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Small Hands 2017: Building Relationships One Adventure at a Time

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Small Hands 2017: Building Relationships One Adventure at a Time

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Small Hands 2017: Building Relationships One Adventure at a Time

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Small Hands 2017: Building Relationships One Adventure at a Time

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Small Hands 2017: Building Relationships One Adventure at a Time

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Small Hands 2017: Building Relationships One Adventure at a Time

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Small Hands 2017: Building Relationships One Adventure at a Time

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July 17, 2017
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Small Hands 2017: Building Relationships One Adventure at a Time

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Springtime at Formstack means coming out of hibernation and pressing the “refresh” button via individual department meetups across the United States. With more than half of Formstack’s employees based in locations far from the company’s Indianapolis headquarters, these team gatherings give employees some valuable face time with one another.2017 marks the third year of departmental team-building retreats—which we’ve now dubbed “Small Hands.” The overarching goals for Small Hands are to explore new places, work together, and build relationships with our teammates. This year, CEO Chris Byers even encouraged employees to leave “work mode” behind and focus on getting to know our coworkers better.“I truly believe that the relationships we build at Formstack are the most important things that carry our business forward,” Byers said. “More than anything else, it’s these relationships that allow us to grow and to succeed. When you’re doing great work surrounded by people you care about—and when you know that they care about you in return—you’re not only going to work more effectively, but you’re also going to enjoy the journey a lot more.”Want an inside look at how each department spent their time together this spring? Here are the highlights:

Customer Care

Formstack in Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, NevadaNumber of Formstackers: 10Memorable Happenings:

  • Swarming on customer cases
  • Performing a SWOT analysis to identify areas for service improvement
  • Walking the Vegas strip
  • Watching the Bellagio fountains
  • Visiting Madame Tussauds wax museum
  • Enjoying a gondola ride at the Venetian
  • Attending an entertaining show at Frank Marino’s Divas
  • Losing some (but not too much!) money at the slots
  • Frequenting the many buffets and indulging in tasty Dole Whip

Product + Design + Dev + Finance

Formstack in Pigeon Forge

Location: Pigeon Forge, TennesseeNumber of Formstackers: 27Memorable Happenings:

Watch a video recap here.

Human Resources

Formstack in Indianapolis

Location: Indianapolis, IndianaNumber of Formstackers: 5Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over a local mansion for the week (via Airbnb)
  • Completing Predictive Index training
  • Solving an age-old murder mystery and making it out of a famed European castle at The Escape Room
  • Brainstorming and strategizing around Formstack’s HR future
  • Getting into the spring spirit with floral canvas painting at Painting with a Twist

Marketing + Inbound Sales

Formstack in Michigan

Location: Fennville/Saugatuck/South Haven, MichiganNumber of Formstackers: 19Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over DollyBrook Family Resort for the week
  • Riding bikes and ATVs near Lake Michigan
  • Brainstorming innovative sales and marketing tactics
  • Going on a roller-coaster-esque dune ride
  • Enjoying good old-fashioned fun via board games, basketball, volleyball, and a trivia showdown
  • Singing karaoke and creating an impromptu team dance party

Watch a video recap here.We love catching up with each other during Small Hands! And now we’re looking forward to this fall, when the entire Formstack family will gather for our annual All Hands meeting. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with these fun team-building meetups and other notable happenings.

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Springtime at Formstack means coming out of hibernation and pressing the “refresh” button via individual department meetups across the United States. With more than half of Formstack’s employees based in locations far from the company’s Indianapolis headquarters, these team gatherings give employees some valuable face time with one another.2017 marks the third year of departmental team-building retreats—which we’ve now dubbed “Small Hands.” The overarching goals for Small Hands are to explore new places, work together, and build relationships with our teammates. This year, CEO Chris Byers even encouraged employees to leave “work mode” behind and focus on getting to know our coworkers better.“I truly believe that the relationships we build at Formstack are the most important things that carry our business forward,” Byers said. “More than anything else, it’s these relationships that allow us to grow and to succeed. When you’re doing great work surrounded by people you care about—and when you know that they care about you in return—you’re not only going to work more effectively, but you’re also going to enjoy the journey a lot more.”Want an inside look at how each department spent their time together this spring? Here are the highlights:

Customer Care

Formstack in Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, NevadaNumber of Formstackers: 10Memorable Happenings:

  • Swarming on customer cases
  • Performing a SWOT analysis to identify areas for service improvement
  • Walking the Vegas strip
  • Watching the Bellagio fountains
  • Visiting Madame Tussauds wax museum
  • Enjoying a gondola ride at the Venetian
  • Attending an entertaining show at Frank Marino’s Divas
  • Losing some (but not too much!) money at the slots
  • Frequenting the many buffets and indulging in tasty Dole Whip

Product + Design + Dev + Finance

Formstack in Pigeon Forge

Location: Pigeon Forge, TennesseeNumber of Formstackers: 27Memorable Happenings:

Watch a video recap here.

