May
2008

GBBN Celebrates 50 Years In Style

When we celebrate, we celebrate BIG! On May 1st, over 400 of GBBN's closest friends, clients and colleagues gathered at the firm's downtown Cincinnati headquarters and celebrated 50 years in business. We'd like to thank all of those guests who attended, and the well wishes from those who couldn't make it.

"What a party!" said Bob Gramann, firm president and CEO. "It was great to see so many people come out and help us celebrate." He added, "Guests started arriving early and didn't leave until late, which is good sign that they were having a good time."

One of the biggest endeavors taken on for the party was the total remodeling of the front lobby and majority of the first floor. 'Decade banners' were produced and hung in the front entrance for everyone to see. "Wow, talk about a walk down memory lane," said Jack Gartner, whose father John was one of the original partners of the firm known as Gartner Burdick Bauer-Nielsen. "It was great to see so many familiar faces that I hadn't seen in a long time," said Gartner.

The celebration was spread out among the four floors with refreshments and project displays scattered throughout. "We wanted guests to visit as many floors, meet as many GBBNers, and see as many projects as possible," said Gramann. "We've got 50 years of design work we're very proud of, and wanted to feature and share it in style." Mission accomplished!