Celebrating our 6th birthday with 40 million users!

May 13, 2009

On Cinco de Mayo, we celebrated our 6th birthday AND welcomed our 40 millionth member to the LinkedIn network!  With two great reasons to celebrate, employees invited their families to come to the office for an afternoon fiesta.  There were popsicles and margaritas, pin the tail on the donkey and a scavenger hunt, cupcakes and tacos, mini sombreros and big fun for adults and kids alike!

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As we celebrate success, we keep top of mind the importance of supporting our community.  For this event, we partnered with the Bring Me A Book Foundation who provides libraries of high quality children’s books and read aloud workshops to under served communities.  Did you know reading aloud to children at an early age is the single most important activity for building eventual success in reading AND two-thirds of all low-income families and most low-income childcare centers and preschools have zero age-appropriate books?   Yes, that’s a zero!

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Employees graciously donated over $1,400 dollars to donate two bookcases for local pre-schools in Mountain View!  Keeping with our fiesta theme, the bookcases will be bilingual with Spanish and English books.  Thanks to Bring Me A Book for all the fabulous work they do throughout the year and for partnering with us.

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Thanks to Alice’s Restaurant for catering the food & drinks and to Kara’s Cupcakes in Palo Alto for providing 600 yummy mini cupcakes…if you haven’t had the banana caramel you should definitely try it - it was our favorite!

Thanks to all our members, our employees and their families for another great year!  Olé!

Check out the rest of the pictures taken at the birthday party here