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Department All Hands 2016: Lodges and Cities and Beaches, Oh My!

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Department All Hands 2016: Lodges and Cities and Beaches, Oh My!

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Department All Hands 2016: Lodges and Cities and Beaches, Oh My!

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Department All Hands 2016: Lodges and Cities and Beaches, Oh My!

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Department All Hands 2016: Lodges and Cities and Beaches, Oh My!

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Formstack is headquartered in Indianapolis, but 50% of Formstackers live outside of Indy in regions across the United States, as well as Canada, Poland, and the Netherlands. Because Formstack is a distributed company, our leaders are intentional about bringing employees together for an annual meeting or two each year. This spring, each individual team within Formstack got together for their second annual team “All Hands” events. All the meetups took place in the Midwest United States and involved lots of team building and good times. In fact, these in-person meetings are some of our most important corporate team-building activities of the year! Want an inside look at how each department meetup went down? Here are the highlights:

Customer Experience All Hands

Formstack Customer Experience Team Annual Meeting

Location: Red River Gorge in Kentucky

Home Base:The Lakeside Lodge

Number of Formstackers: 9

Memorable Happenings:

  • Busting out Formstack support tickets together
  • Hiking
  • Team building with meal prep
  • Working on a developer appreciation project
  • Playing Power Struggle (Formstack's special Ping Pong game) on a pool table
  • Getting crafty with tie-dye
  • Telling campfire stories
  • Having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta

Product/Design/Development/Finance All Hands (aka Lodge Hands)

Formstack Design, Dev, Product, and Finance Team Annual Meeting

Location: Hocking Hills, Ohio

Home Base: Meadows Lodge (aka FOMO), Falls Lodge (aka shhh), and Timber View Lodge (aka girls only)

Number of Formstackers: 28 (at the highest count)

Memorable Happenings:

  • Participating in corn hole tournaments
  • Racing to make and eat s’mores (complete with starting fires with flint)
  • Racing to pour and consume drinks while blindfolded
  • Playing badminton
  • Fitting 18 people into a 15-passenger van to go canoeing

Marketing All Hands

Formstack Marketing Team Annual Meeting

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Home Base: Hyatt Regency

Number of Formstackers: 13

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brand brainstorming with Studio Science
  • X-Treme Templating (building lots of new Formstack templates!)
  • Going on a trek to an outdoor concert on the water
  • Participating in a personalized zombie escape
  • Playing tavern games (corn hole, boccie ball, pool, air hockey, and Power Struggle)
  • Watching nighttime horse racing at Churchill Downs

Sales All Hands (aka Small Hands)

Formstack Sales Team Annual Meeting

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Home Base: JW Marriott

Number of Formstackers: 7

Memorable Happenings:

  • Touring breweries (Founders and New Holland)
  • Team building at The Great Escape Room
  • Visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
  • Hiking on the dunes at Kirk Park
  • Playing LOTS of Catch Phrase

Talent All Hands

Formstack Talent Team Annual Meeting

Location: Nashville, Indiana (aka Brown County)

Home Base: The Country Resort

Number of Formstackers: 5

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brainstorming ways to increase employee engagement
  • Visiting the gun range
  • Playing board games
  • Taking an old-timey photo
  • Thwarting a casino heist with a few minutes to spare!

It's safe to say every team had a great time! Next up: Our annual meeting with the entire Formstack family in September. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with all our happenings, including these fun team meetups.

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Formstack is headquartered in Indianapolis, but 50% of Formstackers live outside of Indy in regions across the United States, as well as Canada, Poland, and the Netherlands. Because Formstack is a distributed company, our leaders are intentional about bringing employees together for an annual meeting or two each year. This spring, each individual team within Formstack got together for their second annual team “All Hands” events. All the meetups took place in the Midwest United States and involved lots of team building and good times. In fact, these in-person meetings are some of our most important corporate team-building activities of the year! Want an inside look at how each department meetup went down? Here are the highlights:

Customer Experience All Hands

Formstack Customer Experience Team Annual Meeting

Location: Red River Gorge in Kentucky

Home Base:The Lakeside Lodge

Number of Formstackers: 9

Memorable Happenings:

