For the past few years, the Alpha Testing® team has enjoyed the adventure of finding unique, local coffee shops and restaurants and posting our experiences here on our blog. As our daily life continues to change, we can still be community-minded and support these businesses!
Here are a few ways to help some North Texas businesses we love, both those we’ve already shared with you and some we’re excited to try!
- Take a break from home and pick up some coffee to go!
- Support businesses by purchasing online gift cards to use later:
- Dude, Sweet Chocolate – click here
- Fat Straws Bubble Tea, Co. – click here
- These restaurants and shops are offering pickup and delivery!
We look forward to sharing businesses from around Texas in the coming weeks!
The ladies of Alpha Testing’s Houston office were thinking pink this week, wearing pink Alpha shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
If you’d like to support breast cancer research, treatment, or support, click here for a list of the top breast cancer charities in the United States.
Where can you find sculptures of Captain Underpants, Spider-Man, and Dirk Nowitzki all in one place? At NorthPark Center in Dallas as part of the 2019 Canstruction competition!
Alpha’s Dallas office, represented by Hannah McAdams, Jordan Koskelin, and Marianne Stanton, teamed with Archer Western and Spencer+Company this year to create a 7-foot tall Captain Underpants out of canned potatoes, beans, tomatoes, tuna, and corn!
The cansculptures will be on exhibit at NorthPark through September 22nd, after which all of the canned food will be donated to the North Texas Food Bank.
For more information on Canstruction, and to donate/vote for our sculpture, head to https://canstructiondallas2019.causevox.com/.
Just before Christmas, members of our Dallas team took their vocal “talents” to The Traymore at Park Cities, a local nursing home that specializes in post-operative rehabilitation and long term care. The team sang Christmas carols, delivered handwritten cards to the residents, and brought a haul of blankets, socks, housecoats, board games, and beauty and hygiene products to make the holidays a little brighter.
To find out more about how you can help the residents at The Traymore, check out https://traymore.com/.
Alpha Testing’s Dallas office collected food for the North Texas Food Bank as part of their Thanksgiving celebrations this year. The items donated will feed over 120 families in our north Texas community. Thank you to all who donated, and to Karen Rodriguez, SHRM-CP for organizing the food drive!
For more information on how you can get involved with the North Texas Food Bank, head to their website at https://www.ntfb.org/.
After the events of 9/11, the owners of Porter’s Army Navy a family owned and operated store in Irving, TX, recognized that many of their customers were looking for a way to help, but didn’t know where to start. In response to this need, the Porter family started Unite for Troops, an annual event and Veteran’s Day celebration held to raise money and collect items for care packages to send to our troops overseas.
Alpha Testing’s Diana Rohrback, herself a veteran, organized Alpha’s contributions to this year’s event, which included donating food and personal care items for care packages as well as purchasing raffle tickets to help with some of the shipping costs for the care packages.
Unite for Troops sends the Alpha family a big THANK YOU for all of the donations!
For more information on Unite for Troops, and to learn how you can help, head to http://unitefortroops.com/.
Diana (far right) with her fellow Unite for Troops volunteers!
Alpha Testing Dallas once again teamed up with Archer Western and HNTB for the CANstruction Dallas competition.
“Our companies are working toward advances in transportation, including the highways, rail, airports, and BEYOND! Our structure is a depiction of the next era of space travel, leaving the balmy waves of Florida and looking toward Mars. While we work toward making your commutes better now and plan for the commutes of the future, one thing we CAN all work on is to eradicate hunger in our community. Let’s work together to rid Dallas of hunger today.” https://canstructiondallas2018.causevox.com/team/blastingouthunger
The entries are on display at NorthPark Center in Dallas until September 22nd, so make sure you check it out! Many thanks to all who participated, especially Jordan Koskelin and Hannah McAdams who represented Alpha on build day!
Alpha’s Team at the 22nd Annual AIA Dallas | Acme Brick Golf Tournament was the four “J’s”: John Greenwald, Joshua Rogg, Jacob Wadlington, and Jeff Wilt. The team expected to have a somewhat high score, and to celebrate that expectation, Team Captain Rogg elected to have a high thread count as well.
After the event, Rogg stated, “Well, we certainly were trophy bound, finishing last. But let’s not forget we finished first in fashion!” Maybe so, maybe not!
Click here for more information on the tournament, and thank you AIA Dallas and Acme Brick for an awesome afternoon!
The Archer Western, HNTB, and Alpha Testing team won the Canstruction Most Cans International Award this year, using 16,045 cans in our display! For more about this year’s entry, click here, and you can check out all the winners here!
Team Alpha braved the elements last Saturday for the Form Follows Fitness 5K, benefiting the Dallas Center for Architecture! Even with the less than ideal conditions, it was a great event, with a course that took us past some of the best architecture in Dallas. Thanks to everyone who came by our booth (manned by Jacob Wadlington), and congrats to Junior Hernandez, Hannah McAdams, Allison Merecka, and Marianne Stanton for battling through the rain to get those awesome medals! Want to see more pics from the race? Check out https://www.facebook.com/FormFollowsFitness/. Can’t wait to do it again next year!