Rounding out the weirdest year with a few highlights...20 to be exact.
While we're ready to turn the page on a year with many ups and downs, there are still so many positives to reflect on over the last year. Let's close out 2020 with a look at a few of the silver linings...many of which are possible because of YOU!
#1. WE WROTE
From creating user personas to cloud hijacking, we shared a lot of thoughts. Subscribe to Concord's blog today to never miss an insight!
#2. WE COMPETED
With two employees capable of bowling 300, what choice did we have but to plan the ultimate Bowling Showdown? Check out the video to relive the action!
We formed Concord Europe, our very own offshore entity based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
#4. WE MADE THE LIST
Oh yeah! We're a top IT consulting firm! We ranked #8 on MSPBJ's Top IT Consulting List.
#5. WE GOT SMART
Smart employees are the backbone of success. What better way to stay sharp than with monthly trivia? Okay, fine, there are better ways...this was just really fun.
#6. WE PUBLISHED
We launched a magazine! MN Tech Mag is Concord's very own print and digital publication to share stories of business and technology leaders doing great things across the Midwest. Subscribe now for free!
#7. WE PIVOTED
Did you hear about COVID? Our largely in-person team went fully remote without missing a beat...all while keeping the gears in motion for our clients large and small.
#8. WE SUPPORTED CIOs
Across the nation, we're helping CIOs make connections and gain the recognition they deserve. We're proud to be an Underwriter in the TwinCitiesCIO and TennesseeCIO markets.
#9. WE GAVE BACK
Philanthropy rules! Concord supported many organizations throughout the year, most recently helping to raise $50,000 for Best Christmas Ever, an organization dedicated to helping families through tough times.
#10. WE ENGAGED
Our Relevant Health Roundtable organization continued to connect healthcare leaders across the nation! We even went virtual for the first time ever - watch the full panel on Solving the Cost of Care Dilemma.
#11. WE WERE AWARDED
Our CEO, Florin Ibrani, was recognized as one of Minnesota's most influential business leaders in the 2020 edition of Minnesota 500.
#12. WE WENT GREEN
We are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint! This year, we invested in solar panels on our rooftop as part of our sustainability initiatives.
#13. WE ASKED
Connecting with your coworkers is a bit harder when everyone is working from home. We launched a "Question of the Week" channel in Slack to learn more about each other and encourage casual banter.
#14. WE SPONSORED
We value our business relationships. As a dedicated MuleSoft partner, we were thrilled to sponsor the MuleSoft CONNECT event. Check out our video to learn more about our expertise.
#15. WE DESIGNED
Our digital experts are at the top of their game. We needed a dedicated place to highlight their interactive design and development talents...here it is!
#16. WE LEARNED
12 sessions. 19 speakers. 08:25:05 hours worth of recordings. From testing methodologies to healthcare interoperability and everything in between, there was no shortage of topics for our monthly Lunch & Learns.
#17. WE QUIZZED
Twice a month, we're slinging MuleSoft-specific challenges and giving out $50 Amazon gift cards! Sign-up TODAY!
#18. WE WORKED
Getting Fortune 500 companies out of big and messy technology jams is our thing. We did just that for 66 clients in 2020.
#19. WE TOURED
After moving entirely to remote work in March, we started doing live, virtual tours of our houses a la MTV Cribs. Perfectly normal stuff.
#20. WE CELEBRATED
Obviously, we would have preferred to stick with tradition and host an in-person holiday party, but instead we hosted a virtual celebration with the whole team, complete with raffles and theories about Santa as a vampire.
Thank you for helping us find the positives in a really difficult year. We wish you all the best in 2021!