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!

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.