Hindsight is 2017

Dec 27, 2017

It’s December, and we at TechArk are feeling nostalgic. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane, and look back on some of the year’s highlights.

January

TechArk started the year strong, with our founder & CEO, Pratik Kothari, receiving his personalized license plate. We’ll give you one guess what it says.

TechArk CEO with license plate
We’re going places.

February

The month of love was full of fun, functionality, and … fish? Our branded team t-shirts arrived in Feb 2017, spurring a few members of our team on to conduct an impromptu photo shoot by the water.

TechArk design lead catching a fish
Design lead catching us some lunch.

Oh, and we launched Bay Disposal’s innovative rental app that month, too. #NBD

March

In an effort to wrangle the year into something great, our team kicked off the TechTalk educational series in spring. Featuring various members of our team discussing their areas of expertise, the TechTalks were a lot of fun for the whole office.

April

While we did actually get a lot of work done in April 2017, we’d rather focus on the real highlight: the ping-pong tournament. At the end of the working day, our teams would congregate to analyze the scores and determine the next match-ups. #Rematch2018

TechArk ping pong
Office Champs.

May

Our copywriter started at TechArk on the first day of May, and since she’s the one writing this (hiii) it’s the highlight of May 2017.

TechArk copywriter
Copywriter in native habitat.

June

Each summer we welcome a new intern (or three). This year we enjoyed the company of Zach, Alden, and Jack, three sharp kids who are going places. We hope to see them again next year, and maybe some new faces as well.

TechArk interns
Awwww, they’re so young and full of hope.

July

We were pleased to play host to Cheryl Tan and her crew as they filmed a segment of HR Business Weekly. Our founder & CEO had been featured on the show previously, and they loved our office space so much they wanted to use it again. BFFs!

HR Weekly Business in conference room
Cheryl and guest waving at the lunatic with the camera (me).

August

As the summer faded into fall, TechArk celebrated our five year anniversary. August was an exciting month for that reason, in addition to the Solar Techlipse which united much of our nation in gazing blankly at the sky while wearing silly goggles.

Total Eclipse of TechArk
Yeah, you’ve been singing it wrong this whole time.

September

With the announcement of the new iPhones came a dramatic reveal of our own – the TechArk phone wallets. Check out our tongue-in-cheek blog post about it, and stop by our downtown Norfolk office anytime to pick one up.

TechArk phone wallet X
Say hello to the TechArk phone wallet X.

October

WE LAUNCHED OUR NEW WEBSITE IN OCTOBER 2017!!!

Man with TechArk tshirt
He really does own other shirts, we promise.

Also …

Always on the go, our founder & CEO was honored to be one of the recipients of the CoVaBiz Millennials on the Move award. Noted for being an outstanding entrepreneur at the prime age of 36, we think Pratik looked pretty sharp at his photo shoot.

TechArk CEO in magazine
Lookin’ good!

 

November

Our favorite marketing coordinator, Naresh, received his Google Display Ads certification and we couldn’t be more proud of him. You’ll always be our Number One Search Result, Reshy.

Search analyst Naresh
Gooo team!

December

This month, the final stop in our trip down TechArk’s Memory Trail, is our lead designer graduating from the Art Institute with his second degree. Congrats, Michael!

Lead designer with second degree
Wow, he really took over this blog post.

That's a Wrap!

It’s been a busy year, but a fun year. We can’t wait to see what surprises lie in wait in 2018. Bring it on.

It’s been a wild ride, but we’re excited to wave goodbye to 2017 and say hello to whatever the next year may bring.

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