In 2014, we celebrate our 20th anniversary as Microsoft Partners, specializing in Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Business Intelligence. Our success can be attributed to our valued clients and our great team of partners and staff. Dedicated to the highest standards of quality and professionalism, our staff have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to our clients. We are truly grateful and thank our clients, staff, and business partners for their continuous support.
Let’s flashback to 1994 – a year that was full of monumental moments! In the entertainment world, feature films like The Lion King, Forrest Gump, and Pulp Fiction were released. Nirvana’s front man Kurt Cobain ended his life at age 27, devastating millions of fans, comedian John Candy died in March 1994, and Justin Bieber was born. Major companies like Cadabra Inc. (aka: Amazon.com) started up; The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect and Conrad Black’s company Hollinger Inc. purchased the Chicago-Sun Times. What about the Rimrock Team?
Here’s what we were up to in 1994:
Corey Barss – “I was 3 and a half years old, eating nothing but Cheetos and wearing Oshkosh overalls.”
Martin Beechener – “I was working for Epicor (formerly Platinum Software) as a channel manager for Canada and the New England States, travelling a lot, and missing my 1 and 3 year old boys.”
Carolyn Berger – “I had just become a mother and was looking forward to taking a break from full time work after 10 years in the workforce. Motherhood… The HARDEST job I’ve ever had!”
Laura Cooper – “I was 12 years old and in grade 7. My favourite hobby was playing the alto saxophone in the school band.”
Krista Daunheimer – “I was backpacking through Europe.”
Carmen Doyle – “I was in the Audit group at Ernst & Young. I had recently passed the UFE so I was enjoying free time with my friends again after being cooped up studying for ages!”
Andrew Glennie – “I was graduating high school and getting ready for a summer vacation to England before starting college. I can still hear ‘Mmm Mmm Mmm’ on the radio!”
Tamara Hobbs – “As an expat from Montreal, I was still looking for a good baguette and patisserie in Toronto!”
Larry Jiang – “I was so happy that I could spend money that I made myself because I had my first job.”
Serina Kwok – “I was in high school, so studying and listening to ‘alternative’ music was my life.”
Steven Laird – “My first child was born who clearly just turned 20, man that makes me feel old!”
Kristin McLaughlan – “I was 7 years old, in grade two, learning how to add and subtract 2 digit numbers”.
Jonathan Pastrikos – “I was 16 going on 17, with beautiful sandy brown hair, having lots of fun in high school.”
Ravin Sankardayal – “I was exactly 20 years old and was the owner of ‘Ravin’s Electronics and Refrigeration Repair Shop’ in Saint Lucia, Caribbean.”
Jonathan Taub – “We were expecting our first child. I was doing tax returns for extra money at night, and during the day I was in a one room office flipping Dynamics 2.01 31/2 disks into an ALR 386 souped up to run a 486 processor.”
Jeff Winters – “I was studying accounting, had only heard of email, and was still riding my first motorcycle.”