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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Amanda Partika: “I-275: it’s a gift to the people.” Christmas is here and gone, as is our co-op Amanda Partika, who is back at UC this semester. When Amanda started working at Choice One, she struggled to find the fastest...

Caray Schmiesing: “Does anyone know how to use this thing?” How many green shirts does it take to work a typewriter? Apparently, fewer than it took to move Tony’s desk. Our technology has certainly changed over the years. Gone are the days of the typewriter, digital planimeter, survey...

Eric Kuck: “I’m a protégé following in the steps of my mentor.” On the left is Choice One surveying "mentor" Allen Bertke in May 2009. On the right is surveying "protégé" Eric Kuck, nearly 10 years later in October 2018. Same tree, same senior-picture-style pose, same safety-green...

Brittany Clinehens: “I’m pretty sure Kyle was previously in a boy band.” If you haven’t seen it, check out the Choice One music video inspired by the 1993 Boyz II Men R&B video “End of the Road.” Featured in our spin on this slow jam are COEC’s...

Ryan Francis: “Someone did a pretty good job photo-shopping a bicep onto Dan’s arm.” If you aren’t sure, that’s Dan in the sunglasses and blue headband, buying tickets to the gun show during Choice One’s Christmas card photo shoot. Dan, we’re fairly confident that your bicep (and...