CoNetrix hosts Simon Jackson to inspire the “power of one”

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CoNetrix hosts Simon Jackson at the Science Spectrum to hear how one person can encourage change.

“We are excited about this film because it inspires us with a story of how one person can make a difference.”

CoNetrix holds a company meeting and dinner annually in February, bringing in all employees, both local and remote, to gather in fellowship and share in success.

In choosing a location for our company dinner, Marvin Crossnoe, CEO of CoNetrix, shared “We look for an event venue that inspires our group to feel pride in our location here in Lubbock, and also provides an uplifting experience that we can share together as a single group.” Crossnoe went on to say, “Our company is very diversified and it’s important from a cultural standpoint that we provide times to get together to bond as a group.”

In February, CoNetrix will visit the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater to see an IMAX showing of the film “Great Bear Rainforest: Land of the Spirit Bear.” The film, narrated by Ryan Reynolds features a subspecies of North American black bear that has white fur due to a rare genetic trait. “We are excited about this film,” says Russ Horn, President for CoNetrix, “because it inspires us with a story of how one person can make a difference.”

The story of the film centers on the work of Simon Jackson, who at the age of 13 founded the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition to save the endangered white Kermode by preserving its habitat from development. His work was so impactful, he received several honors, including being awarded Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, being named as one of the 100 Angels of the Earth by UNESCO and, most notably, being honored as one of Time Magazine’s sixty Heroes for the Planet – one of only six young people selected from around the world. His life’s work was the focus of an internationally televised movie, Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story.

“We were inspired by the history behind the film,” said Horn, “and have invited Simon Jackson to speak at our annual company dinner about how one person can encourage change.”

“The fact that Mr. Jackson was able to gather a coalition of over six million people over two decades is fascinating, and I’m excited to get to hear first-hand his experience in heading that up.”

“Our people make our company. Each person brings strong initiative, integrity, ambition, and teamwork to create a place where you just love to come to work. I’m excited for Mr. Jackson to fly from Canada to share his experience with us.”

About CoNetrix: CoNetrix, LLC is a full-service computer networking, software development, and security and compliance firm built on the principles of integrity, innovation, and initiative. CoNetrix has roots dating back to 1977, when it was founded in Lubbock, Texas. We now serve customers across the US, in all 50 states. CoNetrix, LLC is a family of four technology companies, including CoNetrix Security, CoNetrix Technology, Tandem, and nQativ.

CoNetrix Technology offers managed IT services as well as a suite of secure cloud computing offerings marketed as Aspire. CoNetrix Security provides information security consulting and testing to financial institutions. Tandem Security & Compliance Software® is online software helping organizations comply with information security requirements and regulations. nQativ® offers a suite of accounting software (ERP) modules to companies throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information about CoNetrix, visit https://www.conetrix.com/.

For more information about the film, visit https://greatbearrainforestfilm.com/.

For more information about the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater, visit https://www.sciencespectrum.org/.

For more information about Simon Jackson and the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, visit https://ghostbear.org/d-simon-jackson/.

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