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BenefitsLink Turns 25 Today

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Since April 20, 1995, we've brought you the best in employee benefits on the web.

Thank you to all our readers! Tell us what else we can do to help you -- we'd love to hear from you!
-- Holly Horton, Lois Baker, and Dave Baker

Via email: davebaker@benefitslink.com

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Congrats!

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Here's what we looked like in October of 1996, about a year and a half into operation as BenefitsLink -- it's the earliest snapshot recorded by the Wayback Machine (archive.org) -- https://web.archive.org/web/19961030012404/http://www.benefitslink.com:80/

Then-toddler Joey was all in favor of dad's hobby site, back when the world wide web was not much older than he was --
https://web.archive.org/web/19970116235252/http://www.benefitslink.com/gif/joey7.gif (Today he's a 25-year-old professional snowboard instructor out west, which he's quite good at, although it's an unusual application of his aeronautical engineering degree from Rennselaer.)

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Congratulations and Thank you!   Your work has been very important to a lot of people.

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1 hour ago, Dave Baker said:

Here's what we looked like in October of 1996, about a year and a half into operation as BenefitsLink -- it's the earliest snapshot recorded by the Wayback Machine (archive.org) -- https://web.archive.org/web/19961030012404/http://www.benefitslink.com:80/

Then-toddler Joey was all in favor of dad's hobby site, back when the world wide web was not much older than he was --
https://web.archive.org/web/19970116235252/http://www.benefitslink.com/gif/joey7.gif (Today he's a 25-year-old professional snowboard instructor out west, which he's quite good at, although it's an unusual application of his aeronautical engineering degree from Rennselaer.)

My father went to Rennselaer but back in the 40s! And he did not become a snowboard instructor...

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To the group:

I'm retiring this year after 46 years in the business and want to thank you for the knowledge your daily newsletters have imparted to me. 

I have read your daily newsletters since day 1 and, as part of my mentoring program, encourage my juniors to read it as well.  

To another 25 years!!!

Gary Rothy

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Congratulations, Gary!

Wonder if you'd like to say a little about what makes for a good mentoring relationship. You could start a new topic. I've always been fascinated with the way a mentor relationship provides so much value to the enterprise and the mentee. My greatest regret looking back on my career, bar none, is that I didn't seek and find an older, more experienced person to be a mentor.

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I'll second Dave's comment. I was extremely fortunate to have an outstanding mentor, who was generous with his time and expertise above and beyond the call of duty. I doubt that I'd have stayed in this business if it weren't for him.

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23 hours ago, Dave Baker said:

it's the earliest snapshot recorded by the Wayback Machine

Mr. Peabody and his pet boy Sherman would be proud.

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🎂 Congratulations! And here's to many more years to come. I'm happy to have found the boards it has been a very useful resource. I only wish I had came across it sooner! 

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