Big Oak SEO Christmas Party

Written on December 18, 2008 – 11:44 am | by Shell Harris |

Big Oak SEO is now five years old and to celebrate our success and the Christmas season we had our Christmas dinner on December 13th. We rented out a facility at a local restaurant, Shacklefords and had a wonderful party for our employees, some of our closest vendors.

Many of our clients are not in our local Richmond, Va area and therefore have never seen us in person. So, if you are a client or intend to become a client, here are some of the only pictures of our wonderful staff available on the Internet. George may have more candid photos on other mature sites, but that is none of my business. ;-)

All kidding aside, my partner Chris Alexander and I started Big Oak on January 1, 2004 with the two of us working from our home offices. Little did we dare hope or dream we would be a successful SEO business with 7 employees just 5 years later. We both feel very blessed and fortunate to have a business that is thriving, especially in this tough economic environment. Of course we have great employees (Alyssa, George, Will, Eric and Bradley) who have helped us become the company we are today; excellent partners and vendors (Julia, Charlie and Tom) to support us and we have some of the best clients you could hope for that continue have faith in us.

So thank you from Chris and I for a great year; we are already excited about the possibilities for next year. Of course, we do need to take off a week or so to ready. Enjoy these very low-light, amateur photos. You may notice a small strange visitor who resembles a demented gnome. That is our creepy Santa mascot affectionately named Chucky. The inspiration for ‘Chucky’ came from The Top 10 Unintentionally Scary Santas post.

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Shell Harris co-founded Big Oak on January 1, 2004. In a previous career he was a print & web designer and often developed the sites he designed before focusing on his current passion for search engine optimization and Internet marketing. He is an avid researcher, SEO specialist, company mouthpiece and is always looking for the next big thing in Internet Marketing.

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  1. 2 Responses to “Big Oak SEO Christmas Party”

  2. By George on Dec 18, 2008 | Reply

    There are no mature site photos….at least not that I’ll ever admit to.

  3. By Eric Gehler on Dec 18, 2008 | Reply

    The best photo is the panoramic view of George and Brad. 2nd row, 3 one down.

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