Flow Tech Let the Good Times Flow – 8th Annual Flowtoberfest Recap
Flow Tech invited our customers and industry friends to let the good times [and beer] flow at our 8th annual customer appreciation event. Flowtoberfest or ‘Flowtobs’ as our employee-owners refer to the event, is Flow Tech’s take on an Oktoberfest-style party.
Not Your Average Work Party
The event was held on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at Elicit Brewing Co. Guests enjoyed networking, beer, food (sponsored by ABB), good cheer and of course, lederhosen-clad Flow Techians!
Do we have your attention yet? The fun didn’t stop there. Twenty-seven guests competed in the coveted stein-holding competition to win bragging rights and a $25 gift card to Elicit.
Speaking of prizes, our manufacturers and industry partners graciously donated prizes that we raffled off to our guests. Raffle prizes included:
- Yeti Roadie Cooler sponsored by TMI Climate Solutions
- PXG Golf Driver sponsored by Blender Products
- EOS Portable Air Purification system sponsored by SecureAire
- Arlo Wireless Security System sponsored by TrueFlow Testing and Balancing
- Rockin Roller Portable Speaker sponsored by Caruso Electric
- MAX Restaurant Group gift card sponsored by Air Monitor Corp.
- Amazon gift card sponsored by Composite Air Design
- 10×10 Pop-up Canopy sponsored by Cooney Technologies
- Mill Restaurant Group gift card sponsored by TAMCO
New this Year
When you host an annual event things can get boring or “expected.” That’s why we add something different every year.
Live Photo Sharing Platform
Esstart is a new live photo sharing platform designed specifically to enhance your event. We gave it a try and enticed guests to participate and share their photos. Our manufacturer, M.K. Plastics donated a $100 Amazon gift card for us to provide the guest who posted our favorite picture. Pictures were shared in real time on a projector screen during the event.
Typically Flow Techians wear a branded Flowtoberfest T-Shirt to signify they work for Flow Tech. After much consideration we determined this isn’t the most sustainable or environmentally-friendly option, especially when most throw their T-shirt away after the event. This year we swapped the T-Shirt for a German Alpine-style hat that can be worn year after year.
Two Favor Options
What would an event be without a party favor (no, not that kind!). This year we paid tribute to our newly retired, former owner and president, Rich Harper by applying his German alter ego’s image, Herr Harper, on socks. We didn’t know if everyone could handle that much Rich (turns out the couldn’t get enough) so we also offered hand-dipped Chocolate covered pretzels from Delectable Delights by Hannah.
Thank you, Flowtoberfest Vendors
Also new this year, we swapped the 2-person Bavarian band for DJ Scottie of Full Blast Entertainment. Guests partied to classic rock, traditional Bavarian music and even some modern German pop. Thanks for keeping the party going!
April Smith of April A. Photography has been Flow Tech’s Flowtoberfest photographer since the 2nd annual event in 2015. She has also taken our company photos in 2017 and 2022. Thank you for always capturing the fun of Flowtoberfest.
To get us mingling with guests and away from reception we first hired Ava Rodrigues of Party Your World last year to help check guests in and give out name badges and favors. Thanks Ava for keeping an accurate headcount and allowing us to have a great time.
The event wouldn’t mean anything without the business and support from our customers and industry friends. We greatly appreciate everyone who attended this 8th annual event.
Let the Good Times Flow Slideshow
Save the Date for the 9th Annual Flowtoberfest
Please save the date for the 9th Annual Flowtoberfest – 10/19/23. We will return to Elicit for one final year before moving on. Attending the event is by invitation only, however, sometimes people are missed. To ensure you’re added to the 2023 invite list contact Nichole Petersen.
For more information about Flow Tech and our equipment and services, please visit our website or email us. Stay up-to-date on FT happenings and events by following us on social media: Twitter, LinkedIn, facebook and YouTube.
Nichole joined Flow Tech in 2013 as Director of Marketing. She leads our marketing communication initiatives including content marketing development, coordinating events and training, maintaining our digital presence and recruiting, as well as, some business development and office support. Nichole resides in Vernon with her husband Brian and two sons. She enjoys hosting parties, cooking and lounging on the beach.
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