Summer Vacations and Dad
Summer is finally arriving! Our favorite day, the Summer solstice, is on June 20th. That is the longest day of the year, which makes us happy. We also wanted to take this opportunity to remind you all to let us know if you are going on vacation or if you are planning to be gone for an extended period this summer.
As we have mentioned in past newsletters, the labor market in Denver is incredibly tight and consequently, we are very booked and are running an extremely tight schedule these days. Therefore, lockouts and cancellations become more painful for us, so please let us know your plans as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, enjoy summer and all that it has to offer. We have thrown some events your way (see below) to get things kicked off!!!
Finally, Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads out there. If you forgot it’s Father’s Day on Sunday the 18th, we have a last minute gift guide here .
4th of July Schedule
Independence Day falls on a Tuesday this year. Kind of a bummer as we all love a three-day weekend. Heck, maybe you can find a way to stretch it to four, so it’s better than falling on a Wednesday!
Here at Denver Concierge we want to work for you as much as we can, so we will be open and operating on Monday the 3rd.
We will be closing on the 4th so our folks can enjoy a day off with their families. If your clean day is on a Tuesday, we will not be arriving at your home on that day.
We hope you all enjoy the holiday and have included a list of the best fireworks watching spots around the Front Range here.
We will be back to work on the 5th. Happy 4th of July!!!
Denver Start of Summer Events
There is so much to do in Denver in the summer. One of our favorite events is the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, which takes place from July 1-3.
There are also many other events taking place in our city, including the Cherry Blossom Festival, Buskerfest and how could we forget Comic Con? If you see superheroes walking the street don’t be alarmed.
There are also many things to do here that are completely free, and that full list can be found here.
We hope you have a great summer and take advantage of all our city has to offer!
Denver Convention Center Upgrades
Let us start by saying we love our city. We have lots to offer and we have a great convention center. It first opened in 1990, so we agree that it can be updated.
However, the original budget for renovation of $104 million was slightly missed. The new number is $233 million!!!
The city is proposing a new taxing districtthat would primarily affect hotels and rental cars, but will also involve issuing of bonds to cover the new number.
If you are curious about the details of this project, the Denver Business Journal did a nice job, including a photo gallery. That article can be found here.
Let’s hope our personal and business budgeting goes slightly better than this one did.
Although we will agree that the updates look amazing and should propel convention business in Denver by quite a bit!
Cell Phone Interruptions
Have you ever been working diligently on something that requires your full attention only to be interrupted by a text or phone call?
Happens all the time. What we didn’t realize is the true time cost of those interruptions.
A study at the University of California, Irvine, found that “the typical office worker is interrupted or switches tasks, on average, every three minutes and five seconds.”
3 minutes and 5 seconds. That’s 185 seconds in total between one interruption and the next.
What’s more, “it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to the task.” (click above for the full detail, great stuff)
23 minutes! That’s over 7 times as long as it takes for you to be interrupted again.
After reading this study, we have gotten into the habit of leaving our phones in another room when we are facing important tasks that require our full attention, and it has helped tremendously!! We hope it helps you as well!
Monthly Award Winners
Please allow me to introduce our May 2017 award winners for quality and client service.
Our best Cleaning Associates for the month were Josefina Quinonez, Juana Luna, Fernanda Gonzalez, Maria Zapata Yazmin Mendoza.
Our best Team Leaders for May were Rosa Chavez and Socorro Gonzalez.
Thanks to all of our team members for their hard work, and a special thanks to our trend setting award winners!
Queen Bee Corner
Our aim at Denver Concierge, apart from cleaning better than anyone on the planet, is to simplify the process for our clients.
The operation of today’s modern appliances, light controls, door closures and plumbing fixtures are not always self- evident to our ladies.
If I receive detailed instructions via email from you then these instructions become a permanent part of your work order and whoever cleans your home will then know how things work.
It alleviates the need to explain and re-explain and also insures that things are being operated safely and correctly.
The complicated made simple helps us do a better job for you! If you have special situations please let me know and I will get it added to your work order.