This semester marks a very exciting milestone for us Ink-ers: we have officially been around for five whole years! I know, I can’t believe it either. It’s simply amazing to reflect on how much the firm has changed in the three semesters I have been a member, let alone in the past five years. With leadership changing from Dean Susan Bartel, to Barbara Scott Dawdy, to our current advisor Kate Gray, it’s hard to believe that we operate under the same guiding principles. But we do.
We took our firm photos earlier this month and decided to go with a birthday theme. We even invited Susan Bartel, the woman who started it all, to be in our photos. After the madness of coordinating our poses and many takes and retakes, Susan shared a little history with us.
It all started in a van in 2007 on the way back from an American Marketing Association conference. Somehow in the hour and a half ride from St. Louis to Columbia, Creative Ink was born. From the “wouldn’t that be neat?” to the “ehh, it’ll never happen” onto “I think this could really work,” Creative Ink certainly has worked.
And we still work really hard to deliver professional, targeted solutions to our various clients.
To our first clients, current clients and everyone in between-we just want to say thank you for trusting our business and letting us help you. Here’s to the next five years!