No company ever takes enough time to recognize their employees, but we try at the end of the year with TempWorks’ annual holiday party.
The mood was festive and provided lots of opportunity for fun for the over 100 TempWorks employees and their dates who took over Ansari’s Mediterranean Grill on Saturday night. This is the second year that the company has rented out this venerable restaurant that has been serving authentic Mediterranean cuisine for over three decades.
With the nation’s economy still in tough shape, and company holiday parties a thing of the past for many, we are especially appreciative of being able to carry on the tradition and to also actually celebrate another year of growth and success.
TempWorks’ President David Dourgarian took the opportunity to deliver an impassioned speech highlighting a few of the many accomplishments of 2011. When a company spends as much time looking into the future as TempWorks does, it’s also a neat thing to take some time to look back at the past on occasion. And what an occasion this was.
Of course, with such a diverse group as our employees, there is never a shortage of people to talk to or interesting things to do. To ensure that everyone was going to be entertained throughout the night, we brought in two LCD TVs along with a few XBOX Kinects for some energetic gaming!
Ansari’s also contributed to the entertainment cause with an authentic belly dancer. That part was planned. We also had a little spontaneous entertainment provided by Nick Wera, Jack Terrana and Dan Laska, who got up on stage to show off their Middle Eastern dance moves. Who knew?!
Later in the evening, it was karaoke that took center stage. Some other TempWorks employees treated us to, shall we say, interesting entertainment, as well as a few laughs, with their karaoke skills. Our appreciation to Midwest Knights for providing the DJ and Karaoke set-up. The night ended with lots of dancing.
All the way around, it was just a very memorable evening. Thanks to Gregg and David and Ansari’s for being such awesome hosts. And thanks to photographer Jeff Achen for capturing the evening’s events you can re-live below.
Happy Holidays everyone!