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2019 END OF THE YEAR GERBER TEAM RECAP

January 31, 2020
 
2019 marked an exciting year of growth, innovation and (location) change at Gerber! As we head into the next decade, we want to take a moment to remember the exciting things that happened in our company and the lives of our team. Check out what made our year special below:
 
2019 Gerber Annual Retreat
We kicked off 2019 with the Gerber Annual retreat on January 10. We spent the day at the Athletic Club of Columbus and ended with games downstairs at the Booth where we enjoyed bowling, billiards and watching Lori beat Kyle in a ping-pong tournament!
 
Our Big Move
We began the third quarter of 2019 in our new location - the Smith Bros' Hardware Building! After months of planning and renovation, we finally moved in on September 20. Our friends at Crow Works and Edgework Creative helped make the 13,352 square foot space our own. Our big news even made Columbus Business First and Columbus CEO! We look forward to serving first generation entrepreneurs from our new space for years to come! You can read more about our big move and the building's rich history here.
 
  
 
Wrapping Party
The Gerber Team "wrapped up" another great year with our annual wrapping party! Gerber friends were invited to bring their unwrapped gifts to our space to get the wrapping chore done for the season. There was plenty of giftwrap, ribbon, bows, food and beverage to enjoy. Columbus CEO even ran a story about our gift wrapping closet!
 
 
 
New Gerber Team Members!
We added some new faces to the Gerber Team in 2019! Annie Scott joined us in April, Emily DeBlase and Tricia Katzenmoyer came on board in August, and we welcomed Alison Forche in September! Check out their bios to read more about them!
 
          
 
Gerber Discovery and EEE Educational Events
We hosted a number of events and speaking opportunities throughout 2019 with the goal of connecting local entrepreneurs with subject-matter experts of innovative and relevant topics. Here's what we did in 2019 and the partners that supported us:
  • Five Tips for Building a Better Business (with Kaiser Consulting)
  • Better Predicting Success Through Cash Flow
  • Prepare to Grow and Sell Your Business: Employee Incentives (with Kegler, Brown, Hill + Ritter)
  • Your Lease is Up, Now What? | Should You Buy or Lease Real Estate for Your Business? (with Capitol Equities)
Check out our Discovery page for upcoming events!
 
 
Entrepreneurs Forum in Colorado
Gerber hosted an Entrepreneur's Forum in the beautiful Madeline Hotel in Telluride, CO from February 20-24! We weren't "all work and no play" though! We provided informative business content and guest speakers, along with skiing, hot tubbin' and elegant dinners at the area's finest restaurants.
 
 
 
Alison's son, Dylan, completed his first semester of business school at Miami University, and her daughter, Ashley, graduated from Belmont University in December and joined Verb Ballets in Cleveland. She and her husband, Ron, celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary in Vail, Colorado.
 
  
 
Tammi's daughter, Rio, (the most important person in her life) moved back to Ohio in 2019 and turned 25 years old in December. As if the move to Smith Bros' wasn't enough, Tammi and her pup, Lily, moved into a new apartment in the suburbs. She is enjoying life and the beautiful views in both venues!
 
 
Erik and his family spent Thanksgiving at his sister's house on Lake Wylie in Charlotte where they watched the Buckeyes beat Michigan and enjoyed the wave runners and water skis in the 65-degree lake water! Erik's oldest son, Josh, was accepted to The Ohio State University's main campus, a lifelong dream of his.
 
 
 
Tricia's 2019 was a year full of adventure! She went scuba diving with her parents and her kids in Bonaire and dove a shipwreck on the ocean floor 100 feet below the surface. She took a solo trip to California, enjoying the beach and the mountains, and she and her family visited Hocking Hills in the fall. Tricia also started as Gerber in August, which might be her most exciting adventure yet!
 
 
Jocelyn wasn't the traveling globetrotter that she usually is, but it was an exciting and thrilling year in a different way! She welcomed Remi June Sperko Barnes last summer, and baby Remi seems to have inherited her mom's love for adventure and the open road! Baby Remi enjoyed her first Clippers game, her first hockey game (Predators in Nashville), her first Halloween, her first plane ride, her first trip to the beach, and her first Christmas.
 
  
 
Lori and her husband have set an exciting goal to travel together to every National Park in the United States, and they knocked a couple of them off their list in 2019! The explorers celebrated their two-year-old son's birthday at Joshua Tree National Park and Laguna Beach, and their five-year-old son's birthday at Zion National Park in Utah.
 
Courtney and her family celebrated their first Christmas in their new Worthington home, her son's ninth birthday at Benihana, and her other son's second birthday with their annual diaper drive! They hiked the Grand Canyon, and she and her younger son went to the Arnold Classic and got to meet the Terminator himself! Courtney also passed her Ohio Life, Accident and Health licensing. Congrats Courtney!
 
 
 
Randy's 2019 was a year of (expected) change for Randy both at work and at home. Gerber relocated its corporate office to the Smith Bros' Building in September, and new members were welcomed to the Gerber Team throughout the year. On the home front, his daughter graduated from high school and started her freshman year at OSU, and his sons had successful football seasons. His wife, Emily, continues to improve her game on the tennis court. He is looking forward to a great 2020!
 
Any opinions are those of Randy Gerber and not necessarily those of Raymond James. Expressions of opinion are as of this date and are subject to change without notices.
 


INDEX
  • 2019 END OF THE YEAR GERBER TEAM RECAP
  • GERBER'S CULTURE OF GRATITUDE
  • WE'VE MOVED - GERBER HAS A NEW HEADQUARTERS!
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q2 2019
  • CLIENT SERVICES ASSOCIATE JOB POSTING
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q3 2018
  • Q2 ROUNDUP: MOST POPULAR CONTENT
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q2 2018
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q1 2018
  • 2017 END OF YEAR GERBER TEAM RECAP BLOG
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q2 2017
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q1 2017
  • 2016 RECAP: HAPPENINGS IN THE GERBER SPACE
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q3 2016
  • GERBER NAMED ON INC. 5000
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q2 2016
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q1 2016
  • 2015 RECAP: HAPPENINGS IN THE GERBER SPACE
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q3 2015
  • GET TO KNOW THE GERBER TEAM | Q2 2015
  • 2014 RECAP: HAPPENINGS IN THE GERBER SPACE
  • THE GERBER ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
  • Journey of WHY: Why we work with first-generation entrepreneurs
  • Journey of Why: Bringing our WHY to Life
  • Gerber's Got History: The History of our New Office
  • Journey of Why: It Starts with WHY
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