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    Bill & Jill - Venturing Forward - TOGETHER
    Some of you may know that I recently returned from a Bahamas cruise to celebrate my 65th birthday. Mrs. Beachy and I had a wonderful time and I officially turned 65 while crossing the Gulf Stream (on 2/18). Throughout the cruise I thought about how it would be nice to be able to enjoy even more of this "Jimmy Buffet" lifestyle than what I have been living for the last couple of years.

    When we got home I realized it was time for Jill to become more involved and ready to take over the reins of the family business, which has roots going back to 1997.

    Last Monday Jill took a giant step in that direction by giving her (traditional and appropriate) two-weeks notice to her current employer, Carousel Checks. As of next Friday, March 9th, at close of business, Jill will become fully immersed in our Affiliate Marketing business.

    Jill and I are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and will endeavor to make our Beaches and Towns Network, Inc. well-known in the Performance Marketing arena. More details will be forthcoming as the transition moves forward. We hope you can appreciate our enthusiasm in this mutual venture and and will wish us luck in achieving our goals.
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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    Bill & Jill,

    Best of luck to you both.

    Jill,

    What you have learned at Carousel will help you in the next leg of your journey...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Bill & Jill - Best wishes and luck to you both on your venture.

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    Yeah, I just received the new manager email notices...Best wishes to both of you!

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    Congrats to you both!

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    (so get to work) Congrats!

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    Congratz! I hope to have my wife join me at some point too. Best of luck to the two of you.

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    Thank you SO much, everyone, for the kind words and best wishes! Dad and I have talked about this ever since I graduate from college and it's finally time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Convergence View Post
    Bill & Jill,

    Best of luck to you both.

    Jill,

    What you have learned at Carousel will help you in the next leg of your journey...
    A LOT! I definitely feel like I have a better understanding of affiliate marketing, overall, now that I know what goes on "behind the scenes."
    Jill Swartwout, President
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    This is outstanding! I was expecting some news soon as we received Jill's email regarding her next phase. You guys both rock GM

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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    Oh, and Jill - could you raise everyone's commission rates to 50% before your two weeks are up?

    Thanks!
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...


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    Very cool! Happy Belated birthday Bill & congrats all around to you & Jill!
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    Congratulations to the both of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Convergence View Post
    Oh, and Jill - could you raise everyone's commission rates to 50% before your two weeks are up?

    Thanks!
    LOL. I gave my notice this past Monday so only one week left. That would be a looooot of commissions to change in just a week with all of my other wrap-up tasks I need to do!
    Jill Swartwout, President
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    Congrats to you and Jill for making these big moves (and for that big 6-5).

    Seems like change is the one constant in this business.

    Also congrats to Aaron Austin, the new am for Carousel Checks.

    Gotta go book the Catalina Island ferry and see what ideas I get from the open sea (or dinky channel as the case may be).
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    All the best for both of your futures.

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    Congrats to Jill. So we'll see you jetting around the world a bit more then eh Bill? Let me know when you hit our side of the planet
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    Congrats to the both of you!

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    Congrats on the next step!
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    Congrats Bill & Jill! Love to see the family business ties grow!

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    First, belated Happy Birthday and congratulations to both of you Wish both of you all the best in what you do

    and congratulations to Aaron too

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    Great move for both of you and your family!

    Hey Bill, I'm following close behind... turned 60 this year and thinking a lot about how to transition into leaving the workaday world behind (computer programmer) and transitioning more into affiliate income and doing what I really want to do (photography and music)!

    Here's to an exciting new phase of all of your lives!
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    Bill - No way you are 65. Just sayin'

    Congrats to you both!
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    Best of luck to both of ya. Am still trying to get up to Ocean city for a beer. Maybe next time i visit family in DC/

    I just crossed over to 62 and no retirement in sight (Not with my daughter starting college this fall :-) )

    WE are not getting older, but wiser
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    Congrats to both of you. Good luck!

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