Reflection On 2012 – Here Are The Big Things We Got Right

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It’s just recently dawned on me that Stand And Stretch is approaching it’s anniversary of 3 years. I look around and see things that are built now and it amazes the perseverance it takes to make it happen . By far, the amount of success is measured by sum of the team culture plus cohesiveness and ability to stand together. Out of everything, I am most proud of the dynamic professionals that are being cultivated into an interactive marketing agency. They make it easy to come to work.  We do great things…regularly.

There is a point when we all take a moment and look around at the mess of ideas and look at how the process and growth has developed into a culture. This culture surrounds the very nature of our creative flow and provides our clients with the best possible solutions with the smartest ideas in the area.

You see. We don’t just build websites, we build communities. And we build them smartly. We spent the past couple of years learning about Columbus and surrounding areas and what is expected from online businesses in our area. We live in a remarkable town that is hungry for innovate solutions that are cost efficient.

Instead of going on and on about our growth, let’s talk about goals achieved for 2012 and what we are looking at for 2013.  Here are the big ones.

Benefits Galore
It’s more a 2013 item but let me tell you, I worked for 4 months on providing the right packages and budget for our benefit program. Since Jan 1, 2013, our team members have 100% of their health, vision, dental and life paid for through Stand And Stretch. It’s a feat I am most proud to offer our team of professionals.
Client Scaping
2012 we thrived on client feedback and put forth new process and procedures that are making us most efficient and increasing our quality. We introduced Stand And Stretch to large clients like Under Armour, Gildan and Delta Apparel in which combined with our local work gives our client base a broad sense of accomplishment.
Our First Addy
As we remember the fight, it is nice to be recognized by local professionals for our work. We are honored to have been selected to receive our first 2012 Addy award for Web Design. Cheers!
Interactive Museum Grant
I announced midway 2012 that we were successful in providing the Columbus Museum with the technical jargon to receive a very sizable grant to produce a community changing, interactive website. We are proud to be a part of this enthusiastic project and mostly giving the community something they can use and learn about art and culture.

I wish I could post more.  There were so many achievements for 2012 I will have to start keeping a list.

Cheers!

Lucas Shaffer

I love writing. I just wish I could do it more often. As an entrepreneur, I dig anything related to community building. This includes interactive marketing, web design and development, social media and analytics. I have a passion for family, blogging, music and consuming high levels of knowledge... Chat me up!

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