Happy Friday everyone! We know that today is Friday the 13th, but we’ve had a great week so we’re not worried about the “bad luck” that usually surrounds this day. As you remember from our post last week, we ranked No. 6 on the 2013 Best Places to Work in PA list! This was such a huge accomplishment and we’re proud to share the news again! We were in the small to medium employers who have 25 to 249 employees. Last year we ranked No. 14 and it’s such an impressive increase for our entire organization! Here’s a message that our Management Team sent out to all the employees:
“Thank you for your individual time, passion, energy, and dedication in assisting with this effort! We are very proud and honored to have a culture of success and this award is a direct reflection of your hard work, commitment and overall engagement with in our company.”
Again, congratulations to everyone at ABG Capital who helped to create the fantastic culture that we’ve come to love!
We have another great announcement to make today that involves a new hire! Kimberly (Kimmie) Rivetti will be the newest member of our ABG Capital family and will be joining our team as a Billing Representative. Kimmie is joining us from Sincerely Yogurt where she handled all accounting activity in her role as Office Manager for the organization. Her prior experience stems from Four Points Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport where she managed the overall billing functions on all accounts. Kimmie earned her Associates in Specialized Business Degree in Hospitality Management Administration from Boyd School, a division of PTI, in October of 2001. We’re looking forward to welcoming her to the office on Monday, December 16!
We have just a few more Holiday themed announcements to make and that’s it. We’re half way into December and that means that time is almost up for you to buy raffle tickets to our Giant Holiday Basket Giveaway! Remember that tickets are $1 and all of the proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We’ll pull the winning name on Friday, December 20. If you’re interested in buying tickets, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not local and would still like to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation, visit their website and you can easily donate from there.
The night is finally for our Annual ABG Capital Holiday Party! This party has been going on for years now and it’s always a great time. Everyone gets to hang out and enjoy the music, award announcements and overall fantastic atmosphere of the night.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been running a contest to name some signature cocktails for the night. There were tons of great submissions, but here are the winners:
- Barry’s “Flaming Stache” in 1st Place
- Erica’s “Erica’s Evil Elf” in 2nd Place
- 3rd Place was a tie between the following people who will be entered into a drawing to receive the last prize!
- Jed’s “adbase1234”
- Paul’s “The GlobalPOP”
- Jessica’s “3Amigarita”
Last but not least, here are a few pictures of the Christmas decorations we put up in the office.