Ruby Receptionists throws a Barn Bash!Hot dog, did we have a blast at the Ruby® Receptionists Barn Bash this past weekend! It was a lot of fun to have our virtual receptionists and clients under the same roof! Most of our virtual receptionists attended as well as current clients Mary Jane Haake of Dermigraphics and Dermal Source, Scott Mercer of PDM Specialists, and the crews at Sockeye and Synotac Design. Thanks to all who came out and made it a hollerin’ success!  One of my favorite moments of the night was when Eddie from Synotac and Pete from Sockeye showed up in the same cowboy shirt. Hilarity ensued:

Eddie and Pete have a shirt showdown
Eddie may not realize it, but he and Pete are having a shirt showdown

 And then there was the bull.  There were quite a few fillies and stallions brave enough to get on this behemouth, and it was funny every time.  I myself may have only stayed on it for a whopping 5 seconds, but Woo Doggie, there were some bull-ridin’ champs out there in Rubyland!

Perfect form!
Perfect form!

 We’d especially like to thank our clients for making this night possible — without y’all, well, shucks, y’all are why we do what we do! We’d also like to give a shout out to the following buckaroos for all their help: Vibrant Table for the delicious home-style cookin’. Even Ma herself would be jealous! Greg and Freda’s Olde Time Photos for helping us dress the part and documenting it for future generations! Eco Shuttle for providing transportation from the City to the Country where we could get our Wild West on! Peter Corvallis Productions for helping set the mood with some Western props and décor! Sockeye for designing the t-shirts, temporary tattoos to make us look tough, posters to commemorate the night, and general Ruby brand cuteness! Town Mountain and The SlimJims for rocking the barn with bumping bluegrass beats all night long! The Rifkin family for allowing us to use their beautiful barn! Sarah Sackett, Ruby’s Director of Culture, for organizing the whole crazy shindig! And last, but certainly not least, Ruby President Jill Nelson for sharing her secret dream of a Barn Bash with us!

Below are some more snapshots from the night, and our Flickr page has even more photos of the event. Add your photos to the Ruby Barn Bash group Flickr page to be entered to win $100 to Russell Street BBQ! Contest ends on August 16th!

Virtual receptionists, members of Ruby's Client Services and friends
Virtual receptionists, members of Ruby’s Client Services team, and friends
Virtual receptionist Lauren O. and her friend Ashley