Picture this: Money and Mixers

Picture this

Yummy fruit
Don't look twice, that's real money on those trees ? $2,000 in $2 bills, to be exact. The Telework Exchange, a public-private partnership focused on telework in the federal government, sponsored a "Time is Money, and Money Doesn't Grow on Trees ? Telework" event Aug. 16 in downtown Washington, encouraging commuters to pick $2 bills from the trees and learn how they can save by teleworking. A recent Telework Exchange study finds that when gas prices average $3.00 per gallon, the average full-time commuter spends $138.80 on gas per month. By teleworking two days a week, each month the average federal employee would save 98 hours in commuting time and $55.52 on gas.

Commuters wait to pick $2 bills from the One-of-a-Kind Money trees.

Pat Scoville of the EPA tears money from the One-of-a-Kind Money tree Aug. 16 in Washington.

Photos by Rick Steele

Glory days
TelecomHUB's seventh annual summer mixer networking event was held Aug. 15 at the Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant at Tysons Corner Center, McLean, Va.

Josh Adler of Cavalier Telephone and Jackie Luo of Sprint Nextel.

Bradford Gandee, self-employed, and John Spencer of Genesis Conferencing.

Faith Cooke of Booz Allen Hamilton, and Andrew Polcha of SJC.

Photos by Rick Steele

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