We’re in the midst of celebrating our 10th anniversary. I have already written about our new Vehr Cares program, which is one way we’re celebrating and committing to the future of our community and those we care about.

As a part of our anniversary, we’re also proudly introducing a fresh new look, particularly our new logo. It articulates what we do (which you can read about here). In short, we think (brand strategy), create (brand content) and engage (brand communications) as an agency. I hope you’ll take a moment to visit our new website.

As we celebrate ten years of growth and success, I can’t help but to take a quick look back.

What I see are people, both clients and colleagues. Of course, ours is a business built on the shoulders of smart, creative, hard-working, intelligent people.

Ours is also a business about relationships, whether with each other, our clientVehrCommunications_LookingBacks or between our clients and the people who matter most to the future of their business or organization.

One of our first hires, Laura Phillips, is now our president and a partner. Other team members have been with us since our first few years. Several impressive young people started their careers with us and have advanced to other positions. They all make us very proud.

Our first-ever contract was with Procter & Gamble on behalf of the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC). My close friend Charlotte Otto was P&G’s Director of Global External Relations and a Board member of 3CDC. She engaged us to help with a particular issue. I’m so glad she did … not a bad way to start.

VehrCommunications_LookingBackWe’ve grown year-over-year ever since that first client in 2007. We went big in 2011-2012 helping to organize and operate the largest global event in Cincinnati history – the 2012 World Choir Games. In truth, all of Cincinnati came together in beautiful harmony to make history happen that summer. It was a very important client, and experience, for us.

We’ve implemented client programs around the world and throughout the U.S., mostly through the IPREX network that is such an important part of who we are. When we joined, I felt that our invitation to join IPREX was a validation, a coming of age, for us. Now, I’m on its global board and president of the Americas region.

We still treasure the opportunity to represent Cincinnati institutions – organizations that make a difference in the quality of life in our home. We also value complex, important and integrated programs of work on behalf of national and multi-national companies.

It’s a good thing to take a quick look back. What’s even more fun is to envision past success as the foundation for an exciting future. That’s what we’re all doing at Vehr Communications.