Behold Joe Blommel, intern extraordinaire!

Joe Blommel with cardboard box on cutting foodHello citizen, I’m Joe Blommel! By day I’m just your normal timid graphic design intern here at The C-3 Group, but by night I am still just a normal timid graphic design intern!

I would say that I was born in a log cabin but a corporation larger than myself owns the rights to that line, so instead I’ll just say that I was born and raised in and around the Dayton area. Having always had a creative drive and passion for design and art, it only made sense as an awkward teenager to start pursuing an education in the design field. In high school I began with a CTC class on graphic design where I quickly grew to love all forms of design, particularly illustration. From there I enrolled at Sinclair for graphic design and completed an internship at iHeart Media. In the past year, after graduating from Sinclair, I have been mostly working as a freelance designer and illustrator, until the opportunity to be an intern at C-3 came along!

As far as my personality goes most people describe me as quirky and maybe even a little odd (in a good way). I have an affinity for cartoons and am looking to one day pursue a career as an animator. I normally occupy my spare time by drawing, watching cartoons, sleeping, taking long hikes, napping, cooking new dishes, sleeping some more, and loitering where I’m not supposed to like the bad boy I am!

I’ve worked here at C-3 for only a couple of weeks now and I already love it! It is exactly the type of environment I love being in, one where my creativity is challenged and where a lot of projects are a team effort. I can already tell that this place is a perfect fit for me!

I hope this gives you a little insight into my character, and thanks for reading! Kids remember to stay in school. I’m out.

 

Meet Sally

SallyHi! I’m Sally Blommel, the newest and oldest team member at The C-3 Group. I’m so thrilled to be here….and even happier to be working with this amazing group of dedicated, creative, talented, caring, good-looking, witty and smart people, especially my “old” WING/Z-93 radio colleague, Brad Cullman, who taught me everything about schmoozing and honesty!

Although small in stature I am HUGE in the experience department (and name dropping.) A graduate of Northern Kentucky University and former classmate of George Clooney who, after two weeks sitting next to me in Speech Class, finally said something like “see ya lata kid. I’m ditchin’ this two-bit town and headin’ west …to make it big in the movies see.” So I left too…three years later…to pursue a career in broadcasting. I only made it across the river to Cincinnati. So I began there…at WKRC radio as a promotions assistant and Bengals Radio Network Coordinator before becoming the marketing/promotions director and talk show producer (“Midday with Mike McConnell” and “The Bill Cunningham Show”) at the BIG One – 700 WLW. Still short,  but moving up – as in North –  I left the Queen City for the Gem City and took over marketing and promotions at WING and Z-93 working with the legendary Steve Kirk and still amazing Kim Faris, among others, and creating  innovative events and promotions for clients such as Coca Cola, Pepsi, McDonalds and Kings Island. Following radio my career path then led me into public service as a program coordinator for Montgomery County where I organized events such as “RiverBlast!”, “Inventing Flight” and many, many concerts at Courthouse Square and Riverscape and then as the administrator for the city of Centerville’s Benham’s Grove.

There’s more, but you get the gist of it…I’ve been around. And, while the work is nice and pays the bills, I love working for free too! I have served as a board member with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and March of Dimes and volunteer with many organizations such as Washington Township’s Woodland Lights and Centerville’s Americana Festival. In addition, I am a member of Incarnation Church served and am in my 14th year as pre-school teacher in its PREP program.

But wait! There’s more. I pack a lot into this 5’1 frame of mine. I have a personal life too! It includes a family – one amazing husband, three wonderful children and two exceptional grandsons – and a warm and cheerful home in Centerville. I’m truly blessed! And, after living here for almost 30 years, I gotta say, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. It truly is a city of neighbors; friendly folks who care about the community and each other. So, I embrace the opportunity here at C-3 Group to provide the best service to our clients with lots of enthusiasm, energy and small shoes. They fit. And, I think I’ll fit in here too.