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Greyhound Pets of America Fundraiser

TeamSoft helped sponsor a hole at the 6th annual Greyhound Pets of America golf outing in Cottage Grove, WI on a beautiful Sunday morning on August 24, 2014. The outing helped sponsor the Greyhound Pets of America, an all-volunteer organization that helps place retired racing greyhounds into loving homes. With the cost to prepare a greyhound for adoption far exceeding the $250 adoption fee, events like the golf tournament are greatly needed to make up the difference. TeamSoft account managers Mike Saunders and Greg Shemanek were able to attend this event and reported that the outing helped raise over $10,000! We are proud to support great organizations such as the Greyhound Pets of America and we wish them the best of luck in the future.

Greyhounds Golf Tournament Recap

 


Madison, WI Ranked Best Place to Live in 2015

Madison, WI just ranked number one for the list of the 100 Best Places to Live in America for 2015! The ranking criteria took into consideration eight different categories including amenities, demographics, economy, education, health care, housing, social and civic impact, and transportation. This is just another reason why we like to call the Madison area our home. To see the complete article about why we are ranked where we are, go to http ://goo.gl/bwvMNB.

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200 Consultants

On September 8, 2014, TeamSoft celebrated a significant milestone in our company’s history of having over 200 active consultants out in the field at a single time! Since our inception in 1996, we have focused on creating long-term partnerships with each and every one of our consultants. When one contract position ends, our first interest is always to find you your next and best position. We also pride ourselves on our consultants’ quality and longevity, which can be showed by our several active consultants who have been part of the TeamSoft family for over 10 years!

It is no wonder why we are the largest locally-owned IT consulting firm in the Madison area and we owe it all to you. We are thrilled with how far we have grown and we look forward to welcoming new additions to the TeamSoft family. Once again, thank you for all of your hard work and everything you do. We couldn’t have come this far without you!

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Alzheimer's and Dementia Walk

 Alzheimers WalkDid you know that there is a great organization in southern WI that needs our help to raise money for their efforts and to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s or Dementia? The Alzheimer’s Alliance (ADAW) helps people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers achieve the best possible quality of life. Through one-on-one care consultations, support groups, education classes, and professional training, the ADAW staff provides customized solutions and resources to overcome the challenges of this disease.

We are asking you to join the TeamSofties and walk with us in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance’s Alzheimer’s Walk. We chose the team name TeamSofties because we all have a soft place in our hearts for those family members and friends that have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The walk will be on Saturday, September 27th, 8:30am at Warner Park, 2930 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, WI.

Join our team today through our team page at  http://support.alzwisc.org/goto/TeamSofties

  • Click "Join Team"
  • Select if you are a New User or Returning User (returning users would have a username and password from previous years)
  • Select if you want to walk (no fee), run a 5k ($35) or be a Virtual Participant (no fee); you can also make a donation at this time and set your individual fundraising goal
  • Agree to terms, conditions, and waiver
  • Provide your contact information and create a username and password for your personalized fundraising page
  • Start fundraising!!!

Once you join TeamSofties, you will have access to “My Participant Center” which will provide fundraising tools like email templates, and the ability to create a personalized URL by clicking the blue “URL Settings”. You can then use this URL in your emails, Facebook postings, etc. to direct people to your fundraising site which will allow them to make a donation via credit card. You will also have the ability to personalize your Personal Page, so when people click your URL they will be greeted by a personalized message written by you.  The default is a standard greeting, but again you can customize it with your own stories of how Alzheimer’s & Dementia may have impacted your life.

This is truly a great cause and a wonderful event. We hope you will join us this year to help support the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance.


Gift Card Raffle for Google+ Sign Up

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TeamSoft recently launched a company page on Google+ and we want you to help us grow our following! If you already have a Google+ account, follow TeamSoft’s page and we will put your name in a drawing to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

If you don’t already have a Google+ account, no worries! It is very easy to set one up. All you need is a Gmail account, then go to plus.google.com. From here, you will find instructions to get your account up and running. We will put everyone’s name in the drawing who follows TeamSoft during the month of September and announce the winner on Facebook, Twitter, and of course Google+! If you have any questions or need help setting up your account, email Nick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Office Closed on September 1st

The TeamSoft office will be closed on September 1st for Labor Day. Enjoy your time off with family and friends!


School House Socks Fundraiser

To help out this program, we set a goal of having 100 new pairs of socks donated. On July 24th, we went to a client site to collect these socks and we surpassed our goal and had 139 pairs of socks donated for the fundraiser! We appreciate everyone who helped make this goal possible!

