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Shadow or Not, Spring is Coming!

By Matt Lowe
February 6, 2015

Earlier this week was Groundhog Day—an unofficial holiday marking the yearning for warmer temperatures and sunnier days. Lately, it has turned into quite the spectacle where tens of thousands of people descend upon Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to see whether a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil casts a shadow. His shadow purportedly foretells the duration of the remaining winter. If he sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter will follow. However, if he does not see his shadow, spring will come early!

Did you know???

  • The first Groundhog Day was celebrated in the 1840s.
  • Over 40,000 people gather in Punxsutawney to celebrate this day now.
  • In 2013, the prosecuting attorney in Butler County, Ohio, sought the death penalty for Phil because of his false claim of an early spring!
  • There are other Groundhog day celebrations in Atlanta, GA; Raleigh, NC; and Birmingham, AL.

Just like Groundhog Day, there are certain days that indicate which season we are in, for example, the start of football and colorful leaves signifies fall, while Memorial Day’s family gatherings and hamburger grilling marks the start of summer, and Easter reminds us of new life with springtime buds and blooms. Such days are often better indicators of the current season than the weather for us in Nashville, where just last week we had 60° temperatures one day and then 20° the next.

Regardless of whether Phil saw his shadow this week, we know spring is near thanks to our trade show schedule, which kicks off in 6 weeks! You can find us at the following shows in the coming months:

  1. CCA Expo—in Atlanta, GA from March 24th-March 27th

  2. Comptel Plus—in Orlando, FL from April 12th-April 15th

  3. ITW—in Chicago, IL from May 10th-May 13th

At Equinox, these events signify that spring is near. You certainly don’t have to wait until winter is over to contact us, because our fraud management and revenue assurance solutions never hibernate! Contact us today to learn how our industry-proven solutions will work for you. We certainly encourage you to meet us at any of the trade shows listed above. Spring is coming. Will you be ready?

About the Author: Matt Lowe is a Sales Engineer at Equinox Information Systems whose primary task is to evaluate and improve the company’s sales process, materials, and tools. His other major responsibility is to coordinate project implementations by working with customers. In his spare time, Matt enjoys traveling with his wife and playing basketball with the guys from the office. To learn more about Equinox, its products, and staff, visit www.equinoxis.com or call (615) 612-1200.