Just another Friday at ABG

Welcome back to your weekly Just another Friday at ABG Capital blog post! The biggest news that we have to share with you today is that a few members of our executive team will be out of the office all next week at the Fortune Leadership Summit in Orlando, Florida. There are two Gazelles Summits a year, one featuring individual growth and the other featuring company growth. During this Summit, they’ll hear from speakers like Verne Harnish, Pat Williams and Bill Treasurer. We’re sure they’ll come back to the office with all kinds of great information that will help ABG Capital grow even more as a company.

At the end of May we’ll be going to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies to help them get ready for their Memorial Day ceremonies by cleaning headstones. We’ve been volunteering here for a few years now and it’s always such a rewarding experience. Below is a picture from when we went last year.

ABG Capital Volunteers

We shared this very interesting article on our social media sites this week called, This Company’s Secret Hiring Weapon? Ping Pong. Since we just got a ping pong table a few weeks ago, this article really resonated with us. The theory behind using ping pong as a hiring tool is that you can use it to gauge whether or not the candidate is the right fit for your company. They could have been the most impressive person you interviewed, but how do you act when they lose a game? How do they act when they win? Is this really the person you want your team working everyday? The way a person acts during a game of ping pong (or any other game for that matter) is a great tool for seeing how they’ll behave in the workplace. Check out the article and let us know what you think about this by leaving us a message in the comment section below.

We’re glad you had the chance to stop by and read our Just another Friday at ABG Capital blog post. We hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Just another Friday at ABG

It looks like October is starting to come to a close and we’re finishing out the month with a bang here at ABG Capital! All week our Executive Team has been in Las Vegas at the Gazelles, Inc. Growth Summit working on their leadership and strategic planning skills. They’ve attended these summits twice a year for the past eight years, and they always bring new information that will help our people and our organization prosper. If you’re interested in how the first summit this year went, check out this blog post! We’ve also posted some great pictures of the speakers so make sure you visit (and “Like”) our Facebook page.

While our Executive Team was off learning tools and techniques to bring back to the organization, the rest of the ABG Capital employees were learning some new skills of their own. Maria Gross Gray, our Health and Safety Specialist from Cintas, spent the day teaching our staff about CPR, First Aid and Safety. If you want to see some more pictures, CLICK HERE!

I have make a quick announcement about the FANTASTIC lunch that our October Lunch Committee put together. They went with a soup and salad bar and it’s safe to say that it was a hit around the office. Especially since we were seeing snow this morning!


Now that we filled you in on what went on all week at ABG Capital, let’s share some exciting things that we have going on next week. To start, we’ll be welcoming Brian Barnabei as our Legal Counsel. Although it is Brian’s first day, he isn’t a new employee. Brian used to work for us from 2007 to 2011 and now we’re excited to have him back in the office! We thought we’d give him a warm welcome by filling his office with a few decorations that remind him of his favorite sports team.

Brian is actually a a WVU fan...

Brian is actually a huge WVU fan…

Also next week we will be having our annual Halloween Party and Pot Luck lunch. Everyone is encouraged to wear their best costume and compete in our costume contest. Of course we’ll be taking pictures all day so make sure to keep up with us by following our social media sites.

As most of you know, over the past few months we’ve been working on an office expansion project. ABG Capital is growing and our office is growing with us. Next Friday we’ll be holding an Open House to show our brand new office space to our family, friends, clients, and associates. If you’re interested in finding out more about our upcoming events, please contact to our Office Administrator, Sara Warhold.

That wraps up this week’s Just another Friday at ABG Capital, so make sure to follow us on all of our social media sites as well as subscribe to our blog so you never miss a post.

Have a great weekend!