Infinite Direct Philanthropy Event at Marquee

Infinite Direct : A Plethora of Opportunities to Have Fun and Give Back to Those Less Fortunate

sarah-weberby guest blogger and Infinite Direct account executive, Sarah Weber

One thing that’s been rewarding about working here is the opportunity to be involved with philanthropy and organize our own charity events. As an organization we have made our goals clear: we would like to raise $15,000 for Operation Smile in the year 2015. The best part is that there are no rules to how we can achieve this– we have the opportunity to implement and see through our own ideas to raise money.

Whether it is game night, a lip sync battle, or VIP clubbing in Manhattan, it has been an endless bucket of creative and outside the box thinking that a passionate individual like myself can really thrive under.

Some of the Infinite Direct and Blumarc team, dining to donate money for Operation Smile

 

I had the honor of completing my own event, Dine 2 Donate at Houlihan’s in Bridgewater, earlier this year. We spent the night hanging out with friends and family drinking and eating and generated over $3,000 in sales. Hard work, huh?
With an excellent foundation and a little encouragement, it has been a pleasure to be actively involved with philanthropy and giving back to the world. It has been eye opening to learn how easy it is just to do so—there are countless practical ways to raise money for charity while also having a blast.

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On May 29, 2015, the well-known and trendy Marquee night club in New York City opened its doors to Infinite Direct and BluMarc in support of Operation Smile. With DJ EDX spinning, half the ticket sales were donated to Operation Smile and our company was provided with free bottle service. We danced the night away and had a blast taking photos in front of our customized step and repeat banner. For a small donation, we provided club goers authentic Polaroid photos. The night was a success and we raised almost $1,000 for charity.

The things that can be accomplished with a good team will never cease to amaze me. Coming into this business I expected to find a career. Yet, I have found so much more than that. I have found a lifestyle of working and playing hard that involves gratification not only pertaining to my success in business, but in a plethora of opportunities to have fun and give back to those less fortunate. I have found that the amazing, ambitious and hard working group of people I work alongside of every day have become my friends and family, and together we are going to not only shape the future for ourselves and our families, but under the wing of an incredible organization, we are going to change the world through charity and volunteering.
I encourage you to follow Infinite Direct on Facebook and stay up to date on our upcoming events.

If you are interested in making a donation to Operation Smile, visit http://bit.ly/infinitedirectdonate.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our awesome team, you can contact HR@infinite-direct.com.


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Hundreds Attend For A Night Of Lip Sync Battles and Fundraising

The week of May 17th, marked a great weekend for an awesome cause. Not only was the Infinite Direct team down in Baltimore for a business conference, but we also attended a lip sync battle held in Towson, MD that Saturday.

The proceeds generated that night went to Operation Smile, an organization that helps children in third world countries get the medical attention they need to repair cleft palates or any facial deformities.

The event was held at CVP’s, a local restaurant in Towson, Maryland with over 100 people who attended the event. Collectively from the night, $4,000 was raised for Operation Smile. The proceeds generated during the night came from purchasing food, drinks and a cover charge for attending the event.

Highlights from the nights performances included acts like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball.”

Overall, it was a great way to meet new friends and network with future business partners while we contributed to Operation Smile’s cause. All in all, we would say it was a huge success and one incredibly fun time!

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NJBiz Ranks Infinite Direct as the 24th Best Place To Work in New Jersey!

Infinite Direct has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey.

This survey and award program identifies, recognizes and honors the top places of employment in New Jersey that benefit the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in New Jersey program is made up of 100 companies split into two groups: 65 small/medium-sized companies (15-249 employees) and 35 large-sized companies (more than 250 employees). Infinite Direct has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey in the small/medium category.

“I am humbled to be recognized alongside other great companies who have won this award. At Infinite Direct our values consist of providing the best service to our clients and the best culture for our people. We work very hard to continuously provide a conducive environment were our employees can grow into business leaders. I believe these are the reasons we have the honor of receiving this award. The goal of the company is to continue to grow and create opportunities for individuals in future,” says Founder and President Donald Boyer.

