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Employees Lead Company Improvements During FedEx Day 2018
Anna Jankovsky

Employees Lead Company Improvements During FedEx Day 2018

DMC recently took a break from day-to-day tasks to participate in one of our favorite company traditions, FedEx Day. Routine work on hold, our offices still brimmed with life and projects while everyone worked on whatever they wanted.  FedEx Day is always an opportunity for fun, learning, and collaboration, with only two catches: the project must in some way help to improve the company, and it must be deliverable by the end of the day. This year, our employees took on everything ...

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DMC does Goat Yoga
Jamie Handelman

DMC does Goat Yoga

This month, several DMC Chicago team members were lucky enough to participate in Goat Yoga as a team building activity at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Goat yoga is the latest yoga trend where baby goats run around the participants, climb on their backs, and make everyone smile during the class. We had three new employees attend this event, Justine (Accounting), Anna (Marketing), and myself (Marketing). This was an excellent way to introduce ourselves to some of our...

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DMC to Host Chicagoland LabVIEW User's Group Meeting
Darren Jones

DMC to Host Chicagoland LabVIEW User's Group Meeting

DMC will host the Chicagoland LabVIEW User’s Group meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. We have had the pleasure of hosting local LabVIEW developers for many years, and we are excited to open our space to the community. The goal of our meetings is to discuss various LabVIEW programming techniques, technologies, application design patterns and much more. We use this opportunity to network with other programmers in the Chicagoland area.  Agenda  At this year's meeting, we w...

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DMC Cares Hosts Chicago Youth Event
Stephanie Alaman

DMC Cares Hosts Chicago Youth Event

On May 16th, fifteen high school students from across Chicago came to our Bucktown office for a hands-on workshop geared toward the engineering and consulting industry. As part of our DMC Cares initiative, DMC partnered with Chicago Ideas Week to host a STEM inspired lab for their You(th) Ambassador Program. DMC Cares is an internal initiative that encourages DMCers to plan or participate in local charitable events, and we were happy to open our office to CIW You(th) to give them a behind-t...

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5 Fun Things to Try at The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Chicago
Molly Graham

5 Fun Things to Try at The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Chicago

DMC puts together fun employee events almost every week. Between welcome parties for new employees and activity fund events (company-sponsored outings that employees plan), the social calendar at DMC is always full of events that are bound to create amazing memories. As part of a recent activity fund event, the Chicago office headed down the street to The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in our own neighborhood, Bucktown. The enormous and stylish space is perfect for everything from small g...

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DMC Chicago Managers Go Undercover
Mary Doctor

DMC Chicago Managers Go Undercover

Shakespeare said it, "All the world is a stage," but I never thought that I would find such talent and love for performing at an engineering company. Every month one of our DMC offices creates a video to update the company on what's new. If you browse through our YouTube channel, you'll find an array of videos ranging from a satirical DMC Commercial created by our Boston office to a SCADA Boi music video from our Houston office. These videos are presented at o...

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DMC Named #2 Best Place to Work in Chicago
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC Named #2 Best Place to Work in Chicago

DMC is proud to be named by Crain’s Chicago Business as #2 in a list of the Top 100 "Best Places to Work" in Chicago. Crain’s highlighted DMC’s commitment to empowering staff to continuously improve the company. Partnering with Best Companies Group, Crain's surveyed 8,800 employees at Chicago-based companies to find the top places to work. Then, companies were segmented into a half-dozen key categories. The list of 100 finalists was announced in ...

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Discover Secret Chicago with a New Book by DMC's Jessica Mlinaric
Molly Graham

Discover Secret Chicago with a New Book by DMC's Jessica Mlinaric

Our motto at DMC is "Smart People. Expert Solutions." so we demand a lot of our team. However, part of being one of the best places to work is employees having the ability to pursue other interests in their free time. DMC team members have a wide range of interests outside of work including playing in bands, climbing all the mountain peaks in the US, and conquering triathlons. DMC's Marketing Manager, Jessica Mlinaric, has helped the company grow since j...

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DMC is a Finalist for Crain's Best Places to Work 2018
Jessica Mlinaric

DMC is a Finalist for Crain's Best Places to Work 2018

DMC has been named a finalist for Crain's Chicago Business' annual list of Best Places to Work in Chicago. This program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the 100 best companies to work for in Chicago. The list of 100 Chicago companies was announced in an article by Crain's on March 26, 2018. The Best Places to Work list seeks to highlight local businesses that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. This year, Crain...

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SoulCycle Takes DMC Chicago for a Ride
Emily Shanker

SoulCycle Takes DMC Chicago for a Ride

Before the weather in Chicago becomes nice enough to do things outdoors again, DMC decided to use part of our March activity fund budget to attend a SoulCycle class. The activity fund is a monthly budget in each DMC office to plan social events. For those who may not know, SoulCycle is an intense 45-minute indoor cycling class where you ride your bike to the beat of the music. For some (read: one) of our engineers, SoulCycle is more than just an exercise class, it’s a way of life. This ...

