Thursday, April 28, 2011

Annual Report Season

Pretty much my life is taken up with "annual report season" from November until May. The crazy part begins in February. The presschecks in March. The last of our 2010 annuals rolled off press on Tuesday. Yes, annual reports are still "alive and well." They come in different shapes and sizes. The quantities printed are few. But, they are still an effective tool to communicate to stakeholders. It's also a good exercise for companies to go through to summarize the year, and the upcoming year.

Eisenberg And Associates is always proud of the books and our efforts. It takes a team to create -- our client, our designers, our production team, paper reps, photographers, copywriters, illustrators, printers, proofreaders. Lots of driving between our office and our client and printers. NTTA loves my tolltag bill.












Here are some of the covers of our final books. We're proud!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Michigan Itinerary

We are locked and loaded for Michigan. As usual, Tom takes control.

Wed July 20
Leave DFW at 1:30 arriving GRR at 4:55 on AA flight # 3269 (www.aa.com/). We will drive to Forest Dunes (www.forestdunesgolf.com/ and @forestdunesgolf and on facebook too. if we had our act together we could have won a round of golf for us with an award-winning 75 word essay) and have their ONLY 4-br house reserved. Have been told it is very nice.

Thur July 21
7:30 am tee time at Forest Dunes
Lunch Forest Dunes
1:00 pm tee time Forest Dunes
Will leave for Boyne (www.boyne.com/ and @boyne and on facebook) after drinks in the FD bar

STAYING IN THE MOUNTAIN GRAND LODGE IN THEIR ONLY 4-BR SUITE FOR SIX NIGHTS THRU THE 27TH

Fri July 22
8:00 am tee time Boyne Mountain Monument
Lunch at the turn
2:40 pm tee time on Boyne Mtn. Alpine

Sat July 23
8:00 am Treetops Masterpiece (Robert Trent Jones) www.treetops.com/
Lunch
2:10 pm Treetops Premiere (Fazio)

Sun July 24
8:20 am tee time Boyne Highlands Heather
2:40 pm tee time Boyne Highlands Hills
Dinner at the Bob-In in Petoskey (www.bobinagain.com/)

Mon July 25
8:24 am tee time at True North (www.truenorthgolf.com/)
Afternoon off (???) Hang around Harbor Springs or go antiquing.
Dinner and then stopping at the Bob-In

Tues July 26
7:30 am tee time at Bay Harbor Links/Quarry (www.bayharborgolf.com/)
Lunch on the deck
2:00 pm tee time at Bay Harbor Preserve/Links
Dinner in Petoskey
Bear Claw at the Bob-In

Wed July 27
Morning off (???)
Drive toward Grand Rapids
2:00 pm tee time at St. Ives course (www.tullymoregolf.com/)
Stay the night at Inn at St. Ives

Thurs July 28
8:00 am tee time Tullymore
Leave for GRR, eat lunch on the way, leave GRR at 5:30pm AA Flight #3268 arrive DFW at 7:10pm

Sat July 30
BRAG TO ALL THE KIDS AT WOODBRIDGE ABOUT WHAT AN AWESOME TIME WE HAD!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Michigan!

OK, note to self: finish editing the Pebble Beach Pro Am post and post it! I know it's annual report season, but enough procrastinating. I just received a Pebble Beach brochure in the mail that prompted me to remember that I never got around to it.

If you're a non-golfer, I'm sure that you'll be less than excited about this post. But, if you're a non-golfer, you probably don't read much of my blog anyway, since 90% is devoted to golf, golf and more golf.

After much debating, last week we decided we wanted to pull the trigger on our annual golf trip. But, Friday's are NOT the days you want to look at airfare. We did and the rates had jacked up again. Decided to wait until Tuesday, when the rates usually drop again.

So, this morning, I get on to aa.com and check out the rates and they were still jacked up at 6 am. Ugh. Don't know what prompted me to check back around 10 am -- and they had dropped! Called, Tom -- who had checked at 530 am. He called Bob, called Forest Dunes, called Frank, made a couple other calls. And then called me and we booked our flights.

Then, Tom -- who as you know is our cruise director for the trip -- pretty much booked the rest of our stay in Michigan. I just need to dig up the gift certificates for the 8 free rounds of golf at TreeTops and then make those tee times.

So, July 20 - July 28: Michigan Bound!

More on the itinerary, but I know this:
* Staying at Forest Dunes our first night and playing there the next day (they have a four BR house)
* Staying at Boyne Mountain for the rest of the trip (I believe in a four BR suite in the main lodge)
* Playing Alpine, Monument, Bay Harbor, True North, TreeTops (probably Fazio and maybe Threetops), couple other Boyne Highlands courses, maybe Tullymore
* Bob In will be on the route any chance we can
* Bob (no relation to the Bob In) has never been on this trip, so we have a "newbie" -- we haven't told him that he's in charge of shining our shoes nightly, giving us shoulder massages, taking care of our clubs, etc.