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41 Orange Culture: September 2019

September was a busy month for 41 Orange, but we don’t let that stop us from having some fun! Take a look at what we’ve achieved in September. 

Passion Project and Client Appreciation Night 

On September 12, we celebrated our 5th anniversary with a party benefiting One More Wave.

With the help of our clients, employees, donors, and friends, we raised a total of $6,476 to help disabled veterans receive customized surfboards and gear designed to help them get back in the water. Our Passion Project Committee, which consisted of Brianna Zantman, Mikayla Leier, Bianca Sanborn, Ashley Lawson and Alexander Kirkwood, was responsible for planning the event and they created our branded Grow Vodka.


Watch more about the journey of the passion project team and the outcome at the event at our video here: 

Cheers for Peers Winner: Alex

Every month, we celebrate the team members who have exemplified our core values of being driven, making an impact, having a growth mindset, being your authentic self, and being a team player. The winner of this month’s “Cheers for Peers” was our HubSpot Specialist, Alex Kirkwood. 


Ryind Gosling Winner: Brianna 

We also have our team pass along the symbolic “Ryind Gosling” to the person they feel has made an impact over the course of the month and went out of their way to help others. This month, our Content Strategist, Shayla Brooks, passed off Ryind Gosling to our Senior Project Coordinator, Brianna Zantman. Brianna was chosen for going above and beyond for her work as the head of the Passion Project Committee and always assisting our team with project management problem-solving skills. Brianna and Shayla used to work on the same team at one point but now moving apart they have felt that they can better assist each other using their own skills.  


Other Festivities

During our monthly Wine Down Friday, we take a moment to celebrate milestones such as new hires, the achievement of SMART goals, and hiring anniversaries. In September our HubSpot Specialist, Alex Kirkwood, achieved one of his SMART goals of publishing his own blog post from start to finish and we celebrated the birthday of our Director of Project Management, Jenny Hill. 


Every second Friday of the month, 41 Orange has a Festive Friday Feast. This is when we have a potluck with a seasonal dish and all take part in a fun activity. September’s Festive Friday Feast was apple-themed. We all brought in apple-inspired dishes while playing a game of Apples to Apples to enjoy the start of fall...even though living in San Diego it feels the same outside. 


Hope you enjoyed our monthly to you next month to see what we have accomplished. 


About the Author: Ashley Lawson

Ashley Lawson

As a graduate from San Diego State with a degree in Journalism- Media Studies she helps brands craft the message they want to convey to their audience by finding their strengths and weaknesses on marketing platforms and improving how they connect to their audience.