On December 13, the entire firm came together to celebrate our annual year-end event, Town Hall 2018, at the historic Elk’s Tower in downtown Sacramento. This year’s theme was “What is Your Why?”. The day was filled with lots of cheer, smiles and good times as we celebrated our WHY—What drives us to do what we do at Lionakis.

What is Your Why?

The entire Lionakis staff from all five offices first met up at the downstairs lounge, Nine-2-Won restaurant to start the morning off with coffee and mimosas before heading upstairs to kick off the day’s festivities. The event then began by going back in time and making cootie catchers as a tool to learn more about the colleagues sitting next to us at our tables. The activity was then followed up with individual and collective videos of staff sharing their WHY’s and what being apart of the firm means to them. A special video was also shown to commemorate our two Civic Principals, Maynard Fiest and Nick Docous who reached a milestone of 30 years at the firm this year.

Lastly, it was not a Town Hall without the ultimate design competition. Each table had to create either an egg drop, tallest tower or zip line structure out of recycled business cards using only a few materials including tape and rubber bands. With the timer set for 45 minutes, tables of teams came up with creative designs which were then judged. The egg drop was tested to see if the egg could survive a drop from the balcony, each tower was measured for tallest height and zip line races were conducted to see which zip line car would come in first place. There were three first place winners for each structure. Among the many fun activities, staff also got to mingle with coworkers whom they might not normally see on a weekly basis and take fun photos at an interactive and holiday themed photo booth. In the mix was also fabulous food and desserts for lunch, with the event ending in a cocktail hour in the penthouse overlooking all of Sacramento.

There was so much hard work and time that went into planning this Lionakis tradition, and we are so appreciative and thankful for all the staff who helped make the event so special! It’s safe to say Town Hall 2018 was another great success and we already can’t wait ‘til next year!