Monthly Archives: May 2016

Origami Risk, recognized among 101 “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®”

origami_banners_bb_1300x592_259_118_sCHICAGO, May 26, 2016 — Origami Risk, a provider of award-winning web-based risk, claims and insurance management software and related services, has been recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) as one of the 101 “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.”

According to NABR, “Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor.” Origami Risk is being recognized specifically for its operations in Chicago, where it is headquartered, and Atlanta, one of its largest regional offices.

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Origami Risk supports Georgia students in quest to row across Pacific Ocean

or-shield-logo(Update: The team is no longer competing in the official race, however they have decided to do the Pacific row on their own. You can follow their progress at www.origamiriskandrewards.com)

ATLANTA, May 16, 2016 – Two college students on the University of Georgia rowing team are gearing up to row across the Pacific Ocean in June to raise money and awareness for the genetic blood disorder hemophilia.

Jacob Pope and Chris Lee, third- and fourth-year students, respectively at Georgia, are competing in the Great Pacific Race, a 2,400-mile rowing expedition from the coast of California to Hawaii. Two- and four-person crews will spend an estimated 30 to 80 days rowing at sea. (Boats with sails and engines are prohibited.)

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Take risks. Be rewarded.

The idea of rowing across an ocean still eludes me—despite my frequent conversations with crew members from the Origami Risk-sponsored rowing team about their aspirations to achieve such a feat.

 

Watch this video about the Origami Risk rowing team

 

I’ve learned about the difference between rudders and sterns; the need for leg strength, even more so than upper-body strength; and how the ballast helps improve the stability of the boat to help prevent flipping and sinking.

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