Who says the shortest month of the year can’t also be the most fun? (Hint: Not us.) 28 days? More like 28 opportunities to outdo ourselves with awesome new ways to celebrate our FX Family!
With the introduction of #WeLoveOurFXFamilyDay, Galentines Day, Men’s Night, a brand new WebFX-U event, and those delicious Anna Rose Bakery treats at our Goals Meeting, we wish February would never end (well, until like, March, when we have even more cool stuff)!
Nothing says love like a custom donut bar, swag bags filled with amazing FX goodies, and your company founder dressed as a giant heart! #WeLoveOurFXFamily day kicked off with the delivery of over 200 homemade donuts from Anna Rose Bakery along with a variety of fun drizzles and toppings. Team members also enjoyed the option of fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits from Chick-fil-a (you know, for a balanced breakfast).
Bill also personally delivered over 150 swag bags filled with hats, water bottles, headphones, long sleeve t’s, cake pops, and even a DIY margarita mix – to keep the party going after the workday ends. Our team members have been proudly sporting this amazing swag ever since! Our FXfamous two-story banner made its appearance and proclaimed our love from the rooftops (literally) all day, it could even be seen from the other side of the river.
Things wrapped up with a fully stocked candy bar, complete with gummy bears, Sweedish fish, and a lolly-pop display rivaling those of Willy Wonka himself. We definitely felt the love, and you can search #WeLoveOurFXFamily on Twitter and Instagram to see some of our team members own posts!
Galentines Day & Men’s Night
“Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.
It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” – Leslie Knope (Parks & Recreation)
Couldn’t have said it better myself. Drawing inspiration from one of our favorite and most binge-watched shows, we took a page from the book of Ms.
Knope herself and hosted a full-blown Galentines Day celebration complete with a brunch buffet, jewelry trunk show by our own Kacey (@FoundWandererJewelry), a DIY lavender simple syrup tutorial by HappinessFX Heather, day-to-night makeup tutorial from the talented Haley, and a heart-to-heart discussion focusing on one of our new favorite FXLearns books “The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women” by Valerie Young led by powerhouse Laura! Bonding in a quiche-induced-coma surrounded by both literal and figurative gems was an amazing experience we’ll be sure to repeat!
But of course, in the thought-provoking words of The OMG Girlz, where the boyz at? The answer is in MansionFX eating their way through pounds of barbeque, drinking beer, and playing video games (well, trying to keep up while Paul C.
mopped the floor in Mario Kart)! The guys had an equally awesome night bro-ing it up through nerf gun battles, loud music, feats of strength, and of course obscene amounts of delicious food!
WebFX frequently partners with colleges to provide real-life experiences for students to learn about what it’s like working at the best place in PA! These events are awesome opportunities for students to learn more about our departments, network with FX team members, tour our home-away-from-home, and win some epic prizes! In the past, our FX-U events have been primarily geared towards students interested in either Internet Marketing or Earned Media, but this time we wanted to provide the same opportunity for students on an Interactive track.
Aspiring Designers, Developers, and Project Managers from multiple schools attended breakout sessions hosted by our own Kyle, Chris, and Gina and asked questions of Sandi, Nicole, and Theo in a Q&A panel! Judging by their raving feedback, it was quite a hit, and we can’t wait to do it all over again with even more students next year!
February Goals Meeting
Wrapping up our month of love, we celebrated the birthdays of 12 FX family members at our monthly goals meeting! Anna Rose Bakery provided delicious treats so the whole company could join the celebration (the peanut butter cookie sandwiches didn’t last long at all). Bill gave a state-of-the-FX address, and we introduced our two FXBuilds options for this year which the FX family will be voting on in the upcoming weeks!
Stay tuned with an eye on the #FXBuilds hashtag to see when the winner is announced! Goals Meetings are always an awesome place to experience just how much growth we’ve been fortunate enough to experience over the past few years. After adding over 40 team members in 2017, we can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store!
Catch you in March!