Archive: September 2010

Balloons, speedboats, planes, race cars – GEICO’s on the move this weekend!

By on September 30, 2010 at 2:25 PM

How about a fair or festival this weekend? In New Mexico, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, the world’s premier balloon event, will fill the sky with colorful hot-air balloons and should be on your list of things not to miss. For beautiful crafts at one of Palm Beach’s favorite events, Floridians can take a stroll through […]

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There’s nothing you can’t do – just look at the Goodwins

By on September 29, 2010 at 3:55 PM

We celebrated Founders Day at GEICO last week. We spent the lunch hour playing goofy games and enjoyed some light refreshments in the dining hall (yes, GEICO is that kind of company). Hokey? Maybe. But to me, Founders Day means much more than this. When we launched this blog back in March, I told you […]

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Outdoor jammin’, part 4: Rocktober

By on September 27, 2010 at 7:42 AM

It’s the final installment of the music festival series, but #MusicMonday will live on. E-mail me with other themes or genres you’d like to see featured. But first, here are three festivals across the country happening in October: Austin City Limits The sold-out 2010 Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival is a three-day event in […]

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Casey Mears at Dover, New Mexico State Fair, ‘American Chopper’ highlight busy weekend

By on September 23, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp, cool weather, college football and the many festivals celebrating the season. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here are a few places you might catch the Gecko. NASCAR fans, tune in to watch Casey Mears pilot the GEICO No. 13 Toyota […]

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Memory of the Month: Those summer days …

By on September 22, 2010 at 2:45 PM

This year marks the 30th anniversary of GEICO’s pioneering of 24-hour service – something that’s still a source of great pride to us. So we’re in a reflective mood, contemplating our history and how things have changed over the years. It’s like Bob Marley said: “In this great future, you can’t forget your past.” In […]

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Miss GEICO, football, concerts and more, all happening this weekend

By on September 16, 2010 at 4:05 PM

If you’re like me – and I’ll bet you are – you like to keep busy over the weekends. Well, here are a few things to do this weekend — and make sure you look for the GEICO tent or the Gecko if you head out to any of these places! If you’re a speed […]

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What it’s like to live in Dallas, Texas

By on September 10, 2010 at 1:41 PM

John B., Guest Blogger, event marketing coordinator, Dallas Dallas, also known as “Big D,” has the ninth-largest population in the nation. The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. You might remember the old television show, Dallas, with J.R. Ewing as the nefarious wheeling-and-dealing oil tycoon. Some J.R. types […]

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Introducing GEICO GloveBox(SM) for Android

By on September 7, 2010 at 9:53 AM

First it was the iPhone and iPod Touch. Then last month, I showed you the new GEICO Glovebox app for the iPad. But Android users kept asking, “Where’s my app!?” Well, we listened to your suggestions, and our popular GloveBox app is now available for Android devices. Don’t know much about this app? Well, here’s […]

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It’s that time of year – for college … and football

By on September 2, 2010 at 11:30 AM

Shannon S., Guest Blogger, human resources Crisp mornings, autumn palette, boots and sweaters … these are a few of my favorite things; but what I’m most looking forward to about the fall is college! Whether it’s cheering on a favorite football team or walking around campus, there’s something about all-things-college that’s invigorating. I am not […]

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