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Cinco de Late-O: Frosty Margaritas, Sizzling Fajitas, and Even Better Company

BigWheel is having a big party; and you’re all invited. #CincoDeBigWheel is back for its seventh year in a row, with two twists; it’s taking place in August instead of May, and BigWheel HQ has undergone a total transformation.

“The difference with this Cinco is that we’re in a new space,” Creative Director, Dan Alton, says. “We’ve been through a lot as a group with the demolition here and the housing we had in the temporary space. This renovation represents a landmark for the company, and the investment level that the owners took in it speaks towards growth and the future.”

The new space features high ceilings, exposed wood beams, and an open floor plan that encourages collaboration.



But even with the different timing, the team is as thrilled as ever about the event that includes a 2,500-square-foot tent, margaritas, and plenty of fajitas.

“I’m excited to be back in the building.” President/CEO, Parker Frost, says. “I’m excited that it’s the Thursday before a holiday weekend, and a lot of people who haven’t been here in a year, friends, past clients, are coming and they’ll see what we’ve created and it’s just super cool.”

For many team members, Cinco represents building relationships with clients as well, and sometimes it’s the first time they’ll meet face to face.

“It’s a great time, and a great opportunity to tell our clients ‘thank you for being with us’,” Senior Designer Mariell Utsman says. “It’s a time to get to know our clients a little bit better outside of a work setting. You get to talk to them and create that relationship.”

“It’s interesting to be able to see a face with a lot of our clients.” Designer, Sara Myers, says. “For some of them, I don’t ever meet them face-to-face, and then I’m like ‘Hey, I did some icons or business cards for your website!’”

But all in all, the BigWheel crew is looking forward to having fun together.

“Outside of a business meeting, it’s a chance to develop closer relationships, and get to know people,” Alton says. “Even though this is our business, it’s also a cool hangout place that’s a lot of fun, and with great food and music, I really enjoy Cinco every year.”

Clients, family, friends; Join us August 31 at 5 p.m. for Cinco de Late-O at 920 Volunteer Landing. We promise good food, good drinks, and great company. We can’t wait to see you there!

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