Just another Friday at ABG

It’s Friday and you know what that means… Your weekly ABG Capital recap! This week we have a good bit of things to share with you. Let us first give you an update on a few of our portfolio companies:

VoIP Innovations:

Last week while members of our Executive Team were in Orlando for the Gazelles Fortune Leadership Summit, we had two VoIP Innovations employees, Tim Linn and Joe Aponick, attend an invitation only training session with Sansay. They got to spend time with the Sansay Engineers and other engineers like themselves, from all over the country. We’re proud to say that both Tim and Joe are now Sansay Certified Technicians.


As you know, we have recently launched a brand new ABG Capital website. That’s not the only website that has seen a facelift! Inspira has been growing very quickly over the past few months and it was time for their websites to reflect that growth. So far, we’ve updated Total IRA and Pinnacle IRA. We’re planning to release a new Payday IRA website in about two weeks and their Twitter account is already up and running! You might want to take a second to go and follow them. 🙂 The main Inspira site is the next one in line to be updated and we’ll be posting more details and a completion date soon. In the meantime, you can visit them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and now Google+.

We’d like to mention a few more company announcements before we let you go for the weekend. We’re HIRING! ABG Capital, along with all of our portfolio companies are experiencing extremely rapid growth and we need more “A Players” to add to our team. Below is a list of the positions we are looking for. If you think you might be a fit, please email your resume to our HR Manager, Sharon Kolesar, at sharonk@abgcapital.com. She’ll be able to get you more information on these positions.

  • Technical Services Representative – VoIP Innovations
  • Customer Service Representatives – InspiraFS
  • Website Designer (with a concentration in website coding) – ABG Capital
  • Java Developer – ABG Capital

Giving back to our community is something that we value very much here at ABG Capital. We’re always doing something that can benefit the organizations we support. The biggest giving back initiative that we focus on each is granting wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Last year we were able to grant two wishes and this year we’re shooting for three! The current fundraising effort we have going on is selling raffle tickets for a basket full of Martini related items. Unfortunately we can’t sell tickets for this basket to everyone in the world, but if you’re interested in supporting this fantastic organization on your own, visit the Make-A-Wish website and make a donation!

ABG Capital Martini Basket

Speaking of our giving back initiatives, today is the day that we’ll be heading to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies to volunteer. We went last year and it was such a great experience. We’ll be cleaning headstones and helping to construct the Avenue of Flags in preparation for their Memorial Day services. Stay tuned for pictures of the day. We’ll be posting them on our Facebook page later today.

Next week, you can expect to see some great blog posts showing up on the ABG Capital blog. The first will be on how Big Data can help to improve the customer experience and the second will be on choosing the best health plan for your employees. If you don’t want to miss these great posts, then simply enter your email in the subscribe box and you’ll get them delivered right to your inbox!

That’s all we have for you this week, we hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend!

Just another Friday at ABG

Welcome back to your weekly Just another Friday at ABG Capital blog post! The biggest news that we have to share with you today is that a few members of our executive team will be out of the office all next week at the Fortune Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida. There are two Gazelles Summits a year, one featuring individual growth and the other featuring company growth. During this Summit, they’ll hear from speakers like Verne Harnish, Pat Williams and Bill Treasurer. We’re sure they’ll come back to the office with all kinds of great information that will help ABG Capital grow even more as a company.

At the end of May we’ll be going to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies to help them get ready for their Memorial Day ceremonies by cleaning headstones. We’ve been volunteering here for a few years now and it’s always such a rewarding experience. Below is a picture from when we went last year.

ABG Capital Volunteers

We shared this very interesting article on our social media sites this week called, This Company’s Secret Hiring Weapon? Ping Pong. Since we just got a ping pong table a few weeks ago, this article really resonated with us. The theory behind using ping pong as a hiring tool is that you can use it to gauge whether or not the candidate is the right fit for your company. They could have been the most impressive person you interviewed, but how do you act when they lose a game? How do they act when they win? Is this really the person you want your team working everyday? The way a person acts during a game of ping pong (or any other game for that matter) is a great tool for seeing how they’ll behave in the workplace. Check out the article and let us know what you think about this by leaving us a message in the comment section below.

We’re glad you had the chance to stop by and read our Just another Friday at ABG Capital blog post. We hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Just another Friday at ABG Capital

We had a pretty calm week here at ABG Capital. The most exciting news we have is that our triangle logo has official been trademarked! We’ve been waiting for months for this to get approved and it finally happened. To read more about our trademark and trademarks in general, check out our blog post about us getting our official trademark.

ABG Capital Volunteering TeamOn Monday this week we also posted a recap blog article about our volunteering experience at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. We had such a great time there and it was a great opportunity to give back to our community. We even got a special thanks from some veterans who stopped by.

As I wrap this post up, I just want to remind everyone that it’s a three day weekend (like you need reminding :)) I hope the weather is nice and you have a great Memorial Day!

ABG Capital Volunteers at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

Happy Monday! As you remember from our Just another Friday at ABG post last week, we mentioned that some people in the ABG Capital office were taking a half day to go do some volunteer work. That volunteer work took place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies where we were equipped with buckets of waters and sponges to clean thousands of headstones. Our mission was to help the cemetery prepare for their Memorial Day celebrations next weekend. We had a gorgeous sunny day on our side and we were able to get through all the headstones we needed to.

This is the second year ABG Capital has volunteered at the cemetery and we hope to do it again next year because it’s such a rewarding experience. We were even approached by some veterans who wanted to offer their thanks to US! If you’d like to see pictures from our day, please visit our Facebook page.

ABG Capital CEO and Veterans

Jeff Tapolci and Veterans

The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies is a national cemetery that serves as the final resting place for thousands of veterans and their families. The cemetery lies on 292 acres and is a beautiful place that is well taken care of by a staff of no more than 20. If you are interested in being a part of the volunteer program at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, please contact their office for more information.