Last week we held our annual company meeting and celebrated 15 years of being in business! We passed that milestone in 2011, but waited until our annual meeting to celebrate. I had the privilege of honoring the Allyis founders and thanking them for providing opportunities for all of us, and for setting out to create a company that focused on employees and clients.
I reminded our employees that the great culture we all enjoy was no accident; the founders had experienced less than positive work environments early in their careers and knew they could do better, and realized that by serving employees well they’d be serving clients, too.
We also presented our annual employee awards and each employee was given an opportunity to say something in acceptance of his/her award. It became very clear during these heartfelt and sincere speeches that employees recognized and appreciated that the founders had created a place to work where they could shine.
And what’s important to me is seeing proof that the focus to maintain a great workplace is being carried forward every day by employees and managers alike. Happy Birthday, Allyis!