The (Not-So) Calm Before The Storm

  Years ago, the swimming star Esther Williams had a question she was asked so often, she had a card printed with the answer, “Yes, I still swim.” Although ALAN isn’t quite that famous (or aquatic), we can relate.  Because each time a hurricane starts to form, we have one question that seems to pop […]

I’m Not A Doctor, But…

Complete this sentence:   I’m not a doctor, but . . . . Believe it or not, that expression immediately came to mind when I found out I had the opportunity to tackle the subject of logistics professionals and what they bring to the table for disaster relief. After all, like those actors who only “play […]

Happy Brag Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] It’s almost Flag Day here in the United States.  But until then, all of us at ALAN are busy celebrating another important holiday that we like to call Brag Day.  (And in case you’re wondering, yes, we did invent it.  How could you tell?)  It’s a day when we remember some of the many […]

Fasten Your Seatbelts Part 2

Earlier this month, I officially earned my nerd card when I admitted that I pay attention to every word of in-flight safety briefings.  I also presented the first half of my discussion about why some of the instructions contained in those briefings are such a fitting parallel for how we as individuals and businesses should […]

Fasten Your Seatbelts Part 1

I fly on a regular basis (taking two or three trips a month isn’t unusual for me). So I’ve sat through A LOT of safety announcements.  And without sounding like a bragging goody two shoes, I have to tell you that I pay attention every time.   I also read the safety information card – and […]

Staying The Course

About a month ago I ran my first half marathon. I won’t reveal my time.  But I will say that I showed up, stayed the course, and succeeded in finishing, even if it did feel like they kept moving the finish line farther and farther away. Plus, I’m already beginning to look ahead to my […]

What March Madness Looks Like To ALAN

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]At our house, the topic of the week is the NCAA Basketball Tournament, and the chances that the University of Florida will make it to the Final Four. (I predict slim, unfortunately.) But at work, I’ve been thinking more about the tournament’s more famous moniker: March Madness. It’s an apt description for what this crazy […]

ALAN’s Helpful Post-Tornado Relief Do’s And Don’ts

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As you are well aware, several devastating tornados touched down in the Southeast this past Sunday. Since then, ALAN has heard from many people who are anxious to know, “What can we do?” (And thank you for all of those questions!) We hope to have specific answers soon, because we are working closely with the […]

Happy ALANtine’s Day!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Since last year’s sale of Necco has left us without traditional conversation hearts this year, we’ve devised our own way to show how much we appreciate you, our loyal supporters.   Welcome to ALANtine’s Day! While we might not have the chalky- flavored candies to share, we’re taking a clue from their messaging strategy to […]