Client of the Month: Jerry Hambaugh

April’s Client of the Month is Jerry Hambaugh, an Indiana Native and big time basketball fan. Jerry attended the 1980 Final Four with his father and didn’t hesitate at the opportunity to share that experience with his grandson this year.  The pair traveled to Atlanta to cheer on their team, the Louisville Cardinals.  Wearing University of Louisville hats that Jerry and his father made for the 1980 game, Jerry and his grandson Hunter had the chance to rub elbows with  Louisville’s head Football coach Charlie Strong and even Dick Vitale.

Check out some of the photos below of Jerry and Hunter’s championship experience. Cheers to Jerry for being April’s Client of the Month!

Jerry Hambaugh & his grandson Hunter at the 2013 Final Four in Atlanta.

Jerry Hambaugh & his grandson Hunter at the 2013 Final Four in Atlanta.

Jerry's grandson Hunter and  Louisville’s head Football Coach Charlie Strong

Jerry’s grandson Hunter and Louisville’s head Football Coach Charlie Strong

Hunter courtside & ready to cheer on the Cardinals.

Hunter court-side & ready to cheer on the Cardinals.

 

 

TicketCity Client of the Month: Steve H.

steve hAs February’s Client of the Month, Steve H. has the kind of fan story that reminds us what “for the love of the game” really means.  A die-hard Ravens fan, 2012 was a special year for Steve, albeit bittersweet as he watched his favorite player do the signature pregame dance before the home fans one last time.

Ever since Steve and his wife attended their first Ravens game during the 2001 Super Bowl, they’ve been hooked on the Baltimore purple. Now 13-year season ticket holders, Steve and his wife haven’t missed a home game.  When Ray Lewis announced that he would be retiring heading into the AFC Wildcard game against the Indianapolis Colts, Steve and his wife made a promise to themselves: they were going to be there to see Ray play his last game- no matter what.

At that time, they could have only hoped for the adventure this promise would lead to. Their cross-country tour, a.k.a. “Ray Lewis’s Last Ride”, included trips to Denver, Foxboro, and ultimately New Orleans.  After each win, Steve called TicketCity’s Rick Rivera for tickets to the next game.

As most passionate fans do, Steve practices a little healthy superstition, always sitting in either row 17 or seat 17 for a Ravens game (17 is Steve’s lucky number).

“Rick knows where we like to sit, and after the win against New England, he knew we were all in,” Steve said. “He secured our seats in row 17 for the big game, and even helped book our hotel in the French quarter.”

Although football season is over, Steve proudly displays his Ravens flag in the front yard of his Florida home, enjoying the comments it receives from his neighbors.

We’re very proud to have Steve H. as February’s Client of the Month.

Get to Know TicketCity: Ashley

We’d like to throw out a big TicketCity welcome to our newest employee, Ashley! As part of the TicketCity team, Ashley will be driving innovation in online commerce & marketing. Prior to TicketCity, Ashley worked at GSD&M, Callaway Golf and most recently at Living Direct as Director of Ecommerce.

Ashley recently attended the Cotton Bowl and is a huge fan of College basketball.  He admits that he is a “horrible” golfer but has nice clubs.  As an Austinite, Ashley loves to eat good food, and his current favorite place to grab some grub is Salty Sow.

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What was your college major?

Ashley: Advertising with media focus

What was your first job?

Ashley: Asst. Media Buyer at GSD&M Advertising

What are some of your favorite things?

Ashley: Formula 1 Race Cars, Thanksgiving, High Conversion Rates, March Madness & The Outdoors

Do you have any quirks?

Ashley: I use redundant terms like “ATM Machine”, “Hot Water Heater” and “PIN Number”

If you could have dinner with any person (dead or alive) who would it be?

Ashley: Sun Tzu

What is your favorite thing about Austin?

Ashley: The vibe

Special Thanks to Our June Employees of the Month!

I hate to brag, but at TicketCity we tend to rock it 24/7. We love to work hard and play hard, and it shows through our very talented team and the efforts they put in each in every day.

However, we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out two employees that rocked it especially hard in June. A big shout out goes to John and Andy, our June Employees of the Month!

A Big “WooWoo” For Our May Employees of the Month

Where would we be without our fantastic, amazing, irreplaceable team? The TicketCity family really has got a great thing going on!

A special shout out goes out to Lance and Lindsey, our May Employees of the Month, for being EXTRA fantastic, amazing, and irreplaceable. WOOWOO!

Thank you Lance and Lindsey for all of your hard work during May and throughout the year!