OLV Family Summer Fun Event

July 2019


Joyful chatter, children running barefoot through the grass and the smell of BBQ filling the warm outside air was the scene for the 2019 OLV Family Summer Fun event. Between conversation with coworkers and their families, adults enjoyed leisurely lake outings on the paddle boat or tested their aim at a round of “Can Jam” or “Cornhole.” Kids raced back and forth between cannon-balling off the water raft, careening down the giant bouncy slide, and soaring on the trampoline. The perfect Independence Day week summer night ended with a grand fireworks display, launched by our very own Jesse VanValin and Joel LaGore. We had a wonderful time building relationships with OLV employees and their families, making us a tighter group to provide better service for our clients.


OLV – Bring Your Child
To Work Day

April 2019

“The American child is a highly intelligent human being – characteristically sensitive, humorous, open-minded, eager to learn, and has a strong sense of excitement, energy, and healthy curiosity about the world in which he lives. Lucky indeed is the grown-up who manages to carry these same characteristics into adult life. It usually makes for a happy and successful individual.”
“Deeds Rather Than Words.” Essay by Walt Disney, 1963.

On April 25, 2019, eleven children stepped through the doors of the Durant Building and into the work world of OLV Investment Group for the annual Bring your Child to Work Day event. “The heart behind Bring your Child to Work Day is to connect not only to our employees, but also to the families of our employees,” said Libby VanValin, President of Culture and Communication. “This is a great way to reach the kids and make them feel a part of us.”

The day started off with guest speaker Matt Oliver entertaining both kids and adults with skits, coloring and interactive lessons as he spoke on the company’s theme this year – JOY.

The kids then went on a tour of the Flint office, stopping at each employee’s desk to learn about his/her job.

After enjoying lunch and receiving delicious cake-covered apples from the Flint Farmer’s Market Gourmet Apple Cart, the children engaged in hands-on work by participating in the counting and sorting of gifts for the annual Operation Christmas Child shoebox service project, which takes place in October.

Bring Your Child to Work Day not only provided a fun day for the children, but also gave OLV the opportunity to pour into the hearts, minds and lives of our employees’ families.