OLV All-Staff Birthday Party

January 2020

60…59…58…57…. The clock was ticking. Three teams of OLV employees were locked in separate rooms, frenziedly putting their brains together to solve the clues to escape. They had to search high and low for number combinations, word puzzles and prop hints to find their way out in just one hour’s time.

This was the scene of the 2020 OLV Birthday Party. Each year OLV Investment Group celebrates the staff members’ birthdays in one grand party, and this year they decided to take a crack at the codes of “Puzzled Escape” Brighton, Michigan.

Following the problem solving, the group then enjoyed the local cuisine at The Wooden Spoon Restaurant followed by a decadent chocolate cake made especially for OLV by Bobby Cakes.

OLV Employee Christmas Party

December 2019



Joy and laughter filled the air as the OLV employees and their spouses joined together for the annual staff Christmas party. This year’s gathering was held at Diamond Steak and Seafood Restaurant in the quaint downtown of Howell, MI.

The team took a stroll down memory lane as they watched a video filled with photos from the past year. Packages and bows were passed around as each employee had previously drawn the name of a coworker for which to purchase a gift.

OLV believes in the importance of unity. So, hosting team events like the Christmas party allows the employees to get to know each other and their spouses at a deeper level.

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.