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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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Boingo NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony: Live Blog


The Boingo executive team is in New York City at the NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony! Here’s a play-by-play of the action (in EST): 9:00 AM: Boingo executives are greeted by a NASDAQ welcome message. 9:02 AM: The Boingo executive team waits backstage for the ceremony to begin. 9:05 AM: Boingo CEO and president, Dave Hagan, preps for his opening bell speech. 9:10 AM: SVP of finance Pete Hovenier and his family strike a pose with CEO Dave Hagan. The little fellow is Pete’s son and the youngest member of the Boingo entourage today. 9:10 AM: Meanwhile, NASDAQ guests admire the Boingo ad featured in Times Square. 9:11 AM: VP of marketing Dawn Callahan and CEO Dave Hagan strike a pose. Looking sharp! 9:12 AM: A group photo of Boingo executives and family. 9:13 AM: That’s Tom Hunt, Boingo longest-standing customer, with Dave Hagan. Tom is a special guest at today’s event and has been a Boingo member since 2002! 9:17 AM: Managing director of NASDAQ Greg Hernandez officially opens today’s NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony. He states he is “so excited to have Boingo open today’s trading session.” Let the official ceremony commence! 9:18 AM: NASDAQ executive host welcomes Boingo CEO Dave Hagan, the executive team, family,

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Boingo 2009 Holiday Gift Guide


I’m good with holiday gift ideas — except that they come to me at inopportune times, like smack in the middle of summer. By the time December rolls around, I’ve completely forgotten all my ideas (yes, I’ve tried writing them down; I just can’t locate the list). So frankly, I’m not the best person to be writing a holiday gift guide. However, my Boingo colleagues, when I polled them, had no trouble contributing some fantastic ideas: Fueltank UNO charger, $39.95: “Charge just about any device without having to search around for an outlet.” Dave Hagan, CEO. Panasonic Pet Cam, $250: “Watch what your pets (or thieves) are doing to your house. It’s accessible best over a broadband connection like Wi-Fi so you can watch from a Boingo location anywhere in the world. And, and! You can move the camera around remotely—up, down and side to side.” Colby Goff, SVP Strategy. Lensbaby SLR Camera Lens, $100-$350: “Lensbaby camera lens are a great way to add a unique flavor (e.g., texture or color-wise) to photos. Great for both professional and amateur photographers.” Brian Shields, Interactive Designer & Architect. Funky, Chic and Cool Laptop Backpacks, $59-$145: “I’m a frequent traveler and have really