Saltmarsh Marks 75th Anniversary in 2019Celebrating client, firm and community successes since 1944!

1/3/2019 - By Jayme Terrell

Year-long festivities will feature focus on charitable work, client appreciation, employee enrichment, reflection on the firm's legacy and planning for future generations of success.

With this New Year comes an exciting milestone for our firm. In 2019, we are proud to celebrate the Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund's 75th Anniversary with a focus on client appreciation, increased charitable work, employee enrichment, community engagement and planning for future generations of success.

"Saltmarsh is now well into our fourth generation, and we believe we've come this far because of our dedication to doing the right thing for our clients," observed Charles Gund Jr., a senior shareholder in the firm and son of one of the founders. "In our profession, trust is perhaps the most important ingredient in the client-consultant relationship. Having a proven track record of client success for 75 years shows pretty clearly that we have earned - and have been worthy of - a significant measure of trust over the years."

Founded in Pensacola in 1944 by Thomas Saltmarsh, Harold Cleaveland and Charles Gund, with only a handful of employees the firm has consistently grown because of its dedication to its guiding principle, "Achieving success by contributing to the success of others." Today, the firm has more than 150 employees across the U.S. and abroad, as well as in prospering offices in Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Orlando and Tampa, Florida and Nashville, Tennessee.

"Reflecting on where we've been in 75 years and where we intend to go in the decades ahead, we believe we've got a solid foundation for the future built on generations of trust," commented Lee Bell, President. "We're proud to have been committed to our clients and communities for more than seven decades, and we are honored and humbled to have been of service to them over the years."

We'll celebrate 75 years of contributing to the success of others with special events and initiatives, including:

• Company-wide Culture Week January 7-11, when all offices will come together in the spirit of One Firm to celebrate our team, culture and core values. Culture Week will include emphasis on 1) honesty and integrity, 2) quality service, 3) creativity, 4) respect and 5) a Saltmarsh day of service to cap off the week.

• 1,944 hours of service to charities, non-profits and other worthy organizations during 2019. Our leadership group and employees already contribute thousands of hours annually in service to their communities, and the goal of 1,944 hours is in recognition of the firm's founding year, 1944.

• Client appreciation/open house events hosted at the firm's offices across the region.

• A virtual main event birthday celebration in a major teleconferenced festivity that connects everyone in an online party.

• Local office celebrations during 2019 with picnics, team building, outings, barbecues, sports events and other activities employees and their families can enjoy.

• Launch of 75th Anniversary Celebration landing page on the company website featuring key remembrances and lessons-learned by leadership and staff over the years. Check it out!

• 75th Anniversary Celebration postings on all the firm’s BlogFacebookLinkedIn and Twitter platforms so that clients, community and employees and their families can enjoy the many events planned all year long. 

Stay tuned for highlights throughout the year. We look forward to celebrating this exciting time with you and appreciate your support over the years!

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