At Advocate, Insiders are more than just IT experts.  We are fun and interesting people who enjoy spending time with each other inside and outside the office: performing community service, playing in the Insider Jam band and attending company parties and outings.  Here are some highlights of Advocate’s Q4 2016 events:

October 6, Advocate and ISG team members had fun while networking at Slingshot Entertainment!

October 7, Insiders attended the 25th Annual High Tech Prayer Breakfast in Atlanta where technology business people explored faith and networked.

October 10, Advocate’s Scott Fogle enjoyed NCR’s IT Services Golf Outing today with fellow IT leaders where he networked, played golf and a blast!

October 8, Insiders cheered for Insider Mona Fetta and others at the Susan G. Komen’s 3-Day Walk against breast cancer!

October 13, Advocate was a proud sponsor of ATP’s 2016 Awards Gala in Atlanta!  Several Insiders were on hand to relish the festivities such as Tim Wise, Chad Doiron and Emily Ashley.

October 20, Insiders attended the WIT Forum “Making the most of first impressions”, where they learned about how body language affects your first impression of others.

October 21, Students from UGA’s Career Center enjoyed a tour of Advocate today to see what it’s like working for a 10x in a row Inc. 5000 winner.

October 31, Advocate celebrated Halloween today with a devilishly fun costume contest.

November 2-4, Advocate hosted its annual Cloud and Connectivity Insider Summit in Charleston, SC at the Belmond Charleston Place Hotel where more than 30 IT leaders from companies like Equinix, First Data, Newell Rubbermaid, Oldcastle Materials Group, Sage Software and many more participated in engaging panels about some of the most thought-provoking trends in cloud, connectivity and unified communications.

November 5, Advocate proudly sponsored the 2016 Technology Ball at which 50 CIOs/CTOs from the Dallas/Ft. Worth technology community came together to network and support initiatives to create future technology leaders through STEM partnerships.

November 8, Advocate’s Carrisa Jones applauded Rigor for hosting an amazing Immersion Experience for WIT Girls!

November 9, As a proud underwriter sponsor of DallasCIO, Advocate’s Scott Fogle and Casey Ward attended DallasCIO’s CIO of the Year Nominee Reception where they networked with fellow CIOs in the DFW area.

November 10, Several Insiders attended WIT’s Women of the Year (WOTY) Awards at the Georgia Aquarium.

November 11, Advocate performed community service at the Furniture Bank of Atlanta by
unboxing/organizing kitchen items, sorting/folding of linens and building furniture.

November 12, Insiders loved volunteering for a second time this year at PAWS Atlanta where they helped homeless pets in need of new forever homes.  In fact, Insider Cyndi Owings adopted Greta that day — a dog that joined her household of six cats, one hamster and one husband.

November 16, Advocate held its annual Thanksgiving Potluck & Casserole Contest, which was very competitive as usual!

December 2, Advocate hosted its annual Holiday Party at Atlanta’s Inman Park Trolley Barn.  Insiders were treated to great music, dancing, delicious food, festive drinks, King of Pops popsicles, a Starlite Photo Booth and a skit contest.  There was even a post-holiday party bus for those who wanted to keep the party going!

December 3, It is an annual tradition for Insiders to volunteer at The Christmas Parade.  This year, it was no exception!

December 8, Advocate’s Carrisa and Victoria Jones prepared girls for careers in STEM at WIT’s Behind the Scenes at State Farm.

December 15, Advocate held its Annual End of 2016 Awards Ceremony, which is an enormously festive event that recognizes the contributions, teamwork and achievements of its Insiders.  It also included an ugly sweater contest and an employee bake-off.  Even Co-founder and CEO Scott Fogle got into the holiday spirit by wearing a Poinsettia suit!  Read more about this event in our blog article.

December 21, Advocate’s 2016 Rookie of the Year Jennifer Meeks joined Insider Carrisa Jones at the WIT’s Forum WOTY Women in Leadership: Success Stories, Challenges and Triumphs event.

There are plenty of fantastic events planned for 2017.  Stay tuned!