Founded with “doing the right thing” as a core priority, both in business and the community, Houston brand experience firm BrandExtract LLC organized its quarterly service day with Special Cheers, a local non-profit that provides vital therapeutic services to children with physical, emotional and developmental challenges.
On September 26, 2014, the BE team gathered at the Special Cheers ranch to volunteer for much-needed grounds and maintenance work, including clearing brush and sanding and caulking the facility to prepare for a fresh coat of paint.
Throughout the course of the day, our team truly transformed the grounds. The repairs will allow Special Cheers to continue to create meaningful change in the lives of developmentally challenged children and their families as well as pursue additional growth opportunities and certifications.
After a full morning of volunteering, the team returned to the BrandExtract office for our third annual chili cook-off event. A total of ten chili recipes entered the taste test arena this year, vying for the coveted “Best Overall” award. Associate Creative Director Greg Giles took home the grand prize for the third consecutive year, while Senior Designer Abbey Mora’s recipe won “Most Creative” and Senior Developer John Lafitte was awarded spiciest brew.
Our quarterly service day is also an occasion to recognize an outstanding employee, nominated by their fellow team members, with the Big Head Award. The award acknowledges exceptional initiative, innovation, superior results, client service excellence, or exemplary teamwork. BrandExtract congratulates this quarter’s winner, Jesse Cruze.