Summer Wind Down

The end of summer is near. As county fairs start to wrap up and parents have printed the school supply list, I realized I never posted about all the fun our CHQ family had at the Brooklyn Flag Festival.

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Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Our town’s yearly celebration is a good time for us to come together and celebrate everything Brooklyn has to offer and have fun at the same time!

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Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
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Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

This year CampaignHQ was proud to sponsor the pony rides!

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Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Come check it out next year – the 2nd Saturday in June.

Thanks,

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Nicole

Fun Friday – Waffles Takeover

If you’re not following CampaignHQ on Facebook, well you’re behind the times and missing out on all kinds of fun updates.

Waffles doing work or enjoying greenies? You decide.

Most recently, the Chief Canine Officer Waffles, has taken over the CHQ Facebook page to share the many faces of #CHQpets. At CHQ we really are a family and that includes our furry family members so we decided to celebrate our littlest members.

You should head over to our page to learn more some of our best friends:

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Cooper
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Duke

 

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Mia
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Patunia the pig, Shirley the chicken, and Mother Goose the goose (of course)

 

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Schlinger

Newest Family Member

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Morgan Bonwell, our newest team member

We’re so happy to be adding to our CampaignHQ family! In July, Morgan Bonwell joined the CampaignHQ team with several years of experience as an on-the-ground campaign operative. She has previously served as a clerk in the Iowa House of Representatives, a field organizer for the Republican Party of Iowa and a Regional Field Director for the Indiana Republican Party.

We’re so pleased to add Morgan to our CampaignHQ family. The experiences she’s previously managed through her campaign work will provide a unique perspective to help overcome any challenges our may clients face.

Morgan and her husband have one newborn child.

Please join me in welcoming Morgan to our CHQ family!

Nicole Schlinger always hard at work for CHQ clients

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Exciting Times in Brooklyn

Some big time news hit small town Brooklyn recently.

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Photos courtesy of Center Ground

A new, wonderful coffee shop opened in our community – Center Ground. We’re so excited to have another great, locally owned storefront in our town. It’s already been such a welcome addition.

I mean, hello. Can you smell these cinnamon rolls?

 

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At the beginning of this month, we took a small group of employees who worked around the holiday weekend to give it a try. Our team was in heaven. We’ll sure to be back often.

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You should too. Don’t forget to follow them on Facebook. Be warned, their pastry picture posts are hard to resist.

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

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Fun Friday – The Main Event

The most celebrated day at CampaignHQ is almost here – The HQ Awards!

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For the fifth year in a row, our team will join together for a night of fun, celebration, door prizes, great food and recognizing all of the accomplishments of the past year.

Our CampaignHQ employees are known across the country for their legendary
customer service. We’re so happy to be able to set aside one night and really showcase all the hard work this team has done over the course the year.

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Gold, silver and bronze awards will be given in four categories and are based on a variety of successful call pledges and fundraising achievements, including:
Overcoming Objections Award
Double Credit Award
The Monthly Award
The Combo Award

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Be sure to check back later this month for more updates on the winners. We can’t wait to celebrate our talented employees!

Nicole

Flash Reading List – Part III

Welcome to the third installment on my series of super short book reviews! I hope these flash reading lists give you some inspiration to pick up something new and different.

You can catch the first two sets of reviews HERE and HERE.

As we enter the second half of the year, I’m just finishing book #21, roughly 9 books behind average and a full 14 off my personal best.

Let’s get right to the next five books that YOU may want on your reading list …Click through to read my reviews. 

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Which ones look interesting to you? I’d love to know.
Have a great week,
Nicole Schlinger and Chief Canine Officer Martha Waffles
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Ready, Aim, Text

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I’m thrilled to be participating in another exciting event on the national level. In August, I will be joining several talented campaign strategists at the American Association of Political Consultant’s seminar on effective texting and communications.

From AAPC’s site:

You know peer-to-peer texting is an effective way to reach your voters and constituents. In this seminar, we’ll talk about how to get the results you want. We’ll discuss creative uses of SMS and MMS, sharing links, and harnessing the power of interactive conversation to drive results. Get ready to pack a big punch in just 160 characters.

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It’s not too late to get involved – check out more information here. I’d love to see you there!

Thanks,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

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A Welcome Diversion

Here we are again – another round of book reviews. As a reminder, you can check out my first post here.

The second quarter of the year brought a return to reading fiction.

I’ve recently grown frustrated with most business books. They seem to fall into two categories:

1. They are published by business coaches trying to broaden their reach and win new clients.

2. They are university professors who know exactly what you SHOULD do, but of course they’ve never done it themselves. Both come across with the same result.

They are SO preachy … as if you would just immediately change everything to do it their way, and it would result in an unprecedented windfall of profit and employee happiness. And frankly, if you are going to be that bossy, at least you should have something useful to say. Too many times, it’s a rehash of the same old thing.

Thus, my return to fiction, and a welcome diversion from everyday challenges.

Here are my next 5 books from 2019. Read my full reviews over on my medium page. 

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Thanks for reading,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

Nicole

Better Than Beach Reads

Well, I know I’ve been keeping you all waiting – it’s been a while since I’ve come at you with some book reviews. In my defense, I’ve taken on some heavy reading this year, favoring quality over quantity with just 19 books under my belt.

Summer is when authors often release their “beach reads” … otherwise known as books that don’t require much brainpower. I encourage you to take the road less traveled and read something that will make YOU better this summer.

I’m rolling these out 5 at a time over at my Medium page. 

Here are the first 5:

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Leave a comment and let me know which books you’ve read and which ones make your wish list and stay tuned for more updates or follow along at my Medium account. 

Happy reading,

Nicole Schlinger