Human Resources

Formstack in Indianapolis

Location: Indianapolis, IndianaNumber of Formstackers: 5Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over a local mansion for the week (via Airbnb)
  • Completing Predictive Index training
  • Solving an age-old murder mystery and making it out of a famed European castle at The Escape Room
  • Brainstorming and strategizing around Formstack’s HR future
  • Getting into the spring spirit with floral canvas painting at Painting with a Twist

Marketing + Inbound Sales

Formstack in Michigan

Location: Fennville/Saugatuck/South Haven, MichiganNumber of Formstackers: 19Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over DollyBrook Family Resort for the week
  • Riding bikes and ATVs near Lake Michigan
  • Brainstorming innovative sales and marketing tactics
  • Going on a roller-coaster-esque dune ride
  • Enjoying good old-fashioned fun via board games, basketball, volleyball, and a trivia showdown
  • Singing karaoke and creating an impromptu team dance party

Watch a video recap here.We love catching up with each other during Small Hands! And now we’re looking forward to this fall, when the entire Formstack family will gather for our annual All Hands meeting. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with these fun team-building meetups and other notable happenings.

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Springtime at Formstack means coming out of hibernation and pressing the “refresh” button via individual department meetups across the United States. With more than half of Formstack’s employees based in locations far from the company’s Indianapolis headquarters, these team gatherings give employees some valuable face time with one another.2017 marks the third year of departmental team-building retreats—which we’ve now dubbed “Small Hands.” The overarching goals for Small Hands are to explore new places, work together, and build relationships with our teammates. This year, CEO Chris Byers even encouraged employees to leave “work mode” behind and focus on getting to know our coworkers better.“I truly believe that the relationships we build at Formstack are the most important things that carry our business forward,” Byers said. “More than anything else, it’s these relationships that allow us to grow and to succeed. When you’re doing great work surrounded by people you care about—and when you know that they care about you in return—you’re not only going to work more effectively, but you’re also going to enjoy the journey a lot more.”Want an inside look at how each department spent their time together this spring? Here are the highlights:

Customer Care

Formstack in Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, NevadaNumber of Formstackers: 10Memorable Happenings:

  • Swarming on customer cases
  • Performing a SWOT analysis to identify areas for service improvement
  • Walking the Vegas strip
  • Watching the Bellagio fountains
  • Visiting Madame Tussauds wax museum
  • Enjoying a gondola ride at the Venetian
  • Attending an entertaining show at Frank Marino’s Divas
  • Losing some (but not too much!) money at the slots
  • Frequenting the many buffets and indulging in tasty Dole Whip

Product + Design + Dev + Finance

Formstack in Pigeon Forge

Location: Pigeon Forge, TennesseeNumber of Formstackers: 27Memorable Happenings:

Watch a video recap here.

Human Resources

Formstack in Indianapolis

Location: Indianapolis, IndianaNumber of Formstackers: 5Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over a local mansion for the week (via Airbnb)
  • Completing Predictive Index training
  • Solving an age-old murder mystery and making it out of a famed European castle at The Escape Room
  • Brainstorming and strategizing around Formstack’s HR future
  • Getting into the spring spirit with floral canvas painting at Painting with a Twist

Marketing + Inbound Sales

Formstack in Michigan

Location: Fennville/Saugatuck/South Haven, MichiganNumber of Formstackers: 19Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over DollyBrook Family Resort for the week
  • Riding bikes and ATVs near Lake Michigan
  • Brainstorming innovative sales and marketing tactics
  • Going on a roller-coaster-esque dune ride
  • Enjoying good old-fashioned fun via board games, basketball, volleyball, and a trivia showdown
  • Singing karaoke and creating an impromptu team dance party

Watch a video recap here.We love catching up with each other during Small Hands! And now we’re looking forward to this fall, when the entire Formstack family will gather for our annual All Hands meeting. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with these fun team-building meetups and other notable happenings.

