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‘Tis the Season

It’s this time of year that I find myself reflecting on the year and my life, finding myself thankful for everything I have.  I have parents that have sacrificed so much in their life to provide for me through my youth and even now.  I have friends that I can turn to for anything: advice, support, fun, etc.  I live in a country that is, frankly, the greatest country in the world.  We have folks risking their lives all over the globe to keep us “regular” people safe and free.

I am also a very lucky person to have a job in an economy that is struggling.  But not just any job; I have this job!  I am an Implementation and Training Specialist at Benchmark Systems.  What an amazing position to be in!  I graduated college 8 years ago with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems.  I get to use both degrees.  While in high school, college, and since, I have been on-stage for over 20 theatrical performances, giving me confidence to speak in front of hundreds of people without fear.  Now I get to utilize those talents every time I pick up the phone or travel to a practice to train the staff on Benchmark’s software products.  I have been an active leader in several groups throughout my life, most recently with United Way’s Young Leaders Society.  I have the opportunity to work with people, from all different walks of life and careers, coming together to work on projects for an awesome cause.  And as great as that is, I then get to take those experiences and apply them to my career with Benchmark by being a leader for those practices and their projects I am working with.

All of those things – from school, to theatre, to community involvement – all have one thing in common: meeting new people.  I have discovered that this is the main reason I have enjoyed all of those experiences in my life.  This is also why I love my career here at Benchmark Systems.  I’m not just training practices how to use Electronic Health Records or Practice Management systems.  I’m not just talking to Office Managers, Nurses, Doctors, etc.  I’m meeting real people!  I am meeting folks from North, South, East, and West.  And our discussions do not start and end with medical software.  I’ve been onsite at a practice the day a young lady found out she was pregnant.  I’ve been on the phone with a doctor who was working through having a parent in poor health.  I’ve been visited by an Office Manager and her family from a practice while they were visiting Lynchburg, VA to drop off their son at college.  I have even been a part of a practice’s Holiday celebration because of our great relationship we developed due to my position here Benchmark Systems.

I have so much to be thankful for in life, and the people I work with on a daily basis, both internally at Benchmark and our customers, are a large part of that.  Without the customers – you, reading this blog – and my co-workers, I would not have this career that I look forward to every day I wake up.

Thank you all!  Everyone have a happy and safe holiday season.

Your Friend,
Brandon G. Cyrus
Sr. Implementation and Training Specialist