We all know the routine by now: Fall gives way to winter, the days turn colder the nights become longer… and before we know it we’re smack dab into the busiest weeks of the year. This fall season has proved to be one of the busiest periods for us on record, and was a fitting finish to a banner year overall. Having hung up the headsets and stepped away from the key-boards for the year, the V2 Crew is off to a well desired holiday break. If it actually, really EVER snowed in Portland, we’d all be out making snow angels right now. Since rain and snow angels don’t mix however, it’s a great time for us to look back at 2014, and to thank each of you, our clients, our fans, and our partners for your continued trust and faith. You have been the wind beneath our wings, the good tidings to our cheer, the green eggs to our ham. From everyone at V2 (all the way down to Peyton, our pseudo company canine), thank you. We are honored to work and collaborate with each and every one of you..and we are equally excited to think of what lies ahead for 2015.
We wish you a safe, happy and prosperous New Year. Before we completely throw out the old and ring in the new, here’s a look back at a few of the highlights that made 2014 such a great year:
Take off, eh? V2 invades the Great White North
In May of this year, V2 was honored to partner with PNC Bank and the Herjavec Group to produce a 90 minute webcast featuring Robert Herjavec, star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” from Toronto, Canada. As a capstone of PNC’s Small Business Month Series, the webcast was viewed by thousands across North America. As an entrepreneur, businessman and media mogul, Robert’s energy and enthusiasm was infectious. Robert’s life story is a testament to the outcomes that become possible, with effort and drive. V2 was honored to produce this webcast, and to be able to work with such amazing talent.
Another year of Growth
V2’s efforts to horde the best and brightest event producers on the planet continued unabated for 2014, as we were thrilled to welcome Phil Smith to the team. Phil’s expertise and experience in webcasting and webinar production is daunting, and spans back longer than some of our post college careers. A veteran from the PlaceWare (pre Live Meeting) days, Phil adds another level of expertise to an already unbeatable team. And perhaps better yet, Phil’s wit and sense of humor is sharper than a…. well you get the point. On a tough day when everyone is slammed and the hits just keep coming, a little levity and a chance to smile can truly be the elixir, and the bond that will never break. Welcome to the Justice League, Phil.
Brave New World
2015 will bring the launch of a new venture for V2, one which we’ve been putting a lot of effort into: Building upon the successes of the V2 Certification Tool and in response to public demand, we will be welcoming SimpleCert to the market in Spring of 2015. SimpleCert’s design and mission is.. well… simple. Designed as a SaaS tool, SimpleCert will allow you to build your own online certificates, send out customized notifications to your recipients, and automatically store all of your recipient and certificate data as required for any continuing education program. Build. Send. Store. It’s that simple, and we feel it can provide a solution to a process challenge that until now was only solved by countless mail merges, excel spreadsheets and mind numbing tedious work. We invite you to check out SimpleCert, and sign up for updates to stay informed as we get ready for the Launch.
Once again, thanks to each and every one of you. Stay warm, spend time with loved ones, and recharge those batteries. Happy New Year, and here’s to a fantastic 2015.
V2 | Director, Business Development