Category: Odds & Ends

Paying respects to those who served

By on May 22, 2015 at 2:19 PM

I’ll admit it; when I see Memorial Day coming up on the calendar, what immediately comes to mind is a long, sunny weekend with a cold beverage or two and maybe a swimming pool to cool off in. But each year I also make it a point to reflect on the true meaning of the […]

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GEICO Gecko channels the spirit of the Easter Bunny in Dallas

By on April 17, 2015 at 2:05 PM

By guest blogger Christine Tasher, public relations Sometimes the Easter Bunny comes in the form of a big green gecko. And that’s just fine with the kids at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas. The Gecko (Alex Ramos) recently made the rounds with the help of GEICO associates who raised the funds to […]

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Geico.com goes back in time

By on April 1, 2015 at 8:31 AM

Feeling nostalgic for the 1990s? So were we, so we’ve brought back the 1997 version of geico.com today. After years of adding online quotes for more than 20 insurance products, online self-service capabilities, text messaging, mobile apps, and much more, we’re going back to one of our original designs. We like to call it the […]

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GEICO and Game On serve up tennis and academics to inner-city kids

By on March 26, 2015 at 3:54 PM

For many reasons, kids from urban communities generally have few opportunities to learn and participate in the sport of tennis. But GEICO is helping to change that with its sponsorship of the Game On program. The insurance company and the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) have teamed up to bring high-quality tennis instruction and educational […]

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Big fish in a big pond: Walker’s a lifesaver at GEICO Bassmaster Classic

By on March 20, 2015 at 10:22 AM

While it was a little chilly on opening day, anglers from all over the world converged at South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell in late February for the 2015 GEICO Bassmaster Classic. GEICO-sponsored David Walker and Mike McClelland were among the dozens who took to the water for three days in the hopes of catching the biggest […]

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Irish eyes are smiling … when everyone has a safe and enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day

By on March 13, 2015 at 2:09 PM

Sizzle up some corned beef and cabbage. Don your favorite green outfit, and don’t forget about that shamrock and the pot of gold. OK, I’ll stop with the St. Patrick’s Day stereotyping, but hey – it’s the one day everyone gets to be Irish, and we just want to make sure nobody takes the fun […]

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Art, news, music and dance featured as GEICO celebrates Black History Month

By on February 26, 2015 at 2:40 PM

By guest blogger Christine Tasher, public relations GEICO is celebrating Black History Month through art, news, music and dance during February. Observances vary from location to location, but at its headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland, the opening ceremony featured a diversity choir, 17 voices strong, led by Virgil Crawford, a gifted pianist who performs in […]

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Add some big flavor to the big game with these recipes

By on January 27, 2015 at 7:00 AM

The big game Feb. 1 isn’t just about football – not for me, anyway. It’s about football AND making sure your friends and family enjoy their fill of delicious foods that you prepare. If you haven’t nailed down what you’re making yet, I am here to help, with my favorite recipes – guaranteed to please […]

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Marching for Diversity on Martin Luther King Day

By on January 20, 2015 at 4:38 PM

This week in Washington, D.C., I had the unique opportunity to participate with some former classmates from Woodrow Wilson High School in the Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Diversity. More than 50 years have passed since MLK’s unforgettable “March on Washington.” As I walked up Martin Luther King Avenue along the parade route, I […]

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GEICO turns up the dial for Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego

By on January 19, 2015 at 1:44 PM

The numbers are in, and for GEICO and CBS Radio, they’re quite an achievement. The 5th Annual Holiday of Miracles Radiothon, hosted by CBS Radio’s KYXY 96.5 in San Diego in December and sponsored by GEICO, raised $284,000 to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. This pushed the radiothon’s five-year fundraising total to more than $1,384,000 for […]

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