What do Digis and St. Patrick’s Day have in common?

St. Patrick’s Day and Digis share one distinct characteristic … the color green! In order to celebrate a holiday that shares our true color, we organized a company potluck revolving around just that, the color green. Employees contributed true Irish dishes, along with a variety of green-colored snacks and desserts to compose a St. Paddy’s Day lunch. From corned beef to green jello, we celebrated St. Paddy’s Day one green bite at a time.

A contest was thrown to determine the best St. Patrick’s Day dishes that were brought. An ensemble of taste-testing judges agreed upon the following winners:

Best Main Dish: Corned Beef by Don Dowden

Best Side Dish: Shepherd’s Pie by Laurel Stephens

Best Dessert: Mint Oreo Pie by Jade Lundberg

We wish everyone a happy and safe St. Patrick’s Day and would like to thank everyone who participated in today’s potluck.

Keep Calm and Eat Southern

This week we held our first ever Southern style potluck at Digis. Employees were invited to bring a homemade dish with a Southern theme from one of the following four categories: main dish, biscuits/bread, side dish, and dessert/drink. Lots of butter, flavor, and spice was brought to the table as many employees prepared mouth-watering recipes true to the South. It was a hard decision, but the following winners were selected for their dishes (pictured above from left to right):

Dessert: Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler by Dave Lowe Warehouse Manager

Biscuit/Bread: Pumpkin Cornbread by Chris Dominguez Warehouse Coordinator

Side Dish: Creamy Mashed Potatoes by Sarah Nunn Contract Administrator

Main Dish: Spicy Jambalaya by Sasha Hansen Marketing Coordinator

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our potluck and for all of the hard work that went into each dish that was prepared. The display of Southern culinary skills from everyone who participated in the potluck was truly impressive!

Holiday Party 2013

It’s that time of year again! Last week we held our annual Digis holiday party (highlights of the party are included in the above video montage). We gathered at the Wheeler Farm Reception Hall to enjoy Magleby’s catered food, good friends, games, and giveaways. Over $10,000 in prizes were given away this year, ranging in scale from an iPad Air to tabletop foosball. Some employees opted to participate in games in order to win prizes, while others chose to solely enter the raffle. Many games were played throughout the night, including a dough sculpting contest where contestants had to sculpt dough in the form of our Operation Manager, Ryan’s, face. Other games included a sing/dance off where employees choreographed and sang Frosty the Snowman, a decorating contest where employees used a bag full of supplies to transform teammates into santas, trees, and snowmen, and a kleenex pull where employees raced to be the first to empty a box of kleenex by pulling only one kleenex out at a time. Business Support representative Shannon Parr said regarding the party, “I love going to the company holiday party each year. Digis puts on an awesome show. It is always so much fun.”

On behalf of Digis, we’d like to thank everyone who participated in our holiday party this year, especially our employees who helped arrange the venue, pick great food, dream up amazing décor, obtain fun and impressive prizes, plan the games, and everything else that went into organizing and putting on such a wonderful party! We’d also like to especially thank all of our valued business partners for their prize contributions. We greatly appreciate your support and look forward to working with you this coming year.

As a last note to all of our amazing employees here at Digis, Operations Manager Ryan Larsson said, “We really do put these parties on to say “thank you” for all the hard work that is put in each and every day here, so thank you again for making this a great year.”

Pie Eating Contest

Pie. Sweet, delicious baked pie. A flaky crust, a gooey center, and smooth cream to top it off … do you blame us for wanting to start Thanksgiving early? Here at Digis we just couldn’t wait until tomorrow to scarf up some pie. We had to start early, and that meant hosting a pie eating contest today! Employees lined up anxiously as quarter slices of apple pie were cut up and laid out along a table surrounded by chairs. As part of the rules, no utensils were allowed, however the use of hands was acceptable. The winner would be the first person to eat their entire chunk of pie and stand up. The pie eating contest commenced and the devouring began. Edward Martin, Digis Marketing Manager, came out triumphant for back to back victories with Jose Rodriguez coming in as a close second. Participants were congratulated and, as the winner, Edward received a $15 gift card to Walmart and participating stores.

Continuing in the theme of celebrating our favorite Thanksgiving dessert, employees were also invited to bring homemade pies to work today to share with everyone (homemade pies were not used as the pies in the pie eating contest, Digis provided store-bought pies for that purpose so as not to waste any homemade goodness). Everything from chocolate pecan to key lime pie lined our table. Four judges were randomly selected and the homemade pies were evaluated according to three categories: best tasting pie, most original pie, and the pie with the best presentation. The best tasting pie award went to Sara Aland for her tangy key lime pie. The most original pie award went to Amy Allam for her caramel dream pie. Lastly, the pie with the best presentation award went to MaryJo Jones for her fresh fruit pie. All of the pies had exceptional reviews and we’d like to thank everyone who participated in our pre-Thanksgiving pie feast! Happy Turkey Day to all.

