Adam Kunkel, Socket's You-Make-The-Difference Winner for March!


Congratulations to Adam Kunkel, Programmer, on winning this month's You-Make-The-Difference Award!

Adam joined our Programming team back in 2008. He and his department are responsible for a lot of what makes Socket work – and what that means can change almost daily. For example, when we decided to add TV service to our Fiber coverage areas in Callaway County, Adam built a lot of the internal infrastructure that made the whole process come together.

“Getting ready to launch TV service required a lot of behind-the-scenes work that not many people saw,” said a coworker who nominated him for the award. “Adam was instrumental in setting up new processes… and he did all of this on a really tight deadline, without complaining.”

That’s in addition, of course, to all the other tasks that many around the office may take for granted – from building and maintaining the systems that track invoices, payments, and services to helping create the internal interface and map integration.

Born and raised in Fayette, MO, Adam attended Kansas State University before ultimately transferring and graduating from the University of Missouri. An avid guitar and bass player, Adam also enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. In fact, he estimates that he makes a home-cooked meal nearly every weeknight.

Perhaps that’s the secret to Adam’s patience, even in the face of hard deadlines and frantic requests. “My favorite thing about working at Socket is the relaxed atmosphere,” said Adam. “And the people.”

Congratulations, Adam!

Town Meeting at Shakespeare's Pizza!


Every few months, Socketeers get together over lunch for an all-company meeting. The party room at Shakespeare’s South is (luckily) still big enough to hold all of us… plus the nearly three dozen pizzas we go through!
 
Pro tip – Canadian bacon with pepperjack cheese is an awesome pizza combination.
 
So, why try to finagle everyone in our building all the way over to another building? It’s important to us that everyone at Socket knows what’s going on and where we’re headed – it helps keep our company as tight-knit as it was when it was just a few guys in a garage. Now that we’re over 120 employees strong, that’s more important than ever.
 
So far, we’re off to a great start in 2015 – and we’re planning to make it a strong rest of the year, too!

Who is Socket

Founded in 1994, Socket is a Missouri-based telephone and Internet service provider with the largest service area in the state.

Socket is a privately held company that provides families and businesses a choice for local and long-distance phone and Internet service. We combine the highest quality customer service with in-depth technical knowledge.

Our network serves more than 20,000 residents and businesses in more than 400 Missouri cities, and our customers enjoy simple billing and quick, friendly service.
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