Friday, December 19, 2008

The year that was 2008...

January24-28    Australia play India in the first test match of the year finishing in a draw    
February6    Reserve Bank increases rates another .25% - 11th rise in 5 years
21-24    The V8 cars hit Adelaide for the Clipsal 500 with Jamie Whincup crossing the line 1st
27    Festival Fever sets in with the start of the Fringe
March5    Another .25% interest rate rise from the RBA
7-9    WOMAdelaide Festival in the Botanic Park
24     The Olympic torch begins its journey from Athens to Beijing
April 3    Making SA Proud at the National Real Estate Awards. Toop&Toop take home the Innovation title for the 3rd year in a row!
24-27    Variety SA’s inaugural V2 Classic Bike ride raises over $225,000 for our kids in need
May8    Toop’s 23rd Birthday sparks a time of renaissance for the business. Toop HQ on Kensington Road is officially opened as Ian                 Darbyshire is introduced as CEO and Mandy Wurth as General Manager of Sales.
June30     Another world first as Toop&Toop become Female FriendlyTM Accredited
July11    Apple iPhone launched in Australia
17    The ‘Wild Wild West’ takes over Penny’s Hill Winery as the Toop team celebrate our annual awards
August8    Beijing Olympics commence on the 8.08.08 with a spectacular ceremony
14    Who was the real girl singing in the opening ceremony? Beijings ‘lip- synching’ scandal is revealed!
September3    Some mortgage relief at last as the RBA drop rates .25%
15    US Market Crash hits headlines across the world as investment giant Lehman Brothers file for bankruptcy.
October8    RBA drops rates by 1% - the biggest single decrease since 1992
10    Real Estate Industry Awards of South Australia – Toop’s take home 8 awards plus 2 inductions into the inaugural Hall of Fame
29    Customer Service Awards announced with Toop&Toop named National Winner Australian Service Excellence Award Small Business
November5    Another rate cut, this time .75% and Barack Obama wins US Presidential Election
6    Toop&Toop support inaugural Adelaide Fashion Festival on Norwood Parade
8    350,000 locals celebrate the festive season at the 75th Adelaide Christmas Pageant
10    Free seminar gives clients ‘The inside Story’ - Toop&Toop with Bernie Lewis Home Loans
December2    Australians return home following a week long airport siege by anti-government demonstrators in Thailand
3    Just in time for Christmas, the RBA drop rates by a further 1%
18    Toop&Toop Client Christmas Party

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