ICS at the end of 2020, had the pleasure of sending out care packages to over 35 individuals and families from the Family First Network. These industry professionals affected by COVID-19 were in need of Holiday cheer.

This Holiday effort would not have been possible if not for the generosity of so many in our industry who donated money through GoFundMe, gift cards and product. Many sent heartfelt well wishes and overall support. And for that, the ICS team thanks each and every one of you.


Boston Beer Company
Dress the Drink
E&J Gallo Winery
Foley Family Wines
Ignite Creative Services
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

New Belgium Brewing
Ole Smoky Moonshine
Pabst Brewing Co.
Q Mixers
Santa Margherita USA
Trinchero Family Estates
Volley by Wholesome Spirits Inc.


Ish Baki
Angela Balboa
Carlo Barone
Meg Bell
Taryn Belmonte
Ryan Blakely
Fredrick Brown
Nicole and Brad Burnes
Annie Chmielewski
Adolfo Colado
Ron Densk
Matt and Heather Durbin
Matthew Fehling
Shelley Flecky
Harvard Gates
Kim Gouch

Cody Haren
William Hinkebein
Doug Johnson
Melvin Lamb
Cindy McClure
Donna Pace
Jayne Portnoy
Jeannene Price
Patrick Ramella
Leela Samudrala
Secret Santa
Carole Schiavi
Steve Stuart
Diane Svehlak
Howard Venegas
Celia Waddington

Heartfelt Gratitude

We wanted to share some of the many responses we got from those who received such generosity. We are thankful for our strong network in our industry.

“I truly don’t have the words… the generosity, the surprise and delight, the amazing cooler box and all of the love inside… I was stunned and could not be more appreciative of the energy, effort and generous spirit it took to pull that off. I’m beyond thankful to have been a part of it, it is so truly inspiring and really means the world, especially when both my husband and I are out of work due to Covid. Thank you truly isn’t enough, but it will have to do for now. So with all my heart, THANK YOU. Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy new year and all the very best in 2021 and beyond.” – Jen

“Thank you so much for the wonderful cooler filled with goodies. You guys are just incredible! Your support has been so helpful, I can’t tell you. Especially on the days that it looks bleak. On to 2021, a new year with new opportunities.” – Jane M.

“I just received an amazing package from Ignite. It really cheered me up. Thank you and the many suppliers that made this possible. Happy Holidays!!!” – Mark G.

“Are you kidding me!? What an amazing surprise that just arrived at my doorstep. THANK YOU and your team. Amazing, my friend. Happy New Year!” – Jeff S.

Wanted to thank you for the kind gift package I just received from Ignite! Thanks for including me on this. I am hopeful to land a new role this week!! Thanks again!!” – Bob M.

Let us all remember to cherish the little things. Let us all have love in our hearts. Let us all lift up and Ignite togetherness for the future and betterment of our industry.

The Family First Career Networking Initiative will continue through 2021 and as long as this pandemic is affecting our industry. Please help us continue to support those in need.

Thank you from the Ignite Team