Happy Open Bar!

SiteGround Open Bar

14th of November, what a day.. I woke up at 6am, which is extremely unusual for me. However, the jetlag and the constant beeps from the birthday wishes coming to my phone made it much easier. Yes, it was my birthday and yes, I was far away from home. To be more precise I was in Orlando and the unusual plan for my birthday included meeting few of the SiteGround customers for the first ever SiteGround Open Bar event!

Open Bar?

The idea for the Open Bar came up because our team had planned to visit two events in the States: Joomla World Conference and WordCamp Orlando, in a very short period of time. The schedule was too tight to travel back home to Europe in between. That was why we decided to spend the spare time in the States and to use it to meet as much of our customers in person as we can.

Why would we do that? Because we believe that although phone, social networking channels, chat  and ticketing system are convenient and create the illusion we are  actually having a real conversation, nothing beats the power of a  truly personal, face-to-face connection.

So here we were waiting for the SiteGround customers in Elixir bar downtown Orlando. There was a slight doubt that maybe no one would show up. After all it is quite a strange idea to go to a bar with some people you have never seen before, coming from the other side of the world, and being connected to you only by the fact that they provide hosting services for your website, isn’t it?

But fortunately quite a few people showed up and made SiteGround´s first Open Bar event and my birthday a really great experience. It was amazing to chat with a long time military man, now readjusting to civilian life, about my home country, which he has visited several times. It was so much fun to learn about Orlando's hidden secrets, including its night life, by some really party loving local people. And it was great meeting and talking to all the great people that decided to share that night with us!

Ramon, Ian, Anthony, Kevin, Miles, Ezequiel, Frank and Melissa, thank you once again for joining us!

That was the first SiteGround Open Bar, but will definitely not be the last one. That might be the beginning of a new SiteGround tradition! Wait for us, next time we might be in your city and we would love to have a beer with you!

Brand Creative Director

Dima is the Brand and Creative Director at SiteGround, where she started as one of our first team members way back in 2004. Since then, she has played a key role in different departments starting with Billing, Project Management, and Marketing. She’s witnessed the company grow from a handful of people to 500+ team members and more than 1.5 million domains hosted today. When she’s not leading the creative efforts at SiteGround, you can find her organizing the local CreativeMornings chapter or taking her one-year-old Vizsla dog on a long walk.


  1. Reply December 2, 2013 / 10:45 RamonSiteGround Team

    Snejina thanks for the meeting and it was a nice place to meet you... but I didn't now that was your birthday... If I know it we will be celebrating up today 🙂 !!!

    • Reply December 6, 2013 / 06:46 Snejina GospodinovaSiteGround Team

      Hey Ramon! Party all month long! That was going to be a real party! 🙂 It was a pleasure meeting you!

  2. Reply December 4, 2013 / 02:41 RobertoSiteGround Team

    Hey! Don't forget Italy from the options!!! 🙂

  3. Reply December 4, 2013 / 14:34 Ernestine Manowarda (@Advertise2win)SiteGround Team

    I appreciate you. Congratulations on all your achievements, may you grow
    beyond your own visions, Thank you for everything, Great job Snejina 🙂

    • Reply December 6, 2013 / 06:58 Snejina GospodinovaSiteGround Team

      Ernestine, thanks for all your wishes! 🙂 I am glad you are happy with us!

  4. Reply December 4, 2013 / 18:14 Clelland AndersonSiteGround Team

    Your support is excellent... Thank you.
    Glasgow, Scotland, UK

  5. Reply December 4, 2013 / 19:26 David WSiteGround Team

    Never had a site go down and support is really fast--and good.

  6. Reply December 7, 2013 / 02:28 JeromeSiteGround Team

    How about the Philippines? I can rally some SG clients around Manila. We are a handful here!

    Great support! 🙂

  7. Reply March 5, 2014 / 20:13 John J WrobelSiteGround Team

    I love bars and #siteground10


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