Monday, November 30, 2009

R.I.P. Drew Casey

I was shocked on Thanksgiving morning to see my buddy Mark's Facebook status update that Drew was "fighting for his life" and saddened to hear that he died the following day.

When I met Drew, he was a founder of a "competing" web development shop. Wunderkind (then eyeon interactive) and Flywire (then VisuaLink) were friendly rivals; I instantly and always liked those guys. The last time I saw Drew was at my dad's wine store in downtown Portsmouth just a couple months ago, where as always, he had a warm smile and a hearty handshake for me.

The obituary is in today's paper. It does a beautiful job of capturing Drew's accomplishments and his spirit, so I'll just link it to it here.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Latest Client Press Release (blogified version): Hallenbeck Celebrates 15 Years in NH

Hallenbeck Celebrates 15 Years in NH ; Relocates HQ to Larger Space

MANCHESTER, NH — Look behind the best sales people in New Hampshire and chances are good there will be one man: Kevin Hallenbeck.

As a sales force development expert, Kevin Hallenbeck consults business owners and CEOs to organize and train their sales teams. As the owner of the New Hampshire office of Sander Training, he's celebrating his 15th anniversary and expanding to a new, larger headquarters in downtown Manchester.

Since 1994, Hallenbeck has consulted with scores of firms across the state, from small businesses to national and multinational corporations. He leads regular seminars every week for his clients in Manchester and Portsmouth. In addition, he runs free introductory “Executive Briefings” on timely and topical issues once a month in Manchester. (His next seminar, “Selling in a Challenging Economy,” is Nov. 17, 12-2PM. Lunch is provided!)

The company’s new location is at 55 South Commercial Street in Manchester, offering a more central location for his clients and a 30% larger footprint to support the continued growth of the business.

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About Kevin Hallenbeck

Kevin Hallenbeck is Principal of Sandler Training, a national consulting firm specializing in business development strategies, sales, and sales management training. In 2008, out of over 225 franchisees, he received the top company’s top honor, the David H. Sandler Award. He holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Engineering from Murray State University. Active in church, community, and professional organizations, including the Manchester and Concord Chambers of Commerce and the New Hampshire High Tech Council, he lives with his wife Diane and their five children in Bedford, NH.

Want to know more about him? Visit his LinkedIn profile.