With Track5Media 2017 officially in our rearview mirror, we here at Track5Media took some time to reflect on all that this past year has given us. While there were certainly some bumps along the way, we also managed to accomplish some amazing things as a team. This year we grew as a team both literally and figuratively. With our fearless leader, Oliver Feakins, leading the way we finished 2017 learning a lot about ourselves individually and about our company as a whole. However, it’s important that we start looking towards the future, and all the things we want to accomplish this year. That’s why below we’ve provided a recap of all the awesome things we did this past year, and some Track5Media resolutions as well for this upcoming year.
Awards and Accomplishments
Track5Media 2017 awards and accomplishments were highlighted by the announcement that we were named to the Inc. 5000 list of “fastest-growing companies.” This accomplishment honored the 5,000 fastest growing privately-owned companies in the nation. Not only was this a great piece of recognition, but it put into perspective just how far we’ve come in the last few years.
Another big accomplishment we’ve had was the debut and growth of Big Rig Banter. What is Big Rig Banter you ask? Well, for starters, it’s a podcast. This podcast presented by our AllTruckJobs.com site is a monthly piece of audio hosted by two members of our marketing team. In each episode, Troy Diffenderfer and Connor Smith take a look at the latest news and trends in the industry while speaking to actual truckers. They’ve quickly amassed a solid following and are hoping to increase the number of listeners in 2018.
As one of the fastest-growing companies in the nation, it’s no surprise that we’ve added a few new faces this year. Essentially, we’ve added at least one new member to each team this year as well as heavily grown our development team. As always, we had a stellar group of interns as well this year that will hopefully use the skills they’ve gained here at Track5Media at their next place of employment. We’ve also added a brand new group of interns that will join our ever-growing team! Not only did we grow internally, but we also welcomed 2 Track5Media babies as well!
As always, we try to give back every year as much as we can. For the third year in a row, we participated in our own day of giving by handing out toys to various local charities. Dressed as Santa and his gang of elves, we spent an entire day spreading holiday joy to children all throughout Lancaster County. This past year we made it a point that Track5Media 2017 included helping those who need it the most.
2017 also saw the debut of our “Future U.S. Nurse Scholarship” which was a $2,000 scholarship that was awarded to a special nurse. We felt it was important to help this new generation of nurses so we decided that the best way to do that would be to help fund their education process.
Track5Media 2017 Resolutions
Now that we’ve detailed all the awesome things that happened in 2017, it’s time to look towards the future. We asked some of our staff what they’re looking forward to in 2018 and any resolutions they have.
Lenay Ruhl, Digital Marketing Specialist
Last year was a year of transition for me, both personally and professionally. I made a lot of changes to better my life, including starting a new job at Track5Media. My goal this year is to be surer of myself and to build on the foundation I spent 2017 creating.
Kelsey Herbst, Account Manager
I love painting and sketching but haven’t been dedicating enough time to keep my creative juices flowing. In 2018 I’m planning to dedicate more time to my art!
Elissa Dommel, Marketing Intern
I think one of my biggest ones is to eat healthier and cleaner, not so many processed foods.
Troy Diffenderfer, Marketing Associate
My resolution is to finish writing my collection of short stories and my novel! I don’t write nearly as frequently as I would like, so my goal is to be more disciplined and finish writing.
Brett Koch, Digital Sales Rep
Look forward to seeing my son walk, say his first word, celebrate his first birthday. Also looking forward to my daughter turning 5 and completing her first full year of school!
Connor Smith, Digital Marketing Specialist
I’m more about New Year Revolutions than anything. As far as goals are concerned, I’ll be working to produce some great video marketing content, keep on with podcasting, and soon release some personal music I’ve been working on for several years.
Today we look towards 2018 and we hope you will too! Cheers to having a successful year!