The Holidays Are for Celebrating - Hanson Holiday Party 2022 Recap
The holidays are a special season for us at Hanson Consulting Group. It’s a time when we reflect and give thanks to our employees and their families. And those who know us, know we like to go BIG when it comes to celebrating with our team.
As with most companies around the world, the past few years challenged us when it came to creating moments in which we could celebrate as a team from near and far. We’ve had to pivot, reinvent, and change the way we engage. Surprise cameo appearances, virtual gift raffles, game-show-style team building events, small gifts in the mail, you name it, we tried it all! While those events were fun, we are so grateful this year to have the opportunity to get back to doing what we do best—throwing an epic party for our team.
Last weekend, the annual Hanson Holiday Party recommenced. One hundred-fifty of our favorite people gathered at the W Hotel in Bellevue, Washington, to celebrate. With the pandemic in our rear-view mirror, it meant so much to us to reconnect with everyone this year, and Amy made it happen. She flew in our out-of-town employees so they could join in the festivities, and it was particularly special to welcome team members from New York, Texas, and Montana to the Pacific Northwest. We were also able to recognize some of our team members who went above and beyond for our clients, their teams, and the company this year. A big congratulations and round of applause went to the following people for their well-deserved awards!
Employee of the Year: Rob Hernandez
Genius of the Year: Cassie Friesen
Superheroes of the Year: Mark Reed, Christina Hammer, Craig Rahr, Jon Hood, and Chad Martin
In short, our hearts are full. It was an incredible evening filled with catch-up conversations, delicious food, photo booth pictures, drinks, a white elephant gift exchange (which included a sequined pillow of Amy’s face), lots of laughing, dancing, and more.
Don’t mind us, we’ll just be here reminiscing about the weekend with smiles on our faces for many days to come.
Happy holidays from all of us at HCG!