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DMC to Host IAMCP Chicagoland Event on April 19
Rick Rietz

DMC to Host IAMCP Chicagoland Event on April 19

DMC Chicago will host area Microsoft Partners at the Chicagoland International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) April meeting. IAMCP members will gather at DMC on Thursday, April 19 from 3 - 5 p.m. to learn about Microsoft PowerApps and Flow.  Event Information Using Microsoft PowerApps and Flow to Quickly Address Business Process Needs Did you know non-programmers can quickly build line of business solutions to collect data, eliminate manual...

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Employee Spotlight: Nikhil Holay
Jessica Mlinaric

Employee Spotlight: Nikhil Holay

Systems Engineer Nikhil Holay is based in the DMC Chicago office as a member of the Manufacturing Automation team. Nikhil loves hitting the slopes and is always looking for a bridge partner. Learn more about Nikhil in the video below!

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DMC Goes Glam at the Last Speakeasy
Molly Graham

DMC Goes Glam at the Last Speakeasy

DMCers in Chicago recently celebrated the 84th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition in style at the Chicago History Museum's annual Last Speakeasy. In what has become a DMC tradition, we donned our flapper dresses and fedoras and bundled up as best we could to take a step back in time for a few hours.  The museum pulls out all the stops, filling up every available space with entertainment, food, and intriguing exhibits. There was a visit from John Russick, CHM'...

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Employee Spotlight: Jimmy Brady
Jessica Mlinaric

Employee Spotlight: Jimmy Brady

Account Manager Jimmy Brady is based in the DMC Chicago office as a member of the Microsoft Consulting Services team. In addition to being DMC's Microsoft licensing guru, Jimmy enjoys biking Chicago's Lakefront Trail. Learn more about Jimmy in the video below!  

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DMC Lives it Up at Day of the Dead Masquerade Ball
Grant Anderson

DMC Lives it Up at Day of the Dead Masquerade Ball

On November 4, 2017, employees of DMC and their guests attended the annual Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) masquerade ball the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood. This year's theme was "Love Never Dies." The Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead focuses on bringing family and friends together to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.  The ball, which is the culminatio...

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Meet DMC at Detroit National Instruments IIoT Event on 11/16
Jessica Mlinaric

Meet DMC at Detroit National Instruments IIoT Event on 11/16

DMC will participate in National Instruments' upcoming event on Implementing the Industrial IoT as a featured partner. The event takes place on Thursday, Noveber 16, 2017 at the Marriott Detroit Livonia from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event Info The free, one-day event is hosted by NI, in partnership with IIoT industry leaders, to see how companies are coming together to implement IIoT solutions with an open ecosystem of IT-friendly, interconnected technologies. The event aims to he...

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Employee Spotlight: Steven Dusing
Molly Graham

Employee Spotlight: Steven Dusing

Systems Engineer Steven Dusing is based in the DMC Chicago office as a member of the Test and Measurement Automation team. In addition to working on UI design in LabVIEW, Steven enjoys playing volleyball and skiing. He's an active contributor to our DMC Cares initiative. Currently, Steven is heading up another DMC Thanksgiving Food Drive. Learn more about Steven in the video below! Read blogs by Steven. Learn more about DMC's company culture.

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Oktoberfest Fun Returns To DMC Chicago
Elisha Harris

Oktoberfest Fun Returns To DMC Chicago

DMC recently rang in fall with an Oktoberfest party at our Chicago office. Oktoberfest parties are somewhat of a tradition at DMC Chicago. DMC Boston took over a few years ago, and last year DMC Denver hosted with lots of brats and mountain views.  Oktoberfest is a great event for visiting with our clients, partners, and their friends in a casual setting at our office. At this year's event, we treated around 200 guests to delicious German-style food and beer and live polka ...

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Cooking with Chicago Kids at Healthy Start
Courtney Mitchell

Cooking with Chicago Kids at Healthy Start

DMC Cares is an initiative that started at one of our All Day Company Meetings, or ADCMs. For this ADCM, we split into teams and given an envelope, contents unknown. I’ll never forget opening it to find $500 and instructions to make an impact in Chicago by "paying it forward." My team thought a lot about causes that were important to us and went all over the city to distribute the money to each cause. Hello Healthy Start In my personal life, I’ve volunteered w...

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DMC Chicago's Ferris Bueller-Style Day Off
Elisha Harris

DMC Chicago's Ferris Bueller-Style Day Off

One of DMC's favorite traditions involves taking a "day off" from our regular tasks. DMC Chicago recently held another ADCM, or All Day Company Meeting. This event allows us to spend time team building, having fun, and sharing knowledge through an ever-changing agenda of fun, learning, or volunteering. We've tried out everything from WhirlyBall to ice skating to boating in Lake Michigan. A few years ago, our ADCM was Ferris Bueller-themed for DMC's Day Off. We decid...

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