New Company, New Brand, Same Stage1 min read

Felicia Savage Administrator

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This November, we’re hosting the official PERQ launch at our office in Indianapolis. This launch party will showcase our revamped office and give us the opportunity to talk about our journey as a company. One aspect we’re really excited about is our opportunity to host our very first Verge event.

For those of you that may be unfamiliar with Verge, it is one of the largest meet ups for entrepreneurs in the Midwest. At over 2,000 members, Verge has become a staple in the Indianapolis community. What many don’t realize, however, is that Verge has also been a staple in the world of PERQ and its employees for years. A brief timeline:

April, 2007

Matt Hunckler, who would go on to found Verge, visits the CIK office to see an “Evening with a CEO” presentation by CEO Scott Hill. He introduces himself and the two become friends.

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September 2009

Verge (then called “Hackers and Founders”) has its first official meeting with Scott Hill as the guest speaker.

September, 2011

CIK Enterprises becomes a Verge sponsor and has remained one ever since.

January, 2012

Scott hires Tony Monteleone, an organizer at Verge, to launch a new startup with him called BizProps, this would eventually become PERQ Retail.

June, 2013

Tim Hickle, a member of PERQ’s new marketing team, is brought on as the Social Media Manager at Verge.

November 20th, 2013

PERQ welcomes the Verge community into their home for the first time to launch their new brand.

The launch party is completely free and features an open bar, free food, a DJ, door prizes, and a fireside chat with PERQ CEO, Scott Hill.

For more information, check out the event page. See you there!

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