‘Tis the season for ugly sweaters, too much food, and general holiday merrymaking—and everyone at AW was in it to win it at our annual holiday party.
Due to COVID-19, this year’s plans were a bit more sedate than in previous years, but a physically distant, masked good time was still had by all. We closed at noon and spent the afternoon enjoying monster subs from South Market Street Sandwiches (#trythe4sisters) with all the trimmings, playing games, listening to holiday music, and basking in the glow of our little Charlie Brown Christmas tree. As always, the highlight was the presentation of the annual A-Dub Awards, where each of our unique contributions to life at Arachnidworks, Inc. is recognized and applauded.
For a bunch of geeks, we’re a highly competitive lot. Project Manager Joel Layman’s Grinch sweater helped him win top honors in the Best Holiday Attire contest, followed by a round of games as a warm up to the main event later in the afternoon. We ended up declaring a draw between designer Drew Ahrens and copywriter on the Holiday Trivia Game (just to keep the peace), but Wes Stull was the clear winner of Name That Tune.
Next we enjoyed some holiday hijinx at ClueIQ, one of Frederick’s escape rooms around the corner from our offices at 47 South Carroll Street. If you’ve never been to an escape room, it’s a live-action adventure in which two or more players have to use hidden elements to find clues, solve the puzzle, and produce a solution in less than an hour…not unlike working in advertising and marketing, so we all felt right at home.
This was our first holiday season in our new Downtown digs, so being within sight of Carroll Creek added to the festive vibe. A lot of things feel different this year, but the most important things are the same as they ever were—we’re grateful for our talented team, and another wonderful year of helping our clients thrive and meet their goals!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at AW!