To qualify, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Have at least 15 employees in New Jersey;
  2. Be a for-profit, not-for-profit or government entity;
  3. Be a publicly or privately held business;
  4. Have a facility in New Jersey;

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in New Jersey. Part one consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This phase was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. Part two consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This phase was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

The overall registration and survey process was managed by Best Companies Group (BCG).  BCG also analyzed the data provided and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

The award program, created in 2005, is produced by NJBIZ. NJBIZ, program sponsors and partners will honor this year’s 100 Best Places to Work and announce their ranking during an awards reception and ceremony on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Hilton East Brunswick. Donald Boyer, President of Infinite Direct, will be attending this event.

Infinite Direct is an industry leading sales and marketing firm. We’re licensed to represent some of the most well-known fortune 500 companies in the world. Our company’s main objective is to increase our client’s revenue as well as provide a culture of growth and development for our employees. Founded in June 2012, we have since grown by more than 300 percent. This growth has led to an expansion into a new market and more promotions from within the company.

Read full press release here: NJBIZ Ranks Infinite Direct as the 24th Best Place to Work in New Jersey!

We have also recently received the GLASSDOOR’S EMPLOYEES’ CHOICE AWARD ranking 32nd Best Company To Work For in the nation!

 

Some of the Infinite Direct and Blumarc team, dining to donate money for Operation Smile

Dine2Donate with Infinite Direct and Blumarc Big Success for Operation Smile

By Sarah Weber

Dine2Donate Infinite Direct Blumarc 1Blumarc and Infinite Direct have big plans to raise money for charity this year. Specifically, Operation Smile, a nonprofit organization that provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe. Some of these children cannot eat or speak and have never been able to smile before. So we asked ourselves, what can we do to help?

On Thursday, April 9, 2015, Infinite Direct and Blumarc had the pleasure of joining our friends, families and neighbors for our Dine to Donate fundraiser. Everyone came together at Houlihan’s bar and restaurant with one similar goal in mind: EAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!

The task was simple: Order food & drinks  — Show the Houlihan’s server the charity flyer — Portion of the check will be donated to Operation Smile.

 

What easier way is there to raise money for charity then enjoying a night out and delicious meal with family and friends?!

 

The event was a success, drawing a crowd who ate and drank their way to over $2,000 in sales, doubling our goal! We raised over $300 which will help at least 1 child smile!

You, too, can help to make a difference and provide smiles to children around the globe.

Don’t forget to stay tuned and join us for our next fundraising event.

If you still want to donate to Operation Smile, please go to our Operation Smile Donation Page:

http://support.operationsmile.org/goto/Dine2Donate

Our mission at Operation Smile is to give the gift of a smile to children who need one.  Many children in the world are born with a cleft lip, palate, or other facial deformities.  We believe that no child should live without the ability to smile and Operation Smile’s duty is just that.  

 

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Dine 2 Donate Fundraising Event

Imagine – Just by eating your dinner, you get to help fund some much needed medical missions for Operation Smile​!!

Operation Smile is a non-profit organization that sponsors medical missions in order to perform cleft lip and cleft pallet surgeries in countries that do not provide the corrective surgeries. This amazing organization changes the lives of both children and their families. So please join Infinite Direct and Blumarc in fundraising for Operation Smile at Houlihan’s in Bridgewater on April 9!

Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1

    Order Food at Houlihan’s in Bridgewater from 5 pm to 10 pm.   (This can be dine in or take out)

  • Step 2

    Simply present our printed out flyer (see below)

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Dine2Donate Coupon Form

That’s it! A portion of your bill will be donated to Operation Smile.
Houlihan’s will donate 10% of the sales if total is under $1,000 net. If it is over $1000 it will be 15%!!

So let’s get HUNGRY!!

Please RSVP by emailing us or if you have any questions! 

 

 

 

 

Our mission at Operation Smile is to give the gift of a smile to children who need one.  Many children in the world are born with a cleft lip, palate, or other facial deformities.  We believe that no child should live without the ability to smile and Operation Smile’s duty is just that.  

Driven by a universal compassion for children we work worldwide to perform healing surgeries.  All surgeries are delivered safely, effectively, and all patients are given related medical care directly to patients.  

