Skip to main content

C2 Design Group News

September 2, 2021

C2 Celebrates Second Annual "iT" Week

Last week, C2 celebrated its second annual "iT" week. During iT week, we celebrated our firm’s culture, innovative ideas, and partook in team-building activities.

Team members were treated to new custom C2 swag, took a private yoga class, went on a project tour, and enjoyed goodies all week including acai bowls, iced coffee, burgers, shaved ice from the Kona Ice truck, and a C2 happy hour at Maxon's American Grill.

As a surprise for Michael, the C2 team collaborated on recreating the C2 office from legos. Eric is C2's resident "lego master" and Sarah assisted with the creation of the C2 signage.

All team members created mini versions of themselves.

Additionally, team members were challenged to help share our values and goals with the local community. This year, three teams participated in the community challenge.

Team 1 was led solely by Shaun Andriano who has been a longtime supporter of the Play it Foreward 518 charity. Born out of their own experiences, the Watroba family established Play It Foreward 518, Inc. 501(c)(3), a nonprofit organization. Play It Foreward 518, Inc. is built on the key concepts of community, giving back, and the importance of “play” in maintaining a positive outlook on life. Their game plan is simple, to bring together individuals and businesses of the community to support important and worthwhile causes for those in need.

Shaun helped bring awareness to what the Watroba family has accomplished and their mission. He organized a foursome to participate in the 6th annual Play it Foreward golf tournament and had C2 sponsor a tee. Shaun also personally donated C2 branded divot tools as giveaways for the tournament.

Team 2 consisted of Sarah Mailloux, Joe Aupperle, and Meaghan Lacona. Team 2 partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Schenectady County. Team members brought Habitat volunteers a pizza lunch and also coordinated the donation and delivery of a ton of amazing tools and supplies from a variety of area companies and contractors.

Companies that donated include Custom Building Products, Blue House Companies, Ron Stein, Tom Drucker @ Daltile (who also regularly donates tile for our homes), Best Tile, Schluter-Systems & Euro Tile & Stone, Franco Construction Services LLC, Central New York Electrical Contractors, and Curtis Lumber. Among the donations are a brand new, circular saw, framing nail guns, radios and fans, safety glasses, tape measures, utility knives, hand sanitizer, note pads, and carpenter pencils.

Team 3 also known as Team "KEN", was made up of Kate Calder, Eric Vickerson, and Nate Violette. Team KEN partnered with the American Red Cross to bring awareness of the severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants, and elective surgeries rise – and deplete the nation’s blood inventory. Over the last three months, the Red Cross has distributed about 75,000 blood products more than expected to meet these needs, significantly decreasing our national blood supply.

Kate and Nate rolled up their sleeves and donated blood at a blood drive hosted at the Rexford Fire House. In lieu of donating blood, Eric participated in a 75-mile running challenge and created an online fundraiser to support disaster relief for the American Red Cross.

Team KEN also showed their support by shopping for needed school supplies for the City Mission of Schenectady.

The last initiative that Team KEN developed was the creation of a C2 Cares logo that was designed by Nate. Nate designed a few variations of the logo and allowed C2 team members to cast their vote for the winning logo.

We proudly introduce the new C2 Cares logo! Scroll to the right to check it out!