BizStream was beyond excited to welcome friends, family, and clients to our new office for an open house on April 18!
Before getting the party started, the BizStream team posed for a few photos, taken by our super awesome photographer, Alyssa Wagner. We then officially kicked the festivities off with a ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by elected officials and members from the Allendale Chamber of Commerce.
Once guests arrived, they enjoyed some catered nosh from Hog Wild BBQ, got a drink from Doug, the bartender of Mugs Party Store, and dove into our delicious BizStream cake, custom made by Billi’s Goodies.
As guest indulged in the delicious spreads, BizStream team members gave impromptu guided tours of BizStream’s new digs. Highlights included the BizStream Academy training room, custom-made furniture, full-sized kitchen, geeky-fun artwork, and of course, the fire pole (a throwback to one of BizStream’s first offices, which was located in an old Grand Rapids fire house, now home to Mitten Brewing Company
As our guests mingled throughout the office, they had the chance to view the BizStream video, which gave viewers the opportunity learn more about the team and the drive behind BizStream. Guests could also check out old and new photos that were streaming on various TV’s throughout the office. Guests also joined in on Foosball and threw some darts at our custom made dartboard.
Little guests were kept busy at the craft station, where they played with Playdo, created sand art, colored, stuck stickers, won prizes, and personalized canvas bags to hold all of their cool creations. Kids were even (temporarily) tatted up with the BizStream logo!
Most excitingly, the open house was a great way for BizStream to introduce guests to the newest team member, the BizStream super hero! Visitors were encouraged to take part in helping us name this super cool super hero. Suggestions will be voted on internally here at BizStream. The top votes will then be presented to the public for voting. The winning name will be announced June 1, 2014. Few things in life are cooler than getting a chance to name the super hero mascot of one of the leading software developing companies in the country! Well, actually, the chance to win a brand new tablet might be a little cooler. Cast your vote here!
Team BizStream had a great time at our open house celebration, and we can’t wait for our next chance to invite friends, family, and clients back to the new BizStream homestead!