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The Ampersand Mid-Summer 10th Birthday Edition!

July 28, 2019

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Fittingly, a typical Ampersand post runs about that length. It being mid-summer and all, we don’t feel like writing, nor surely you reading, a thousand words of anything let alone our musings.


It would be a cop out, however, to simply include the photo above from our annual rooftop Stampede party earlier this month, which doubled this year as a heckuva 10th birthday bash, and call it a day.  So, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then how many words is a video worth? You tell us. For we have provided here a link to a very special birthday memento.


Yes, today is our actual birthday! Ten years ago today, July 28, 2009, a bouncing little baby search firm came into this world weighing nothing more than a good idea. The delivery of The Pekarsky Group, as it then was, occurred relatively painlessly in the wee hours of the morning in Adam’s basement office, the conception having occurred many, many years earlier. For the gestation period of a good idea is the longest in the animal kingdom.


Since that happy day, our little bundle of joy has grown into a mostly well-behaved young adolescent having led over 650 search mandates, assisted countless companies and superb professionals in advancing their corporate objectives and career aspirations while, most importantly, emerging as part of the fabric of our community through consistent philanthropic and charitable pursuits, occasional thought leadership and unrivalled civic and provincial pride.


As our gift to you, loyal readers and leaders, supporters and suppliers, followers and family, clients and candidates, friends and even a few foes, we invite you wherever you find yourself on this summer Sunday to find a comfortable spot, top up your coffee, turn up the volume, and enjoy this little home movie produced by Alberta Filmmaker Eppo Eerkes.  If you think you saw it already at our Stampede/Birthday bash, you haven’t. This is the uncut edition: Pekarsky & Co. Gone Wild.  Okay, not exactly.  Just watch and you’ll see!  We’ll be back in September with our traditional thousand words.


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