Wimmer Watercooler Newsletter - Blog Connection December 2022
Welcome to the Wimmer Watercooler Newsletter blog connection for December 19th, 2022. Dive into more details regarding our teammates, what's happening in the company, and more!
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In this blog post, you will find:
- Solutions Spotlights: Our 2022 Spotlights
- Charity Focus: Our 2022 Employee Charities
- Event Recap: Halloween Photo Contest, All Hands Company Meeting
- Upcoming Event: Feeding America Holiday Campaign, January Online Contest
Our 2022 Solutions Spotlight Wrap-Up
You all rock! Visit each month's blog page to read more about each of our Solution Spotlights. Each employee was nominated by another coworker (and for good reason!) If you have not already met some of these wonderful coworkers, we recommend taking a look at their profiles to learn more about their interests and hobbies. Also find a link to connect with them on LinkedIn:
April: Austin Hays & Alice Hye
May: Ken Tradewell & Marguerita Wicklander
June: Josh Brown & Sunita Devi
July: Samat Bukenov & Jodi Anderson
August: Lalah Arceo & Martin Lasek
October: Deanna Johnson & Shynggys Amirkazhiyev
Solution Spotlights will continue into 2023, so don’t forget to nominate your coworkers for Solution Spotlight! We want to know who needs to be acknowledged for the amazing work they do! >>>> Nominate a Wimmer Solutions Spotlight
Our 2022 Charity Focus Recap
We felt privileged to help support causes that were important to our people! This year, we learned about some fantastic organizations that our own Wimmer Solutions employees invest into. Better yet was hearing the stories around each cause and feeling a deeper connection to helping our community. Thank you to everyone that nominated a charity and shared their story. Check out those causes here, in each month's blog post write-up:
April: Alisa Alcamo for Mariposa Arts
May: Benjamin Gorenberg for Water Drop LA
June: Project Kenny (State Farm Contest)
July: Deanna Johnson for Swedish Brain Cancer Walk
August: Laura Miranda for the Service Board
October: Barbara Butler Harris for Girl Scouts of Western Washington
We love supporting your causes and will continue to do so into 2023! >>>> Nominate for Charity Focus
Event Recap | Halloween Costume & Jack-O-Lantern - October Photo Contest
Thank you to everyone for participating in our October Online Photo Contest! We were spooked by all the fantastic photos, and so happy to see everyone's amazing costumes and pumpkin carvings.
We had an amazing turnout, with 21 photos submitted and 41 voters participating! Congratulations to our winners:
Halloween Costume - 1st Place
Our first place winner is Jaidee Adriano with a stunning "La Muerte" costume!
Halloween Costume - 2nd Place
Second place is Hya Estidola with her amazing Cruella costume!
Halloween Costume - 3rd Place
In third place is Natashia Marrapese as Mrs. Conehead! (Shoutout to Mr. Conehead!)
Jack-O-Lantern / Carving - 1st Place
Congrats to Azamat Bekkhozha with his multiple Jack-O-Lantern display!
Jack-O-Lantern / Carving - 2nd Place
Our second place prize goes to Sabina Bogayeva for her Baby Yoda Jack-O-Lantern.
Jack-O-Lantern / Carving - 3rd Place
Third Place goes to Brianna Figy with her Skeleton Andy Jack-O-Lantern!
Event Recap | December Virtual All Hands Meeting
On December 7th, Wimmer Solutions invited all staff to join us for a Virtual All Company Meeting for an end of the year update.
Covered in this meeting were updates on major sections of the company as we close out 2022: State of the Company, Professional Services, and Employee Engagement.
Watch the meeting recording and read the meeting recap below:
State of the Company 💼
Presented by Lane Bueche, Director of Business Development
🎉 Our company health and goal tracking is great!
Company Goals: We are on track with Revenue, Professional Services sector, and Team (and Support) Growth
Company Health: Continuous, healthy increasing 2022 growth rates: 20%
2022 Offices & Clients: We have added 26 new clients, expanded employees and resources at each geographical location (265 People working in 26 states and 7 countries), and all office locations have added new internal employees!
Professional Services 🛎️
Presented by Preston Peterman, Managing Director of Professional Services and Josh Brown, Practice Director
⚙️ We continue to release new services that we're excited to share!
This business sector continues to grow with its client services: Data Operations, Development and Support, and Digital Marketing. We want to express a giant thank you to everyone that is helping us engage and expand in these new arenas!
Employee Engagement 😎
Presented By Kaylyn Sneathen, Digital Marketing Manager
😀 2022 Recap and our next steps forward for engagement!
We showed off our 2022 in-person event photos and took some time to remind employees of available benefits (including Charity Gift Match and Referral Bonuses) while encouraging everyone to dive into the Wimmer Watercooler Newsletters for further opportunities, events, and ways to connect with us!
Employee Q & A ❓
Question 1: As a field employee sometimes the uncertainty of the market can be concerning. How is Wimmer preparing for potential recessions in the job market?
We understand your concern, especially with many major tech companies laying off large portions of their workforce. However, Wimmer Solutions has grown at a controlled and steady rate with its clients and services. We are not feeling any pressure at present to change our trajectory. All is well, but we will keep you informed if any changes that may effect you become necessary.
Question 2: Are we planning anything that helps promote Care Creates Community among internal and field employees?
Yes! One item includes Charity Focus, a monthly segment of our Wimmer Watercooler Newsletter, where we highlight our employees' nominated charities and share their stories around their charities. Another item is our Charity Gift Match Form: employees of Wimmer Solutions may share their qualified charity donation receipt and Wimmer Solutions will match the donation! Last but not least, keep an eye open for our Feeding America Holiday Giving Campaign (coming to your email soon!), where we ask you to help us gather donations to our Team Feed site. At the end of the campaign, Wimmer Solutions will match all employee donations to fight holiday food insecurity in the United States.
Question 3: If the client I’m working for has a paid holiday that Wimmer Solutions does not observe, what are my options?
This is a common question that we receive around the holidays. If the client you’re working for has a paid holiday that Wimmer Solutions does not recognize, you can either take that day unpaid, supplement with PTO, or work if approved by your manager. If you have more questions or need clarification, please send an email to the payroll team (email@example.com).
Question 4: Who is eligible for our Employee Charity Gift Match?
All full-time, W-2 employees of Wimmer Solutions, including field employees, corporate staff, and management are eligible to participate in the Gift Match Program. Unfortunately, this does exclude 1099 employees. For more details, visit the full page at https://www.wimmersolutions.com/gift-match-request.
Thank you everyone for attending, participating, and being part of our community. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, to recommend events, gain insights into development opportunities, or to give us feedback.
Feeding America Holiday Giving Campaign
Help us fight food insecurity this holiday season! Join us on our Team Feed page to donate to Feeding America. Our goal is $2000.00, which we hope to reach with Wimmer Solutions Gift Match.
What do we mean by Gift Matching? When our campaign is over on December 31st, Wimmer Solutions will match all employee donations and double the amount we donate to Feeding America!
Every $1 donated helps provide at least 10 meals. It only takes a little to make a big difference. Will you help us fight to end hunger?
Visit our Team Feed page to donate and see live updates for hitting our goal!
Let's end hunger together!
Upcoming Event | January Photo Contest
As we head into the new year, we've got many more events planned (both online and at our major locations!) The earliest item is a January Photo Contest, with a fun theme to be announced soon.
Keep your eyes peeled for more details coming to your email soon!
As usual, we'll have some prizes for the winners:
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $25
Keep an eye on your email for a link to start submissions! We can't wait to see all your fantastic photos!