by Feynman Group
Posted on 2017-05-11 16:31:39
Today, we are celebrating the birthday of Richard Feynman — the inspiration behind our company’s name. The American theoretical physicist was known for keeping an open mind, finding pleasure in problem-solving, fostering curiosity, and keeping things simple. These are some of the central values that have guided our business from establishment in 1995 to this very day.
Richard Feynman was not just known for his incredible work and numerous awards in physics, but for his infectious energy and engaging perspective of the world around him. He combined brilliance, curiosity, and influence to change how people viewed problem-solving. Although Mr. Feynman passed away in 1988 after a battle with cancer, his legacy lives on. Here at Feynman Group, we continue to remember and live out Richard’s inspiring values in our daily work.
“The worthwhile problems are the ones you can really solve or help solve, the ones that you can really contribute something to. No problem is too small or too trivial if we can really do something about it.”
by Scotty McConnell
Posted on 2017-03-21 22:12:39
Friends and Partners of Feynman Group,
With the end of the first quarter of 2017 swiftly approaching, I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on the year behind us as well as share a bit about our direction in the coming months.
Last year we made a concerted effort to focus on consistency as a theme, and while we experienced new and exciting opportunities – shifts in the industry, our expanding presence in Portland, the adoption of new technologies, and beyond – ultimately our concentration on consistency allowed us to grow alongside these changes. As a result, this growth has molded Feynman Group into a more mature, conscientious company.
Our dedication to community engagement continued in 2016 with our partners at Kids’ FIRST. Together, we raised over $50,000 at our annual 1 Day 100 Holes Charity Golf Marathon to aid children in Lane County. We are eagerly preparing for this year’s marathon in September, and we look forward to serving our community throughout 2017.
As Feynman Group moves forward, we are excited to continue building off of the positive growth we have diligently fostered. Alongside this effort, we are proud to launch our new logo which we feel reflects the progression and evolution of our brand. Finally, carrying us through 2017 is our concentration on acting deliberately and attentively as a company in order to best meet your technology needs. With that in mind, I sincerely thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your organization. Our partnership allows us to do what we love every day by helping your business thrive.
President and Co-Founder
by Scotty McConnell
Posted on 2015-12-30 21:47:11
Friends and Partners,
The end of the year is always a natural time for reflection, and as 2015 comes to a close, I’d like to share a bit of what the past year looked like for Feynman Group. One of the tenets we focused on this year as an organization was strength; strength in our actions, remaining strong through change, and of course strength in the services we provided. We also chose to concentrate on the ways we communicate, both in terms of the technological tools we use as well as how our communication helps us relate to each other as people. In these respects, Feynman Group has grown significantly over 2015 as an organization and as a team of skilled individuals.
With that said, the heart of our strength of course relies on our partners. We say our job is to give your business superpowers, and we truly value the opportunities you have presented us with to help you prosper through technology. On behalf of the whole Feynman Group team, I’d like to thank all of our partners, both new and familiar, for the chance to collaborate over this past year!
Looking ahead, I’d like to concentrate on consistency as a principle in the coming year. Consistency can be a nebulous concept, however to us, this stands for maintaining our high standards for superiority in service, staying present to ensure every detail is thoughtfully considered, and dedicating ourselves to following through on our word. And so my promise to you, as our partner, is to maintain consistency in 2016 as we continue to give your business superpowers!
President and Co-Founder
by Mark Tschetter
Posted on 2015-02-17 18:03:33
Kids’ FIRST’s mission is simple: to provide intervention and advocacy for children who are victims of, or witnesses to, crime.
The Kids’ FIRST Center opened its doors in Lane County, Oregon in 1994 with the intent of taking a multidisciplinary team approach to child abuse intervention. For victims and witnesses of child abuse, the repeated interviews, technical processes, and general bureaucracy surrounding the justice system can be taxing and confusing experiences. Kids’ FIRST sought to ease this process by consolidating all of the resources a child would need under one roof.
The Center, whose name is actually an acronym for Kids’ Forensic Intervention Response & Support Team, acts under direct supervision of the Lane County District Attorney’s office. Currently the Kids’ FIRST Board is involved with the task of migrating the Center away from the DA’s office and becoming a completely self-standing non-profit organization. Hence, the Board determined in late 2014 that the Center needed a new website to better reach the community and help raise awareness.
Feynman Group diligently worked alongside the Kids’ FIRST staff to define clear goals and expectations for their new site, then quickly got to work developing a polished, easy to navigate, and fully responsive product.
