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Behind the Scenes- Red Wing Software's TC 10 Mile Team!

clock October 6, 2016 3:31 PM by author StephanieE
  • Katrina Nelson

    The only race I have ever done was a 5K three years ago in Rapid City, SD, and even that was a challenge for me. I had laughed at Stephanie when she first asked “Would you be interested in running a 10 mile race?” After thinking about it, I thought why not, I’ll give it a shot! I’ve been practicing running ever since then and have really surprised myself. It’s good to have goals (even if it’s a little out of your comfort zone) and keep pushing yourself for a better you. My main goal is to finish the race, without ending up in an ambulance. I am doing this race for my daughter, who is almost four, to show her that you can accomplish difficult goals if you put your mind to it! She has been my little coach. Thanks Coach Kyla!

  • Jill Fox

    I ran a half marathon last October and quit running after that. The TC 10 Mile has gotten me back into running. I enjoy lifting weights and going to classes at the Y but it feels great to get back to running. I will be doing a Ragnar Trail run in September and also completed the Spartan and 1/2 Tough Mudder this summer.

  • Rachel Glover

    Running is one of my favorite things to do for exercise! I love the friendships that I have formed through running groups! I've done a few other 10 mile races along with many 5ks. When this race came up it was another chance to run with a wonderful group of people and it's going to help this mama get back into shape after welcoming our beautiful daughter in July!

  • Stephanie Elsen

    I have run two marathons in the past, and am excited to run this 10 mile race because I want to get back into running. The only running I’ve done for the past few years is to the fridge while watching Netflix. It feels good to be getting back to it – when I started training for this race I could barely run a block without stopping, and I just ran six miles this past weekend. It’s a little bit harder now that I am 47, but I am loving it anyway!

  • Kathryn Zielski

    I'm excited to be running the TC 10 Mile with the Red Wing Software team this year! I consider myself a reluctant runner... I do not love it, but it's the most efficient workout I've found. I go in spurts and have run Grandma's half marathon twice, and the TC 10 Mile two years ago. I haven't run much in the past year, so this has been a good motivator to get started again. Hopefully, I make it to the finish line on October 9th!

  • Lizz Hilton

    I ran consistently in college and within the past two years have started running again. I usually do not participate in organized events as I run not only for exercise but also as a form of relieving stress. I have never run farther than eight miles at a time so I figured this would be a great challenge and motivator to get out of my normal routine. I plan on running the Ragnar Trail Run next year with the company I am employed with.



  • Red Wing Software Customers in the News

    clock October 5, 2016 9:24 AM by author StephanieE

    Sunnyside Farms, featured in Hoard’s Dairyman.

    Neil Rejman of Sunnyside Farms, a Red Wing Software customer, was featured in the September 10th, 2016 issue, of Hoard’s Dairyman. The story, entitled Rejman named Progressive Commercial Dairy Manager, gives details about Rejman recently being awarded the 2016 Progressive Commercial Dairy Farm Manager Grant Award. Rejman received a $2,000 travel grant, and plans on visiting several other progressive dairies around the country.

    Lamont Fruit Farm/Fish Creek Orchards, featured in Fruit Grower News.

    Lamont Fruit Farm/Fish Creek Orchards, a Red Wing Software customer, was featured in the September 2016 issue of Fruit Growers News in the story New York state growers adapt to changing markets. Lamont Fruit Farm owner, Rod Farrow describes methods used to increase efficiency within their operation.

    Spiech Farms, featured in Fruit Grower News.

    Red Wing Software customer Spiech Farms LLC was also included in the September 2016 issue of Fruit Grower News, in the story Spiech Farms invests more than $1 million in new products. Spiech Farms Chief Operating Officer / Owner, Tim Spiech explains plans for a new product line expansion for frozen produce.



    Red Wing Software Customers in the News

    clock September 27, 2016 2:29 PM by author StephanieE

    Hillside Farms featured in Progressive Dairyman

    Laura Flory of Hillside Farms, a Red Wing Software customer, shares some great advice and experiences about keeping a family farm on track, in the August 7, 2016, issue of Progressive Dairyman. In the story “Becoming the ‘A Team’: How a consultant′s repeated advice got our farm back on track”, Flory explains how a person′s roles, responsibilities, and expectations make such a difference within a farming organization.



    Behind the Scenes - August 2016

    clock September 19, 2016 11:10 AM by author StephanieE
    • Katrina (Administrative Assistant), husband Josh and daughter Kyla enjoyed a Minnesota Twins Win!! It was Kyla’s first Twins game.
    • Chad (Sales), his wife Rachel, and son welcomed the birth of their beautiful daughter Remi on July 21st. Congratulations to all.
    • Mike (QA Manager/Project Manager), his wife Kathryn, and daughter Kadence on the shores of Lake Superior with their foreign exchange student from Japan, Hiyori, who was with them for a month.
    • Jada (Support Technician) and her family Josh, Ava and Lane went on a road trip this summer that included a visit to the St. Louis Arch and the Hillclimb Nationals in Illinois which Lane participated in. He won two national championships, a second place, and the youth racer of the year award! Funny thing is he’s not afraid to speed up those hills but was too scared go up in the Arch.
    • Dan (Design) and his wife Sue became grandparents for the first time to beautiful Lyla! Congratulations to all.
    • Julie (Sales Engineer ) and her sons participated in a 70-mile bike ride in Boulder this past weekend. The ride is called the Bstrong ride and benefits the Boulder Community Hospital for Integrative Care which services cancer patients. Proceeds from this weekend ride will fund the center for an entire year. It is also benefits the George Karl Foundation.


    Red Wing Software - Notes from the President Ken Hilton

    clock September 12, 2016 2:56 PM by author khilton
    Ken Hilton - President Red Wing Software

    September may seem like a strange time to talk about budgeting for your business, but actually, any time of year is a good time to review how your business is tracking against your projections. Whether it’s planning for next year, or comparing this year’s results to what you were planning, looking at your actual numbers compared to your business plan for the year should be something that happens on a regular basis.

    To illustrate, I’ll use a couple Red Wing Software examples of why this is important. Each manager of their respective department is responsible for creating their budget for the coming year. Of course, not only expenses are projected, but revenue is also part of the budget. For example, each salesperson puts together the sales goals that they expect to achieve on a monthly basis, and how they expect to achieve those goals. Sales numbers are then measured throughout the year on a daily basis so we are aware of how we are performing compared to our projections. If sales numbers are not what we expected, (either lower or higher), it is important to know the reasons and react quickly to any discrepancy. Of course if sales numbers are higher than we expected, we want to know why, and keep making decisions that ensure continued success.

    On the expense side, you obviously want to make sure you are not spending money that was not budgeted without a serious look as to why these expenses were increased. Also, and this may sound strange at first, you want to make sure you are spending all the money that is budgeted unless there is a good reason for not spending it. For instance, our Marketing Manager budgets to spend a certain amount on very specific items. Whether it’s advertising, trade shows, web presence, travel, or any number of other things, it is important to stick to this plan. If marketing dollars are not spent as planned, the result could very well be a decrease in revenue. It can be a delicate balancing act.

    We are fortunate at Red Wing Software to have seasoned, experienced managers and staff that are very good at planning for their respective departments, and our revenue and expense numbers are typically within two percent of their projections. I believe with practice, discipline, and timely analysis, most businesses can be equally accurate in their planning process.

    - Ken Hilton, President




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