Quinlan runs a colorful race at the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge

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Thursday, June 25 marked Buffalo’s annual JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge at Delaware Park. The race featured participating companies from all over Western New York. Quinlan was one of the many companies that ran, ate, drank and most importantly — to our creative team, anyway — participated in the t-shirt designing contest.

Oops! No we didn’t. Someone forgot to send in the official entry…but our own Michael Belfatto, designer of Quinlan’s Corporate Challenge t-shirts, was still the winner in our book.


Internal competition fueled creativity

Earlier this spring, all Quinlan staffers were invited to create their own designs for our Corporate Challenge t-shirts. The top design was decided based on anonymous votes. Many of the subsequent designs were influenced by our team’s enthusiasm, sense of humor and unique personality.

“Everyone had originality,” says Brandon Stenzel, our interactive designer, “but a little spunk made each design stand out. Everyone did a great job.”

Michael’s design got the nod. He incorporated a series of different personalities into his design — it was colorful, relatable and fun.

“We wanted to reflect Quinlan’s quirky culture in our design,” Michael notes. “I wanted to include everyone’s different personality and roles and combine something that shows what a unique agency we are.”


What they wore

Dozens of companies — Wegmans, General Mills, Roswell Park, and Tops, to name a few of the biggest —  spent the evening unwinding from the 3.5-mile race from the Great Meadow in Delaware Park to Gates Circle and back, and we made sure to take a look at all of their t-shirt designs.


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So who took home the gold as T-shirt design champion? The official winners were ITT Endine and Kegworks. We’ll consider ourselves “The People’s Champion.” Congratulations, everyone!

For more information on the race results from the 2015 Corporate Challenge, visit www.jpmorganchasecc.com .

Don’t forget to tweet us your photos from the Corporate Challenge @QuinlanCompany!

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