Oaktoberfest Brings out the Festive Fall Spirit in Local Business

By: Caitlin Vanlaningham Last Updated: September 26, 2014

A slew of people showed up at the Oak Partners, Inc. office in Crown Point on Friday night. They were all there to celebrate the 5th annual Oaktoberfest event that the business was holding. 

Oaktoberfest is one of the many ways that Oak Partners shows appreciation to all of their clients. They host many events throughout the year, most of them educational and informative, and this one is the one where everyone gets to relax and have a good time. 

"We have over 60 events a year and this is one of them," Crystal DeHaven, Director of Client Experience and Marketing said. "We moved to a new location a few years ago and we developed this part as a way to celebrate that. This is just beer, BBQ, and a good time. Our clients and their families come and hang out with us in our new space. A lot of our clients are friends so it's one big family here."

The clever name "Oaktoberfest" was coined after the popular term "Oktoberfest". Just add an "a" in there and you get a nod to the Oak Partners name, get it?

"We love our clients and this is a great way to spend time with them," Mark Ruiz, Investment Partner at Oak Partners said. "We are working with other businesses to make this happen and people in the community can see that we are here and those who may not know about us may get curious."

Live music was played by local band Got Issues, craft beer was served by Crown Brewing, a local brewery, and local restaurant True BBQ and Whiskey Bar. The chefs at True BBQ were serving up some scrumptious fare like turkey legs, smoked chicken, beef brisket, hamburgers, and hot dogs. There was a long line to get food from True BBQ and brews from Crown Brewing, so everyone must have known that they were getting the special treatment with such good businesses there. 

"We are great partners with Progressive Dining Group," Jason Urbaniak, Investment Partner at Oak Partners said. "This is what makes us different that other places in the area. With over 60 events a year and media spots all over the area, we are a very in-your-face firm. And if you work with us you get way more than what the average firm offers."

Oak Partners, Inc. helps their clients create and preserve their wealth through professional advice, education, and guidance while providing exceptional experiences for everyone that they work with. They have locations in Crown Point, Valparaiso, Cincinnati, OH, and Naples, FL. Find out more about Oak Partners on their Facebook page, Twitter page, Linkedin page, as well as their website

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