  • Busting out Formstack support tickets together
  • Hiking
  • Team building with meal prep
  • Working on a developer appreciation project
  • Playing Power Struggle (Formstack's special Ping Pong game) on a pool table
  • Getting crafty with tie-dye
  • Telling campfire stories
  • Having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta

Product/Design/Development/Finance All Hands (aka Lodge Hands)

Formstack Design, Dev, Product, and Finance Team Annual Meeting

Location: Hocking Hills, Ohio

Home Base: Meadows Lodge (aka FOMO), Falls Lodge (aka shhh), and Timber View Lodge (aka girls only)

Number of Formstackers: 28 (at the highest count)

Memorable Happenings:

  • Participating in corn hole tournaments
  • Racing to make and eat s’mores (complete with starting fires with flint)
  • Racing to pour and consume drinks while blindfolded
  • Playing badminton
  • Fitting 18 people into a 15-passenger van to go canoeing

Marketing All Hands

Formstack Marketing Team Annual Meeting

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Home Base: Hyatt Regency

Number of Formstackers: 13

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brand brainstorming with Studio Science
  • X-Treme Templating (building lots of new Formstack templates!)
  • Going on a trek to an outdoor concert on the water
  • Participating in a personalized zombie escape
  • Playing tavern games (corn hole, boccie ball, pool, air hockey, and Power Struggle)
  • Watching nighttime horse racing at Churchill Downs

Sales All Hands (aka Small Hands)

Formstack Sales Team Annual Meeting

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Home Base: JW Marriott

Number of Formstackers: 7

Memorable Happenings:

  • Touring breweries (Founders and New Holland)
  • Team building at The Great Escape Room
  • Visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
  • Hiking on the dunes at Kirk Park
  • Playing LOTS of Catch Phrase

Talent All Hands

Formstack Talent Team Annual Meeting

Location: Nashville, Indiana (aka Brown County)

Home Base: The Country Resort

Number of Formstackers: 5

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brainstorming ways to increase employee engagement
  • Visiting the gun range
  • Playing board games
  • Taking an old-timey photo
  • Thwarting a casino heist with a few minutes to spare!

It's safe to say every team had a great time! Next up: Our annual meeting with the entire Formstack family in September. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with all our happenings, including these fun team meetups.

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Formstack is headquartered in Indianapolis, but 50% of Formstackers live outside of Indy in regions across the United States, as well as Canada, Poland, and the Netherlands. Because Formstack is a distributed company, our leaders are intentional about bringing employees together for an annual meeting or two each year. This spring, each individual team within Formstack got together for their second annual team “All Hands” events. All the meetups took place in the Midwest United States and involved lots of team building and good times. In fact, these in-person meetings are some of our most important corporate team-building activities of the year! Want an inside look at how each department meetup went down? Here are the highlights:

Customer Experience All Hands

Formstack Customer Experience Team Annual Meeting

Location: Red River Gorge in Kentucky

Home Base:The Lakeside Lodge

Number of Formstackers: 9

Memorable Happenings:

  • Busting out Formstack support tickets together
  • Hiking
  • Team building with meal prep
  • Working on a developer appreciation project
  • Playing Power Struggle (Formstack's special Ping Pong game) on a pool table
  • Getting crafty with tie-dye
  • Telling campfire stories
  • Having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta

Product/Design/Development/Finance All Hands (aka Lodge Hands)

Formstack Design, Dev, Product, and Finance Team Annual Meeting

Location: Hocking Hills, Ohio

Home Base: Meadows Lodge (aka FOMO), Falls Lodge (aka shhh), and Timber View Lodge (aka girls only)

Number of Formstackers: 28 (at the highest count)

Memorable Happenings:

  • Participating in corn hole tournaments
  • Racing to make and eat s’mores (complete with starting fires with flint)
  • Racing to pour and consume drinks while blindfolded
  • Playing badminton
  • Fitting 18 people into a 15-passenger van to go canoeing