Halloween Contest Winners

COSTUME AWARDS:

CUBICLE AWARD:

Most Embellished Cubicle: Kameron Barkle

DESSERT AWARDS:

Best Tasting: Sara Aland

Scariest: Mindy Turner

 

Halloween Costume Contest 2013

Our Halloween Costume Contest is back! Roll up your sleeves Digis employees, you have your work cut out for you. It’s time to vote on your favorite costumes from Halloween and this year it will be no easy task. The four winning categories include: Scariest, Funniest, Most Believable, and Best Overall costume. There are 24 contestants total. Each contestant is pictured here with a contestant number that has been randomly assigned to them.  Please choose the winning costume for each category and select that contestant’s number when taking the survey. You may only vote for each costume once (you can NOT vote for the same costume to win in two different categories). The survey will end 11.5.13 at midnight, be sure to get your votes in before then. Good luck!

Digis/JAB Operator of the Year Award

Last week The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA), a membership organization dedicated to promoting the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry, held its annual fall conference and expo, WISPAPALOOZA, at the South Point Hotel and Conference Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

WISPA is a membership-driven trade association that promotes the development, advancement and unity of the wireless Internet service provider industry. WISPA has over 770 members that support WISPA’s advocacy, education and other collaborative industry initiatives.

At this year’s WISPAPALOOZA our parent company JAB Broadband has been awarded Operator of the Year. With over 2500 WISPs providing service to 3 million customers nationwide, this is a real honor and testament to the team we have built and the new standard of excellence we have brought to the industry.

In a recent press release, WISPA Executive Director Rick Harnish said: “The 2013 WISPA Operator of the Year award goes to a company that has been successful acquiring other WISPs in an economy that has been challenging.  JAB Broadband has been very supportive of WISPA and although many acquisition models have failed or struggled the last five years, JAB Broadband has continued on.  I often hear from many WISPs who have had issues with companies who have bought their businesses, but I cannot recall one bad comment from a company purchased by JAB Broadband.  It is for this reason, that WISPA recognizes JAB Broadband as the Operator of the Year in 2013.”

Digis is thrilled to be a part of this company as an Idaho and Utah Internet Provider. Along with our affiliates, we are able to provide coverage not only in Idaho and Utah, but in many states across the nation.  We’re excited to be recognized for our contribution to Idaho and Utah Internet Service and look forward to future advancements in the industry.

Facebook Roku Giveaway

Joel Wallin of Orem is a proud new owner of a Roku LT Streaming Player. Joel, one of the many participants in our Facebook Roku Giveaway, was randomly selected and awarded the Roku player earlier this week in our American Fork office by our operations manager Ryan Larsson (pictured above). Joel is a former Quest customer and has since switched to our Utah Internet service. He said regarding the switch, “Now we are able to stream Netflix from multiple locations at the same time. Downloading is fun instead of annoying.”

Joel is not the only customer we’ve heard that from. We’ve been providing fast Internet in Utah since 1999 and our unique connection with Netflix as one of their Open Connect Providers enables our network to stream in HD at faster speeds. Because our Utah Broadband is optimized for HD streaming, many customers experience faster download speeds upon switching to our service. If you’re frustrated with your current Utah Internet provider, give us a call at 866-92-DIGIS. We’d love the chance to talk with you, tell you more about our service, and see if we can provide you faster, more efficient Internet, just like we did for Joel.

Our Facebook Roku Giveaway ran through the beginning of this month. It included “Liking” the Digis Facebook fan page, after which you could enter for a chance to win a free Roku. Watch our blog and Facebook page for your chance to win in upcoming contests!

Food Truck Frenzy

What better way to spice up lunchtime then with a little treat from a specialty food truck? Over the last couple of weeks we’ve welcomed food trucks Waffle Love and Sweeto Burrito to set up camp in our parking lot. Employees, visiting Digis customers, and faithful followers have stopped by looking to grab a bite to eat. Our parking lot has been filled with berry topped waffles, loaded burritos, and a lot of happy customers. Many Digis employees, as well as employees at surrounding offices, loved having lunch right at their front door. Digis employee Jose Rodriguez said regarding having Sweeto Burrito visit, “It is great having Sweeto Burrito visit here at Digis. Instead of driving off to eat somewhere, I step a few feet outside and food is ready for me to eat!”

Be sure and follow our FB page or Twitter feed to see when the next food truck will be coming to Digis. Grab your employees, your loved ones, or your friends and stop by for lunch. We’d love to see you!

FREE Smoothies! Hello summer.

We want to give your summer a boost and give out a FREE 16oz Jamba Juice Smoothie to the next 100 people who like our Facebook page! To be eligible, follow the instructions below!

1. ‘LIKE’ the Digis Facebook page here.

2. Enter your address here (we have to know where to send your FREE Jamba Juice coupon to).

3. Sit back and wait to enjoy your FREE smoothie!

Limited time offer.