2011 News

Oct

Fall 2011

As leaves begin to fall outside, PCG is still bright and sunny. September was a particularly busy month for the PCG Staff. Earlier in the month, Pacific Crest Group announced the acquisition of Compass Accounting of San Francisco. By adding Compass’s food service client base, we are able to broaden our accounting services client portfolio in the San Francisco Bay Area’s restaurant sector. Being that a good amount of PCG staff members are self proclaimed food lovers, we couldn’t be more excited! Speaking of food, we were fortunate enough to celebrate three birthdays in the recent weeks of some very active employees. What better way to celebrate than with a running shoe themed birthday cake! In out last news update, we announced the Marin Business Forum. In late September, Franka Winchester, one of our fearless leaders, presented to a group of 30+ bay area business owners about the strategies behind using outsourcing to help grow a small company into an industry leader. To read more about upcoming Marin Business Forum events, visit our blog. Finally, as one of our most recent and most unique team building events, we took a sunset cruise around the SF Bay on a catamaran boat. It was a great way to end the week and spend some time together where we just got to relax and enjoy the view.

Jul

Summer 2011

PCG has been having quite the busy summer and we are excited to share all the news with you! The summer started with one of our newer employees taking off to chaperone a teen runners’ study trip consisting of a 4 ½ week journey through Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Austria and Germany sponsored by Drake High School. Dory Weston, who took this trip herself 12 years ago, was eager to give back to a new generation of runners and help to introduce them to other cultures in a hands-on way. For more information on her trip see the great online article at the Marin Independent Journal. Summer 2011We continued into July with a team bonding experience while wine tasting in Sonoma Valley. Through lots of laughs, we were able to taste some great food and great wine with most of our team members. On this fun day trip, we also able to recognize a special occasion for one of our employees… our IT Manager, Ike Nam, celebrated his 4th anniversary with PCG. We don’t know what we would do without him! Most recently, we are happy to announce that our Office Admin is now a happily married woman! On July 30th, Kathleen Bell officially became Kathleen Bell Buck! We wish her and her husband Jacob all the best! Lastly, Franka Winchester, co-founder of PCG, will be co-presenting to members of the business community on Outsourcing Efficiencies as part of the Marin Business Forum on Thursday, September 22nd. More information to come!

Jul

Summer 2011

PCG has been having quite the busy summer and we are excited to share all the news with you! The summer started with one of our newer employees taking off to chaperone a teen runners’ study trip consisting of a 4 ½ week journey through Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Austria and Germany sponsored by Drake High School. Dory Weston, who took this trip herself 12 years ago, was eager to give back to a new generation of runners and help to introduce them to other cultures in a hands-on way. For more information on her trip see the great online article at the Marin Independent Journal.
We continued into July with a team bonding experience while wine tasting in Sonoma Valley. Through lots of laughs, we were able to taste some great food and great wine with most of our team members. On this fun day trip, we also able to recognize a special occasion for one of our employees… our IT Manager, Ike Nam, celebrated his 4th anniversary with PCG. We don’t know what we would do without him! Most recently, we are happy to announce that our Office Admin is now a happily married woman! On July 30th, Kathleen Bell officially became Kathleen Bell Buck! We wish her and her husband Jacob all the best! Lastly, Franka Winchester, co-founder of PCG, will be co-presenting to members of the business community on Outsourcing Efficiencies as part of the Marin Business Forum on Thursday, September 22nd. More information to come!

Mar

Spring 2011

While the weather outside was not so nice this spring, things at PCG were blooming nicely! We added one more person to our incredible accounting team, David Lee. We are so excited to have him with us! In April, we were excited to announce our strategic alliance with Filice Insurance, one of the largest independent employee benefits and insurance consulting firms in Northern California, to better meet the needs of Bay Area employers. By working together, we will be able to offer existing and new clients one-stop shopping for all their HR questions, concerns, and challenges. To celebrate PCG’s 8th anniversary on May 5th, we all had a great time over dinner and margaritas (what better way to also celebrate Cinco de Mayo)! Finally, we have one more new addition to the PCG family to announce. On May 22nd, our long time Staff Accountant, Olivia Wood, welcomed her first daughter: Tallulah Evelyn Wood! We are so overjoyed for Olivia and her family’s new adventures!

Jan

Winter 2010/2011

As always, our team here at PCG continues to grow! We have FOUR new hires! Sara Cahill joined our accounting department in December. In January, Kathleen Bell was hired to be our new administrative assistant. And in February, Lisa Rodriguez and Margaret Westen joined the most phenomenal accounting team in the Bay Area. We couldn’t be happier to have you, especially with all our new clients! In December, we celebrated our company holiday party at Franka’s house in Kentfield. You can’t go wrong with catered Mexican food and Karaoke. Way too much fun! As previously mentioned, we recently launched our new website. We have several new additions that make it a great resource for business owners: • The Blog – updated weekly with great articles about issues that business owners run into every day. You also now have the option to receive blog posts with our new RSS feed. •The Resources page – many great resources related to Accounting, HR, IT, and General Business topics. • The PCG Business Bulldozer (Newsletter)built with the idea of knocking down barriers to business, the newsletter is created monthly and you can sign up to receive it via email (sign up by clicking on the subscribe now button in the blue box to your upper right). The newsletter also includes a profile of a PCG employee.