Now that we have rung in 2019 and are ready to welcome a new year of possibilities, it’s time reflect on everything this past year has brought us at Clickbooth. We have pushed through the ups and downs that each year brings and have again ended the year with some of the best “ups” to-date. Take a look at our Year in Review and the highlights that made our 2018 fly by…
Clickbooth had a number of exciting events this year. From our (faux, we’re in Florida) snow day in January, to our summer Cinebistro afternoon, to celebrating Halloween in the office, there was no shortage of great times with our CB family in 2018.
Date Night, Compliments of Clickbooth
In September we had our first ever Wine and Whiskey event. Staged as a date night for employees, our bistro was transformed into the finest lounge in Sarasota, with lights, paintings, high-top tables, and rustic wine barrel decor. The wine tastings were curated by our very own Director of Human Resources, Terry Vajgrt, while the whiskey tastings were led by CFO Mike Hickman. Everyone came together to celebrate a night of enjoying the “finer things” in life: music, food, and an education on wine and whiskey.
On March 14th, the team was surprised with an afternoon Orioles spring training baseball game. On a seemingly normal day, an announcement was made for everyone to pack up their things at noon to head out for an afternoon full of peanuts and crackerjack. On arrival everyone enjoyed lunch and drinks on Clickbooth in a private box – the perfect midweek (spring) break to relax and unplug.
Flannel, Fur, & No Filter
On December 14th we had one of our most iconic holiday parties yet. The theme was Flannel & Fur and was hosted in the beautiful Sarasota Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. We brought rustic camping-chic to a whole new level, with a s’mores station, snow globe bounce house, and the incredible band No Filter. We’re not sure how we can top this one, but we said the same thing last year.
Ugly Sweater White Elephant In-Office Bash
Before we all left for the holidays, we had an office-wide White Elephant Gift Exchange. Gifts were given, received, and stolen, and things got heated quickly. Ryan, our Vibe Manager, had covered the bistro counter in an assortment of festive food and drinks, making for the perfect send-off into the holidays.
One of our favorite parts of working at Clickbooth is our community involvement. This year we continued our partnership with Girls Inc. of Sarasota County, collected and donated school supplies, had a “wrapping party” for Guardian Ad Litem and hosted a big holiday drive for Mothers Helping Mothers – to name a few of our beloved charity events!
We had an awesome 2018 and enjoyed spending our holidays with family and friends, but we are happy to be back at it, making 2019 our best year yet!
Check out some our end-of-the year stats that helped make our 2018 so great!
- 17 trade shows and 192,000 miles traveled
- 5 CB babies were welcomed, 2 engagements were celebrated, and 3 members of our team got married!
- 16 new hires were welcomed
- …And coffee? Well, in January through April we went through 40 pounds of coffee, and we’ve gone through 2,427 k-cups since getting our Keurig in May. (We’ve also drunk 180 bottles of cold brew and 576 cans of RedBull)!