November 1, 2011
Trick or Treat!This year’s Halloween bash at Outsell was better than ever with some truly spectacular costumes. This, of course, made it difficult to vote on best costumes, but somehow we managed.
Winners this year include:Best Group: Alice in Wonderland, with Matt Hanley as the Mad Hatter, Judy Wright as the Queen of Hearts, Catherine Decker as the Cheshire Cat, and Kelly Kohlenberger as Alice. Most Creative: Our very own Corporate Vice President, Steve Farr, portrayed expertly by Matt Kristo. Best Overall: Gene Simmons in full KISS getup by President & CEO, Mike Wethington (his second year win in a row, but it isn’t ‘kissing’ up so much as Mike being a clear over-achiever). Thank you to everyone who dressed up and enjoyed the festivities with costumes, good food, and fun. Check out more pictures from the event at our Facebook page.
November 1, 2010
Eat, drink and be scary.
I had the pleasure of celebrating my year anniversary as an Outsell employee the same way I began my time with the company, with the week of Halloween and the Outsell Halloween Bash.
Outsell truly sets itself apart not only for its business practices but for the success and happiness of its employees in having such an incredible company culture. Many organizations might throw a Halloween party, but maybe none quite as homey and entertaining as a potluck where every team member can be assured that everyone else will be coming to work dressed up.
The potluck had a number of notable dishes, though most impressive had to be the cauldron of eyeball punch frothing like a witchy brew.
Winners of the costume contest this year were President and CEO, Mike Wethington, in a rather inspired Dracula getup, Development Team Lead, Arnab Bagchi in full pharaoh gear including gold face-paint, and the entire Dealer Services department portraying what they referred to as ‘The West Side’.
We had a good showing of classic costumes—an Alien, a monkey suit, and our lovely Administrative Assistant, Catherine Decker, as Scooby Doo’s Daphne. There were also a few lesser known characters that joined the party, like Captain Hammer from Joss Whedon’s internet short Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog depicted by Customer Interaction Center Manager, Katrina Turgeon.
You can see additional photos from the Halloween Bash on our Facebook Fanpage here.
Amidst all the fun, Outsell employees did manage to get back to work for a few more hours before partaking in an exciting team meeting that has everyone pumped for the rest of this year and the next, as well as Outsell’s quickly growing future as a digital marketing staple.
Most notable of all was none other than Strategic Alliance Director, Dennis McMillan, and his outstanding display of Outsell and Halloween team spirit with this inspired ‘tattoo’.
Thanks for a great time and a great Halloween, everyone!