CCC Technologies, Inc. Celebrates 10 Years in Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Chicagoland based company celebrates decade as part of Chicago tradition

It takes a lot of hard work and effort, but it truly is a labor of love and one of our greatest traditions

CCC Technologies will celebrate ten years of participation in the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade when the parade kicks off from the intersection of Columbus and Balbo at noon this Saturday, March 12, 2011.

When CCC Technologies’ Vice President of Sales, Jim Poull, first sought to enter the company in the parade back in 2001 he had no idea that ten years later not only would CCC become a popular fixture in the parade but also that the parade would become such an important tradition within the CCC family.

“As I have been told over and over again, by Chicago dignitaries and Parade Officials,” explains Jim, “‘CCC turns the parade green. Without CCC, we would not look so green and make so many parade watchers happy.’ It takes a lot of hard work and effort, but it truly is a labor of love and one of our greatest traditions.”

Each year CCC distributes thousands of green top hats with the company’s logo to parade attendees by marchers on the parade route, and they are affectionately known as “the hat people.” This year will be no different. CCC staff is currently working hard to prepare over 10,000 hats for distribution in this year’s parade.

“One of our favorite post-parade activities is to watch recorded coverage of the parade on television to see the sides of the street turn green as we pass out the hats,” said Senior Account Manager, Jennifer Theesfeld, who serves as CCC’s Unit Marshal in the parade and does all of the parade coordination. “It’s so much fun to get the crowd screaming and cheering for hats. We also challenge each other every year to see who can get celebrities and television crews to put on a hat.”

About CCC Technologies
If it has a blinking light and resides somewhere on your network, chances are CCC Technologies designs, implements and manages it. We recognize the importance of choosing a dependable partner for the security and support of your most mission-critical applications. For more than 25 years, CCC Technologies is proud to be one of the top solution providers in the country. As a convergence company with a combined experience history of over 300 years with respect to voice, data, video, applications, and services, CCC offers different levels of service and consulting to meet your specific needs. Our sales, engineering and support Associates have the industry certifications and training to ensure seamless solution integration and unmatched support for day two and beyond. In addition, our advanced monitoring and remote diagnostic capabilities enable CCC to respond to potential service issues or alarms immediately, often remotely and without the need for customer notification or interaction. More information about CCC Technologies and the products and services it offers is available at

About the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade began in 1957 and is sponsored by The Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Local Union 130 U.A. For more information and details about this year’s parade please visit

For more information, contact:
Kim Kiefer, Director of Marketing                    
CCC Technologies, Inc.
kkiefer (at) ccc1 (dot) com


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