Marketing All Hands

Formstack Marketing Team Annual Meeting

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Home Base: Hyatt Regency

Number of Formstackers: 13

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brand brainstorming with Studio Science
  • X-Treme Templating (building lots of new Formstack templates!)
  • Going on a trek to an outdoor concert on the water
  • Participating in a personalized zombie escape
  • Playing tavern games (corn hole, boccie ball, pool, air hockey, and Power Struggle)
  • Watching nighttime horse racing at Churchill Downs

Sales All Hands (aka Small Hands)

Formstack Sales Team Annual Meeting

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Home Base: JW Marriott

Number of Formstackers: 7

Memorable Happenings:

  • Touring breweries (Founders and New Holland)
  • Team building at The Great Escape Room
  • Visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
  • Hiking on the dunes at Kirk Park
  • Playing LOTS of Catch Phrase

Talent All Hands

Formstack Talent Team Annual Meeting

Location: Nashville, Indiana (aka Brown County)

Home Base: The Country Resort

Number of Formstackers: 5

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brainstorming ways to increase employee engagement
  • Visiting the gun range
  • Playing board games
  • Taking an old-timey photo
  • Thwarting a casino heist with a few minutes to spare!

It's safe to say every team had a great time! Next up: Our annual meeting with the entire Formstack family in September. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with all our happenings, including these fun team meetups.

Formstack is headquartered in Indianapolis, but 50% of Formstackers live outside of Indy in regions across the United States, as well as Canada, Poland, and the Netherlands. Because Formstack is a distributed company, our leaders are intentional about bringing employees together for an annual meeting or two each year. This spring, each individual team within Formstack got together for their second annual team “All Hands” events. All the meetups took place in the Midwest United States and involved lots of team building and good times. In fact, these in-person meetings are some of our most important corporate team-building activities of the year! Want an inside look at how each department meetup went down? Here are the highlights:

Customer Experience All Hands

Formstack Customer Experience Team Annual Meeting

Location: Red River Gorge in Kentucky

Home Base:The Lakeside Lodge

Number of Formstackers: 9

Memorable Happenings:

  • Busting out Formstack support tickets together
  • Hiking
  • Team building with meal prep
  • Working on a developer appreciation project
  • Playing Power Struggle (Formstack's special Ping Pong game) on a pool table
  • Getting crafty with tie-dye
  • Telling campfire stories
  • Having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta

Product/Design/Development/Finance All Hands (aka Lodge Hands)

Formstack Design, Dev, Product, and Finance Team Annual Meeting

Location: Hocking Hills, Ohio

Home Base: Meadows Lodge (aka FOMO), Falls Lodge (aka shhh), and Timber View Lodge (aka girls only)

Number of Formstackers: 28 (at the highest count)

Memorable Happenings:

  • Participating in corn hole tournaments
  • Racing to make and eat s’mores (complete with starting fires with flint)
  • Racing to pour and consume drinks while blindfolded
  • Playing badminton
  • Fitting 18 people into a 15-passenger van to go canoeing

Marketing All Hands

Formstack Marketing Team Annual Meeting

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Home Base: Hyatt Regency

Number of Formstackers: 13

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brand brainstorming with Studio Science
  • X-Treme Templating (building lots of new Formstack templates!)
  • Going on a trek to an outdoor concert on the water
  • Participating in a personalized zombie escape
  • Playing tavern games (corn hole, boccie ball, pool, air hockey, and Power Struggle)
  • Watching nighttime horse racing at Churchill Downs

Sales All Hands (aka Small Hands)

Formstack Sales Team Annual Meeting

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Home Base: JW Marriott

Number of Formstackers: 7

Memorable Happenings:

  • Touring breweries (Founders and New Holland)
  • Team building at The Great Escape Room
  • Visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
  • Hiking on the dunes at Kirk Park
  • Playing LOTS of Catch Phrase

Talent All Hands

Formstack Talent Team Annual Meeting

Location: Nashville, Indiana (aka Brown County)

Home Base: The Country Resort

Number of Formstackers: 5

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brainstorming ways to increase employee engagement
  • Visiting the gun range
  • Playing board games
  • Taking an old-timey photo
  • Thwarting a casino heist with a few minutes to spare!

