
I would like to give Gary White a big ThemThem for his extravagant and fun writing skills he possesses. If those two words can ever be used within the same context, Gary has achieved it. His blogs are always creative and informative. Gary has started Flexit Realty in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He must endorse the Active Rain Network within his company as I see many of the Flexit agents posting here as well. Gary is excellent on responding to comments left on his post, plus he goes out of his way to Rain on others posts as well. I've never personally met Gary even though (38 comments)
themthem: My Brother from another Mother. - 04/22/08 11:13 AM
I wanted to share a caring, energetic individual with the Active Rain family. Bruce Bylsma deserves a big ThemThem from myself. Bruce and his wife Jan both worked for me for quite a few years. The positive flow into our office during their time was unbelievable. They each made it a joy to go to work. Bruce handled the sales team and implemented many programs to make the business run smooth. I was sad to see the day he moved on to Sable Homes in our area. The offer he received was one he couldn't turn down. I can still remember the day (20 comments)
themthem: ThemThem to Tammy Stone of Grand Rapids - 04/19/08 01:50 PM
I met Tammy Stone for the first time today during a tour of a condo with my daughter. Tammy is a delightful lady and full of energy. She presented the condo nicely during a walk though and explained the features of the unit, along with the back ground of the building that was built in 1900. Her follow up has been suburb. I would highly recommend Tammy's service to anyone looking to purchase or sell in the Greater Grand Rapids, MI area. Tammy is an agent at Flexit Realty. Great job Tammy and keep up the excellent customer service. I was impressed!
What is a (12 comments)
themthem: My ThemThem to a great American for helping the homeless. - 03/18/08 09:07 AM
Rollie Richardson is a man who experimented with drugs. Mr. Richardson is from Wilmington, Delaware and is known now as "Pastor Delaware." Rollie was once a college graduate who worked in high-level public relations jobs, Richardson once looked down his nose at the homeless and those addicted to drugs. Over coming his own addiction, he now pays it forward to the homeless who struggle with the same downfall he experienced. This morning Mr. Richardson was featured on The Today Show, and what a touching story it was. You can also read about his accomplishments on The News Journal. Check out what he does for (26 comments)
Judy is the Executive Officer of The Grand Rapids Home Builders Association (HBA). I am proud to say that I have known Judy for well over 20 years. Judy has taught me many lessons in life on dealing with people and keeping it positive. A more positive person you will never meet. I have had the pleasure of becoming friends with Judy and her husband Stan over those years. Judy has been the back bone of the HBA in getting members involved in the community. Helping educate the area in housing needs has been Judy's goal. A well known person at the State and National Association (4 comments)
themthem: Remember When - 02/20/08 07:04 AM
I can still remember when I was young and loved playing with my trucks. I would spend endless hours with neighborhood friends, building fake cities in the sand box. Hearing Mom call out my name when lunch was ready. Of course the lunch whistle hadn't blown on my construction site, but with enough prodding I would go enjoy a wonderful peanut butter and jelly sandwich Mom had made with love. Then back to my building project. Then the dreaded day arrived where I was informed that my construction supervising job was being eliminated during the day shift. School I was told was going to be a (14 comments)
themthem: Bravo to the Active Rain Gang. Here's a "ThemThem"! - 02/10/08 05:25 PM
I would like to thank Matt Heaton, Jonathan Washburn and James Hillyerd and the entire Active Rain Team. The site they have developed and graciously allow all of us to utilize, to better ourselves, our businesses and network with our counterparts across the world is FANTASTIC! The Teams vision for the need to bring together the Real-estate Professionals in one forum is remarkable. Thank you! ThemThem Group (6 comments)
themthem: ThemThem Group welcome-WOW what a response for one day! - 02/07/08 03:25 PM
I wanted to welcome all the new members that signed up for the "ThemThem" Group. I would normally send a welcome to each individual that joins a group. But with 38 new members in one day I felt a group thank you would be the quickest remedy. The new members are the Who's Who of Active Rain. WOW what a line up! I look forward to reading all your posts of "ataboys" and "atagirls" for the people who are the eagles of your eyes! Again, THANK YOU and WELCOME to the ThemThem Group. BTW: Our group grew by 61 members in (50 comments)
themthem: She's my Rock. First post to the new group "ThemThem" please join and post - 02/07/08 11:49 AM
I started a new group today called "ThemThem" that is similar to "MeMe's" but here you can post about people who deserve to be recognized by you, and a pat on the back from the Active Rain family. It may be your spouse, family member, co-worker, someone from the general public, or an Active Rain member that has been an inspiration through their posts. MY ThemThem: It's to my beautiful wife in honor of Valentines Day. Her name is Joyce, and she has been my rock through thick and thin. We have been married for 3 years now. While I'm going through some tough business (37 comments)
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