What is FRCH 50? Simply put, a company is only as good as its people. Which is why it’s safe to say we’re a pretty remarkable company. Our passion for our work and creativity is echoed in how we celebrate – unexpected, dramatic, but always fun! We’ve transformed our back lot into a farmyard (complete with animals), created a music festival pop-up in OTR, and hosted a karaoke happy hour in our lobby (it was for a good cause). We have employees that have met their spouses, raised their children and started a lifelong career here. Our mantra ‘See Something New’ is embedded in our culture – we don’t always get along, but we challenge each other with differing perspectives and celebrate originality.
Which is why, as we turn 50 this year, it only seems appropriate to celebrate our people. The people who have not only made their mark on FRCH, but those who have been transformed by FRCH in the process. Happy Anniversary FRCH!
Name: Scott Rink
Title: Vice President of Design / Specialty Architecture
1. How long have you been at FRCH?
2. What has been your favorite FRCH project you’ve been involved in, and why?
My favorite project was Goofy’s Candy Company in Disney Springs, Fl. Helping to develop an all-encompassing experiential environment for Disney guests had always been a dream of mine. From the Blue Sky brainstorming through the store grand opening I was able to work hand in hand with our design team and the Disney team to create an amazing experience that still makes me smile when I visit the parks.
3. What was your favorite FRCH social event, and why?
For 20 years I have had the opportunity to help script almost every event at FRCH. The annual Anniversary Party, our Employee Appreciation trip to Keeneland, Holiday Parties, and the Summer Picnics. Of all the events, my favorite is the Anniversary Party. It’s like planning a wedding every year. The venue, the band, the food … it all has to be more creative and exciting than the year before.
4. What is your funniest FRCH memory?
I would have to say watching a sea of sombreros fill The Transept dance floor while the Naked Karate Girls sang La Bamba at the 2015 Anniversary party. FRCH’ers of all ages sharing the dance floor and Sombreros flying like frisbees. Moments like that just remind me that we are a large family and we celebrate like one.
5. What is your biggest hope for the future of FRCH?
For 50 years FRCH has created award-winning spaces for people to Eat, Shop and Play. My hope is that the close-knit FRCH family culture that nurtures this creativity continues to grow. We trust and support our team members so we continue to shape the world around us.