With the global network and connections we make will help create a legacy that will make a lasting difference in our world.  The infrastructure that we build will ensure that our mission will be able to expand to our partners and beyond.  

Our mission is not only life changing for our patients, but also to all of the people involved.  Donors, staff, and volunteers all feel a change knowing that they gave the gift of a smile to a child in need.  

If for any reason you cannot attend but still want to donate, please go to our Operation Smile Donation Page: http://support.operationsmile.org/goto/Dine2Donate

Infinite Direct Pleased To Announce Another Promotion To Assistant Manager — AnneMarie

Infinite Directs Assistant Manager at Donald Boyers Birthday Celebration at the Frying Pan in New York City

Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Annemarie attended Arizona State University as a business major. After school, she decided to live abroad in Spain and Germany in order to learn, teach and travel. Once back in the states she started in a corporate position where she saw some initial growth but eventually felt stagnate.

Took multiple photos to create this animated gif of Annemarie and her team on the day of her promotion at Infinite Direct

“I wanted to work for a company where I knew I would be investing my hard work into a position I could grow. That’s ultimately why I started with Infinite Direct and my growth has been exponential.”

Since starting at Infinite Direct in an entry level position Annemarie has advanced into a management position where her main role is to train and develop others in order to create growth for the company as well as their Fortune 500 clients. She has been a part of a team that has grown into 9 new markets nationwide for multiple clients.

Her goals now are not only to continue to expand into new markets for the clients but to be a great coach and provide opportunity for others. “The president and managing partners have been great mentors to me. I work hard every day to be that same great example for my team. That’s not to say I haven’t had any struggles because I definitely still have things I’m working on. However, constant dedication to self-improvement is what has really been a key factor in my progression and ultimately makes me more relatable as a coach. I had to learn that focusing on progression over perfection is what was going to help drive my career forward. So far our team has helped create hundreds of jobs across the country and we cannot wait until we bring that number up into the thousands!”

Infinite Directs Assistant Manager AnneMarie with some of her team out and about in Manhattan-New York City-NYC

Infinite Direct and the team is proud to work with driven individuals like Annemarie and we’re excited to see her career flourish as a part of our organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Articles by AnneMarie:

HOW TO MAKE FEAR AND COURAGE WORK FOR YOU

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Infinite Direct Wins A Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award

best-place-banner-2015-glassdoor-infinite-direct Infinite Direct is pleased to announce that we are among the winners of the seventh annual Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards, a list of the Best Places to Work in 2015.

Unlike other awards there was no self-nomination process, instead it’s entirely based on feedback our employees have voluntarily and anonymously shared on Glassdoor. To determine the winners of the awards, Glassdoor evaluates all company reviews shared by employees over the past year. This year, we are proud to be recognized among an elite group of companies that have less than 1,000 employees. (See what other companies won in the SMB category: Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2015.)

A huge thank you goes out to all our employees who took the time to share their perspectives on what it’s like to work here.

We appreciate all the valuable feedback as it only helps us to get better.

Below are just a few words employees shared on Glassdoor that contributed toward the award and that made us feel incredibly honored to be recognized:

“Exceptional amount of OPPORTUNITY, financially and personally. –Allows you to learn to be the best version of yourself. ”

“It is a great experience working at Infinite Direct, I have been learning a lot of new things and making friends here.”

“It doesn’t feel like work; I’m learning management skills, how to effectively run a business, and be consistently at my best. I get to network with the most successful people in the company. There’s limitless room for growth.”

“I’ve been able to travel all over the country. I’ve seen more personal and professional growth while doing this than anything else I’ve ever done. This company has taught me the benefits of hard work and overcoming challenges. I also believe that we’re going to have a lot of growth the next year and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”

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Making Your Internship Work For You

 by guest blogger and Infinite Direct account executive, Sandy Schoener     

With the changing of seasons comes the un-doubtable anticipation of graduation, and the time for college students to start thinking about their ‘future’. While graduation is a long awaited triumph in most students’ careers, there is always the overwhelming anxiety of what to do next. The most logical way to transition post graduation into the job market means an internship, right? It is the most reputable way to ease the way into the work force, without fully committing. But before taking that step into an internship, there are a few things to be taken into consideration. Why not ask yourself, what can this internship REALLY do for ME? Is this ‘experience’ going to make me realize my full potential? Is this going to prepare me for what’s next?

