High Quality Apparel for Your Next Event – right out of the Pro Shop!March 1, 2013
We’re proud to present Fairway and Greene apparel –
a collection of finely crafted performance knits, stylized wovens, luxurious merino sweaters and active Tech© shirts. Each piece is made with a classic, comfortable-
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Chain Saw Artist/Sales Rep: Mark ActonJanuary 4, 2013
Who knew that amongst our sales staff was a guy who can turn tree trunks into ancient druids? When Baltimore Recreation and Parks decided to repurpose two redwood trunks, each 10 feet tall and 20 feet around, Mark applied for the opportunity to capture the soul of the trees with his chain saw. His sketches were approved by the Baltimore Office of Promotions and on Friday, December 21, 2012, Mark’s creations were dedicated as part of the city’s second annual Solstice Celebration.
While we know him as “the GQ sales guy”, Mark is also an amateur cartoonist who took his first stab at carving a tiki sculpture six years ago. His friends were impressed, neighborhood businesses asked him to carve pirate heads for their restaurants and homeowners requested animals for their yards. Today, he’s made over 350 creations, each standing at least 3 feet high. This druid project, however, was a bit more challenging than Mark expected. With termite damage in both trees, Mark was forced to hollow out the stumps and work with shallow cuts. He hung from scaffolding to carve the facial features and he free-handed the shaping of the leaves and twine in The Green Man’s hair. All the while, he found encouragement from the visitors in the park who watched and remarked as the faces came to life.
“If you have an old stump, it’s going to cost you as much to have it taken out as to do something like this,” Acton said. “Why not turn it into something beautiful?” Park-goers agree that his public art has been spreading cheer and once these sculptures are fumigated and covered with several coats of outdoor ethylene, these beautiful faces will remain guardians of Druid Hill Park for many years to come.
To watch the video and read the full story, visit The Baltimore Sun.
Happy Holidays from CPS Gumpert!December 21, 2012
As the year comes to a close, we’d like to send our Warmest Wishes for a Safe and Happy Holiday to our coworkers, families, friends, clients and partners with whom we’ve had the pleasure to work this year. We are excited about the New Year and look forward to all the BIG things it will bring for CPS Gumpert and our clients. Happy Holidays!
CLICK TO VIEW PHOTOS from the CPS Gumpert 2012 Holiday Party.
We’re Smart! CPS Gumpert Recognized as a SmartCEO 100 Best-Run CompanyOctober 21, 2012
The 2012 edition of SmartCEO’s 100 Best-Run Companies hit desks this month and CPS Gumpert has made the list. This prestigious honor is awarded to 100
companies that are “leaders within their industries and have experienced consistent growth”.
The Best-Run Companies program is an extension of SmartCEO100, an exclusive group of Mid-Atlantic business leaders who share a dedication to building great companies by surrounding themselves with high-quality people. Inside this year’s edition, SmartCEO100 group members, including our CEO, Jeff Ostenso and President, Scott Hargest, share their insight on communicating a company vision, attracting and retaining customers and motivating talent.
“The Best-Run Companies have a vision, talent, customers and internal processes in place to serve as strong examples to others in their markets and industries, ” says SmartCEO president and founder Craig Burris. “These companies have stood the test of time and have a proven track record of outperforming competitors. Their brand has created a strong reputation in the community they serve and we are very proud to recognize them and wish them continued success.” (06.25.12 SmartCEO press release)
To view this edition online, click here.
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s Library Project Reveals First Three LibrariesOctober 21, 2012
Congratulations to The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, who revealed the first three state-of-the-art libraries of their three-year “Library Project” on Wednesday, September 12, 2012. Supported by 30 businesses, non-profits and government agencies and praised nationally by the American Association of School Libraries, Governor Martin O’Malley and Baltimore City Schools, this project aims to create a total of 12 new libraries and media centers in economically challenged city schools. Thomas Johnson Elementary & Middle School hosted the first Grand Opening of their brightly colored, creative library space filled with books, computers, Nooks and special spaces for children to read with their parents. CPS Gumpert is proud to be a sponsor of the this project and we look forward to our continued partnership with The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation.
Click HERE to view photos of the event.
Click HERE to read the full Baltimore Sun article.