February 2008 Newsletter                             Valentine Edition                              Edited by Cindi Swartout



 Our February Newsletter has the following:

  • A Valentine's Message from the President
  • Personal Dilemmas at work-Andrea Kay
  • Valentines Recipe
  • Links of interest

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Links of Interest

SemiConductor Trade show links


Favorite Valentine's Desserts

History of Valentines Day






A Message from the President

Valentine’s Day Message

Hi Everyone,

I am so glad that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. I like to make a fuss over my Family on a special day like this. As a matter of fact, I encourage everyone to go out and do something special for all those wonderful people in your life that make you smile. Plan something sentimental, make dinner for them, show them you care.  Flowers and Chocolates are nice but something more spontaneous will make for a better display of affection. Romance is in the Air and like Enthusiasm, its Contagious, Catch it.

Things are going well for me at my desk. I have a lot of challenging search assignments that I am working on. One of my clients is staffing a complete Engineering Group. I need Equipment Development Engineers that can work on very large complex systems. I need Mechanical Design Engineers, Opto-Mechanical Engineers, and Controls Systems Engineers. If someone comes to mind, please get in contact with me.

The industry has been riding a wave in the past few years. Things seem to be moving along at a brisk pace. I hear about layoffs at some of the larger companies in our industry. Maybe they are finally rightsizing the company and planning for the future. I am hoping that Solar and the Solar Industry will be one of the multipliers that stimulate future growth.

I remember how the Dot.com-Boom in the late 90’s made things jump, I am hoping that we can sustain this rate of growth for the next few years and avoid the slump that was 2002.

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce the newest member of my Staff, Linda Edmonson. Linda is our new Administrative Assistant and Receptionist. Linda is doing a great job and is the friendliest person. I am sure you will enjoy her dulcet tones every time you call. Take a minute to introduce yourself the next time you call the office. 

Thank you for all the responsive positive feedback about this Newsletter. If there is something you think would be a good addition to this newsletter, just let me know. We are always looking for ways to improve.


Kevin Keifer

Are you tired of emailing coworkers and not getting any response?  What about that annoying office romance going on in the corner office?  How do make sure you are dressed appropriately?

See Andrea Kay's articles about these issues and more

Andrea Kay
Author, Career Consultant, Syndicated Career Columnist & Speaker
2692 Madison Rd., #133
Cincinnati, OH 45208


Named Best Career Counselor by Cincinnati Magazine

Valentine recipe

Pecan Love Tarts

Preheat oven to 350F.

1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup pecans, chopped fine

Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla and set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed butter, then mix in nuts.

Roll into 1-inch balls and drop onto greased cookie sheet. Lightly mash each ball slightly flat.

Bake at 350F for 15 to 20 minutes. If desired, roll in powdered sugar when cooled.

Yield: 8 Tarts