Springtime at Formstack means coming out of hibernation and pressing the “refresh” button via individual department meetups across the United States. With more than half of Formstack’s employees based in locations far from the company’s Indianapolis headquarters, these team gatherings give employees some valuable face time with one another.2017 marks the third year of departmental team-building retreats—which we’ve now dubbed “Small Hands.” The overarching goals for Small Hands are to explore new places, work together, and build relationships with our teammates. This year, CEO Chris Byers even encouraged employees to leave “work mode” behind and focus on getting to know our coworkers better.“I truly believe that the relationships we build at Formstack are the most important things that carry our business forward,” Byers said. “More than anything else, it’s these relationships that allow us to grow and to succeed. When you’re doing great work surrounded by people you care about—and when you know that they care about you in return—you’re not only going to work more effectively, but you’re also going to enjoy the journey a lot more.”Want an inside look at how each department spent their time together this spring? Here are the highlights:

Customer Care

Formstack in Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, NevadaNumber of Formstackers: 10Memorable Happenings:

  • Swarming on customer cases
  • Performing a SWOT analysis to identify areas for service improvement
  • Walking the Vegas strip
  • Watching the Bellagio fountains
  • Visiting Madame Tussauds wax museum
  • Enjoying a gondola ride at the Venetian
  • Attending an entertaining show at Frank Marino’s Divas
  • Losing some (but not too much!) money at the slots
  • Frequenting the many buffets and indulging in tasty Dole Whip

Product + Design + Dev + Finance

Formstack in Pigeon Forge

Location: Pigeon Forge, TennesseeNumber of Formstackers: 27Memorable Happenings:

Watch a video recap here.

Human Resources

Formstack in Indianapolis

Location: Indianapolis, IndianaNumber of Formstackers: 5Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over a local mansion for the week (via Airbnb)
  • Completing Predictive Index training
  • Solving an age-old murder mystery and making it out of a famed European castle at The Escape Room
  • Brainstorming and strategizing around Formstack’s HR future
  • Getting into the spring spirit with floral canvas painting at Painting with a Twist

Marketing + Inbound Sales

Formstack in Michigan

Location: Fennville/Saugatuck/South Haven, MichiganNumber of Formstackers: 19Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over DollyBrook Family Resort for the week
  • Riding bikes and ATVs near Lake Michigan
  • Brainstorming innovative sales and marketing tactics
  • Going on a roller-coaster-esque dune ride
  • Enjoying good old-fashioned fun via board games, basketball, volleyball, and a trivia showdown
  • Singing karaoke and creating an impromptu team dance party

Watch a video recap here.We love catching up with each other during Small Hands! And now we’re looking forward to this fall, when the entire Formstack family will gather for our annual All Hands meeting. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with these fun team-building meetups and other notable happenings.

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NOTE: These amounts reflect the monthly subscription for the payment provider. Formstack does not charge a fee to integrate with any of our payment partners.

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Authorize.Net
Bambora
Chargify
First Data
PayPal
PayPal Pro
PayPal Payflow
Stripe
WePay
ProPay
Monthly Fees
$25
$25
$149+
Contact First Data
$0
$25
$0-$25
$0
$0
$4
Transaction Fees
$2.9% + 30¢
$2.9% + 30¢
N/A
Contact First Data
$2.9% + 30¢
$2.9% + 30¢
10¢
$2.9% + 30¢
$2.9% + 30¢
$2.6% + 30¢
Countries
5
8
Based on payment gateway
50+
203
3
4
25
USA
USA
Currencies
11
2
23
140
25
23
25
135+
1
1
Card Types
6
13
Based on payment gateway
5
9
9
5
6
4
4
Limits
None
None
Based on payment gateway
None
$10,000
None
None
None
None
$500 per transaction
Form Payments
Recurring Billing
Mobile Payments
PSD2 Compliant

Springtime at Formstack means coming out of hibernation and pressing the “refresh” button via individual department meetups across the United States. With more than half of Formstack’s employees based in locations far from the company’s Indianapolis headquarters, these team gatherings give employees some valuable face time with one another.2017 marks the third year of departmental team-building retreats—which we’ve now dubbed “Small Hands.” The overarching goals for Small Hands are to explore new places, work together, and build relationships with our teammates. This year, CEO Chris Byers even encouraged employees to leave “work mode” behind and focus on getting to know our coworkers better.“I truly believe that the relationships we build at Formstack are the most important things that carry our business forward,” Byers said. “More than anything else, it’s these relationships that allow us to grow and to succeed. When you’re doing great work surrounded by people you care about—and when you know that they care about you in return—you’re not only going to work more effectively, but you’re also going to enjoy the journey a lot more.”Want an inside look at how each department spent their time together this spring? Here are the highlights:

