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2017 END OF YEAR GERBER TEAM RECAP BLOG

January 4, 2018

The first quarter of each year marks a time of assessment for our team. While we constantly strive to further improve how we operate throughout the year, we specifically set aside time at the beginning of each year to step away from the Gerber space, and into a secluded arena, for a chance to dive into everything ‘Gerber’ with an annual company retreat.

Looking back, 2017 marked a year of experimentation, expansion, and innovation here at Gerber. As we head to our 2018 retreat we’ve come to realize, we made some big moves in 2017! Check out what made our year, below.
 
GERBER welcomed a few new rockstars to the Gerber Team in 2017! Our team ended the year with a headcount of 14 team members amongst fully robust departments. Learn more about our new team members below!
 
Maria Nicoloulias
Marketing Associate
Fun Fact: Greek was her first language.
Check out full bio to learn more about Maria!
 
Hannah Stewart
Office Manager
Fun Fact: Hannah has lived in four different states.
Check out full bio to learn more about Hannah!
 
 
  Amanda Cummins
Client Services
Fun Fact: Her first time skiing, Amanda couldn’t stop and skied directly into a picnic table.
Check out full bio to learn more about Amanda! 

GERBER expanded its marketing team to a team of three! That’s right; One-man-show no more! Shifting our marketing efforts from outsourced to solely sourced internally, Maria and Liz Damceski have joined forces with Kirsten Hamilton creating Gerber’s first ever full-service marketing squad. Liz handles our team’s Public Relations, Maria develops content and event planning, while Kirsten unifies and manages all teams efforts.
 
 
 

OUR TEAM identified a new and creative way to entertain clients and friends through a partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets (CBJ)! In 2017 we ignited a collaboration with Rise Brands in a partnership with the Columbus Blue Jackets as an outlet to unite local entrepreneurs and influential members of the community.
 
 
 
 RJ and his wife had their first baby! 2017 added a third member to the Swindaman family, Baby Robert! The growing family also moved into a new house with plenty of room for their family of three. Introducing RJ Swindaman IV - Just look at that face!
 
  
LIZ transitioned from her previous role in client services to a new role as Gerber’s Public Relations Associate! Check out full bio here. This busy-bee also discovered that she and her husband are expecting a baby girl in March!
 
 
GERBER welcomed clients and friends into our space for our annual gift wrapping event and holiday happy hour. An abundance of gift wrapping necessities at the ready and endless laughs made for a truly memorable night.
 
Check out the full photo album on our Facebook page!
 

OUR TEAM enhanced our core values!

As an organization grows, their core values should grow along with it. As such, the Gerber team has modify our core values to better define and reflect who we are and who aspire to be. We displayed our updated values board in the office for constant visibility as they are the heart of the business!
 
OUR TEAM implemented EOS. This year the Gerber Team adopted the Entrepreneur Operating System (EOS) to better develop internal operations for optimal efficiency in the work place.

EOS is an outlet to help establish accountability and provides tools to help ensure each team member is sitting in the right seat and uncovering their full potential. For more info on EOS check out their website.

ERIK spent 2017 traveling and bonding with his family. The Roemer family broke their 12-year tradition of traveling to Charlotte for Thanksgiving and decided to instead to trek to Twin Falls state park in southern West Virginia. The highlights included: enjoying a Thanksgiving meal provided by the park, swimming for the kids in the indoor pool, and lots of outdoor activities like basketball, hiking, bocci ball, and football.

KIRSTEN
spent the fall season attending weddings of dear friends! She was lucky enough to act as maid of honor for her best friend’s wedding, and may have even caught the bouquet!
 
AMANDA spent time in 2017 enjoying sporting events with her family. She took her two boys to the MAC Championship game to cheer on her alma mater, The Toledo Rockets, and enjoyed a Columbus Blue Jackets game with her sister as the Jackets rivaled the New York Rangers. (We have forgiven Amanda for being a Rangers fan.)
  
 
RANDY and his family to adopted a puppy! Eddie, the black golden-doodle, has stolen the Gerber family and team members hearts.
 
 
 
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INDEX
  • 2017 END OF YEAR GERBER TEAM RECAP BLOG
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q2 2017
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q1 2017
  • GERBER, LLC HIRING NEW CLIENT EXPERIENCE TEAM MEMBER
  • 2016 RECAP: HAPPENINGS IN THE GERBER SPACE
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q3 2016
  • GERBER NAMED ON INC. 5000
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q2 2016
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q1 2016
  • 2015 RECAP: HAPPENINGS IN THE GERBER SPACE
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q3 2015
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q2 2015
  • 2014 RECAP: HAPPENINGS IN THE GERBER SPACE
  • THE GERBER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
  • MEET OUR NEW TEAM MEMBER, KIRSTEN HAMILTON
  • MEET OUR NEW TEAM MEMBER, SARAH BACKIEWICZ
  • Journey of WHY: Why we work with first-generation entrepreneurs
  • Journey of Why: Bringing our WHY to Life
  • Journey of Why: How Our WHYs are Intertwined
  • Gerber's Got History: The History of our New Office
  • Journey of Why: It Starts with WHY
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