Knights of Columbus Petoskey Holiday Party Event
Stafford’s Hospitality is one of the premier lodging and waterfront dining groups in Northern Michigan. They manage Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Crooked River Lodge, Bay View Inn, Pier Restaurant, Weathervane Restaurant, and Drawbridge Bistro.
Stafford’s Hospitality Corporate Mission is “to be the best hospitality business in Northern Michigan; offering exemplary service, superior quality food, beverage, and lodging while inspiring responsible community presence.”
Stafford’s Hospitality held their employee holiday party and celebration of service at the Knights of Columbus hall in Petoskey, Michigan. The theme for the party was red, white, and blue.
Sweetwater Catering Company prepared the delicious meal for the 300+ employees that attended the event.
The dessert was provided by the Bay View Inn.
Tom Pluister of Pluister Entertainment provided the mic system and the dj entertainment during dinner and following the awards.
Stafford’s Hospitality awarded employees from 5 years employed all the way to 42 years employed! It was an impressive celebration of service!
What I found touching was that they tried to match the interests of the employees in their awards too. For example, one of the gentlemen who had been an employee for 30+ years was given a certificate from Stafford’s to a local travel agency. This certificate would allow him to see his grand kids who he is always talking about.
Everyone who attended received a Stafford’s Hospitality insulated cup.
At the end of the service an envelope was handed out to every one with a gift inside. Inside the envelopes they had everything from gift cards, to overnight stays on Mackinac Island, to a flat screen TV! It was really cool seeing all these people with smiles on their faces. I felt like I was photographing Oprah’s Christmas gifts.:-)
Following the dinner they cleared off the dance floor so that Pluister Entertainment could get the music revved up and the dance floor hopping.
I am proud of a company who not only rewards but celebrates their employees like Stafford’s Hospitality did at the Knights of Columbus in Petoskey.
This is a small selection of images that I captured from Stafford’s Hospitality employee holiday party and celebration of service in Petoskey, Michigan at Knights of Columbus hall. If you would like to see the entire selection please visit http://www.printsbypaul.com/2015-Wedding-and-Event-Photogr/Staffords-Hospitality-Employee/Staffords-Hospitality-Holiday/