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Archive for July, 2012

A Love Song to Music City

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If I was a songwriter, which let’s face it, I’m one of the few Nashvillians who isn’t, I think my first love song would have to be to Music City. It’s a city that never lets me down, with its creative vibe, laid back coolness, beautiful art, amazing history and let’s not forget, the incredible music. To be honest, I’ve had a pretty steady love affair with this town... read more

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Going Green: Green Your Birthday!

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Southwest celebrated turning 41 this year, and we’ve been blessed to have four exciting decades filled with a lot of happiness, innovativeness, and success thanks to our Employees, Customers, and Shareholders.  Whether you’re celebrating a milestone birthday such as Community Relations & Giving’s fearless Leader Debra Benton (I’m not revealing which... read more

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Taking Rapid Rewards to the Streets…of downtown Milwaukee!

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I’m in the City of Festivals on this summer day with a few Coworkers from Marketing to talk about Rapid Rewards.  We’ve been doing a lot of that across the country as we continue to successfully gain new Customers and build the membership base of our award-winning loyalty program.  But here in downtown Milwaukee, the message really resonates in a unique way.As a... read more

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Power Hour at the Porch with Fast Company

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Looking for that extra motivational boost to keep you driving forward after a month of hard work?  Refuel by attending Breakfast Briefings at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park, hosted by Fast Company on the last Tuesday of each month from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast Briefings brings leading business executives to “The Porch” for interactive seminars that will... read more

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Meteorology Monday: July 30 – August 3

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There will be another typical mid-summer week, as we move into the beginning of August.  Hot and humid conditions continue in the central part of the country, with temperatures far into the 100s for much of the week!  The Northern Plains, Midwest, and Great Lakes have cooled down temperature wise, but could see a few rounds of thunderstorms this week.  The... read more

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Male By Birth, Man by Choice: The Brotherhood Crusade

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Think of the sounds at a paintball fight. Splash, plop, thud as the rainbow of paint colors hit the targets. This was afternoon fun at the "Health Happens Here: Male by Birth, Man by Choice" camp. Learning, sharing, and bonding is the work of the young men who attend the weekend camp held each year under the collaboration of Brotherhood Crusade, Why Can’t We Make a... read more

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Flashback Fridays: Antique Hardware

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Although many consider me “antique hardware,” I am referring to computer hardware.  The 1970s was a decade of great change for the airline industry.  The first wide-bodied aircraft took to the airways, airline deregulation came about, one airport, Love Field, was reregulated with the Wright Amendment, and the first hardware resembling today’s computers began... read more

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Flying to the Newsroom

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Southwest Airlines sponsored the student project workshop at the annual conference of the National Association of Black Journalists a few weeks ago.  We provided travel to 30 deserving students to actively participate in a real newsroom during the event, and to work alongside the best journalists in the country.  The students were so happy about the experience that... read more

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Capt. Joe and the Flying Fifth Graders

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Over 800 Southwest Airlines Pilots are Adopt-a-Pilots for more than 1,200 fifth-grade classes all over the United States.  These Pilots volunteer their time, and often travel and rent cars to get to their Adopt-a-Pilot classes. In fact, one Adopt-a-Pilot I have known for years in Chicago hit it off so well with his teacher that they eventually married!  After all, we... read more

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Going Green: Green Your Pet

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I’ve written before about my rescue dogs, Polly and Samuel Adams—great dogs that really brighten up my day and my life!  I’m always looking for ideas and tips to help make sure they stay healthy and happy well into senior-hood.  I stumbled across these great ideas to help your pet go Green from http://www.treehugger.com/, and thought you might enjoy them... read more

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