Heavens to Gilson (inside joke) we are going to resume regular publishing of Neerland & Oyaas Online beginning the week of January 12 on a more or less bi-weekly schedule. Oh gosh there’s so much to tell you! The Firecracker Committee caught up with us around Thanksgiving so the first issue will be an executive summary of their selection of the 2014 Firecracker of the Year award winner.
Since we last dropped an issue of Online on your virtual doorstep more than a year ago, much has happened. Most importantly we have moved. After more than twenty years patrolling the skyways of the Minneapolis downtown core we have relocated to the North Loop of the Warehouse District. Our new world headquarters is the Union Plaza Building, 333 North Washington, Suite 107. Our emails and phone numbers remain the same. It was very hard to say goodbye to our many friends in the venerable Young Quinlan Building, beginning with the ownership/management group led by Bob and Sue Greenberg. They run an operation that is at once professional and elegant with a family feel. The faces of the family are, of course, Darlene and David, the elevator operators, along with the united nations of valets in the cozy parking facility.
It took a while for both Neerland & Oyaas and CastleVisions to shake the idea that our respective identities are tied to place. In fact it is quality communication and uniquely focused customer service that we provide so a physical retooling was in order.
We have buffed up our web presence—neerland.oyaas.com—and with this beta issue are launching new delivery technology for Online. As a reminder to long-time readers and new ones alike, this is not a service we charge for and under no circumstances do we release our mailing list to any third party. As always if you don’t want to be annoyed by “N-oyaazus” just reply “unsubscribe” and we shall.
This inaugural issue of Neerland.Oyaas 2.0 contains one potential morsel of information somebody out there may find useful. Our downsize from the core to the North Loop left us with a suite of office furniture for which to find a home. This includes a conference table and chairs, four desks, credenzas, chairs, side chairs and some assorted shelving, all in very good shape. If you are aware of an entity, nonprofit or business, in need we can forward a PDF with photos and descriptions.
So we leave you now, Dear Reader, with heartfelt wishes for a Healthy, Happy and Fruitful New Year and look forward to prodding and provoking regularly beginning two weeks from now.