News from Chester Creek Technologies
Chester Creek is hitting the road!
Come see us:
NEW in 2013
A few new faces have joined the team at the Creek
Nick Lansing joins Chester Creek as the new Director of Sales and Marketing.
Nick’s career spans two decades of sales, marketing, advertising, public relations and photojournalism. A board member of the Duluth Legacy Endowment Fund, Nick is a past president of the Duluth Parks & Recreation Commission. He and his wife Sally have four children and two dogs. He enjoys running, cooking, coaching soccer, and the outdoors.
Christina Blettner joins us as a new Sales Associate.
Christina is 2003 graduate of The College of St. Scholastica where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising, Public Relations and Marketing. She has worked in customer service since her first job as dishwasher at the age of 14. She is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Friendly Duluth and serves on the Board of Directors. Christina enjoys living in the country with her boyfriend Josh and their dog Buddy. She likes cooking, camping, fishing, hunting and reading, as well as spending time with family and friends.
Alexis LeBlanc joins the Chester Creek team as our graphic artist.
Graduating in Fall, 2013, Al (as we like to call him around here) is pursuing a degree in Fine Arts-Graphic Design from the College of St. Scholastica. Besides being incredibly talented in the creative fields of design and music, you can also find him at weddings, dog shows, art openings, business events, and anywhere there’s a party going on as one of four members of The Crunchy Bunch – a local DJ collective. Al enjoys music, drums, zombies, video games and outdoor activities.
Chester Creek is exhibiting at the NSSEA (National School Supply and Equipment Association) trade show this April, 7-9th. If you’re in San Antonio, or planning a trip south, please stop by. We would love to show you our growing line of products, including many new products we have added over the past few months.
If you stop by, say hello to Chester Creek’s newest hire, Mr. Paul Estep. Paul comes to Chester Creek with a great deal of experience in the education product/supply field. From 2002 – 2006, Paul was the Director at Excelligence Learning. Before that, he was the founder of ECMD and Director at Beckley Cardy. Although we’re not certain, we think he’s a good cook, likes to travel and fish. Chester Creek is lucky to have him on-board!
Chester Creek will also exhibit at the Mache homeschooling conference April 15th & 16th at the DECC in Duluth, MN. This will be our first and biggest push into the home school market, and we are excited. So likewise, if you’re in the area, please stop by, we’d love to see you.
Chester Creek now has in stock – our Wireless VisionBoards and wireless mouse; our large-key numeric keypad; Braille stickers for our large-key keyboards, software bundles for both kindergarten and early learners….and more. You’ll just have to spend a little time roaming around our web site to see everything.
Call with questions, or if you’d like more information on any of the above.
What’s new at the Creek
Joining us at the office here in Duluth are Cari and Meg, one a new face and one an old friend.
Cari is a recent graduate from Hamline Business University working as a marketing specialist/intern. After three years of school in the cities, where she worked in the main office of a charter school, she is happy to be home up north. Here at Chester Creek, she’s been busy delving into the world of homeschooling, special needs children, and Spanish immersion schooling. She has also been given the great task of representing Chester Creek on the blogosphere. You can now read our blog or follow us on twitter.
Meg was employed by Chester Creek for four years, then left in search of greener pastures. Once she stepped foot into Minneapolis, however, she realized just how much she missed the team at Chester Creek, her customers and the work. So, she made the move back to the frigid northland and has had a smile on her face ever since. Her title at Chester Creek is Marketing Specialist, but her range of expertise stretches far beyond. It’s good to have her back….we all missed her. Welcome home, Meg (um, Tubby Monkey).
One of Meg’s lovable quirks is her attachment to the office tree. She refers to it as her “wall.” This month Meg’s tree is all dressed up for the holidays, to add some festivity to our office.
We’re going to be rolling out a whole slew of new products in the new year.
One last tidbit: Starting this holiday season, we are offering gift wrapping for all of our products. For a small fee, you can have the Chester Creek surprise of your choice shipped directly to its recipient, ready to be unwrapped.
ISTE Drawing Winners!!
4th Place - LessonBoard + Seal
Paul VI High School
3rd Place – LessonBoard + Seal + TinyMouse
Mt. Harmony Elementary School
2nd Place – LessonBoard + Seal + TinyMouse + Headphones
The University of Alabama
Grand Price – 20 of each, LessonBoards + Seals + TinyMouse + Headphones
Wemrock Brook School