Celebrating ✌️ Amazing Years
Yesterday we celebrated turning TWO as a Family-owned, community-focused Real Estate brokerage by taking our team out to dinner at Low Country Kitchen (yes, fried chicken and southern cooking makes us VERY happy...and very full!)
As we all began arriving to dinner, the room immediately filled with big smiles, good spirits and laughter, kinda like our office does every morning around 9:30 am (after coffee, of course). Our owner, Jon Wade began the evening by giving each of us the floor to tell our stories and why we chose to work for The Steamboat Group. Our newest addition to the team, Alison said that she could feel the energy we brought to the table and noticed the way Jon gave us the tools to constantly raise the bar. Michael, one of our client concierges, talked about how he made the move to Steamboat to take this position and how working as a team reminded him of the Jack Johnson song, "Better Together" because he felt that we were indeed better (and stronger) together. Dianne, one of our buyer's agents, (who was running a little behind because she spent the last 2 days helping 3 families write offers) reminisced about when Jon and Wendy became an independent brokerage and how upon the closing of every deal each agent gives back and is able to direct their individual fund amounts to support nonprofits whose initiatives she's passionate about through the TSG Fund (held at Yampa Valley Community Foundation). Jon Kawalsky (better known as JK) spoke about the first time he met Wendy and Jon 16 years ago, how he remembered the birth of Alden and Neve, and how an everlasting friendship sparked into a career-long partnership with the Wades. Last to speak, were Jon and Wendy, our fearless leaders. Jon told the story about the jump they took together when they decided to become an independent, family-owned brokerage. They talked about the obstacles of starting your own business and the excitement of growing and expanding to where we are today. He talked about the support they received from family, friends and the community. Jon finished the evening's talk by thanking each and every one of us for the contributions we make to the team and our shared passion for our clients and our community.
As the evening continued, more stories and recollections were shared amongst our little table of 10. We left that evening with matching grins on all of our faces because the food was AMAZING, but mostly because we were all looking forward to "work" the next day and helping even more people in the many years to come as The Steamboat Group.