Grosh President, Amanda Uhlein Shares Her Philosophy for Giving

Grosh President, Amanda Uhlein Shares Her Philosophy for Giving

Oct 11, 2011

What are the  causes Grosh supports?

Amanda: We support a variety of causes to assist individuals and survivors afflicted with various challenges in their health. It’s important for our company and our staff to contribute to causes that are meaningful to us personally and to our customers. There are times when we will match a percentage of the amount raised from our clients or we will in most cases do an additional donation later in the year.  

 Why these causes?

Amanda: This initially started with Grosh and my family personally donating to the National Stroke Association   after loosing my mother to a stroke in 2006 at the age of 58. Once we did this we thought that the following year, we should do something that can get our customers involved with other charities meaningful to them. We had started getting feedback and selected Stroke Awareness, Breast Cancer, Red Cross and St. Jude to name a few. Each year we will be selecting different charities by getting feedback from our customers and staff and continue to support those survivors and those who’ve had to survive without their loved ones.

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Making it Up or Marking Up?

Making it Up or Marking Up?

Oct 11, 2011

If you have been responsible for managing a project, production or an event; the dilemma of what to charge your client is sure to be a part of the planning. Costs and margins need to be considered. You need to research and understand what is standard pricing in your industry. When creating standards for mark-ups it is also a good idea to consider how best to inform your client of what services include additional fees. Strategic communication is often the difference between a one -time project/sale and a lifetime relationship with a client with opportunity for multiple sales. Here are a couple of points to consider:

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Fitness At Work

Fitness At Work

Oct 8, 2011

Administrative Assistant Nicole Lenander is on her way to starting a new health regime after having her baby boy, Dominic Wolf.

The weather is warming up, and maybe after work is done at 5pm, you feel as if you have already had your workout for the day?  That may be because you are mentally fatigued, but a little extra push during your workday is all that you really need to increase your drive to stay physically active.

At Grosh, we are often busy at our desks from early morning to late evening, servicing clients in all time zones throughout the US and Canada.  Though there are many great cafes and restaurants near by our home office in Silverlake (Hollywood), let’s be real.   A walk to consume calories during lunch breaks, is just not a walk at all!

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Grosh has Creative Mojo

Grosh has Creative Mojo

Oct 6, 2011

Grosh’s Custom Department is made up of some amazingly talented artists who are always willing to flex their creative muscles for clients.  Sometimes this means creating an original backdrop for clients and other times, maybe something quite unexpected.  Grosh’s Lead Scenic Artist, Greg Viera shares with us what happens within Grosh’s artistic department.

Can you share with us some of the creative projects you have completed for clients that are not painted backdrops?

Greg: There are so many! Here are two different examples; one that is quite small in size compared to what we normally create and the other similar to backdrops in size. We painted a 5’ x7’ mural for a client that was to be mounted on a roller and then installed as a TV cover. When TV was not in use,  beautiful artwork was concealing the equipment behind it seamlessly. We painted a large mural on the outside of a building in downtown LA for HTC/Smuggler that was used as a backdrop in a TV commercial. It was painted to look as if it was created with paintball guns.

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Morton Academy for Performing Arts Wins!

Morton Academy for Performing Arts Wins!

Oct 1, 2011

In September, Grosh hosted a “Riddle Me a Rental” contest encouraging Grosh Facebook fans to use clues to name that backdrop.

Morton Academy for the Performing Arts in Hammond, Indiana was the winner with 232 correct guesses. Melissa Brassard, Morton’s Assistant Theater Director, was thrilled to get the news.  She explained, “we plan to use the backdrop for our Spring Mainstage Musical, ‘Once on This Island’.”  Their winning strategy for the contest involved sharing the post on Facebook with students, parents and supporters of the Academy.

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