It's safe to say every team had a great time! Next up: Our annual meeting with the entire Formstack family in September. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with all our happenings, including these fun team meetups.

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NOTE: These amounts reflect the monthly subscription for the payment provider. Formstack does not charge a fee to integrate with any of our payment partners.

FEATURES
Authorize.Net
Bambora
Chargify
First Data
PayPal
PayPal Pro
PayPal Payflow
Stripe
WePay
ProPay
Monthly Fees
$25
$25
$149+
Contact First Data
$0
$25
$0-$25
$0
$0
$4
Transaction Fees
$2.9% + 30¢
$2.9% + 30¢
N/A
Contact First Data
$2.9% + 30¢
$2.9% + 30¢
10¢
$2.9% + 30¢
$2.9% + 30¢
$2.6% + 30¢
Countries
5
8
Based on payment gateway
50+
203
3
4
25
USA
USA
Currencies
11
2
23
140
25
23
25
135+
1
1
Card Types
6
13
Based on payment gateway
5
9
9
5
6
4
4
Limits
None
None
Based on payment gateway
None
$10,000
None
None
None
None
$500 per transaction
Form Payments
Recurring Billing
Mobile Payments
PSD2 Compliant

Formstack is headquartered in Indianapolis, but 50% of Formstackers live outside of Indy in regions across the United States, as well as Canada, Poland, and the Netherlands. Because Formstack is a distributed company, our leaders are intentional about bringing employees together for an annual meeting or two each year. This spring, each individual team within Formstack got together for their second annual team “All Hands” events. All the meetups took place in the Midwest United States and involved lots of team building and good times. In fact, these in-person meetings are some of our most important corporate team-building activities of the year! Want an inside look at how each department meetup went down? Here are the highlights:

Customer Experience All Hands

Formstack Customer Experience Team Annual Meeting

Location: Red River Gorge in Kentucky

Home Base:The Lakeside Lodge

Number of Formstackers: 9

Memorable Happenings:

  • Busting out Formstack support tickets together
  • Hiking
  • Team building with meal prep
  • Working on a developer appreciation project
  • Playing Power Struggle (Formstack's special Ping Pong game) on a pool table
  • Getting crafty with tie-dye
  • Telling campfire stories
  • Having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta

Product/Design/Development/Finance All Hands (aka Lodge Hands)

Formstack Design, Dev, Product, and Finance Team Annual Meeting

Location: Hocking Hills, Ohio

Home Base: Meadows Lodge (aka FOMO), Falls Lodge (aka shhh), and Timber View Lodge (aka girls only)

Number of Formstackers: 28 (at the highest count)

Memorable Happenings:

  • Participating in corn hole tournaments
  • Racing to make and eat s’mores (complete with starting fires with flint)
  • Racing to pour and consume drinks while blindfolded
  • Playing badminton
  • Fitting 18 people into a 15-passenger van to go canoeing

Marketing All Hands

Formstack Marketing Team Annual Meeting

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Home Base: Hyatt Regency

Number of Formstackers: 13

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brand brainstorming with Studio Science
  • X-Treme Templating (building lots of new Formstack templates!)
  • Going on a trek to an outdoor concert on the water
  • Participating in a personalized zombie escape
  • Playing tavern games (corn hole, boccie ball, pool, air hockey, and Power Struggle)
  • Watching nighttime horse racing at Churchill Downs

Sales All Hands (aka Small Hands)

Formstack Sales Team Annual Meeting

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Home Base: JW Marriott

Number of Formstackers: 7

Memorable Happenings:

  • Touring breweries (Founders and New Holland)
  • Team building at The Great Escape Room
  • Visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
  • Hiking on the dunes at Kirk Park
  • Playing LOTS of Catch Phrase

Talent All Hands

Formstack Talent Team Annual Meeting

Location: Nashville, Indiana (aka Brown County)

Home Base: The Country Resort

Number of Formstackers: 5

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brainstorming ways to increase employee engagement
  • Visiting the gun range
  • Playing board games
  • Taking an old-timey photo
  • Thwarting a casino heist with a few minutes to spare!

It's safe to say every team had a great time! Next up: Our annual meeting with the entire Formstack family in September. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with all our happenings, including these fun team meetups.

