Category Archives: Other Stuff

Supporting Local Businesses

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!

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Chili Cook-Off 2.0!

After the success of our Fort Worth office’s Chili Cook-Off, last week was our Dallas office’s turn! While the chili purists of the group argued there’s only one true chili recipe, our entrants made it interesting with a myriad of creative – and delicious – varieties. All were outstanding, but after the votes were counted the awards went to:

1st Place – Brennan Scala

2nd Place– John Moreland

3rd Place– Dee Kubicki

Thanks to the Sunshine Committee for their hard work in the planning of the event, and we’re looking forward to next year!

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Taco Lingo

As Texans, we’re always looking for the best new places to find great Tex-Mex food. If you’re in the Dallas Uptown area, then add Taco Lingo to your list! Taco Lingo opened in 2019, bringing hand-pressed tortillas, made in house of course, filled with high quality ingredients.

We tried a little bit of everything, including the chicken & waffles taco, steak and eggs,  and huevos rancheros, but the big surprise on the menu is definitely their cinnamon rolls! Make sure to order at least two, because one definitely won’t be enough for your group.

Check out Taco Lingo at https://www.tacolingo.com/!

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LifeWorks at Alpha Testing

Alpha Testing® is excited to announce our new Employee Assistance Program with LifeWorks! This service is available 24/7, and connects our Alpha team to information, tips, and updates to support our well-being and success at work. It even rewards us with special offers and Perks, helping our team save money (who doesn’t love that?)!

LifeWorks provides resources for numerous situations including adoption issues, grief and loss, and stress. For more information head to https://alpha-testing.lifeworks.com/ or contact Karen Rodriguez, HR Director, at krodriguez@alphatesting.com.

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Who’s Ready for Some Chili?

Our Fort Worth office held their inaugural Chili Cook-Off last Friday, with nearly 20 entries for this year’s contest! There was a little bit of everything, including mild chili, spicy chili, beef chili, pork chili, and everything in between.

Congratulations to this year’s Chili Champ, Justin Rose, and his venison chili! They also crowned a Chili Chump, Marnie Quedensley, whose entry didn’t quite finish at the top of the voting.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and we can’t wait to have even more entries next year!

Founder’s Award – 2019

Alpha Testing’s Founder’s Award is given annually to those who best epitomize the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of Alpha. Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Henok Abebe and Samson Ayalew (Dallas), Nicole Hall (Fort Worth), Mark Lanham (Houston), and Andrew Lamb (San Antonio).

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Happy New Year!

With the New Year comes new goals and sometimes sticking to those goals takes some extra motivation. If being more active is part of your plan for this year, then we have an event for you!

The Form Follows Fitness 5K is coming back to Klyde Warren Park on Saturday, February 15th, and we want you and your family to join Team Alpha Testing! This annual 5K takes you through Uptown and the Dallas Design District, so you get to see some award winning architecture and a few Alpha projects, too!

Alpha is once again covering the entry fees for our employees and their families. For more information, including an entry code for your FREE registration, contact Karen Rodriguez at krodriguez@alphatesting.com.

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