After months of construction we were finally able to move into our new office space in June of this year. After several more months and many punch list items with our contractor, we were able to host our Grand Opening Event in August. It was fun to meet or get re-acquainted with many of our employees’ spouses, significant others, parents, children, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and even some of our neighbors in the building. We also had visits from our architects, builders, local reporters and one of our Google reps.
There was a lot of entertainment during the evening. The children were entertained with popcorn and The Lego Movie in our boardroom. The adults were wined and dined with delicious food and a very busy bartender serving our signature cocktail. We made our own centerpieces and were very impressed with our DIY skills. The music was provided by one of our employees who is a former wedding DJ, this is a great skill to have if you work at a marketing company and he even has his own equipment. A great addition to the event was a hilarious caricaturist. Families lined up to have him make a memory, but the account service groups who had their teams drawn together were even funnier. They are posted throughout the office and are quite the conversation pieces.
We were also able to impress visitors with our new patio which looks out over West 7th. We hired a photographer to take paparazzi style photos and some of the attendees were also able to keep themselves entertained with our new Lego wall. To paraphrase a quote from The Lego Movie, “Everything was awesome.”