Formstack is headquartered in Indianapolis, but 50% of Formstackers live outside of Indy in regions across the United States, as well as Canada, Poland, and the Netherlands. Because Formstack is a distributed company, our leaders are intentional about bringing employees together for an annual meeting or two each year. This spring, each individual team within Formstack got together for their second annual team “All Hands” events. All the meetups took place in the Midwest United States and involved lots of team building and good times. In fact, these in-person meetings are some of our most important corporate team-building activities of the year! Want an inside look at how each department meetup went down? Here are the highlights:

Customer Experience All Hands

Formstack Customer Experience Team Annual Meeting

Location: Red River Gorge in Kentucky

Home Base:The Lakeside Lodge

Number of Formstackers: 9

Memorable Happenings:

  • Busting out Formstack support tickets together
  • Hiking
  • Team building with meal prep
  • Working on a developer appreciation project
  • Playing Power Struggle (Formstack's special Ping Pong game) on a pool table
  • Getting crafty with tie-dye
  • Telling campfire stories
  • Having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta

Product/Design/Development/Finance All Hands (aka Lodge Hands)

Formstack Design, Dev, Product, and Finance Team Annual Meeting

Location: Hocking Hills, Ohio

Home Base: Meadows Lodge (aka FOMO), Falls Lodge (aka shhh), and Timber View Lodge (aka girls only)

Number of Formstackers: 28 (at the highest count)

Memorable Happenings:

  • Participating in corn hole tournaments
  • Racing to make and eat s’mores (complete with starting fires with flint)
  • Racing to pour and consume drinks while blindfolded
  • Playing badminton
  • Fitting 18 people into a 15-passenger van to go canoeing

Marketing All Hands

Formstack Marketing Team Annual Meeting

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Home Base: Hyatt Regency

Number of Formstackers: 13

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brand brainstorming with Studio Science
  • X-Treme Templating (building lots of new Formstack templates!)
  • Going on a trek to an outdoor concert on the water
  • Participating in a personalized zombie escape
  • Playing tavern games (corn hole, boccie ball, pool, air hockey, and Power Struggle)
  • Watching nighttime horse racing at Churchill Downs

Sales All Hands (aka Small Hands)

Formstack Sales Team Annual Meeting

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Home Base: JW Marriott

Number of Formstackers: 7

Memorable Happenings:

  • Touring breweries (Founders and New Holland)
  • Team building at The Great Escape Room
  • Visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
  • Hiking on the dunes at Kirk Park
  • Playing LOTS of Catch Phrase

Talent All Hands

Formstack Talent Team Annual Meeting

Location: Nashville, Indiana (aka Brown County)

Home Base: The Country Resort

Number of Formstackers: 5

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brainstorming ways to increase employee engagement
  • Visiting the gun range
  • Playing board games
  • Taking an old-timey photo
  • Thwarting a casino heist with a few minutes to spare!

It's safe to say every team had a great time! Next up: Our annual meeting with the entire Formstack family in September. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with all our happenings, including these fun team meetups.

Formstack is headquartered in Indianapolis, but 50% of Formstackers live outside of Indy in regions across the United States, as well as Canada, Poland, and the Netherlands. Because Formstack is a distributed company, our leaders are intentional about bringing employees together for an annual meeting or two each year. This spring, each individual team within Formstack got together for their second annual team “All Hands” events. All the meetups took place in the Midwest United States and involved lots of team building and good times. In fact, these in-person meetings are some of our most important corporate team-building activities of the year! Want an inside look at how each department meetup went down? Here are the highlights:

Customer Experience All Hands

Formstack Customer Experience Team Annual Meeting

Location: Red River Gorge in Kentucky

Home Base:The Lakeside Lodge

Number of Formstackers: 9

Memorable Happenings:

  • Busting out Formstack support tickets together
  • Hiking
  • Team building with meal prep
  • Working on a developer appreciation project
  • Playing Power Struggle (Formstack's special Ping Pong game) on a pool table
  • Getting crafty with tie-dye
  • Telling campfire stories
  • Having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta

Product/Design/Development/Finance All Hands (aka Lodge Hands)

