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Jim Craig's Support for Boston Marathon has been 'Heaven Sent' for Dr. Kendall Boone!

Jim Craig's Support for Boston Marathon has been 'Heaven Sent' for Dr. Kendall Boone!Jim Craig was the goalie for the 1980 Olympic hockey team that beat Russia and won the gold medal. I met Jim at a meeting to raise awareness for screening for the silent but potentially deadly disease of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). This is a disease that I treat as a Vascular Surgeon in Rockford, Illinois and a disease that sadly took the life of Jim's father. Jim was the guest speaker and did an awesome job of motivating primary care physicians to do screening ultrasounds on their patients to look for AAAs. It was a very successful meeting with a very good turn out and I truly believe that future lives will be saved because of that effort. During the dinner portion of the meeting, my wife and I got the pleasure of sitting next to Jim. By the end of the dinner conversation, we had shared pictures of our families and felt like we had become good friends! One of the pictures he was flipping through on his phone was a young adult standing upright in a specialized motorized wheelchair. Jim explained that earlier that day he had been at a meeting to help get these devices approved by medical insurance. As a father of a son who is Autistic and has some severe learning disabilities, I was touched by his heart for that cause. I told Jim about my son Nils and that I was president of a board for adults with special needs called Barbara Olson Center of Hope. I asked Jim if he would ever consider coming back to Rockford to be a guest speaker for the Center. Of course, he said yes. That day came a few months ago. We packed a convention center and energized a very hockey savvy crowd with Jim’s life story. Jim generously donated signed Olympic jerseys and personalized signed pictures which netted the center over $12,000! It was one of the best highlights of the Center’s 70 years in existence!

If these gifts of Jim’s time and effort to causes near to my heart were not enough, there was more to come.

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Unique Opportunities Available If You Book Now!

Unique Opportunities Available If You Book Now!We are booking up fast for this year! When booking Jim Craig you have the opportunity to really get your team involved with special pricing on corporate gifting. Please inquire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your chance to bring your team to the next level!

People are already talking this year!

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Professional Sports Franchise in Las Vegas Becoming a Reality

Professional Sports Franchise in Las Vegas Becoming a Reality

Las Vegas is not only the unofficial entertainment “capital” of the United States, but is known worldwide for being a hub for the biggest names in business, gaming, entertainment, and much more. Professional sports also have a foothold in Las Vegas, though much of the sports presence revolves around Mixed Martial Arts, boxing, and NASCAR. You’d think that Las Vegas would be a great place for sports teams within the “4 Major Sports” to call home, but that has never been the case up to this point… Let’s take a look at a few reasons why that is the case.

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GREAT TEAMS HAVE A SHARED DREAM

As a visionary, artist, inventor, and builder of the Apple empire, Steve Jobs remains – and will always remain – among the most fascinating, studied, revered, and emulated people.

We try to gain understanding and appreciation for seeing things how he saw them (perhaps not possible) – and we analyze and pour over how he pioneered, crafted, and led development initiatives that resulted in …among other products – Apple III, Macintosh, iMac, USB Mouse, iBook, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.

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Continued Energy Leads To Organized Teams

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I love speaking to businesses who want to go places. I had the pleasure of speaking to deView Electronics recently. Customized presentations that look at the inner workings of your business create enormous value to your business. Changing the way your employees think about success can change the entire culture of your organization. It takes energy, hard work, and...a great team. See the testimonial below from my friends at deView Electronics:

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How To Win - In Business & Life

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If you are following the 2014 Winter Olympics and all its greatness, you see there are people who win and people that lose. This is one of the things I love most about the Olympics. Some great insight I share with companies and organizations I coach and train is that you may be one of the greatest athletes in the world, but you only need a great team to win.

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