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Franconians kept the holiday cheer going all month by snapping holiday selfies at Red Kettles, surprising CEO Dan Ponder with a birthday party and of course ringing in the new year. Here are some highlights from December at Franco:

Snapped Selfies During The Salvation Amy’s Red Kettle campaign

The Force was strong with this Salvation Army volunteer bell ringer! Account Supervisor Andrea Kenski took a moment to snap a selfie with TK 82611. The volunteer donned his Star Wars’ Storm Trooper armor for the nonprofit’s Red Kettle fundraising campaign which officially ends on Jan. 31, 2019.

Spread Holiday Cheer

Franconians spent the month spreading holiday cheer in the office. Our team had a cookie exchange party and a secret Santa gift exchange. We even pulled out our best “ugly” sweaters to share a couple laughs with each other.

Sponsored the dBusiness Breakfast Series

Franco was happy to sponsor the dBusiness Breakfast Series event discussing the economic forecast for 2019 and the future of mobility at the Gem Theatre. In fact, Account Supervisor Andrea Kenski, Senior Account Executives Megan Bonelli and Lauren Connor, Account Executive Randy Pilon and Digital Account Executive James Wilson all attended the event to hear the distinguished panel discuss the future of the region and how mobility will impact the state’s economy and workforce.

Threw a Surprise Birthday Party

This year we decided to switch up our annual holiday party and surprise CEO Dan Ponder with a 60th birthday party. Dan’s closest friends and family joined us in celebrating, creating great memories at the Bayview Yacht Club.

Rang in the New Year!

After all that, our team reflected on what a great year 2018 was and prepped for 2019 by sharing our New Year’s resolutions with each other. We are thankful for everything this year has brought us and ready to bring on another. Cheers to 2019!

December was a fun month, but we have a feeling January will be even better. Stay tuned to see what we are up to in the new year.


Samantha Meyer is a public relations coordinator at Franco. You can reach her at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter @Samantha_Meyerr.