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February InvENtor of the Month!

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This EN member needs no introduction to our community! He has been a strong member of our Edison Nation family since 2009 and is appreciated, so much, by us all. Congratulations, Derrick James, our February invENtor of the month! 

Derrick has not only been a long time EN member but has been a strong forum contributor and a huge supporter and cheerleader for his fellow EN community. Thank you, Derrick, for being a great part of our EN family! He likes the quote from Steve Brown because it reminds him that even with the "Red X" there is something to learn and it's what you do with failing that makes you a little better every time until you get there, because you will! 

DERRICK WILL ALSO RECEIVE FREE SUBMISSION!

DO YOU HAVE SOMEONE YOU WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE FOR NOVEMBER'S INVENTOR OF THE MONTH? SEND AN EMAIL WITH YOUR SUBMISSION TO SOCIALMEDIA@EDISONNATION.COM.

Christine Fox
Judy Mason
C. R.
williamj
Rodney Goodrich
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dljinnovations's Avatargold

Thanks EN.  It's an honor to be selected IOM.  I love inventing because it's woven into my DNA.  It's in my blood.  Happy inventing everyone!

Christine Fox
Freeman
Kim L
Kenneth Gant
Judy Mason
C. R.
Alicia Antonio
Steve Redwine
williamj
Aimee Carroll
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GREAT NEWS! Congratulations and good luck!

Aimee Carroll
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Congrats Derrick..  and thanks for your many contributions to the forum.

Derrick James
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Derrick, Congratulations! I know that since I have joined EN I have noticed that you are always there to help others and interact in the forums and in Room 5. I can sense your passion! Thanks for welcoming and supporting me! I love your quote!

Judy Mason
Aimee Carroll
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Thank you barry and Darlene.  It's a privilege to be a part of this innovation community.

You're welcome Darlene.  Just trying to welcome other as I was welcomed when I joined.

Judy Mason
Darlene Batrowny
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Very cool Derrick ! 

( did you fall out of your seat ?)

Derrick James
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Congratulations Derrick, you have been an active and supporting member of these forums since day one. It is greatly appreciated by one and all. Here's hoping you find that elusive G8 as your imagination wanders through the skies and the stars above in search of inspiration. A little tip... as your mind traverses the stars and the heavens, keep an eye on your roof.

Judy Mason
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Congratulations Derrick, you have been an active and supporting member of these forums since day one. It is greatly appreciated by one and all. Here's hoping you find that elusive G8 as your imagination wanders through the skies and the stars above in search of inspiration. A little tip... as your mind traverses the stars and the heavens, keep an eye on your roof.

Derrick James
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Congratulations Derrick!... You are a rock in these forums.  I really enjoy reading your insights and words of encouragement!

Derrick James
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Thanks for the kind words Rodney, williamj, and Nicole.  We have a great community of innovators.

@Rodney, no I didn't fall out of my seat, because I was belted in :)

@williamj, maybe I should start sleeping under the stars to avoid any potential roof issues :)

@Nicole, I'm happy to provide any insight that I can, and glad to be considered a source of encouragement.  One day, I hope to provide personal insight on how to get the elusive G8.

Steve Redwine
Nicole Norris
Judy Mason
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CONGRATS Derrick!


Well deserved! Next step? That elusive G8... :)

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Derrick!  Congrats on Inventor of the month!  You are awesome and Iā€™m so happy to call you friend!

Derrick James
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Thank you Liz.  Likewise, I am glad to be able to call you a friend.  It's been a privilege to follow your journey over the years.

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Congratulations, Derrick!

Derrick James
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Thanks C.R.

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Bravo Derrick!

Another quote you might like that describes your supportive nature (and the EN community seems to agree) is this:

"You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want." -- Zig Ziglar

Kim L
Derrick James
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bobf's Avatargold

Couldn't have been awarded to a better guy!

Congratulations Derrick! 

williamj
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Thanks Judy and Bird Brain!

@Judy, that's a great quote.  I've always believed that the best way to learn something is to try to teach it to someone else.  Honestly though, I've learned just as much, if not more, from the community as I have contributed.

Darlene Batrowny
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C. R.
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Thanks Derrick!  I think giving and receiving are a circuit ā€“ (Karma, the Golden Rule, and so on). Also, someone said ā€“ we teach best what we most need to learn.

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Derrick!!  Somehow I just now saw this...Congratulations!  You are most deserving of this honor.  Everything that the others have said is spot on... you are the most supportive person in the Forums.  Enjoy!!

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Love this Choice, you inspire me by your positive outlook!

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Congrats Derrick! Well earned indeed. When I grow up, i want to be Derrick. :-)

Derrick James
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Thanks Kim, Jim, and K J.  Glad to be a positive influence in the forums.

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Congrats Derrick

You have a great heart for inventing and a great heart for people.  I can't think of a better choice for this honor than you.  You embody everything that EN is about. 

Thanks for all you do

Derrick James
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Hey Fred, thanks for the kind thoughts.  I enjoy trying to be a positive influence here at EN.

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Huge Congrats, Derrick James...I would endlessly vote for you and I miss having extra time to chat in the forums!!!! Always the best my friend....Sherri xoxoxoxoxox I'm hoping to speak to Toni today and hope and pray that everyone is A-okay!!! Again...huge congrats!!!

Derrick James
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Thanks Thomas Alva.  Now is as good a time as any to get plugged back into the forums.  I'm right with you in hoping that everyone is safe and healthy.

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Also thank you Terrance Boult from 2 months ago.  Somehow I missed your post.

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Welcome, Derrick. Well deserved.  I was in some type of novel "ghost mode" I could see everyone, but no one could see me.   So it was not your overlooking it, it was a technical glitch. 

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Congratulations Derrick!!!

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Hey Terrance!  Thanks for confirming that I have not lost my mind......well at least not yet :O

Thanks Vee.  Much appreciated.

Now let's focus on the current IOM.  Congrats, C.R.

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