Working at Sanger & Eby for the past 11 years, I’ve come to realize that our projects are more than just projects; they evolve into partnerships. We respect our clients above all else and strive to build their trust so there is no gap between what we say and what we do. Many times, what starts out as a project becomes much more by putting you at the heart of something bigger than you could ever accomplish on your own – which to me is the definition of teamwork - of partnership.
2016 was a major landmark for a local health care organization and our longtime client: Atrium Medical Center celebrated its 100th anniversary. The Atrium Medical Center Foundation marked the occasion with a gala event in late September – and I got to attend.
Memories are Made of This – Celebrating 100 Years was the theme, and we’d been working with Atrium to bring it to life since mid-2015, partnering to create the event’s brand, fundraising collateral, invitation package, historical displays and more, including the in-kind gift of the event program. When our client asked if I would be attending the event, my immediate thought was YES. Yes, I want to see this through to the end with our client, our partner.
Looking back through our projects with Atrium over the years, I ran across an employee appeal brochure from 2006. I found myself staring at the words on the cover, “When is a job more than just a job?” I had a vague recollection of the navy and gold type treatment with duotone photos. As I looked further I read the words, “When your job puts you at the heart of something bigger than you could ever accomplish on your own.”
That struck home for me, because it’s what we do here every day.
Every day that I come to work starts a new day of partnering with my clients and colleagues to create something that makes an impact…something meaningful that’s bigger than any of us could achieve on our own. It’s what makes partnerships like ours with our clients and with each other that much more meaningful. I’m proud of the work we’ve done with Atrium Medical Center Foundation – more than just a job for them, and for us.