The Cream City – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Phone NumbersThe largest city in Wisconsin and the fifth largest city in the Midwest, Milwaukee is perhaps best known for its plentiful breweries and the Milwaukee Brewers major league baseball team.

But Milwaukee is more than just suds and mudded baseballs; it has a vibrant city life as well as a laid back attitude. In 2014, it was listed as the 31st largest city in the United States with a population of 595,351.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not known as “Cream City” because of its dairy farms, but rather for the cream colored bricks that were first made in Milwaukee in the 19th century. Many of these bricks were used on the buildings of the time period. Continue reading

City of Bridges – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Area CodesPittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, but some would say it is much prettier. It’s located at the confluence of the Ohio, Monogahela and Allegheny Rivers and has 446 bridges making it quite picturesque and known as the “City of Bridges” as well as the “Steel City” for its multitude of more than 300 businesses related to steel.
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Valley of the Sun – Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix-golfBeing the most populous city in Arizona isn’t easy, but it wasn’t so big when Phoenix was founded in 1867 by Jack Swilling. He saw a potential for farming while he was traveling down the Salt River Valley and the “Valley of the Sun” was born. The name Phoenix was chosen because it was a city which was born from ruins.
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Your Local Phone Number Talks

Local phone numbers speak before you do.

Did you know that your local phone number talks about you? Without even connecting with a customer, it tells them where you are located. At least, it used to before modern day telephony came along. However, the old rules of phone numbers can and should be important to you. Continue reading

Enhanced Voicemail Helps You Work Without Trying

voicemailWe all have our bad days where we don’t want to talk on the phone. You might have laryngitis, had a family member die recently, or you just don’t feel like talking to someone. That’s the beauty of Halloo’s Enhanced Voicemail. If you don’t feel like talking on the phone, you won’t miss your phone calls. You also won’t need another person to screen your calls for you. Continue reading

Every Company Has Multiple Personalities

Multiple ExtensionsWhen you start a company, even a small one, you tend to think of it as a single organism which will grow in time.  However, it won’t take long before you realize your company is made up of multiple organisms.

This is normal and good for your company.  If every branch acted the same way, then your company would probably fail.  They need flexibility to achieve their designated areas and you need to trust they will do so professionally. Continue reading

Remembering the Conference Calls of Yore

Current conference call technology, like the kind you get with My Halloo, makes communication easy between workers, vendors and special guests.  But do you remember what is used to be like?

The First Conference Call

Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Panama-Pacific International Exposition

“These days, making a call across the U.S. is so easy that people often don’t even know they’re talking coast to coast. But 100 years ago Sunday, it took a hackathon, a new technology and an international exposition to make it happen.” * Continue reading