2017 Golf Tournament

This year, our 7th annual SVG Golf Tournament went a little differently. With such vast growth, we decided to take our company outing to Top Golf! We rented out the top terrace exclusively for SVG and enjoyed delicious food, refreshing drinks, and hours of fun practicing our golf swings!

We do this all-company outing every year as a "thank you" to our employees for working so hard day-in and day-out. Our company culture is consistently a top priority for SVG and this event is one that improves our overall culture. We all look forward to our golf tournament every year and we hope you enjoy our highlight video!

Join Our AEP Team!

With our final 2017 sales class starting next month, our recruiting efforts are reaching their pinnacle. July is our last opportunity for aspiring sales agents to join the SVG family. We do this so that we can ensure all our advisors are fully prepared to kick productivity into high-gear when the Annual Enrollment Period begins. With October through December being our busy season, the perfect time to start your career with SVG is now! The earning capabilities during those three months can often equal, or surpass, annual salaries for many people elsewhere for an entire year!

With copious reasons why SVG could be the right career step for you, hear what our current agents say about why you should join our growing team NOW!

Spring Venture Group Wins Ingram's Best Companies To Work For 2017

Spring Venture Group is honored to announce being named to Ingram’s Best Companies To Work For 2017. The coveted annual award, which began in 2008, is given to 12 of Greater Kansas City’s strongest companies. This year’s inclusion marks SVG’s second time on the list having also appeared in 2014.

CEO, Chris Giuliani says, “We are honored to win this award -- there are so many wonderful companies in Kansas City. This gives us a chance to again thank all the great employees at Spring Venture Group. It’s a special group we have here.”

Since receiving the award in 2014, SVG has created over 300 new jobs in Kansas City. The leadership team at SVG, however, has no plans to slow down. “This will be a source of motivation for us for years to come. We love setting the bar high for every person in our organization and we know that our hard work is far from done,” Giuliani says.

Ingram’s Magazine evaluates nominated companies on “management practices, educational and advancement opportunities, benefits and a spirit of teamwork that sets them apart from thousands of other companies.” 

To see the full list of winners, visit the Ingram’s Magazine website.

Inside SVG: Shannon Chapman

For this month’s Inside SVG, we chatted with Boulevard Radler super-fan and former ballerina, Shannon Chapman.

What is your title?
I am the HR Operations Advisor at SVG.

What are your day-to-day tasks?
When it comes to HR systems and operations, I oversee the tools we use and how we use them. I facilitate the delivery of HR projects across the department as well as provide analysis and design solutions to enhance our HR processes and practices. In a nutshell, I bridge any process gaps we may have and make sure our resources are the best possible for our employees!

What attracted you about this opportunity at SVG?
I never thought I’d say this after 18 years in the industry, but I’ve realized that the culture is the most important part of my work-life balance. The people here are genuinely happy and friendly. I love the role too and that I get to help strengthen an HR department because of the rapid growth we’ve had! I feel empowered to use my skills and experience to make a difference. 

If you had a billboard downtown, what would you put on it?
“You only live once. YOLO.” It’s my motto for buying expensive concert tickets and impromptu trips! Why not, right?

What is a piece of advice you’d give to a new hire at SVG?
Within my first week, I set up meetings to get to know other leaders in my department. Doing that helped me immediately understand how we operate and what the people around me were passionate about. I would recommend new hires spend time with their teams and get to know them on a personal level.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I danced on-point ballet for ten years! And yes, being on your toes like that is very painful.

 What does success mean to you?
Success - to me - is not just being good at what you do, but being truly happy with yourself and where you are.

What is something you can’t live without?
Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler. Before Boulevard starting mass producing it, I bought 20 six packs of it and filled most of my basement last year. Since it’s only seasonal, I had to get enough to last the year!

Lightning Round:
If you could be any animal?
A dolphin because I love the ocean!
Place you want to travel? Australia
A dream you have? Boulevard making kegs of their Radler!
Most random item in your purse: A bottle cap for a complimentary beer at Boulevard
Last song you listened to? “Downtown” by Macklemore
Favorite spot in Kansas City? The Beer Hall at Boulevard

Our City: Brewery Emperial

"It's Brewery Emperial because we put the beer first." - Keith Thompson, Co-founder and Head Keg Washer.

We're proud to present Brewery Emperial as our second "Our City" feature. Full of KC history, unique beer, and authentic food, bE has brewed an incredible experience the KC Crossroads community had been missing - until now. 

According to Brewery Emperial:

Emperial: A combination of two words-
- Empirical: as in - that's a fact, Jack!
- Imperial: meaning majestic; of a demanding quality; worthy of royalty (Go Royals!); domineering

so...    

- Emperial  [em-peer-ee-uhl]  adj. it's a fact, our food and beer is high quality, worthy of royalty and you will bE treated as such.

Check out Brewery Emperial online!

Give our latest "Our City" video a share then head to bE to share a few beers!

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