The new Kids’ FIRST website is fully responsive, meaning as the size of the screen changes, the site changes accordingly.
One unique feature to the site is its multilingual integration. Not wanting to exclude Lane County’s Spanish-speaking population, Kids’ FIRST and Feynman Group looked for a way to seamlessly integrate both Spanish and English content on the site without fully relying on clunky, automated solutions. After researching different options, the WordPress Multilingual Plugin ended up being an effective solution, and their willingness to supply non-profit organizations with a subscription free-of-charge was the icing on the cake.
Feynman Group’s own Jason Kunz sits on the Kids’ FIRST Board of Directors and plays an integral part of the fundraising team to help recruit new members. When asked why he volunteers with the Center, Jason replied, “There is a huge need in our community for dedicated individuals to help with non-profit organizations that help kids and others in need.” He added,
I am a father, I have kids that have friends that come from non-ideal backgrounds, so anything I can do to help make a difference in the lives of others is very motivating… Especially for children that are abused and can’t help themselves.
The Center does not charge for its services and advertises no waiting lists. Because the Center is funded solely by grants and private donations, paid staff is small and volunteers are integral. Two major goals for the new site were to streamline the giving process and to make it easier to stay informed. Using simple techniques, Feynman Group ensured that visitors to the site would have access to those tools with minimal effort, ultimately benefiting the Center.
On the new Kids’ FIRST website, Jason Kunz simply commented,
I’ve done a lot of volunteering, board work, but nothing is as important and fulfilling to me as the work I do as a Board Member of Kids’ FIRST. The website is a fantastic reflection of the partnership between Feynman and the Center.
If you know a child in need, contact the Kids’ FIRST Center online, by phone at (541) 682-3938 Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or in person at:
2675 MLK Jr. Blvd
Eugene, OR 97401
by Feynman Group
Posted on 2014-06-27 15:54:59
Coming this September, the 4th Annual Feynman Group Charity Golf Marathon at Emerald Valley Resort! Feynman Group is teaming up with a number of generous sponsors to raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASA of Lane County, an organization dedicated to providing abused & neglected children with safe and healthy environments in permanent homes. Last year, Feynman Group & the tournament sponsors raised over $34,000 for CASA of Lane County, a tremendous success for these kids and our community.
We aren’t going to give away this year’s prizes, but last year’s included a $1,000 Fiddler’s Green Gift Certificate, a 1 year membership to Oakway Fitness, 4 Seattle Seahawks tickets, Luxury Suite (20 tickets, food & drinks) for the Eugene Emerald’s 2014 season, and tons more! The Feynman Annual Charity Golf Marathon is a perfect way to have fun, help out a child in need, and win some awesome schwag. And remember, all donations are tax deductible!
As a player you will be treated to a full day of golf, prizes, food and beverages all hosted, all day. Come join the fun and sign up to play at www.1day100holes.com!
Thank you to all of this year’s confirmed sponsors:
So Delicious McKenzie SewOn
Global Sports Development
Grass Roots Marketing
Dicks Sporting Goods
by Feynman Group
Posted on 2012-10-16 23:28:44
The second annual Feynman Charity Golf Marathon was a huge success. This year the number of golfers increased over 60%. We had 26 golfers who sacrificed their time, bodies and energy for a wonderful cause to raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lane County. In addition, we had several new sponsors who stepped up to this event and made it possible to raise $35,000. To put this in perspective, it takes $1,000 and about a year to train a volunteer to become a CASA.
by Feynman Group
Posted on 2012-07-27 16:42:00
We are very excited to announce the 2nd Annual Feynman Charity Golf Marathon benefiting Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lane County. The event last year was an amazing success, especially given that it was our first year. We raised over $20,000 to support kids in our community. This year’s event will be held again at Emerald Valley Golf Resort on September 7th. The format will be the same as last year; each golfer will be tasked to raise $1000 in pledges in return for playing 100 holes in 1 day! Fortunately, golf carts will be provided for all of our players. Also players will receive several gifts for participating, breakfast, lunch and dinner will provided along with beverages of their choice all day at no cost. There will several opportunities to win additional prizes throughout the day. Our top prizes will be awarded to our top fundraisers.
This year we built a new website that explains all the rules for players, sponsorship opportunities and fun photos for the fans. We also now have online donation capabilities to help our players track and collect their pledges. We are still looking for golfers and sponsors to participate. Go to www.1day100holes.com to learn more and sign up!