When “The Great Flood of 2011” washed over central Pennsylvania on September 8 and 9, it deposited roughly nine feet of water in the basement of our Market Street headquarters, forcing us to relocate our infrastructure and 50-plus employees for two full weeks. We’re back now, but if you didn’t know we’d moved, that means “Operation Seamless Displacement” worked precisely as planned.
Either way, we’d like to extend our personal thanks to everyone for their patience and cooperation during this process.
We’d especially like to thank our gracious hosts, Higher Information Group and Environmental Interiors, for allowing 50 new faces to share their office space, parking lot and coffeemaker for two weeks. Higher Information Group also helped with our technology needs by sharing bandwidth and keeping our servers up and running. They didn’t have to do that, but they did, and it shows just how good it is to have friends in high places (literally and figuratively).
Of course, it’s not the first time we’ve been forced to flee to higher ground. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan in 2004, we spent two weeks working out of a Residence Inn conference room here in Harrisburg. The waters were about a foot higher this year than they were seven years ago (we’ve got the marks on the wall along the basement stairs to prove it), but the result was the same: We didn’t miss a beat then, and we didn’t miss a beat this time, either.