Formstack Design, Dev, Product, and Finance Team Annual Meeting

Location: Hocking Hills, Ohio

Home Base: Meadows Lodge (aka FOMO), Falls Lodge (aka shhh), and Timber View Lodge (aka girls only)

Number of Formstackers: 28 (at the highest count)

Memorable Happenings:

  • Participating in corn hole tournaments
  • Racing to make and eat s’mores (complete with starting fires with flint)
  • Racing to pour and consume drinks while blindfolded
  • Playing badminton
  • Fitting 18 people into a 15-passenger van to go canoeing

Marketing All Hands

Formstack Marketing Team Annual Meeting

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Home Base: Hyatt Regency

Number of Formstackers: 13

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brand brainstorming with Studio Science
  • X-Treme Templating (building lots of new Formstack templates!)
  • Going on a trek to an outdoor concert on the water
  • Participating in a personalized zombie escape
  • Playing tavern games (corn hole, boccie ball, pool, air hockey, and Power Struggle)
  • Watching nighttime horse racing at Churchill Downs

Sales All Hands (aka Small Hands)

Formstack Sales Team Annual Meeting

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Home Base: JW Marriott

Number of Formstackers: 7

Memorable Happenings:

  • Touring breweries (Founders and New Holland)
  • Team building at The Great Escape Room
  • Visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
  • Hiking on the dunes at Kirk Park
  • Playing LOTS of Catch Phrase

Talent All Hands

Formstack Talent Team Annual Meeting

Location: Nashville, Indiana (aka Brown County)

Home Base: The Country Resort

Number of Formstackers: 5

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brainstorming ways to increase employee engagement
  • Visiting the gun range
  • Playing board games
  • Taking an old-timey photo
  • Thwarting a casino heist with a few minutes to spare!

It's safe to say every team had a great time! Next up: Our annual meeting with the entire Formstack family in September. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with all our happenings, including these fun team meetups.

Formstack is headquartered in Indianapolis, but 50% of Formstackers live outside of Indy in regions across the United States, as well as Canada, Poland, and the Netherlands. Because Formstack is a distributed company, our leaders are intentional about bringing employees together for an annual meeting or two each year. This spring, each individual team within Formstack got together for their second annual team “All Hands” events. All the meetups took place in the Midwest United States and involved lots of team building and good times. In fact, these in-person meetings are some of our most important corporate team-building activities of the year! Want an inside look at how each department meetup went down? Here are the highlights:

Customer Experience All Hands

Formstack Customer Experience Team Annual Meeting

Location: Red River Gorge in Kentucky

Home Base:The Lakeside Lodge

Number of Formstackers: 9

Memorable Happenings:

  • Busting out Formstack support tickets together
  • Hiking
  • Team building with meal prep
  • Working on a developer appreciation project
  • Playing Power Struggle (Formstack's special Ping Pong game) on a pool table
  • Getting crafty with tie-dye
  • Telling campfire stories
  • Having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta

Product/Design/Development/Finance All Hands (aka Lodge Hands)

Formstack Design, Dev, Product, and Finance Team Annual Meeting

Location: Hocking Hills, Ohio

Home Base: Meadows Lodge (aka FOMO), Falls Lodge (aka shhh), and Timber View Lodge (aka girls only)

Number of Formstackers: 28 (at the highest count)

Memorable Happenings:

  • Participating in corn hole tournaments
  • Racing to make and eat s’mores (complete with starting fires with flint)
  • Racing to pour and consume drinks while blindfolded
  • Playing badminton
  • Fitting 18 people into a 15-passenger van to go canoeing

Marketing All Hands

Formstack Marketing Team Annual Meeting

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Home Base: Hyatt Regency

Number of Formstackers: 13

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brand brainstorming with Studio Science
  • X-Treme Templating (building lots of new Formstack templates!)
  • Going on a trek to an outdoor concert on the water
  • Participating in a personalized zombie escape
  • Playing tavern games (corn hole, boccie ball, pool, air hockey, and Power Struggle)
  • Watching nighttime horse racing at Churchill Downs

Sales All Hands (aka Small Hands)

