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July 6th, 2015

July 2015 Highlights

When I posted my first column in June, there were no changes to report, which felt quite odd to me. This month we are back to the usual pace here at PeKu. There are many new and exciting things happening!

  • PeKu celebrated its 7th birthday last Wednesday. While it wasn't noted with great fanfare, it still is quite remarkable. I find it hard to believe that I've been overseeing the growth of my company for this long.

  • Although there was no cake and ice cream to mark the date, we did continue with our tradition of giving
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June 29th, 2015

Start of Summer for Peku

As I typed the title of this post, I wondered how many people would notice the capitalization of Peku. I am keenly aware of it, but I think for others it isn't obvious. This company, of which I am the CEO and Editor-in-Chief, is PeKu. Our mascot, the ever adorable penguin, is Peku. Thus, today's post is focused on her.

As I sat down to write this morning, I didn't have a topic in mind. It's the fifth Monday of the month, which means there is no assigned category, providing more freedom for topics. My mind drew a
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June 22nd, 2015

Meet the Team- Marnie Bii

Today's interview features one of our columnists, Marnie Bii. Marnie has been writing for PeKu since April of 2014. In this time she has covered a number of topics for us, including pets, travel, fitness, shopping, and home decor. I have found her articles to be both inspiring and informative. In fact, on many a Monday after reading her bargain article, I have gone in search of these shopping steals!

Rather than embarking on a list of the fashion buys I've bought, let me introduce you to Marnie!

MPKWhen you aren’t writing articles, what do you like to
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June 15th, 2015

End of the School Year Nostalgia

In my previous career I was an elementary level teacher. I taught second, third, and fourth grades over a ten-year period. I left that career to build PeKu Publications. Although it has been seven years since my last class, June always makes me think about end of the school year. I don't miss being in the classroom, but I do have many fond memories of this time of year. Witnessing the amazing amount of growth in your students and the strong community you have built is always pleasing.

In this role, I don't have the same feelings in June.
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June 8th, 2015

PeKu News- All Remains Quiet

Last week I wrote about the quietness at PeKu. No changes to publications, no new features, just a differently calm month was had in May. Apparently, the quietness is becoming a pattern, as this week there are no recognitions to be made. No new team members were added. No one moved on to new ventures over the past month. No anniversaries are being celebrated.

This, too, has a slight sense of oddness to it. With a team of 16 writers, 2 engineering members, a video creator, and an editor, we almost always have an anniversary to celebrate. However,
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June 1st, 2015

What’s Different Here?

My home contains a blended family, our own little version of the Brady Bunch. I have two children, and my husband has two children, which makes us a family of six. As there are other sets of parents and our oldest is in college, most of the time we have only one teen in the family nest. So, every night as I walk the stairs to our bedroom, my mind, on some subconscious level, checks the box that she is home and in bed.

I describe it as being at a subconscious level because I truly am not
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