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Voices.com Opening A Grand Success

By Stephanie Ciccarelli

September 20, 2011

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David and Stephanie Ciccarelli cutting the red ribbon at the Voices.com Grand Opening ceremonyThe Grand Opening of Voices.com was a wonderful event that couldn't have gone much better than it did!

I wanted to share some of our photos and memories from the party along with our gratitude.

Take a look at some highlights and also hear more about what we're up to next in today's VOX Daily.

We Did It!

Friday was a busy busy day at Voices.com as well as lots of fun! Between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. we hosted a party that drew in an eclectic assembly of guests including family, friends, local businesses, voice talent, clients who use Voices.com to hire talent, radio personalities, vendors, mentors, the media and local dignitaries.

Ashley Hall at the Voices.com Grand Opening party

Part of the festivities included a ribbon cutting ceremony emceed by Ashley Hall (pictured above) ushering in a new chapter of our business with an official welcome from Janette MacDonald of MainStreet London and a warm greeting and congratulations from City of London Councillor, Paul Hubert, celebrating our commitment to the City of London and employing a number of its residents.

David and I both spoke. At times there were few dry eyes in the room, particularly during the part where we thanked our families for everything they have done to support and encourage us over the years.

Stephanie Ciccarelli and David Ciccarelli giving a speech at the Voices.com Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

To conclude, a formal declaration was made of our intent to double the Voices.com staff over the next year to add approximately 20 more jobs in the London tech sector. Our entire team joined us during the ceremony, each person holding part of the red ribbon in their hands to commemorate this historic day in the life of our company.

Voices.com team cuts the red ribbon

Party Time!

Following the formal aspect of the event, there were a number of fun activities our guests could take part in including being a voice actor for a day (recording studio), learning about the behind the scenes of Voices.com, playing on one of two Foosball tables (thanks to rtraction for lending theirs!) and participating on-camera to share memories and Voices.com experiences.

Ben Jackson and friends play Foosball at the Voices.com Grand Opening

Voice Actor For A Day

The "be a voice actor for a day" area was by far the most exciting. Many people, at least 30 that is, wanted to try reading movie trailers and got to hear a playback of their voice. In addition to it being a neat activity to do, large crowds were also present during each recording session to take it all in.

One of the offices was converted into a temporary recording studio environment. Al Desrochers of SNAP London had a blast recording from one of the prepared scripts!

Al Desrochers from SNAP London recording a movie trailer

Members of Voices.com and Voice Over London were also in attendance and had fun recording.

Recording session at Voices.com launch party

Meet The Staff

We had a couple screens displaying different presentations including one that profiled each member of the Voices.com staff sharing some interesting facts and a photo montage featuring memories from the earliest days of our company to the present.

Putting this presentation together was both fun and interesting!

Meet The Staff at Voices.com

Thank You To Our Team

Lin Parkin, Whitney Stewart Wells, Ashley Hall, Kelly Matthews

The people who make up the team at Voices.com are as unique as they are talented, each bringing their own special gifts and skills to the table. Prior to the festivities, David and I were asked to join our team in the area where we do the Voices.com Huddle and were presented with an amazing painting depicting Voice Guy and Voice Girl painted by Voices.com Account Executive Jennifer Smith.

Isn't this cool?

Voice Guy and Voice Girl from Voices.com

Want To See More Photos?

If you're interested in seeing more pictures from the event (there are 107), I invite you to check them out on our Voices.com Facebook page. The album is called "Voices.com Launch Party."

Thank you again to all those who came and sent their best!

Warmly,

Stephanie

P.S. If you'd like some tips on throwing a party for your business, check out this article:

8 Reasons Why You Should Host a Party for your Business

Related Topics: radio, reading


Comments


    Great article and SUPERB Launch Party! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. We appreciate and value your support. Cheers to a new adventure in downtown London.

    Posted by:

      It definitely was a great party! Congrats!

      Posted by:
      • Jennifer Smith
      • September 20, 2011 9:29 PM

        You guys do a great job day by day to keep connected with us numerous and perhaps solitary souls - even across thousands of miles of ocean! It's good to put cheerful faces to names we know, even though we couldn't be there.

        Best wishes to you from sunny Devon, England.

        Posted by:

          Very nice! Congrats!

          Keith Michaels Voice Imagingâ„¢

          Posted by:
          • Keith Michaels
          • September 21, 2011 12:36 PM

            Looks like you all had a blast! So glad everything went well and you are feeling so successful!

            Cheers!
            Stephanie Stanley
            Main Street Voices

            Posted by:
            • Stephanie Stanley
            • September 21, 2011 12:36 PM

              Looks like a fantastic fete!

              How many years has the company been in existence?
              And how many voice talent do you have on your rosters?
              Vs. how many voice seekers do you have?

              I've been wondering about that!

              Thanks!

              Debbie

              Posted by:
              • Debbie Irwin
              • September 21, 2011 12:38 PM

                Hi everyone,

                Thank you very much for your kind comments!

                @Debbie David and I have been in business together since 2003. The marketplace was launched in February of 2004. There are 450,000 people in the Voices.com community. This number includes members, both clients and talent, and others who work with us including vendors, community contacts and so on.

                Best wishes,

                Stephanie

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