As this totally insane year comes to a close, we would like to turn the page by reflecting on the positive things that have come out of 2020 for us. We believe that by showing gratitude and focusing on the silver linings of this unprecedented time, we will be propelled into 2021 with positivity, camaraderie, ingenuity and progress. 

Counting down to the new year, here are the top 10 things we are grateful for:

10.  Epic Clients They started our year off with a record-breaking Q1 and fortunately have continued to bless us with opportunities through the year, including Awards Celebrations, Sales Conferences, International Events, a Lakeside Celebration, and a giant Parade.

9. William’s 50thWe had a great time celebrating this milestone with WM Events founder William Fogler and putting together our list of 10 things we love most about him. Spoiler alert: his spontaneity, his manners, his generosity, his sense of humor, and sense of fashion all made the list.

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8. Re:EVENT-ion – Our pivot has brought us continued success and opportunities including the CVC Impact Awards, the Doosan National Dealer Meeting, and a Drive-thru Birthday Party for 6-year-old Nile.

7. Giving BackWilliam opened his swimming pool to SwemKids so that the nonprofit organization could continue its work eliminating barriers that keep Black children from learning how to swim and decreasing the disparity in drowning rates. We also helped Atlanta nonprofit Caring For Others provide COVID-19 relief during drive-thru food and clothing distributions.

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6. Being Acknowledged by the PressWilliam was featured with SwemKids founder Trish Miller in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution for sharing his outdoor space with swimming students. WM Events news was included in industry outlets like BizBash, Special Events, Exhibitor, and Association Conventions & Facilities.

5. Recognition from Our PeersWe were thrilled when the TechBridge Digital Ball event “Lights, Camera Magic!” we designed won an Allie Award for Best Nonprofit Fundraiser!

4.   Getting InvolvedThis year, Americans and the world took a deeper look at racial and social inequality. We used our capabilities and resources to inform, educate, and support multiple social justice efforts. Internally, we hosted Culture Conversations, bringing in facilitator, coach, and historian Susan X Jane to open a dialogue around race and racism with our friends and colleagues.

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3.  Our New Truck DesignIn the fall, we spread some good vibrations all around the city by calling on Atlanta artist Yoyo Ferro to rev up our WM Events truck with colorful murals. We were thrilled with the color-popping cityscape and abstract garden disco he gave us. For 2021, we’re looking forward to adding similar pizzazz to our other vehicles.

2.  New Team Members – Our 2020 re:EVENT-ion meant adding new expertise to our offerings. And that brought us Jazmine King, our newest WM Events team member!

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1.  Thriving! – There is general agreement worldwide that 2020 was a year like no other. At WM Events, we are thrilled that we boldly moved forward and will head into the next year with a renewed sense of purpose, ready to continue bringing life to every party.

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