Customer Care

Formstack in Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, NevadaNumber of Formstackers: 10Memorable Happenings:

  • Swarming on customer cases
  • Performing a SWOT analysis to identify areas for service improvement
  • Walking the Vegas strip
  • Watching the Bellagio fountains
  • Visiting Madame Tussauds wax museum
  • Enjoying a gondola ride at the Venetian
  • Attending an entertaining show at Frank Marino’s Divas
  • Losing some (but not too much!) money at the slots
  • Frequenting the many buffets and indulging in tasty Dole Whip

Product + Design + Dev + Finance

Formstack in Pigeon Forge

Location: Pigeon Forge, TennesseeNumber of Formstackers: 27Memorable Happenings:

Watch a video recap here.

Human Resources

Formstack in Indianapolis

Location: Indianapolis, IndianaNumber of Formstackers: 5Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over a local mansion for the week (via Airbnb)
  • Completing Predictive Index training
  • Solving an age-old murder mystery and making it out of a famed European castle at The Escape Room
  • Brainstorming and strategizing around Formstack’s HR future
  • Getting into the spring spirit with floral canvas painting at Painting with a Twist

Marketing + Inbound Sales

Formstack in Michigan

Location: Fennville/Saugatuck/South Haven, MichiganNumber of Formstackers: 19Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over DollyBrook Family Resort for the week
  • Riding bikes and ATVs near Lake Michigan
  • Brainstorming innovative sales and marketing tactics
  • Going on a roller-coaster-esque dune ride
  • Enjoying good old-fashioned fun via board games, basketball, volleyball, and a trivia showdown
  • Singing karaoke and creating an impromptu team dance party

Watch a video recap here.We love catching up with each other during Small Hands! And now we’re looking forward to this fall, when the entire Formstack family will gather for our annual All Hands meeting. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with these fun team-building meetups and other notable happenings.

Springtime at Formstack means coming out of hibernation and pressing the “refresh” button via individual department meetups across the United States. With more than half of Formstack’s employees based in locations far from the company’s Indianapolis headquarters, these team gatherings give employees some valuable face time with one another.2017 marks the third year of departmental team-building retreats—which we’ve now dubbed “Small Hands.” The overarching goals for Small Hands are to explore new places, work together, and build relationships with our teammates. This year, CEO Chris Byers even encouraged employees to leave “work mode” behind and focus on getting to know our coworkers better.“I truly believe that the relationships we build at Formstack are the most important things that carry our business forward,” Byers said. “More than anything else, it’s these relationships that allow us to grow and to succeed. When you’re doing great work surrounded by people you care about—and when you know that they care about you in return—you’re not only going to work more effectively, but you’re also going to enjoy the journey a lot more.”Want an inside look at how each department spent their time together this spring? Here are the highlights:

Customer Care

Formstack in Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, NevadaNumber of Formstackers: 10Memorable Happenings:

  • Swarming on customer cases
  • Performing a SWOT analysis to identify areas for service improvement
  • Walking the Vegas strip
  • Watching the Bellagio fountains
  • Visiting Madame Tussauds wax museum
  • Enjoying a gondola ride at the Venetian
  • Attending an entertaining show at Frank Marino’s Divas
  • Losing some (but not too much!) money at the slots
  • Frequenting the many buffets and indulging in tasty Dole Whip

Product + Design + Dev + Finance

Formstack in Pigeon Forge

Location: Pigeon Forge, TennesseeNumber of Formstackers: 27Memorable Happenings:

Watch a video recap here.

Human Resources

Formstack in Indianapolis

Location: Indianapolis, IndianaNumber of Formstackers: 5Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over a local mansion for the week (via Airbnb)
  • Completing Predictive Index training
  • Solving an age-old murder mystery and making it out of a famed European castle at The Escape Room
  • Brainstorming and strategizing around Formstack’s HR future
  • Getting into the spring spirit with floral canvas painting at Painting with a Twist

Marketing + Inbound Sales

Formstack in Michigan

Location: Fennville/Saugatuck/South Haven, MichiganNumber of Formstackers: 19Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over DollyBrook Family Resort for the week
  • Riding bikes and ATVs near Lake Michigan
  • Brainstorming innovative sales and marketing tactics
  • Going on a roller-coaster-esque dune ride
  • Enjoying good old-fashioned fun via board games, basketball, volleyball, and a trivia showdown
  • Singing karaoke and creating an impromptu team dance party

Watch a video recap here.We love catching up with each other during Small Hands! And now we’re looking forward to this fall, when the entire Formstack family will gather for our annual All Hands meeting. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with these fun team-building meetups and other notable happenings.

