As 2017 winds down, it is time to take a quick look back at a year filled with wonderful hellos and sad goodbyes, good food, fun road trips, art projects which only resulted in minor injuries, great work for clients and lots of laughter along the way. If you haven’t been following our adventures, here’s a little of what you missed.
Time to Say Goodbye to Old Friends and Hello to New Ones
People come and go at the ‘Peg. It is part of the life in a small business. But this year was a little sadder than most as we said goodbye to Jenna, who brought humor, sarcasm, and a few weapons to our design desk for more than six years. Whitney ended his second two-year stint and Luke came and went just a little too quickly.
We wish them all well on their adventures, but will always welcome them back to join us for a popsicle, cupcake or cheese ball. While the goodbyes are sad, the hellos are so much fun. This year we welcomed Lydia to the content team and Melanie and Simon have joined the Peter on our web team. Though they have only been here a short they have each made themselves at home.
And we have our first remote team member shaking it up in the Evansville market. Marketing strategist Dana Nelson is bringing her expertise to Roundpeg.
If you haven’t had a chance to meet them, drop by the meet the team page or look for them on Twitter.
Food Glorious Food
While we have had lots of changes, one thing which has remained the same is our love of food, all types of food. We always look forward to monthly cheese days, donuts, cupcakes (or fruit if someone is trying to be healthy) for birthdays, and the occasional lunch out.
Of course, there is always time for popsicles on the deck. This year we broke out the cold treats on an unusually warm day in February.
If it is above 60, it is time for popsicles.
Arts and Crafts
Some days I am not sure if I am running a marketing firm or a preschool. Crayons, markers, colored paper, and scissors are required office supplies at the ‘Peg.
This year we painted our pumpkins, avoiding injuries and broke out the glue guns for our Thanksgiving hand turkeys.
Our annual holiday party included a chance to paint pottery. Can’t wait to drink from my new teacup.
We love hanging out at the little white house, but every now and then we need to get out for a bit of inspiration and fun. This year our road trips included a Wacky Walk through downtown and a trip to the IMA for the Graffiti Exhibit.
And we had a few adventures right here at the little white house. The first actually needed a bit of protective gear. It was cool to experience the magic of the eclipse, even if it did take us a moment to figure out where it was.
We brought back our Beer 30 tradition, inviting friends to drop by for a beer, a snack and a game of Pictionary. I am still not sure what that image of a small head on large feet was supposed to be.
In between the trivia questions, cat antics, and extended conversations about, well just about anything, we actually got work done.
One of my favorite projects this year was the launch of new website and updated branding for Rosie’s Southside Animal Shelter. They are a terrific organization and we were excited to help, but let’s face it they are about animals. And you know we loved having an excuse to browse cute animal photo and claim we were working.
So another year has come and gone and we are looking forward to what the new year will bring. Wishing all of you a very prosperous and happy new year.