Office Staff Socks Picture


Office Closed on July 4th

The TeamSoft office will be closed on Friday, July 4th. Enjoy your time with family and friends! Happy Fourth of July!


Mallards Game Outing Rescheduled for August 6, 2014

Due to the rainout, TeamSoft night at the Mallards game has been rescheduled for August 6, 2014, when the Madison Mallards take on the Alexandria Blue Anchors at 7:05 PM.

Your ticket will include 2 beers (for adults) or 2 Kid Zone tickets (for those under 21).  Because the game was rained out, there is no additional cost to you. 

If that date doesn’t work, you can use those tickets for any game that has availability (Mallards schedule:  http://northwoodsleague.com/madison-mallards/schedule/).

Hope to see you at the ballpark!


WJUG Meeting

The next Wisconsin Java User Group presentation is Thursday May 22nd, 2014.

This meeting will be held at: Corvisa (see www.wjug.org website for directions and parking instructions).

Turbocharge Enterprise Java Development with Groovy - by Ken Krebs

Do you want to develop code faster?
Do you want to develop test code with a minimum of fuss?
Do you want your code to be more readable?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, this code-centric talk will show you how you can make progress on all these fronts by adding the Groovy language and other parts of the Groovy ecosystem (Spock/Gradle/Grails and more) to your team's dev stack.

Bio:
Ken has been programming professionally since 1980 starting with embedded systems and machine/process automation. Ken's focus since 2003 has been Enterprise Application Development for the Java platform. Ken has been a practitioner of Test Driven Development for the last 10 years. Ken has been programming with Groovy since 2009 and has used it for most all of his development work for the last 2+ years.


March of Dimes' March for Babies 3 Mile Walk

Join TeamSoft for March of Dimes' March for Babies 3-mile walk. When you walk in March for Babies, you give hope to nearly half a million babies born too soon each year. The money you raise supports programs in Dane County that help moms have healthy pregnancies and funds research to find answers to the problems that threaten babies. Please join our team: Team Soft Feet!

Here's how to sign up:

  1. Visit www.marchforbabies.org
  2. Under "Ways to participate," select "Join a team"
  3. In the search bar, type in "Team Soft Feet" and click Search
  4. Click on Team Soft Feet (2014)
  5. Begin your registration process

Fortunately, registration for the March for Babies walk is FREE! If you sign up, however, we ask that you participate in our fundraising effort! Our fundraising goal, as a team, is $1,800, so the higher you set your personal goal, the more likely we are to reach it collectively. To encourage successful fundraising, there will be an incentive for the first 6 team members who raise $100. If you are one of the first 6 team members to raise $100, TeamSoft will match that $100 with an additional $100! This way we can help you win the prizes that March of Dimes is offering. March of Dimes prizes are for participants that personally raise $200 or more.

If this is your first March of Dimes fundraiser walk, your participation and the participation of your family is worth a wellness credit(s)! Additional event and fundraising information will be provided upon completion of your online registration. The walk will be @ Law Park, 410 South Blair Street, Madison, WI on Saturday, May 10th, 2014. Please contact Zach at (608) 829-7277 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions.


Crazylegs Classic

8K Run/2-Mile Walk

Date: Saturday, April 26th

Run Start: 10:00AM

Walk Start: 10:00AM

Wheelchair Start: 9:45AM

TeamSoft is continuing with the tradition of our Fun & Fitness team to participate in the 33rd annual Crazylegs Classic. Cost for the event is $35. Some benefits of joining the TeamSoft Fun & Fitness team for this event include:

A 2014 Crazylegs Classic T-shirt, a Fun & Fitness hat, the post-race events at Camp Randall Stadium (live music, free beverages), and the convenience of team materials being available for early pick-up (either at the TeamSoft office or a pre-determined east side location). This bypasses packet pick-up by each individual team member. This is a great opportunity to get outside for some exercise and fun all while supporting UW Athletics. Participation in the event also qualifies for a Wellness Credit (if a new qualifying event).

To Register:

  1. Visit http://www.crazylegsclassic.com
  2. Click on "Begin Registration"
  3. Select "Fun & Fitness Team" (right side)
  4. Select "Sign up with Existing/Past Team"
  5. Enter Team Name "TeamSoft, Inc."
  6. Enter Password "teamsoft"
  7. Select "Continue to Participant Registration"
  8. Enter Information for each Participant
  9. Pay Registration Fee ($35)

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Parker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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