the socket soapbox derby car

The Socket Rocket made another appearance this year at the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby in downtown Columbia, flying down a large blocked-off section of Broadway. Our driver this year, Elizabeth Connon, inherited the car from her older brother Michael, who has been racing it the past few years.

She and her competition were racing for a spot at the International Soap Box Derby in Akron, OH. This is Socket's seventh year sponsoring the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby, which teaches the kids about sportsmanship, science, technology, engineering, math, and basic safe driving skills.

We love watching the cars in action, and congrats to all the racers who participated this year!

The Internet is nearly essential to every home for information and entertainment. However, there are risks involved.

June is National Internet Safety Month, and Socket would like to offer our customers some tips for safe Web surfing for you, your computer and your family.

Congratulations to Frank Stefanizzi, Outside Plant Construction Splicer, on being Socket’s You-Make-The-Difference Award winner for May!

Originally from Guttenberg, New Jersey, Frank moved to Missouri back in 2001. When his friend and former co-worker, Dave Giles, told him about his new job at Socket, Frank decided to apply too – and he’s been a valuable member of the team since. In fact, this is his second time winning the award!