Turtle Power!

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Photo source: rebelwithcauses.blogspot.com

One of our Core Values here at Staples Marketing that regularly proves invaluable is that we are AMAZINGLY RESOURCEFUL. The combined experience of our team gives us a huge amount of resources from which to pull solutions for all situations, and the know-how to correctly utilize them. We’re great at finding ways to overcome challenges!

It’s always inspiring and fun to see how other resourceful people take on challenges, as well. One example comes from Germany, where a veterinarian (Dr. Carsten Plischke) found a creative way to help a disabled turtle regain its mobility.

The turtle, named Blade, has a condition wherein muscle loss and a lack of bone density prevent him from moving or even supporting the weight of his own shell. In an effort to help, Dr. Plischke has mounted LEGO wheels to the lower portion of Blade’s shell, which keep his body off the ground and allow him to walk more easily. The hope is that these wheels will just be training wheels, and that Blade will ultimately gain the necessary strength to walk on his own.

Check out the following video to see the little guy in action. [NOTE: The audio is in German.]

Getting to Know Staples Marketing – Part Five

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For this edition of “Getting to Know Staples Marketing”, I asked a question about my favorite topic – travel. In my opinion, nothing beats exploring somewhere you’ve never been. I make it a point to travel somewhere new every year. In fact, I’ve booked plane tickets at the drop of a hat with the last dollar in my bank account just to go somewhere new. (Okay – maybe not the smartest decision, but looking back I‘d still say it was worth it.) I was excited to find out which places everyone else has explored, and which destinations were their favorites. Who knows, maybe one of these answers will spark an adventure for someone reading. Today’s question:

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Traci: That’s easy, where Tim and I went on our honeymoon – Ireland!

Katie: In the United States, definitely San Francisco. Internationally, it’s a toss-up between Lisbon, Portugal and Santorini, Greece. Too hard to choose!

Amy: London if I am up for sightseeing and exploring or if I am looking to relax then Atlantis in the Bahamas.

Josh: Portland, Oregon

Danny: Bermuda

Jenny: Naples, Florida

Ingrid: Austria

Roe: Fort Meyers Beach, FL

Laura: Ogunquit, Maine and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Steve: Kauai, Hawaii

Ryan: My girlfriend’s family cabin in Presque Isle, Wisconsin. A nature retreat from the hustle and bustle of the world.

Erik: A bit fancy to make a regular thing, but our honeymoon was on Isla Mujeres in Mexico, and that was a great place to be.

Cathy: New Orleans

Rick: Paradise Island, Bahamas