Springtime at Formstack means coming out of hibernation and pressing the “refresh” button via individual department meetups across the United States. With more than half of Formstack’s employees based in locations far from the company’s Indianapolis headquarters, these team gatherings give employees some valuable face time with one another.2017 marks the third year of departmental team-building retreats—which we’ve now dubbed “Small Hands.” The overarching goals for Small Hands are to explore new places, work together, and build relationships with our teammates. This year, CEO Chris Byers even encouraged employees to leave “work mode” behind and focus on getting to know our coworkers better.“I truly believe that the relationships we build at Formstack are the most important things that carry our business forward,” Byers said. “More than anything else, it’s these relationships that allow us to grow and to succeed. When you’re doing great work surrounded by people you care about—and when you know that they care about you in return—you’re not only going to work more effectively, but you’re also going to enjoy the journey a lot more.”Want an inside look at how each department spent their time together this spring? Here are the highlights:

Customer Care

Formstack in Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, NevadaNumber of Formstackers: 10Memorable Happenings:

  • Swarming on customer cases
  • Performing a SWOT analysis to identify areas for service improvement
  • Walking the Vegas strip
  • Watching the Bellagio fountains
  • Visiting Madame Tussauds wax museum
  • Enjoying a gondola ride at the Venetian
  • Attending an entertaining show at Frank Marino’s Divas
  • Losing some (but not too much!) money at the slots
  • Frequenting the many buffets and indulging in tasty Dole Whip

Product + Design + Dev + Finance

Formstack in Pigeon Forge

Location: Pigeon Forge, TennesseeNumber of Formstackers: 27Memorable Happenings:

Watch a video recap here.

Human Resources

Formstack in Indianapolis

Location: Indianapolis, IndianaNumber of Formstackers: 5Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over a local mansion for the week (via Airbnb)
  • Completing Predictive Index training
  • Solving an age-old murder mystery and making it out of a famed European castle at The Escape Room
  • Brainstorming and strategizing around Formstack’s HR future
  • Getting into the spring spirit with floral canvas painting at Painting with a Twist

Marketing + Inbound Sales

Formstack in Michigan

Location: Fennville/Saugatuck/South Haven, MichiganNumber of Formstackers: 19Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over DollyBrook Family Resort for the week
  • Riding bikes and ATVs near Lake Michigan
  • Brainstorming innovative sales and marketing tactics
  • Going on a roller-coaster-esque dune ride
  • Enjoying good old-fashioned fun via board games, basketball, volleyball, and a trivia showdown
  • Singing karaoke and creating an impromptu team dance party

Watch a video recap here.We love catching up with each other during Small Hands! And now we’re looking forward to this fall, when the entire Formstack family will gather for our annual All Hands meeting. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with these fun team-building meetups and other notable happenings.

Springtime at Formstack means coming out of hibernation and pressing the “refresh” button via individual department meetups across the United States. With more than half of Formstack’s employees based in locations far from the company’s Indianapolis headquarters, these team gatherings give employees some valuable face time with one another.2017 marks the third year of departmental team-building retreats—which we’ve now dubbed “Small Hands.” The overarching goals for Small Hands are to explore new places, work together, and build relationships with our teammates. This year, CEO Chris Byers even encouraged employees to leave “work mode” behind and focus on getting to know our coworkers better.“I truly believe that the relationships we build at Formstack are the most important things that carry our business forward,” Byers said. “More than anything else, it’s these relationships that allow us to grow and to succeed. When you’re doing great work surrounded by people you care about—and when you know that they care about you in return—you’re not only going to work more effectively, but you’re also going to enjoy the journey a lot more.”Want an inside look at how each department spent their time together this spring? Here are the highlights:

Customer Care

Formstack in Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, NevadaNumber of Formstackers: 10Memorable Happenings:

  • Swarming on customer cases
  • Performing a SWOT analysis to identify areas for service improvement
  • Walking the Vegas strip
  • Watching the Bellagio fountains
  • Visiting Madame Tussauds wax museum
  • Enjoying a gondola ride at the Venetian
  • Attending an entertaining show at Frank Marino’s Divas
  • Losing some (but not too much!) money at the slots
  • Frequenting the many buffets and indulging in tasty Dole Whip

Product + Design + Dev + Finance

Formstack in Pigeon Forge

Location: Pigeon Forge, TennesseeNumber of Formstackers: 27Memorable Happenings:

Watch a video recap here.

