It is always surprising how quickly the years come to a close. As we near the end of 2022 it is also timely to reflect back on what we have achieved and accomplished.
2022 has been a solid year for us. When our clients do well we do well and despite the inflationary challenges, continued supply chain issues and residual COVID effects, our clients did well. We were able to welcome a number of new clients as well which was mainly driven by our unique approach to Risk Management. Retention of our existing clients and welcoming our new clients has enabled us to grow our top line.
The culture at Cavignac is something we pride ourselves on. It is why we hire quality individuals and have established a workplace that is the best in the industry across the nation. Over the course of the last year we have brought on a number of new colleagues. Our recruitment efforts exceeded our annual goal as we strive to ensure that each team is equipped with enough support to meet the needs of both our clients and our colleagues. We look forward to continuing to watch them grow in their careers here at Cavignac.
While we always enjoy our time together in the office, we cherish our time together around San Diego, enjoying all our great city has to offer! Some top highlights included a team event at Petco Park to cheer on our Padres, our summer solstice event at the Catamaran Resort, and numerous team hikes and walks put on by our Wellness Committee.
San Diego Seven Bridges Hike
Shelter Island Walk
At Cavignac we are consistently striving to be better. A better company, a better member of the community, and a better employer. One way we have made steps towards being a better employer is by implementing the Performance Growth System for all employees. This gives them the opportunity to focus on areas of their career that they are passionate about and areas where they would like to expand their expertise.
This is what one of our team members had to say about their experience with the Performance Growth System.
“I have grown more in my career in the last 5 months through the Performance Growth System than I could have imagined. This program has set a foundation I can build upon in both my personal and professional life while giving me the confidence to continue to challenge myself in my current role and any future responsibilities I take on.”
Our efforts in cultivating a workplace of growth, professionalism, and flexibility have paid off exponentially in the last year. This was shown in our achievement of being named a Reagan 2022 Best Practices Agency for the 22nd year along with being named the number one Best Place to Work in Insurance by Business Insurance.
Lastly, while all our company values are equally as important, we recognize the importance of giving back to the community that has given us so much, especially to those facing adversity. This is why we offer colleagues the opportunity to automatically contribute an amount of their choosing, from each paycheck to our charitable fund, which supports 23 different non-profits in the community. Our bi-weekly contributions range anywhere from $1-$100. Below is a list of organizations these contributions served this year.
Alpha Project San Diego
Boys to Men Mentoring Network
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Challenged Athletes Foundation Surf Clinic
Charity Supporting Orphanages or Orphans
Emilio Nares Foundation
Fisher House Southern California
Just in Time for Foster Youth
The George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc.
Voices for Children
Words Alive San Diego
Words Alive Reading Kit Event
YWCA of San Diego
Leukemia & Lymphoma Women of the Year Fundraiser
Lions, Tigers, and Bears
San Diego Humane Society
San Diego Legal Administrators Foundation
San Diego LGBT Community Center
Serving Seniors Volunteer Event
The David’s Harp Foundation
Warrior Foundation/Freedom Station
World Central Kitchen
Click here to watch our Charity Video, highlighting some of the organizations we worked with over the year.
In addition to granting a financial contribution to a number of organizations in our community, we also got the chance to work alongside the people they support and give back to the city we have called home for the last 30 years. Whether it was volunteering at Serving Seniors down the road, spending the weekend catching waves at Challenged Athletes Foundation Adaptive Surf Clinic, or putting in some miles at the Corporate Dash 5K and San Diego Humane Society Walk for Animals, it is difficult to leave these experiences without feeling inspired by the individuals they serve.
This time of year, always seems to be one of reflection, looking back on all we accomplished in the last 12 months. As a company we are proud of what we have done and feel fortunate for the clients and community we have the opportunity to serve. We are looking forward to another great year in 2023!