Formstack Sales Team Annual Meeting

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Home Base: JW Marriott

Number of Formstackers: 7

Memorable Happenings:

  • Touring breweries (Founders and New Holland)
  • Team building at The Great Escape Room
  • Visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
  • Hiking on the dunes at Kirk Park
  • Playing LOTS of Catch Phrase

Talent All Hands

Formstack Talent Team Annual Meeting

Location: Nashville, Indiana (aka Brown County)

Home Base: The Country Resort

Number of Formstackers: 5

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brainstorming ways to increase employee engagement
  • Visiting the gun range
  • Playing board games
  • Taking an old-timey photo
  • Thwarting a casino heist with a few minutes to spare!

It's safe to say every team had a great time! Next up: Our annual meeting with the entire Formstack family in September. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with all our happenings, including these fun team meetups.

Formstack is headquartered in Indianapolis, but 50% of Formstackers live outside of Indy in regions across the United States, as well as Canada, Poland, and the Netherlands. Because Formstack is a distributed company, our leaders are intentional about bringing employees together for an annual meeting or two each year. This spring, each individual team within Formstack got together for their second annual team “All Hands” events. All the meetups took place in the Midwest United States and involved lots of team building and good times. In fact, these in-person meetings are some of our most important corporate team-building activities of the year! Want an inside look at how each department meetup went down? Here are the highlights:

Customer Experience All Hands

Formstack Customer Experience Team Annual Meeting

Location: Red River Gorge in Kentucky

Home Base:The Lakeside Lodge

Number of Formstackers: 9

Memorable Happenings:

  • Busting out Formstack support tickets together
  • Hiking
  • Team building with meal prep
  • Working on a developer appreciation project
  • Playing Power Struggle (Formstack's special Ping Pong game) on a pool table
  • Getting crafty with tie-dye
  • Telling campfire stories
  • Having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta

Product/Design/Development/Finance All Hands (aka Lodge Hands)

Formstack Design, Dev, Product, and Finance Team Annual Meeting

Location: Hocking Hills, Ohio

Home Base: Meadows Lodge (aka FOMO), Falls Lodge (aka shhh), and Timber View Lodge (aka girls only)

Number of Formstackers: 28 (at the highest count)

Memorable Happenings:

  • Participating in corn hole tournaments
  • Racing to make and eat s’mores (complete with starting fires with flint)
  • Racing to pour and consume drinks while blindfolded
  • Playing badminton
  • Fitting 18 people into a 15-passenger van to go canoeing

Marketing All Hands

Formstack Marketing Team Annual Meeting

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Home Base: Hyatt Regency

Number of Formstackers: 13

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brand brainstorming with Studio Science
  • X-Treme Templating (building lots of new Formstack templates!)
  • Going on a trek to an outdoor concert on the water
  • Participating in a personalized zombie escape
  • Playing tavern games (corn hole, boccie ball, pool, air hockey, and Power Struggle)
  • Watching nighttime horse racing at Churchill Downs

Sales All Hands (aka Small Hands)

Formstack Sales Team Annual Meeting

Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Home Base: JW Marriott

Number of Formstackers: 7

Memorable Happenings:

  • Touring breweries (Founders and New Holland)
  • Team building at The Great Escape Room
  • Visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
  • Hiking on the dunes at Kirk Park
  • Playing LOTS of Catch Phrase

Talent All Hands

Formstack Talent Team Annual Meeting

Location: Nashville, Indiana (aka Brown County)

Home Base: The Country Resort

Number of Formstackers: 5

Memorable Happenings:

  • Brainstorming ways to increase employee engagement
  • Visiting the gun range
  • Playing board games
  • Taking an old-timey photo
  • Thwarting a casino heist with a few minutes to spare!

It's safe to say every team had a great time! Next up: Our annual meeting with the entire Formstack family in September. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram to keep up with all our happenings, including these fun team meetups.

Abby Nieten
Abby is Manager of Content Strategy at Formstack, where she leads an amazing team of marketing content creators and spearheads content projects. Before joining the Formstack team, she studied journalism and publishing at UIndy and worked for several years as a professional editor.
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