Last January 27, 2023, employees and executives of Emerge (EmergeLocal Inc.) went out from their usual work-from-home setups to celebrate its 7th anniversary and give back to the community with the theme VICTORIOUS: Seven Years of Success.
It was a week-long celebration with virtual activities starting with the State of the Company Address presented by CEO and Founder Mr. Richard Noromor. The next day each department held its quarterly conversations to keep the team in check and update their quarterly goals.
Finally, the main event on January 27, 2023, was conducted in two parts.
DO GOOD DAY: Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth
Emerge started the afternoon with a “DO GOOD DAY” with Munting Tahanan ng Nazareth in Mabalacat, Pampanga. Employees and executives gathered to donate groceries and basic necessities to the primary takers. A mini-program occurred where orphans and selected Emergians showcased energetic dancing and singing. Representatives from the orphanage and Emerge gave short speeches to acknowledge the special occasion. A famous fast-food restaurant delivered the snack party, ending the program with smiles.
Anniversary Party and Awards Night
Later in the evening, Emergians gathered at Prime City Hotel, where the anniversary celebration commenced with the theme VICTORIOUS: Seven Years of Success.
“To seven years of success and more!” said CEO and Founder Mr. Richard Noromor during his welcome speech and wine toast ceremony.
“Black and Bling” was the motif where employees wore their best black outfits with shiny accessories—the evening continued with interactive and entertaining activities consisting of games, raffles, and photo ops. Cielo Vasquez and Sheina Malonzo, from the People & Culture Team, served as Masters of Ceremony.
Surprise awards were given to the employees, creating an atmosphere of excitement and unending applause. Jimmar Merino, Senior Account Manager & Brand Strategy Lead, and Patrick Lee Orquiola, Creative Lead, were rewarded with Loyalty Awards. Alongside them, Nicole Ann Casuga, Multimedia Graphics Designer, was recognized as the Star Player of the Year. The Core Values Crusader, the final award, has been given to Patrick Lee Orquiola and Nesie Obiado, Revenue Operations Lead.
Emerge has survived and thrived through the pandemic and never closed its doors, even at the most challenging times. It has continued to provide top-notch digital marketing solutions for seven years and counting. Following the company’s visions and mission, a brighter future for this home-grown digital marketing firm is on the horizon.