Group Hug: A Year of Successes

Posted by: Bill Cook 10/29/2015

Every year, Stoner Bunting Advertising and our friends downstairs at Stoner Bunting Gift Cards get together to share business successes and define where we’re heading in the future. It provides us with a great time to connect, chat, and of course, enjoy some food. To make it more personal, we don’t call it an annual meeting — we call it the Group Hug. Essentially, it’s an affirmation of the work we’ve completed as a team.

During our Group Hug this year, we had representatives from each part of the agency and gift card group present their specialized area. Owner and creative guru Dan addressed the group first, speaking the company’s successes over the year and casting a vision for the future. Bob Fell, Managing Director, provided an overview of the agency’s services, core values, and current position in the marketplace.

Amanda Eden, Account Supervisor, presented on the public relations department, and highlighted some of our wins — including Wood-Mode’s big splash at KBIS earlier this year. This campaign incorporated the now famous Wood-Mode puppies that stole show and accounted for hundreds of selfies. Other speakers included Lauren Horn, Allison Schiding, Hollis Thornton (Stoner Bunting Gift Cards) and more.

The group was also privileged to hear from renowned speaker, author, and two-time cancer-survivor Doreen Lecheler (above image). Her talk, entitled, “Stepping into Excellence — Raising the Bar on Life and Leadership,” provided the group with valuable information and insights on creating success in the workplace and in their personal lives. She encouraged the attendees to choose one area in their professional and personal lives that they’d like to improve, and outlined some strategies for growing in success.

Of course, in true Stoner Bunting style, the day ended with a happy hour complete with wine, beer, and plenty to nibble and nosh on. In all, Group Hug 2015 was a great success, just like the past year for Stoner Bunting Advertising and Stoner Bunting Gift Cards. Here’s to many more years of growth!