After a waist-tightening January, Monkey Outta Nowhere scored two monthly contracts for the rest of 2005. We’ll be continuing our work with the L.A.-based Personality and Center for Church Communication (formerly b-moore, Inc.), and also helping the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel with a number of major web projects in 2005.
It’s always encouraging when something like this comes through and I realize I can stop watching for “help wanted” signs.
Monkey Outta Nowhere made an appearance in the January 2005 issue of Focus, the alumni magazine of Bethel University. We were mentioned in an update about Bethel alum and Head Monkey Kevin D. Hendricks on page 44. Check us out.
Today all Monkey Outta Nowhere employees were encouraged to wear Monkey Outta Nowhere apparel instead of following the usual dress code. The increased options seemed to boost morale.
Company executives are considering adopting a company-wide casual Friday.
Monkey Outta Nowhere T-shirt: $17.99
Monkey Outta Nowhere Messenger bag: $23.99
Downtown Dandelions by Kevin D. Hendricks: $12.99 / $17.99
On January 12, 2005 the Twin Cities Babelogue (the blog community of the City Pages) declared Monkey Outta Nowhere the Minnesota Blog of the Day.
The Monkey Outta Nowhere world headquarters in St. Paul, Minn. had skinny tie day today. All employees were encouraged to wear a skinny tie in an effort to boost company-wide morale.
The gimmick proved to be popular with most employees and could see a return. It’s not clear if skinny tie day will spread to other businesses, but prospects are good.
It’s with great honor and a bit of pride that congratulate our very own Head Monkey, Kevin D. Hendricks, for writing a novel. Kevin tackled the 50,000-word novel last month as part of National Novel Writing Month, joining almost 6,000 other winners from around the world.
Kevin managed to complete his first novel in a mere 20 days, thanks to an outpouring of support and lots of caffiene. He’s currently copyediting the novel for a quick and dirty self-publishing run (available soon from Cafepress), and plans to pursue a more thorough edit and possible publication in the future. For now the unedited version of the novel is available online.
If the site looks a bit askew today, it’s probably because it is. Monkey Outta Nowhere upgraded to Movable Type 3.1 and the dust is still settling.
We hope to have it up and running by the end of the day.
UPDATE: So we’re not there yet. We’re working on it and we’re making progress. This is what Labor Day weekend is for, right?
UPDATE: Well, it took all of Labor Day weekend, but we finally made it. The new and improved blog is up and running. Let us know if you run into a snag or find something that looks goofy, but we should be good to go.
Monkey Outta Nowhere has filed articles of incorporation with the state of Minnesota and is now a legally recognized Limited Liability Company.
Monkey Outta Nowhere is sporting a new logo. Designed with the help of Taylor Design Works, the new identity made its debut at this week’s Evangelical Press Association convention in Minneapolis. Watch for the monkey-branded business cards to appear throughout the Twin Cities in business card drawings for free lunches.
After years fighting the dreaded blue screen of death and obscure .dll errors, Monkey Outta Nowhere has made the switch to Apple Computers. Dumping the PC was an easy choice for the creative-minded company.
“Now that I’ve used a Mac, I won’t go back,” says CEO/Mail Clerk Kevin D. Hendricks. “But I promise not to be one of those psycho Mac fanatics — I’ll keep my proselytizing to a minimum.”