Having been a college student myself, I turned towards an internship as a way to acquire college credits to meet my degree requirements. My initial intent was to gain a ‘real-life’ experience in Graphic Design, as that was the field I was studying. What I soon came to realize was that my search was extremely limited, and what was once a search for experience, soon became a search for anything that would meet my requirements for credits. What I never thought to ask myself was, what am I really looking for? What kind of experience do I want? I ended up ‘landing’ an internship in my field, however I spent hours doing all the basic work I learned some of my entry level classes, and ultimately ruining my drive to continue along that line of course work. After changing majors, then changing back. I realized I needed to figure out my strengths, and throw myself into a position that will push me to do things I had never experienced.

I decided after college that I needed to take a leap and try my hand in the sales and marketing world, I was a people person so I figured ‘Why not?!’. I accepted a position at Infinite Direct and I began to love the ability to learn the fundamentals of running a successful business, while using my creative and visual tactics to teach people and help them evolve as well.

The reason I am going along on this rant is because after about six months of being in the business world, I had the amazing opportunity to have an intern of my own. Sherry is a current Public Relations Major at Rowan University, and is now finishing her senior year. When I first interviewed her, she was approaching the summer after her junior year and was looking for something that she could add to her resume. It was recommended to her that an internship was the way to go, so, there she was. I was excited to be able to show her the ropes and teach her things, but I didn’t realize at that point how much SHE would actually teach me.

Learning how to interact like a professional made me realize what a real job would be like. I had never experienced working that much, and it was a major wake up call.

Our Internship program has a pretty basic layout, much like a Co-Op it is paid with the usual incentives to reach monetary bonuses to pay for books and so-on. However, the office standards do NOT vary for an entry-level Intern to a regular entry-level position. We have everyone start in our Management Training Program at the same point and work their way up just like they would in their actual career. Whether or not Sherry realized it, she was about to take an adventure into the real world for the summer. As much as I would have entertained the idea of her grabbing me coffee every morning and doing all the work I didn’t want to do, it was much more rewarding watching her grow into a passionate and career oriented individual.

Seeing as I had been in her shoes before, I decided I wanted to document Sherry’s experiences as she went through our Management Training Program.

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Sandy and Sherry enjoy an evening out at a networking conference in Orlando, Florida.

I won’t bore you with all the logistical questions and answers, but her first response to some Pros and Cons of her experience was, “Party hard your senior year!”, but then she elaborated with, “Learning how to interact like a professional made me realize what a real job would be like. I had never experienced working that much, and it was a major wake up call.” She expressed that she was pushed beyond what she thought she was capable of, and with the support of her new co-workers she was able to achieve a lot more than she had anticipated.

Fundamentals like professional presentations, communication, training, and interviewing are a few of things she experienced; but what I found most interesting was that she felt she learned most through being pushed to her limits of work ethic and personal goals, “I hold myself to a higher standard now that I know my strengths and weaknesses. I was able to find more of my strengths than anything, and now have higher goals because of it.” What’s interesting about graduating is that there is always the common denominator of wanting to be successful, but at what point do we ask ourselves what is it going to take to get us there?

Throughout her internship I was also able to bring Sherry with a few of us in the office to a conference in Orlando, Florida. Where most Interns would be excited about the idea of being in Florida, she said that what excited her most about being there was the ability to witness and meet the people that actually cared about her future, “They had been in my position and were able to do it themselves, that really meant a lot for me to see that.”

The definition of ‘experience’ in summary is the process of doing and seeing things, and of having things happen to you. It is a skill or knowledge that you get by doing something. Yes, any basic internship would have built Sherry’s resume on paper, however her ability to be pushed outside of her comfort zone and into a career role was something much more beneficial.

My suggestion to anyone currently searching for an internship is if experience is something you are looking for, be sure to question yourself as to what the internship will do for YOU. If your future success is something you are willing to commit to, then why not start now.

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