Holiday Weekend Wedding

Kat & Andrew

May 25th, 2019

Over Memorial Day weekend, our very own Qualitative Senior Project Manager Kathrina “Kat” Ramroop and her fiancé, Andrew, tied the knot in the bride’s home town of East Brunswick, New Jersey. Both ceremony and reception took place at the fairy tale Park Chateau Estate and Gardens.

The four day celebration incorporated Kat’s Indo-Caribbean heritage into all the events. The festivities began on Thursday evening with a pre-wedding Mehndi party, where a henna solution is applied to the bride’s hands and feet in fine lines to create paisley and floral patterns.

Kat stunned on her wedding day in a magnificent gown, with a detachable skirt for the reception.

Many Focus Forward team members attended the gala event, and Director of Qualitative Services, Rachael Lynn served as a bridesmaid.

The brand new Mr. & Mrs. toured Italy and Canada for their honeymoon. Congratulations Kat and Andrew!!

The Great Escape

Focus Forward’s first team adventure of the year took place at Expedition Escape. Four teams, chosen at random, participated in an escape room challenge that required them to think outside the box and use creative thought to solve puzzles and “escape” the room. Communication and teamwork were on point as all four teams unlocked the key in under the one hour time limit.

Congratulations to Team “Quest for the Throne”, who bested corrupt castle guards to reclaim the throne and escape undetected in 55:16 minutes. Way to go Cheyenne Wigley, Mark Mundy, Doug Myers, Alan Gresov, Matt Devine and Doug Smith!

Team “Bank Heist” was not far behind, outwitting the security system and escaping before law enforcement arrived in 56:35 minutes.

Tracking down their inheritance that was carefully hidden in “Aunt Edna’s Condo”, this team made their way through tricks and traps in 58:14 minutes.

Finally, Team “Baker Street Mystery” found themselves in Victorian London, hunting down the high-profile Baker Street Five gang in 58:24 minutes.

First Quarter – Off To A Great Start!

Earlier this month, the Focus Forward Team gathered to review our progress to date in 2019, and discuss our ongoing initiatives for the year. After updates from all the department leaders, everyone shared congratulations for an awesome first quarter, and enjoyed lunch together.

CEO Kim Harrison was delighted to announce overall growth company-wide.

WIRe Networking Event at Quirk’s West

Focus Forward Brings The Fun!!

Focus Forward was thrilled to sponsor the Women in Research Networking Event, on the eve of the Quirk’s West expo in Chicago. WIRe is a non-profit organization that champions diversity in the marketing research industry by arming women with the tools to develop professionally, build connections and stay inspired. 

Five members of our team shared cocktails and conversation with researchers from around the world at the Albert Room during this sold-out event. When the lights went down, Focus Forward brightened the night by providing glow in the dark martini glasses!

This May Sound Cheesy…But We Love Our Team!

On the sweetest day of the year, we showed some love for our hard working team members with a Philly Cheesesteak Buffet. Everyone feasted on traditional cheesesteaks with all the fixins’, as well as healthier chicken and salad options.

Hearts beat a little faster when everyone got to try out the new Gourmet Coffee machine – offering 60 different varieties of coffee drinks, with beans ground to order. It’s just another way we say “Thanks a LATTE for all you do!”

It’s All About the Swag

The Focus Forward exhibit at QRCA 2019 is open and ready for business! Stop by and snag some swag from Kerri Hagan and Rachael Lynn. They’d love to chat with you about powering your next recruitment, transcription, coding, incentive processing or translation project. Drop off your business card at Booth 7, and you just might win a $200 VISA gift card!

Bienvenidos a Miami

Focus Forward Chief Executive Officer Kim Harrison made her way to Miami, Florida this week to attend the 2019 Insights Association CEO Summit.

The CEO Summit provides C-level executives and owners of market research provider companies with the opportunity to discuss critical business management issues in a cordial, comfortable atmosphere.

A few more members of the Focus Forward team will be escaping this frigid Philadelphia winter. Kerri Hagan and Rachael Lynn are off to Savannah, Georgia next week to exhibit at the QRCA Annual Conference. Stop by Booth #7 and give them a warm, Southern welcome!

Eagles Spirit Soars!

Last Friday, Focus Forward team members donned their finest Eagles gear to show support for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, as they faced the New Orleans Saints in an NFC divisional playoff game. Unfortunately the Saints prevailed, bringing a disappointing end to the season. There’s always next year!



This past year marked 15 years in business. We’re proud of our accomplishments, but now that we are a few days into the new year, let’s focus forward and think about what this year may bring us…

We will continue to grow with new ideas, improvements and a dedication to providing the best customer experience possible.
We will succeed with the support, dedication and hard work of all our loyal team members.
We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for our clients who have placed their trust in us, and we hope that our partnerships will reach new heights in this forthcoming year!

Raise a toast to yesterday’s achievements and tomorrow’s brighter future.  Here’s to the gift of peace and prosperity throughout 2019.

Record Breaking 2018 Food Drive!

Focus Forward smashed their 2017 Philabundance Food Drive record by donating 409 pounds of food! Congratulations to the Team for coming in just over our ambitious goal by nine pounds, and special thanks to Recruiting Director Mark Mundy for coordinating transport of the bounty. In addition, Focus Forward will make a generous monetary donation, which enables Philabundance to buy food in bulk, directly from manufacturers. Every $1 buys 2 meals to feed the hungry.

What a fabulous way to wrap up the season of giving!