Congrats Lisa!!!

Focus Forward’s Lisa Albright married Dr. Andrew Diamond this past Saturday, May 31st at 4pm. Congrats to the happy couple; we wish you years of love and happiness…and more immediately, an amazing honeymoon!

 Check out the pictures of the beautiful couple and some of the FF crew who were there to celebrate, along with a picture of their honey bear favors, complete with honey from the father and brother of the bride’s beehives.



Now for your CBS News

Focus Forward is spotlighted on CBS’s Money Smart! This is the first segment in a five part series. President, Liz Granahan, explains how people all over the country are signing up to get paid for their opinions!


If you’re not already signed up, start receiving paid opportunities today at





Focus Forward, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Ali Dervin to Director of Qualitative Services. Ali most recently served as a project director in Focus Forward’s qualitative department and brings with her experience in marketing and branding.

5th Annual SPCA Golf Tournament


Focus Forward is a proud sponsor the 5th Annual SPCA of Luzerne County Golf Outing taking place today. Good luck to all the golfers!

Philly’s Race for the Cure!


Focus Forward supported the Susan G. Komen foundation by participating in the 24th Annual Breast Cancer Walk on Mother’s day. The Philadelphia Race for the Cure has funded more than 140,000 free mammograms, provided $52.5 million in grants for local breast cancer programs and contributed $21.5 million for research. We are thrilled to be a small part of this cause. Thanks to everyone who participated! 

Employee Spotlight – Nick Dittman



 Q.  Job Title 

Accounting Clerk

 Q.  Please provide a brief job description:

In short, I provide accounting support to/for the company, handling the daily tasks of Accounts Receivable and Payable.

 Q.  When did you join Focus Forward?

February 2012

 Q.  What do you like best about working at Focus Forward?

The sense of camaraderie.

 Q.  Tell us a little about where you grew up. Are you a Philadelphia native?

Nope. I grew up in central PA, the heart of Pennsyltucky, in a small town called Philipsburg.

Q.  What is your favorite Philadelphia area/activity?

Honestly, nothing all that unique to Philadelphia. I mainly enjoy the things that go along with being in a city such as the restaurants, bars, shops, and general hub-bub. Though I do sometimes like to be a shameless tourist; there’s just too much history not to.

Q.  Tell us about your favorite travel destination.

I’ve always wanted to go to Bruges. The city is gorgeous, with delicious food and great beer. Also, I think it would be fun to walk around with my friend, who looks kind of like a bearded Brendan Gleeson, and reenact some scenes from “In Bruges”.

Q.  What superhero do you most identify with?

Booster Gold, because I know that if I stole future tech to make myself a superhero, I would become just as ridiculous as him.




The 24th Annual Susan G. Komen Race


This Mother’s Day, FOCUS FORWARD PARTICIPATES IN THE SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE: We welcome all to “Embrace the Honor and Empower the Promise” to end breast CANCER!

The festivities take place at Eakins Oval at the Philadelphia Art Museum. For the past 20 years, the Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure has been more than a simply 5K Walk and 5K Run it is a Mother’s Day tradition, with families, co-workers and best friends of all ages gathering together in the movement to fight breast cancer.

All employees, family and friends are welcome to join! For more information, email

NYC’s ARF Conference!


Look who Focus Forward’s Business Development Manager, Matt Heckathorn, ran into while visiting NYC for the ARF RETHINK 2014 Conference? Maybe Robin Thicke needs his songs transcribed?!

Thirsty Thursday’s


 The last Thursday of every other month, Focus Forward celebrates your hard work! These happy hours are a great way to unwind and get to know your colleagues.

And just to give you a taste of what Thirsty Thursday’s look like we’ve come up with fun activities to get you excited about coming out!

February’s Thirsty Thursday was hosted by Ali Dervin and Sara Sahaida, in our qualitative department. Here is a sampling from the trivia:

Q. What color can a bee not see?                     


Q. What company’s slogan is “American by birth, Rebel by choice?”        

A. Harley Davidson

Q. What is the crescent shaped area the base of you nail bed?

A. Lunul

Think you have what it takes to win? Take on your colleagues at the Thirsty Thursday in April, hosted by our sales team! If you’d like to champion a month, email


Employee Spotlight – Alexandra Dervin


Q.  Job Title

Qualitative Project Director

Q.  Please provide a brief job description

I oversee all of the qualitative department to ensure everything is on track or to help out if any issues do arise.

Q.  When did you join Focus Forward?

January 2013

Q.  What do you like best about working at Focus Forward?

I really enjoy the people here. They make work feel less like work. The dress code is also wonderful!

Q.  Tell us a little about where you grew up. Are you a Philadelphia native?

Nope! I grew up in Dallas, PA. It’s near Scranton for all the Office fans.

Q.  What is your favorite Philadelphia area/activity?

Eating. No matter where I end up, there’s always good food nearby. Recommendations are always welcome!

Q.  Tell us about your favorite travel destination.

I went to St. Maarten last year and I’m more than ready to go back. A break from all of these lovely snow storms sounds great right now.

Q.  Do you have any pets?

I have an Irish Setter named Murphy at home who I love to visit. He’s the biggest lap dog I know.

Q.  What was your first car?

A black Jeep Liberty. I loved that girl. We’ve been through a lot together. This past year we had to part though. She no longer had it in her to drive through ANY sort of element.