Why do we honor our American Heroes on Memorial Day? It started with the Civil War, in which over half a million died. The war started in 1861 and lasted through 1865 where the last battle was fought in Venterra’s …
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Why do we honor our American Heroes on Memorial Day? It started with the Civil War, in which over half a million died. The war started in 1861 and lasted through 1865 where the last battle was fought in Venterra’s home state, at Palmito Ranch, Texas on May 13th. On May 5th 1868, General Logan issued General Orders No. 11 which set aside May 30th “…for decorating the graves of comrades who die in defense of their country during the late rebellion.” Since then, we’ve honored the lives of 633,188 fallen in the following wars. Indian Wars 919 casualties Great Sioux War 314 casualties Spanish-American War 2,446 casualties Philippine-American War 4,196 casualties Boxer Rebellion 131 casualties Mexican Revolution 35 casualties Haiti Occupation 148 casualties World War I 116,516 casualties North Russia Campaign 424 casualties American Exped. Force Siberia 328 casualties Nicaragua Occupation 48 casualties World War II 405,399 casualties Korean War 36,516 casualties Vietnam War 58,209 casualties El Salvador Civil War 37 casualties Beirut 266 casualties Grenada 19 casualties Panama 40 casualties Persian Gulf War 258 casualties Operation Provide Comfort 19 casualties Somalia Intervention 43 casualties Bosnia 12 casualties NATO Air Campaign Yugoslavia 20 casualties Afghanistan 2,356 casualties Iraq 4,489 casualties Memorial Day is associated with backyard cookouts, the Indianapolis 500, the Lincoln Memorial dedication and spending time with family – as it should be. It also reminds me to be thankful for the men and women close to me that serve our country. There are many: my dad, my friends, those I work with and residents that live at our communities. In 2000, Congress established a National Moment of Remembrance which asks Americans to pause for one minute at 3:00 in the act of national unity. Venterra honors all of you. Thank you for your dedication to protect our country and our lives. Ellick, Marine Corps, Villa Lago Apartments- Fort Worth, Texas
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If you find yourself feeling gloomy, uninspired, or dragging the reason might not be what you'd expect. If your work space is a boring beige, gray, or white it could actually be negatively impacting your productivity. It's time for an office makeover! Colors in the low-wavelengths (think greens and blues) can help you be your most focused and efficient self. High-wavelengths, like reds and oranges, are great for grabbing attention and keeping your energy up, while yellow can instill optimism and help get those creative juices flowing. If you are looking to find the perfect color combination to suit your needs look no further than the infographic below courtesy of taskworld.com!
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If you've embraced all the perks of apartment living the way that we have, we think it's important that you are doing it to the best of your ability! Courtesy of refinery29.com comes some great tips for making the most out of a limited space. Whether you might find yourself looking for decoration inspiration or feeling like your place is a bit cluttered, these pointers are sure to help your space maximizing and apartment living skills grow! 1. Make use of every available wall space. 2. Look out for multi-functional furniture. 3. Shop for shape. 4. Make your furniture count. 5. Let it float. 6. Carve out an entryway. 7. Slip in storage any place you can. 8. Make like a ghost. 9. Studio dweller? Think in "zones." 10. Or, if you have the room, create a wall with a screen. 11. Double up your tables. For the full scoop including clarification, advise, and examples on each tip be sure to take a minute or two to check out the full article/slideshow "11 Small-Space Living Tricks From Real-Life Apartments" here! Happy space maximizing!
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Our focus on Better Living is a big part of Venterra's unique culture. In addition to encouraging working on personal goals, this year we've created 30 Day Better Living challenges. Each month a new 30 Day Challenge will roll out and everyone is invited to participate. What better way to break old habits and start positive new ones than doing so with the support of everyone around us? As a little extra motivation to participate, everyone who participates in a 30 Day Challenge and completes it will win a prize! In April we had our 30 Days of Hydration challenge. Many of the Better Living goals from last year were to drink more water and cut out sugary beverages. We thought it was a great idea, too! Participants in the April challenge did the math to determine how much water they should be drinking on a daily basis, and were tasked with hitting the number daily by working to replace the unhealthy beverages from their daily routine with good old fashion H2O! What a great response we had! By the end of the hydration challenge there were more than 60 employees who participated in and conquered the goal. That's a lot of folks who are enjoying the many health benefits of being well hydrated! As a reward for taking the initiative to healthy up, those who completed the challenge received a fruit infuser water bottle to help encourage them to continue the habit! Great job stepping up to water down, Venterra!
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One of our Core Values is "Candor and Openness," because we know that setting clear expectations and having upfront, honest conversations plays a huge part in making us a successful organization. So why not do the same in our recruiting? If you are taking the time to apply with us, we think it's only fair that you know what to expect along the way. We also know that applying for your dream job can be a scary thing! Seeing the road ahead will hopefully help to calm those butterflies, so that we can get to know the real you. So relax, take a deep breath, and check out the image below to get a feel for the small steps that could lead to a big leap into a future with Venterra!
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If you find yourself feeling gloomy, uninspired, or dragging the reason might not be what you’d expect. If your work space is a boring beige, gray, or white it could actually be negatively impacting your productivity. It’s time for an …
If you’ve embraced all the perks of apartment living the way that we have, we think it’s important that you are doing it to the best of your ability! Courtesy of refinery29.com comes some great tips for making the most out of …