The SNO Report: New Hires. New Office. Same Great Taste.

The Times They Are A-Changin’

There’s been a lot of change around SNO HQ of late. In November, we said goodbye to Ali Catt (real name), who left SNO to focus on her budding writing career. On Monday of this week, we welcomed two new members to the SNO Patrol:  Tom Sugatt and Paul Hamberg.

Tom joins SNO as our new Technical Support Specialist. When you need technical (and light emotional) help, Tom will be the first person you connect with through the email ticketing system, online chat, or on the phone.

Paul joins SNO as our new Technical Specialist. His time will be focused on the behind the scenes stuff that keep your sites running smoothly:  New website and app construction, DNS record management, server resource management, quality testing.

To make room for these great new additions to the SNO team, we packed up our bags in Burnsville and moved north of the Minnesota River to a new office in Bloomington, just a couple of blocks from either the best or worst place on earth: Mall of America. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and check out the new office smell!

Badge Season Update

As most of you know, the 2016 SNO Distinguished Sites season is happening right now, which means it’s time to start submitting and earning those badges. If you’re not entirely sure whether or not you qualify for any of the badges, you can check those out here. We’re a little over a month into accepting submissions, and 44 schools in the SNO Network have already received badges, which is awesome.

We’ve even had two schools earn all six badges.  Congratulations to Liberty High School and St. Louis Park High School on becoming our first Distinguished Sites of 2016! But don’t let them have all the glory — start applying for badges now, and your publication can earn those highly sought after bragging rights that come with being a SNO Distinguished Site.