Apple passes Google as the heavyweight champ of brand names.

Good morning everyone,

I was reading through my typical industry news this morning and read that Apple has regained the top spot as “Most Valuable Brand” overtaking Google again.

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The top ten include Apple, Google, VISA, Coca-Cola and a surprise to me at the number ten spot: Marlboro…cigarettes! I don’t know why this surprises me so much, but it did. I know that tobacco companies have a huge marketing budgets, but I personally use every brand on the list except for the cigarettes. No wonder there are some kids using tobacco so early, it’s tough not being exposed to branding every where you turn.

Well, congratulations Apple. I’ve been right there with you to the climb to the top. I personally started repairing Apple devices back in 1994 – and if you can believe it, we were actually repairing Apple Floppy Disk Drives by the thousand. You know that you’re a “vintage” guy when you know the difference between an “Auto-Inject” and “Manual-Inject” floppy drive. Oh how times have changed.

Have a great morning, I’ve got a lot of blogging to catch up on, I’ll be back soon!

Take care, Ryan

Mission Repair Holiday Hours!

Hello friends,

All of our locations have the same hours each week, and we’re also all going to all enjoy a few days off over the next couple of weeks that I thought we should mention. Our special holiday hours are listed on our website here, but we have a few changes coming up:

1. Saturday night is our employee Christmas Party. This is a big bash and we really let our hair down. We’ve been talking about the 2013 Christmas Party all year long…so in two days time we have to top last year. This won’t affect our business hours…but if we’re a little slow on Sunday you’ll know why!

Yes, we have a surprise Santa and Mrs. Claus coming to our Christmas party this year.  I'll be sure to post a few pictures!

Yes, we have a surprise Santa and Mrs. Claus coming to our Christmas party this year. I’ll be sure to post a few pictures!

2. We will be closing early on December 24th, at 1:00pm. The company will be holding our annual Christmas luncheon this day so get in quick…because the doors close at 1:00pm sharp next Wednesday!

3. We are closed Thursday December 25th, 2014 in observance of Christmas.

4. We are closed Thursday January 1st, 2015 in observance of New Years Day.

Other than that, our business hours will remain open as normal, so stop on by America’s Award-Winning Repair Center, Mission Repair when you can!

Take care, Ryan