The end of 2015 and start of 2016 have been full of activity at PCG but we still made sure to incorporate some great fun employee events! Of course, Oktoberfest could not go by without a little beer sampling put together by our very own Eric Reinacher, our resident brewing hobbyist, and a whole spread of German treats including homemade German pretzels. We switched things up a bit for our holiday party this year and hosted our own private party sponsored by the Katrina Fehring at the Bel Marin Keys Yacht Club. We used our client, Big4 Party Rental for our rental needs and employees all pitched in to help decorate. Then we sat back, enjoyed the water view, time visiting getting to know each other’s guests and partaking in a scrumptious dinner catered by xxx, our employee Jamie’s father’s business.
We welcomed some new staff members to the PCG team. Annette Lopez-Lamott is our newest HR Associate to our ever expanding HR team and Lindsay Stolarczyk joined as an Accounting Associate to support the newest accounting team at PCG. Exciting news for Gail Merz who decided to stretch her wings after 9 years with PCG by moving out on her own. She’ll continue to work for PCG in an agent role, providing seamless support to our mutual HR clients.
We are also excited to announce that TJ Van Voorhees while be serving as the 2016 President of the San Francisco chapter of Entrepreneur’s Organization, a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 11,000 influential business owners, enabling leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond. Exactly what we strive every day to provide our clients through our services! Both TJ and Franka attended the EO Global President’s Conference in Park City, Utah recently.
Pacific Crest Group continued its community involvement and sponsorship of both the Marin Business Forum and 100Marin. Following are upcoming events:
- Marin Business Forum – A community where like-minded business owners can share valuable information to improve business practices and productivity by leveraging the power of collaboration. Our next quarterly event will be Thursday, March 24, 2016, 5-7pm at Drake’s Landing Community Room in Greenbrae, CA. Our speaker will be Attorney Lester Rosen presenting real-world case studies and expert advice on safe hiring and pre-employment background checks. Please visit MBF Events.
- 100Marin – An evening of food, wine, and philanthropy at which within 1 hour, 100+ people will collectively select one deserving Marin County non-profit and gift them well in excess of $10,000. Thursday, March 10, 2016, 6-8pm at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, CA. For more information and to RSVP please visit 100MARIN.
Both our employees and clients enjoy and benefit from attending these events and we hope you can join us too!
We are excited to welcome several new members to the PCG team this Spring. David Ibarra is a new accounting associate hired in March and we are awaiting the start date of two more new team members: Peggy Ridge for accounting and Michelle Feeney for human resources starting at the end of April. Also, we are thrilled to announce the promotion Jehanne DeWalque, one of our Accounting Operations Managers to her new role as Production Manager for PCG.
To continue our team building and family oriented culture, PCG hosted a beach weekend out at Stinson Beach! We had lots of food and lots of fun in the sun!
We are celebrating a couple milestone anniversaries this season … Gail Merz, our Director of Business Consulting and Employee Development has been with PCG for NINE years now and Jamie Sandeen, one our advanced accountants, has been with PCG for THREE years.
To close out, don’t miss our next Marin Business Forum event on June 11, 2015 titled “Leading at Mach 2.” This hard-charging, high-impact keynote offers your leaders the straightforward, critical tools that U.S. fighter pilots employ to lead their wingmen into the demanding environment of aerial combat. Learn how the best fighter squadrons and the best businesses in the world hire future leaders, how they then properly train those individuals, and continually promote a process of continuous improvement to stay one step ahead of the competition. Looking forward to seeing you there!