The Grand Opening of Voices.com was a wonderful event that couldn’t have gone much better than it did!
I wanted to share some of our photos and memories from the party along with our gratitude.
Take a look at some highlights and also hear more about what we’re up to next in today’s VOX Daily.

We Did It!

Friday was a busy busy day at Voices.com as well as lots of fun! Between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. we hosted a party that drew in an eclectic assembly of guests including family, friends, local businesses, voice talent, clients who use Voices.com to hire talent, radio personalities, vendors, mentors, the media and local dignitaries.

Ashley Hall at the Voices.com Grand Opening party
Part of the festivities included a ribbon cutting ceremony emceed by Ashley Hall (pictured above) ushering in a new chapter of our business with an official welcome from Janette MacDonald of MainStreet London and a warm greeting and congratulations from City of London Councillor, Paul Hubert, celebrating our commitment to the City of London and employing a number of its residents.

David and I both spoke. At times there were few dry eyes in the room, particularly during the part where we thanked our families for everything they have done to support and encourage us over the years.
Stephanie Ciccarelli and David Ciccarelli giving a speech at the Voices.com Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
To conclude, a formal declaration was made of our intent to double the Voices.com staff over the next year to add approximately 20 more jobs in the London tech sector. Our entire team joined us during the ceremony, each person holding part of the red ribbon in their hands to commemorate this historic day in the life of our company.

Voices.com team cuts the red ribbon

Party Time!

Following the formal aspect of the event, there were a number of fun activities our guests could take part in including being a voice actor for a day (recording studio), learning about the behind the scenes of Voices.com, playing on one of two Foosball tables (thanks to rtraction for lending theirs!) and participating on-camera to share memories and Voices.com experiences.
Ben Jackson and friends play Foosball at the Voices.com Grand Opening

Voice Actor For A Day

The “be a voice actor for a day” area was by far the most exciting. Many people, at least 30 that is, wanted to try reading movie trailers and got to hear a playback of their voice. In addition to it being a neat activity to do, large crowds were also present during each recording session to take it all in.
One of the offices was converted into a temporary recording studio environment. Al Desrochers of SNAP London had a blast recording from one of the prepared scripts!
Al Desrochers from SNAP London recording a movie trailer
Members of Voices.com and Voice Over London were also in attendance and had fun recording.
Recording session at Voices.com launch party

Meet The Staff

We had a couple screens displaying different presentations including one that profiled each member of the Voices.com staff sharing some interesting facts and a photo montage featuring memories from the earliest days of our company to the present.
Putting this presentation together was both fun and interesting!
Meet The Staff at Voices.com

Thank You To Our Team

Lin Parkin, Whitney Stewart Wells, Ashley Hall, Kelly Matthews
The people who make up the team at Voices.com are as unique as they are talented, each bringing their own special gifts and skills to the table. Prior to the festivities, David and I were asked to join our team in the area where we do the Voices.com Huddle and were presented with an amazing painting depicting Voice Guy and Voice Girl painted by Voices.com Account Executive Jennifer Smith.
Isn’t this cool?
Voice Guy and Voice Girl from Voices.com

Want To See More Photos?

If you’re interested in seeing more pictures from the event (there are 107), I invite you to check them out on our Voices.com Facebook page. The album is called “Voices.com Launch Party.”
Thank you again to all those who came and sent their best!
P.S. If you’d like some tips on throwing a party for your business, check out this article:
8 Reasons Why You Should Host a Party for your Business

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Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Voices.com. Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her blog serves an audience what wants to grow in their careers as professional voice users, and more specifically, voice actors. Stephanie was recently listed on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.


  1. You guys do a great job day by day to keep connected with us numerous and perhaps solitary souls – even across thousands of miles of ocean! It’s good to put cheerful faces to names we know, even though we couldn’t be there.
    Best wishes to you from sunny Devon, England.

  2. Looks like you all had a blast! So glad everything went well and you are feeling so successful!
    Stephanie Stanley
    Main Street Voices

  3. Looks like a fantastic fete!
    How many years has the company been in existence?
    And how many voice talent do you have on your rosters?
    Vs. how many voice seekers do you have?
    I’ve been wondering about that!

  4. Hi everyone,
    Thank you very much for your kind comments!
    @Debbie David and I have been in business together since 2003. The marketplace was launched in February of 2004. There are 450,000 people in the Voices.com community. This number includes members, both clients and talent, and others who work with us including vendors, community contacts and so on.
    Best wishes,