Sometimes it’s called a “lucky birthday” or a “golden birthday,” and that’s never been more fitting than it is for Cobalt this year, where it seems every birthday comes with a little extra luck. On Saturday, March 17, we’re officially 17 years old.
“Growing up, 17 was my lucky number, the jersey I wore playing soccer, the number I picked for a bet or a guess,” recalled Cobalt’s founder and VP of Digital Marketing, John Holt. “I’d like to think it’s a harbinger of good things to come for the year ahead, and when I consider where we are and what’s in front of us, the facts seem to align with my hopes.”
Cobalt anniversaries have always been kind of a big deal (coinciding nicely with a certain green-themed holiday), and this year is no exception. “We get to celebrate it a day early, or twice if we really wish to.” At 3:00 on Friday everyone in Seattle was invited to get up from their desks, grab the latest of Cobalt’s traditional pint glasses, and celebrate the year gone by and the year to come.
Holt mingled with everyone else at the party, to the tune of live Irish-themed music from local band Servants of the Rich. There was also a red-carpet photo booth provided by Patrick Wright Photography, and lots of beer, cider, and root beer on tap while the view out the windows gave everyone a gorgeous view of sunny Seattle (yes, I said sunny).
Holt, ever looking forward, put it best. “I’ve often tracked Cobalt’s evolution to my oldest daughter’s maturation. Cobalt and Gemma have grown up together. Here Cobalt stands on the edge of what I believe will be the most exciting phase in our history yet, while at night I’m sitting with Gemma and planning the college visiting tour we’re going to take in August as she begins to focus on life outside of our house. It’s pretty clear the metaphor continues to hold, two eagles flying higher and higher in the sky.”
Cheers, Cobaltians! Here’s to 17 years, and many more to come.
P.S. If you’d like to see more pictures from the event, head on over to our Facebook page.