In the children’s classic story Tuck Everlasting, we read that “the first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning.” We’d like to take that pause at the height of summer to share some exciting new developments at PCG! To start, while we have recently said goodbye to some valued team members, we are more than overjoyed to introduce the newest members of our dynamic staff: Maya Lonchar, Cliff Johnson, and Jade Arias. Maya Lonchar is PCG’s new Office Manager. She will be taking over the role of our internal office functions such as accounting, human resources, and IT. She brings lots of start-up office experience as well as an incredible sense of humor to our team. Cliff Johnson is the second Operations Manager for our growing accounting department. Cliff is sharing a wealth of knowledge in accounting and consulting with PCG. And last but not least, Jade Arias has joined PCG as our newest Marketing Intern. She is a student at Dominican University here in San Rafael and will be able to help PCG grow its marketing efforts. In other news, many members of our staff had the privilege of attending the art show of our office administrator, Kathleen, in San Francisco at the beginning of August. Kathleen has been painting for many years and we were so grateful for her to share her passion with us. More of her art can be found at her website:www.katabell.com. We also celebrated a BIG milestone for our valuable IT Manager, Ike Nam, who has been with PCG for 5 years. Coincidentally, his 5 year anniversary happened to be the same week as his birthday so we threw him a surprise birthday/anniversary party at Country Club Bowling in San Rafael. We aren’t sure if we were able to pull off the surprise but we definitely all had a blast! To close, we would like to invite everyone to our next Marin Business Forum event, “Collaborative Entrepreneurship: How Networks of Small Companies Can Do Big Things,” on September 20th in Larkspur. For more information, please see the MBF website: http://marinbusinessforum.com/. Hope everyone is having a fun and safe summer!