After having a day to settle into our new site and explore the area, visiting an adorable coffee shop in a nearby town and going for a walk through the country, we went to visit the Navy Yard where FS Investments, our Pennsylvania sponsor, is located. I’m not sure how to explain the investment firm except that it’s what dreams are made of. That might have come across as a bit dramatic; let me try again. FS Investments invests more than just for their clients; they invest in their employees. A company that “get’s it,” they understand that healthy and happy people will lead to better work performances and an inspiring work environment.
Vice President of Design for FS Investments and AIGA Philadelphia’s President, Christine Sheller welcomed and showed us around the company’s new building that included beautiful works of art from the owner’s personal collection, innovative conference and work rooms, a gym with on-site trainers, a cafeteria with a team of chefs that makes an assortment of delicious and healthy meals, and my personal favorite: SNACK STATIONS with coffee, fruit infused water, packaged snacks like Lara Bars and (beans), and fridges stocked with La Croix, chia pudding, and freshly made energy bites.
I think I got a little side-tracked by the food. In all seriousness, you could really feel the positive vibes of the place and I never thought I’d say that about an investment firm. Breaking the mold, I tell ya.
After a delicious lunch with Christine, Manager of Corporate Communications Mia Fioravanti who helped coordinate FS Investment’s sponsorship, and Video Producer Endrit Faslliaj, we decided to go explore more of the Navy Yard.