As we embark on a new chapter, it’s time to pause, reflect, and celebrate the remarkable milestones achieved over the past year at Zimmer Communications. It’s been an exhilarating journey filled with countless accomplishments, recognition for our talented team members, accolades for our diverse range of radio stations and magazines, significant charitable contributions to our beloved community, and a multitude of fun-filled endeavors that brought us closer together.
At Zimmer Communications, our mission is more than just running 13 radio stations and 3 magazines. It's about fostering a creative environment where every team member can thrive. It's about utilizing our expertise to bolster your business and empower our community. Our corporate philosophy, "We're in business to help your business grow," remains at the heart of everything we do.
Join us as we glimpse the incredible tapestry of achievements that shaped our year. From the relentless dedication of our behind-the-scenes heroes to the outstanding work of our digital and creative teams, it's time to celebrate the essence of Zimmer Communications' success.
Here’s a snapshot of our fantastic journey:
Here are the 5 ads that were nominated to be considered among the best ads in the country:
Just Jeff’s – Joey Lose and Josh Ryan
Kretch’s Custom Exteriors – Joey Lose
Steve’s Pest Control - “Dr. Bill” – Josh Ryan
Steve’s Pest Control - “Spring Press Conference” – Josh Ryan
Every year, the National Association of Broadcasters holds the prestigious Marconi Awards in New York, marking radio's pinnacle event. These awards symbolize radio's most esteemed recognitions, and Zimmer Communications made a notable presence among the honored recipients.
MC'd by KCMQ, the 17th annual Rootin' Tootin' Chili Cookoff raises money for Columbia's Boys and Girls Club of Columbia. This event raised over $80,000! We also took home the gold for Best Costumes, a reminder that we are a team of many talents!
The Como Man Show was also our most successful yet. With over 80 business booths and 1,500 people in attendance, this was a record-setting event for the year!
KWTO held the first Town Hall live broadcast on Wednesday, July 26th. “The Vicious Cycle of Homelessness in Springfield and Greene County” featured experts who assist or interact with the homeless in our community.
Jonathan Durbin, Zimmer Recruitment Director and now a certified True Colors instructor, presented True Colors training to everyone in the company. One consistency between all sessions was how invested everyone was in uplifting and bettering our teamwork and communication. As we continue to grow departments in every market, we must maintain integrity and passion by ensuring every new team member is the right culture fit!
As we bid farewell to this extraordinary year, Zimmer Communications stands proud, humbled by the recognition received, the milestones crossed, and the impact made within our community. None of this would have been possible without the dedication of our remarkable team, the unwavering support from our listeners and readers, and the trust bestowed upon us by the businesses we serve. As we step into the future, fueled by gratitude and driven by our commitment to excellence, we eagerly anticipate another year of growth, innovation, and meaningful connections. Thank you for being part of our journey. Here's to many more remarkable moments ahead!