A Year in Review by Anders Johnson

As we kick off 2020, it’s important to take a moment to reflect and celebrate all the ways our company did epic Shift in 2019. Let’s dive in and peak into the future, shall we? 

First Quarter

February – Our first ever diversity speaker, Robert Smith, who presented on: The Rise and Fall of Black Bottom and Paradise Valley. Look for more diversity focused events in 2020.

Grand Valley American Marketing Association (right) visited our Birmingham office to learn about digital marketing.

March – March Madness holds a special place in our hearts, so it’s only natural that we held our annual bracket challenge with Sam Dorland taking home the Grand Prize. Who will win this year?

Second Quarter

April – Ferris State Public Relations Student Society of America visited us for the second year in a row! 

May – With a larger emphasis on fitness last year, we hosted a handful of private fitness classes exclusively for our employees at Cycle Bar and Jabs Gym. 

The West Coast Team put their critical thinking to the test with an office-wide Murder Mystery event. 

June – Our annual (epic) internship program turned another year older! We celebrated this “birthday” by hosting thirteen summer interns between our Birmingham and Laguna Beach offices. 2020 summer internship program info to come!

HQ employees volunteered with Green Living Science, a recycling educational non-profit based in Detroit. We’re continuing to focus on going green with more ways to give back to the community through our Sustainability Committee in 2020.  

Third Quarter

July – The annual kickball tournament continues to grow with over 150 participants last year. The Blue Team won the tournament this year in a championship game that was more heated than ever. 

August – To continue our Diversity series, we invited Ian Unger from Affirmations to present: Opening the Quiltbag, a presentation that focused on the LGBTQ+ basics. 

September – Our summer interns prepared to head back to school by hosting our first-ever headshot fundraiser. Employees now sport up-to-date photos across all company communication platforms.

We opened our first ever Texas office in Plano! Check us out if you’re in the DFW region.  

Fourth Quarter

November – We hosted our second networking event in Toronto and had a great turnout! We met some new faces and introduced ourselves to job seekers in the Greater Toronto Area. 

Our award-winning streak continues this year by achieving: Crain’s Cool Places to Work in Michigan, Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces in Michigan, Metro Detroit’s Best & Brightest Companies, and Great Place to Work Certification. 

December – Employees participated in the annual Adopt-A-Family event by purchasing items for two families in need. 

We ended the year with a bang by hosting epic holiday parties in Birmingham, Laguna Beach and Toronto. Photos can be viewed o our Flickr account very soon!

Our Dealer Support Team recognized their Rockstars with a year-end celebration with over 20 awards – amazing!

Overall, we grew as a company and a community last year with a lot to celebrate along the way. We look forward to achieving more growth and continuing celebrations within the new year. Cheers! 

Follow how we #doepicshift every day on social media – @ShiftDigital1. 

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