Labor Day is a national U.S. holiday that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Held annually on the first Monday of September, workers are able to enjoy the activities of summer one last time before the chill of fall starts to roll in. The long weekend is a great opportunity for parties, barbecues, picnics, and other outdoor festivities. The end-of-summer tradition combined with the historical significance of Labor Day makes it the perfect time for Valet Park of America to host our annual employee appreciation picnic.
With employees at accounts in four different New England states, we try to find a central location to hold our company outing so that a high number of employees can attend and have an opportunity to interact with staff from other regions. Last year we selected Six Flags New England as the location for our outing. The event was a great success, so this year we decided to go back. We even were able to make some improvements based off of employee feedback about last year’s event! In addition to an improved dinner menu, we are also offering “special edition” VPA t-shirts, available to all employees in attendance. To ensure you get the right size and we have enough stock, please sign up ahead of the deadline, by August 12th. The admission sign-up deadline will still be 8/19, but we need to order shirts early, so you may not get a shirt if you wait too long!
Last year at the picnic we also held our inaugural “Moments that Matter” Award, a tradition we are proud to continue with this year. Five nominees are selected for the award from our Employees of the Month and prizes are awarded to third, second, and first place. Winners are determined by YOUR votes and must be present to win. We will be collecting votes in the near future once the nominees are determined. You do not have to present at the event to vote.
Located just outside the company’s birthplace in Springfield, MA, Six Flags is also just a short drive from our Worcester, Hartford, Albany, and Boston accounts, with our Western New York and Southern CT accounts not too much farther. We anticipate seeing faces from every region in attendance this year. The event is being held on Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd. The deadline to sign up is Monday, August 19th – just two weeks away! If you are an employee interested in joining us for this event, please log in to your When To Work account for a sign-up form, or check our Facebook page for more details. We hope to see you there!