Seeing It from Anoka’s VantagePoint.
Now that our team has been in our Anoka office for over two years; we thought it was time to tell everyone the reasons why we decided to move to here in the first place. The atmosphere. The history. Anoka IS “The Halloween Capital of the World”. The AMAZING community. Plus, Anoka is just FUN!
Anoka’s atmosphere is perfect for website designers like us! The energy of the city and the people are what keeps us motivated and energized. Anoka is a city full of energy, and boy does it sure give us plenty of it! The artistic side of Anoka is what keeps inspired. Inspiration can be one of the most difficult challenges we face as designers, but Anoka hasn’t disappointed us. Some parts give ideas for rustic designs and other parts help us with modern designs.
The history of Anoka is unbelievable! As we looked more into Anoka as a possible location, we fell in love with the story it had. “The two rivers, Rum and Mississippi, played an integral part in Anoka’s settlement. Father Lewis Hennepin first visited this area in 1680 and settlers came to stay in 1844. Prior to the 1800’s, the area surrounding Anoka was claimed by the Dakota, but later the Ojibwa pushed the Dakota westward across the Mississippi. The territory of Anoka then became a neutral ground between the two tribes. The name Anoka was derived from two Indian words, the Dakota word A-NO-KA-TAN-HAN meaning on both sides of the river, and the Ojibwa word ON-O-KAY, meaning working waters…” to read more, click here!
Anoka has been named “The Halloween Capital of the World” since it is believed that it held the world’s first Halloween Celebration in 1920. October is filled with parades, contests, a pancake breakfast, and so much more! Anoka loves Halloween so much that it even has its own website at anokahalloween.com, which was done by us of course!
We LOVE the community of Anoka. When searching for a property, we knew that we wanted a city that we could be very involved with. VantagePoint Marketing, LLC. loves to volunteer and give back to our community. We loved the idea of a community being able to come together and have fun!
When the work is done, there are plenty of things to do! Over the years we have learned that breaks in between working is a necessity for us and our employees. So when we were searching for a new location; we knew that we wanted a place that offered TONS to do! From the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage to Green Haven Golf Course and even the Rum River. The restaurants here are delicious too! If we are in the mood for some Tex-Mex, bring your smiles over to Casa Rio for a treat. After a long day at work we all just want a drink; well except for Kenzie! And there just happens to be many restaurant and bar combinations around us; 201 Tavern, Serums Anoka, Billy’s Bar & Grill and MacGilucuddy’s. Who doesn’t love a cup of coffee in the morning? As web designers we couldn’t get through the day without it. Thankfully Avant Garden has amazing coffee!
So there you have it, now you know why we decided to move VantagePoint Marketing, LLC. to Anoka! We knew we couldn’t pass up all the amazing things Anoka had to offer. And the rest is history…