GHA Celebrates Sixth Annual Oktoberfest


Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. (GHA) recently hosted its Sixth Annual Oktoberfest event at Park Tavern in Rosemont, IL. This tradition serves as an opportunity to strengthen the relationships between GHA team members and clients, all while enjoying an array of German-inspired cuisine.

This year, the event featured a unique keepsake – alpine hats adorned with a special “6th Annual Oktoberfest” button. These hats not only added a festive touch but will also serve as a tradition moving forward. Attendees were encouraged to bring their hats back next year to receive a new commemorative button, adding a layer of continuity and camaraderie to future gatherings.

The highlight of the evening was the annual stein holding competition. This test of endurance and strength was won by GHA’s own Tymon Maurer, who held his water-laden stein aloft for an impressive ten minutes. The competition was fierce, but Maurer’s dedication exemplified the kind of passion that GHA values in its team members.

CEO Todd Gordon expressed his enthusiasm for the event, stating, “Oktoberfest isn’t just a social gathering; it’s a celebration of the hard work and commitment that each member of the GHA team brings to the table. It’s also an opportunity for us to interact with our clients in a more relaxed setting. Plus, the hats are really cool.”

The gathering emphasized both GHA’s strong culture and its commitment to building strong relationships with team members and clients. Whether it’s through the unique tradition of the alpine hats or the stein holding competition, GHA’s Oktoberfest event offers a blend of fun and meaningful engagement for everyone involved.

As the evening drew to a close, it was clear that this year’s Oktoberfest had once again succeeded in its aim: to foster a sense of community and shared purpose among GHA’s team members and clients. With plans already underway for next year’s event, the future continues to look bright for this cherished tradition.