Human Resources

Formstack in Indianapolis

Location: Indianapolis, IndianaNumber of Formstackers: 5Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over a local mansion for the week (via Airbnb)
  • Completing Predictive Index training
  • Solving an age-old murder mystery and making it out of a famed European castle at The Escape Room
  • Brainstorming and strategizing around Formstack’s HR future
  • Getting into the spring spirit with floral canvas painting at Painting with a Twist

Marketing + Inbound Sales

Formstack in Michigan

Location: Fennville/Saugatuck/South Haven, MichiganNumber of Formstackers: 19Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over DollyBrook Family Resort for the week
  • Riding bikes and ATVs near Lake Michigan
  • Brainstorming innovative sales and marketing tactics
  • Going on a roller-coaster-esque dune ride
  • Enjoying good old-fashioned fun via board games, basketball, volleyball, and a trivia showdown
  • Singing karaoke and creating an impromptu team dance party

Watch a video recap here.We love catching up with each other during Small Hands! And now we’re looking forward to this fall, when the entire Formstack family will gather for our annual All Hands meeting. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with these fun team-building meetups and other notable happenings.

Springtime at Formstack means coming out of hibernation and pressing the “refresh” button via individual department meetups across the United States. With more than half of Formstack’s employees based in locations far from the company’s Indianapolis headquarters, these team gatherings give employees some valuable face time with one another.2017 marks the third year of departmental team-building retreats—which we’ve now dubbed “Small Hands.” The overarching goals for Small Hands are to explore new places, work together, and build relationships with our teammates. This year, CEO Chris Byers even encouraged employees to leave “work mode” behind and focus on getting to know our coworkers better.“I truly believe that the relationships we build at Formstack are the most important things that carry our business forward,” Byers said. “More than anything else, it’s these relationships that allow us to grow and to succeed. When you’re doing great work surrounded by people you care about—and when you know that they care about you in return—you’re not only going to work more effectively, but you’re also going to enjoy the journey a lot more.”Want an inside look at how each department spent their time together this spring? Here are the highlights:

Customer Care

Formstack in Vegas

Location: Las Vegas, NevadaNumber of Formstackers: 10Memorable Happenings:

  • Swarming on customer cases
  • Performing a SWOT analysis to identify areas for service improvement
  • Walking the Vegas strip
  • Watching the Bellagio fountains
  • Visiting Madame Tussauds wax museum
  • Enjoying a gondola ride at the Venetian
  • Attending an entertaining show at Frank Marino’s Divas
  • Losing some (but not too much!) money at the slots
  • Frequenting the many buffets and indulging in tasty Dole Whip

Product + Design + Dev + Finance

Formstack in Pigeon Forge

Location: Pigeon Forge, TennesseeNumber of Formstackers: 27Memorable Happenings:

Watch a video recap here.

Human Resources

Formstack in Indianapolis

Location: Indianapolis, IndianaNumber of Formstackers: 5Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over a local mansion for the week (via Airbnb)
  • Completing Predictive Index training
  • Solving an age-old murder mystery and making it out of a famed European castle at The Escape Room
  • Brainstorming and strategizing around Formstack’s HR future
  • Getting into the spring spirit with floral canvas painting at Painting with a Twist

Marketing + Inbound Sales

Formstack in Michigan

Location: Fennville/Saugatuck/South Haven, MichiganNumber of Formstackers: 19Memorable Happenings:

  • Taking over DollyBrook Family Resort for the week
  • Riding bikes and ATVs near Lake Michigan
  • Brainstorming innovative sales and marketing tactics
  • Going on a roller-coaster-esque dune ride
  • Enjoying good old-fashioned fun via board games, basketball, volleyball, and a trivia showdown
  • Singing karaoke and creating an impromptu team dance party

Watch a video recap here.We love catching up with each other during Small Hands! And now we’re looking forward to this fall, when the entire Formstack family will gather for our annual All Hands meeting. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with these fun team-building meetups and other notable happenings.

Abby Nieten
Abby is Manager of Content Strategy at Formstack, where she leads an amazing team of marketing content creators and spearheads content projects. Before joining the Formstack team, she studied journalism and publishing at UIndy and worked for several years as a professional editor.
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