The 7 Coolest Ways to Ring Your Morning Bell [Video]

September 15, 2016

1:30 pm

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The very start of the workday isn’t exactly the most beloved time of the day. Don’t believe me? Just examine the slogan on your typical novelty coffee cup. But the cliches are true: if you love your job, you’ll love beginning a new eight-hour block of it each day. I can only assume that most people really dislike writing coffee cup slogans all day.

Let’s focus on the positive: anyone who loves the morning would be happy to ring it in — with a work-appropriate gong of some kind. Here’s a look at a Chase for Business-sponsored selection of unique small businesses and the way that they’ve chosen to ring in the best part of their day, all taken from Chase’s Morning Bell site.

1. Compass Automation


The automated approach to ringing the morning bell? Getting your ten-foot-tall robotic arm buddy to do it. The robot, Suzy, even takes a bow at the end.

2. Kornegay Design


This design company has their own designer bell, a shimmering blend of flat surfaces that offers a compellingly heavy ring.

3. Hookers Crane


You’ve heard that, to someone with a hammer, every problem is a nail. To this Phoenix construction company, the question of how to ring a morning bell is a crane-sized problem. As this video reveals, they have the solution.

4. Hack Reactor


Ringing a virtual bell is easy: After creating the right program, you can simply hit “play” as many times as you want.

5. Starchild Chocolate


Probably the cutest entry here: Witness a pinata party in a chocolate store, followed by a swarm of rowdy balloon-popping kids, all in the space of 21 seconds.

6. SPACE/CRAFT Worldwide


This Brentwood, NY-based custom designer and manufacturer doesn’t need to a bell. They can create their own version with a robot that shaves a block of material in all three dimensions.

7. Maniacs Hobby


What do these little maniacs like to do first? They start their day with an entire flock of drones to ring the morning bells in style.

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Adam is a writer with an interest in a variety of mediums, from podcasts to comic books to video essays to novels to blogging — too many, basically. He's based out of Seattle, and remains a staunch defender of his state's slogan: "sayWA." In his spare time, he recommends articles about science fiction on Twitter, @AdamRRowe

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