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Employees set aside work for March Madness

Cheers are not what you'd typically hear at a company that handles insurance claims.

But Stephanie Simpson said today isn't just any day. "There's nothing like a sporting event to bring the city together," she said.

Simpson works at Sedgwick Claims, one of the many Memphis offices that turned their eyes from the computer to the court as the Tigers hit the hardwood.

Annette Sanchez knew her employees would appreciate the break. "A great number of our colleagues either graduated from the University of Memphis or have kids that are students at the University of Memphis so it is very much a part of our lives here," she said.

For Cynthia Ham at Archer Malmo, the choice to mix business with pleasure was an easy one.  "This is important, people want to know what's going on with this game. Why fight it?," she asked.

At downtown advertising agency Archer Malmo, television monitors typically turned to news were all B-Ball.

Because afterall, employees like Jeff Cueller would have followed the game one way or the other.  "I'd probably have my ESPN browser open and watching every the score play by play as much as possible," he said.

Afterall, it's much more fun to watch others do the hard work.

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