Crossroads Properties Tenant Newsletter

July 2009
Another month of summer has come and gone, but this is a favorite time of the year for all of us at Crossroads Properties.   We are greatful for the relationships we have with all of our tenants and welcome the opportunity to serve you at the annual cook-outs.

Please take a few minutes to read this newsletter.  It will bring you up to date on upcoming events, give you some ideas how you can join us in becoming  more environmentally friendly and shed some light on opportunities.

Please forward this link to your employees.  If you received this link by forward and would like to be added to the mailing list, please let Dawn know by email

Upcoming Events:

Tenant Appreciation Cook-outs:

  • Monday July 27th 11:30 – 12:30  Lake Elmo Bank Building-600 Inwood Avenue
  • Tuesday July 28th 11:30 – 1:00  Crossroads Commerce Center-710 Commerce
  • Wednesday July 29th 11:30 – 1:00 Crossroads of Oakdale-7200 Hudson
  • Thursday July 30th 12:00 – 1:00 Oakridge East – 675 Nicollet Boulevard EastThis year’s menu will include the usual: steak, chicken, baked beans, fresh picked corn on the cob, homemade salsa and fresh baked cookies.

If your office has not already R.S.V.P’d with a number attending from your office, please do so soon!

Blood Drives:

Crossroads Commerce Center
Friday 8/21/09 from 9:30 – 12:30

Click here for the event flyer: Crossroads Properties flyer aug 21 09

To register, click here  and provide your date of birth and preferred donation time.

Crossroads Goes Green

Motion Sensors

You may have noticed that there are now motion activated light sensors in many of the common areas of the office buildings.   We are targeting areas with intermitent use where we have typically kept lights on all day. To date we have installed about 30 sensors.  We have started with restrooms and mechanical rooms, but will continue to install in other areas as appropriate.

Electronic Payments

We are in the process of setting up a new system to accept electronic payments!  We now have the ability to accept credit cards for rent payment over the phone.  Soon you will have additional option of logging onto your account via the website and enter checking or credit card information.  Please note that there will be a transaction fee of 2-3% for all credit card payments.

We had hoped the website option would be up and running for all buildings by the end of July, but we have had some delays.  Watch for details in the next newsletter and on the website. Please contact Dawn or Lindsey if you have any questions about making electronic payments.

Co-mingle Recycling Containers

Small blue recycling bins have been added to the snack bar and PO Box areas of the following office buildings: 7200 & 7300 Hudson, 700 & 710 Commerce and 600 Inwood Ave.  Please use these containers strictly for co-mingle recycling (cans, bottles, mixed paper) and NOT for trash.  If your office does not already have separate bins for office paper and cans/bottles, please consider it.  Any container with a proper label can work, but there are various sizes and styles specifically for recycables available for purchase on-line or at local home improvement stores.

Electronics Recycling

Thanks to all who participated in our electronics recycling pick up last week.  We collected approximately 1,860 pounds of electronics.  The next pick up will be in about 2-3 months.

Tips for reducing office paper

  • Try to use both sides of a sheet of paper for printing, copying, writing and drawing.
  • Reuse paper that’s already printed on one side by manually feeding it into copiers and printers. Use it for internal documents like drafts and short-lived items such as meeting agendas or temporary signs.
  • Once-used paper can also be reused in plain paper fax machines — they only need one clean side.
  • E-mail can be used to share documents and ideas. Be sure to only print the e-mails you need to have a hard copy of. This advice goes for Internet documents as well. Instead of printing a Web page, bookmark it or save the page on your hard drive and pull it up when needed.
  • Practice efficient copying — use the size reduction feature offered on many copiers. Two pages of a book or periodical can often be copied onto one standard sheet.
  • Use two-way or send-and-return envelopes. Your outgoing envelope gets reused for its return trip.
  • Use reusable inter- and intra-office envelopes.
  • Reuse old paper for notepads. It can be cut to custom sizes and simply bound with a staple.
  • Draft documents can be reviewed, edited and shared on-screen.

Quotes on opportunity:

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it – Lou Holtz

There exist limitless opportunities in every industry. Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier – Charles Kettering

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunit – Albert Einstein

Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor – H. Jackson Brown Jr.


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