On the first day back at work from my wedding and honeymoon, I was greeted by fantastic news: Union Street Media won the 2012 Seven Daysies for “Best Web Developer” in their annual survey of Vermont businesses! We’re absolutely thrilled to be the Four-Peat winners of this award. Winning the Daysie is a great testament to the team we’ve developed and our extensive family of clients, 94% of whom stay with us year-after-year. Thank you to everyone that voted for us!
How rare is a Four-Peat? Hockey fans including Francis Gravel, our in-house goalie and application developer extrodinaire, know that we now join the 1976 to 1979 Montreal Canadians and the 1980 to 1983 New York Islanders as Four-Peat winners. We also join the 1936 to 1939 Yankees, unfortunately, on that list. (Worst of all, that team from New York also Five-Peat’d from 1949 to 1953, well before Todd Cummings, our Yankees fan and Creative Director, was somehow misguided into rooting for them).
The competition to win a national sports championship is clearly more competitive than a Daysie. However, I hope that part of what made those teams successful is also reflected in our team. We work hard to ensure our clients success, which we feel is the best way to ensure our success. We collaborate internally, which includes the ability to argue well. Finally, we have a lot of fun working together. Whether it’s Tuesday office lunch or meeting up for beers after work, we really enjoy each others company. One of my favorite things about working at Union Street Media is that I love to go to our Christmas party, which is nothing like the cliché, dreaded end-of-the-year office get together.
Will we Five-Peat next year to join the 1978 to 1982 Edmonton Eskimos, Canadian Football’s Grey Cup champs? Time will tell. What I do know is that over the next year, we will keep up the hard work and approach to our business that got us the first four. And, of course, if you’d like your website to be built by an award winning team, please contact us!