Dec 292014
 

In keeping with tradition and one of Arbitech’s core values of community outreach and support, Arbitech once again supported the Spark of Love Toy Drive this holiday season.  Participation from Arbitech employees as always exceeded expectations.

ABC7 & Southern California firefighters celebrate 22 years of giving.  Over the past two decades, Spark of Love has successfully collected more than 8 million toys. The campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties.

Arbitech takes pride in supporting such a wonderful cause.  We look forward to another successful drive in 2015.

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Nov 172014
 

It’s that time of the year where the ghosts and ghouls begin to drift out from the cracks in the walls and everyone starts to feel the chill of the Halloween breeze.  At Arbitech, this is certainly no exception with more than half of our staff participating in the annual Halloween costume contest.  This year’s contest more than lived up to the expectations, with costumes ranging from cute and funny to downright terrifying.

After the drumroll subsided the judges cast their votes. The dynamic duo of James and Jimmy took the prize for funniest, dressing up as Ryu and E. Honda from the video game “Street Fighter”.  Greg stole the show for the most creative and Jeff scared the judges into submission as Jigsaw from the popular horror movie franchise “Saw”.

Well done and thank you to all of our participants, judges and all else who made this fun day possible. It goes without saying that we cannot wait to see what’s in store for next year.

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Sep 092014
 

Summer time at Arbitech means only one thing – Wiffle Ball tournament time!  The journey to the final on August 8th took the field of 13 teams just over two months to complete.  Competition was fierce and passionate during the double elimination tournament.  In the end, Makin’ Bacon and The Backdoor Sliders were left standing, battling it out to see who would take home the title of Wiffle Ball Champions 2014.  By a score of 2-0, The Backdoor Sliders edged out Makin’ Bacon for this year’s title.  Once again TK Burger’s mobile food truck supplied everyone with some unbelievable made to order hamburgers and fries while Rita’s Italian Ice helped cool everyone down.  Special thanks goes out to all those that helped make this such a special event.

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Aug 152014
 

On August 1st, 2014 the Del Mar racetrack played host to Arbitech’s social event of the year – Where the Surf Meets the Turf – the Del Mar Races!  Everyone was ready to Win, Place, and Show some Arbitech spirit.  The afternoon began with a swift ride on the Coaster Pony Express train down the coast and into the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.  The running of the 27th Real Good Deal Stakes, the 7th race of the evening,  was the highlight of the racing action.  The stakes were high for the seven furlongs on the all-weather track but in the end, Red Outlaw took the win followed by Patriots Rule and Convoy.  The Summer Concert Series, featuring the Neon Trees,  capped another successful company event.

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Jun 262014
 

The Ocean North Course at Pelican Hill Golf Course in Newport Coast, California played host to the 2nd annual Arbitech “Bushwood” Open on May 9th, 2014.  The field of play was loaded with thirty-eight sales and support colleagues competing against each other on either Team Noonan or Team Spaulding.

The Arbitech foursomes of Team Noonan and Team Spaulding took over the golf course from the early afternoon until sundown.  In the end, Team Noonan took home the “Bushwood Open Dancing Gopher” trophy with a score of 43 to 18.  Congratulations to Team Noonan, the trophy and bragging rights for the year are once again yours.

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Feb 182014
 

Bounce house, beanbag toss, pizza, painting, balloons, and kids…  This must mean only one thing – Kid’s day at Arbitech! At least once a year Arbitech opens its facility to all the little tikes that keep growing in size (by height and numbers) with each and every passing year. The turnout this year surpassed all expectations, with well over twenty children enjoying the range of activities that Arbitech had prepared.

Arbitech enjoys creating a family friendly atmosphere and advocates a healthy work-life balance for its employees. With the success of the 2014 Kid’s Day, we look forward to future activities with our families.

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Dec 232013
 

In staying true to one of its core values of community outreach and support, Arbitech once again supported the Spark of Love Toy Drive this holiday season.  Toys toppled out of the bins as the company and its employees donated toys during the drive.  In the end, two full bins were collected keeping the spark alive this holiday season.

ABC7 and Southern California Firefighters are celebrating the 21st Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. Over the past two decades, the Spark of Love Toy Drive has successfully collected more than 7 million toys. The campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties.

Arbitech takes pride in supporting such a wonderful cause.  We look forward to another successful drive in 2014.

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Dec 032013
 

In short, compliance is among our highest priorities because it protects our organization, our partners and our customers – and ensures our long-term success in a fast-moving market.

Arbitech has been at the forefront in working with manufacturers, distributors, and resellers to prevent inauthentic products from entering the stream of commerce. Each vendor and customer must pass a rigorous process before being accepted as a partner.  These policies and procedures, and the commitment to them, is what makes Arbitech a trusted vendor to our customers.

As the General Counsel, it is my responsibility to promote an exemplary culture of compliance; continued compliance education within our company; enforcement of our policies and procedures; and quality control standards.  My team and I are constantly working to ensure that all policies, procedures and standards are strictly adhered to.  With an in house legal department and a full time compliance staff, our commitment to compliance is unparalleled in the industry.

If you are a current customer or are considering doing business with Arbitech, please feel free to contact me with any questions regarding our company. (frank@arbitech.com)

A bit about my background:

Prior to joining Arbitech, I worked for an investment advisor and for a company involved in shareholder/investor initiatives and mergers and acquisitions.  I am licensed to practice law in California, Florida, South Carolina and DC; admitted to practice in numerous courts of appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court; have attained certifications as an investment advisor, anti-money laundering specialist and fraud examiner; and currently serve as chairman of the ASCDINATD, an industry association.

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Nov 122013
 

October 31st, 2013 marks the spookiest day of the year here at Arbitech. Halloween and the annual Halloween costume contest. This year’s participation far exceeded the previous one with well over half the staff dressing up as one of their favorite characters, movie stars, or farm animal. The entire staff was treated to a fantastic lunch provided by TK Burger followed by the contest itself.

After the votes were tallied, Mercedes took the prize for funniest portraying her father Ron, Greg won for most creative for building and dressing up as a Fireball Whiskey bottle, and the jewel of the show and best overall went to Nadine whom came as the Black Swan.

Special thank you to all who participated and helped organize this year’s contest. Even though the costumes this year where top notch word on the street is that Halloween 2014 is going to be mind-blowing. I guess we’ll have to wait a year and find out. Happy Halloween!

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