It’s Been Real, 2014

I don’t know about you, but for me, it seems like just yesterday I was running frantically through the department stores of the South Park Mall. It was December 31st, 2013, and I had very limited time left to find the perfect New Year’s dress. As quickly as time passed during the countdown into 2014, it certainly doesn’t seem to have slowed down in the 12 months that followed because here I am, yet again, creeping up on another New Year, in need of, yet again, another New Year’s dress. Although I am not quite ready to close the book on 2014, we can all reminisce fondly on the success and good times we’ve shared at CGR Creative this year.

We are so grateful to have a team who can deliver phenomenal work and still have fun working together. This year, we’ve laughed, we’ve cried (from laughing so hard), and we’ve celebrated many fantastic accomplishments. Last night’s #CGRHolidayParty was a success, and we can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for our team and our clients. This year, we welcomed new members to our team and have received incredible help from some very talented interns. We’ve taken on new projects and have shared in the success of our clients. Before this blog post, I asked everyone to help me compile a list of this year’s bestmost memorable CGR Creative moments. Here were a few of the responses!

The Salsarita’s Website Launch

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Redesigning a website and working with a team as amazing as its brand really made this project a fun one for the entire team. Plus, have you tried their chips? They. Are. Amazing.


Carolina Code Camp 2014


We enjoyed all of the resources that were provided by the speakers and vendors. The way the event was organized made it very easy for anyone to explore and learn new skills. Several of the vendor booths gave away free promotional items and ran contests during the event.


The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

We love giving back to our community and to causes we believe in, and we really enjoyed participating in the ice bucket challenge.

The Annual Halloween Costume Contest

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Do you really want to see our creativity shine? Ask us to dress in costumes, and tell us that the best costume gets a prize. 😉  Everyone is very secretive about their costume until the party; we take this very seriously! Halloween is always such a fun time at CGR Creative. (I should also mention that “Steve’s buffalo chicken dip” was listed as a “most memorable moment of 2014.” For our annual party, Steve brought in the best slow-cooked buffalo chicken dip any of us have ever had.)


The World’s Hottest Burrito Challenge

This was no joke. I’m sweating just thinking about it!


The Latorre Insurance Halloween Costume Contest


We aren’t the only ones who take Halloween seriously. When our clients at Latorre Insurance asked for our help in photographing and managing their own in-office costume party, we were glad to assist them in managing the campaign. How amazing were their costumes?!


Charlotte Business Resources Billboard Giveaway


As a small business in Charlotte, this giveaway was particularly special for us. We understand what it’s like being a small business, the challenges and the successes, and we are honored to assist the Charlotte Business Resources team with many projects like this one. It also gave us the chance to meet and learn more about Search Solution Group, the contest winner.

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The best part? Seeing our client’s contest mentioned in The Charlotte Observer. This was such an exciting moment!


Salsarita’s Franchise Convention

salsarita's convention

The Salsarita’s franchise convention felt like the culmination of a year of work for the company. Seeing all of the faces whose franchises we help day in and day out really brings our work full circle. And, if you can’t tell, it was a lot of fun.


Taylor Swift’s New Album

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After being forced to listen to Taylor Swift for hours upon hours, I’m pretty sure the intern snuck this one in here to be funny. Regardless, I’m just gonna shake it off and agree with him. This CD is awesome and was easily one of the most memorable moments of 2014.


Community Building Initiative’s Annual Stakeholders Breakfast

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Our team looks forward to attending and assisting with CBI’s Stakeholder’s Breakfast every year. We might be working at this event, but it never feels like it! Each year, they invite new speakers who always leave us feeling enlightened and better informed on equity and equality in Charlotte.


The Logical Advantage Redesign

We have worked with this client for some time, and guiding them through the rebranding process reminded us why we do exactly what we do. Delivering designs and creating a brand that our clients love means everything to us.



Last night, we celebrated the holiday as a team, and as 2014 comes to an end, we were all reminded how grateful we are to work with such talented, amazing people and to have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful clients. We look forward to seeing what 2015 has in store for CGR Creative and its clients and wish you a very happy holiday season.

cgr holiday party


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