Take Advantage of the Summer
AND HOST A GREAT COMPANY PICNIC
Picnic Location Large public parks can easily accommodate big groups, but if you’re in a pinch, you can also use your company campus. If you have enough in your budget, you can rent a venue nearby that works with your theme. Make sure your location has enough seating for everyone and keep track of the weather reports for that day if you’re grilling outside. Picnic Food/Drink Let’s not forget the most important part of a good company picnic — the food! First, you need to consider what type of picnic will go best with your
Are you tired of watching perfect summer days pass your office by from the wrong side of the window? Instead of leaving work to enjoy the weather, bring your company outside! A company picnic is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the warm weather and foster team camaraderie through awards, team building exercises and, of course, good food. Putting on a slam-bang company picnic is no easy feat, but if you start with these three fundamentals, you’ll be well on your way to pulling off an event the whole company will remember for years to come.
Picnic Theme The first step to organizing a company picnic is to choose a theme your employees will be excited about. From a Hawaiian luau to a country western barbecue, the possibilities are endless. To generate more hype at the office, you can hand out fun invitations that go along with the theme, like lei necklaces or custom sunglasses. At the actual picnic, the theme should influence your setup, team building exercises, activities, and food and drink.
theme. Will this picnic be a potluck, or will the food be catered? Will alcohol be allowed at the picnic? If so, will the company provide it, or will it be BYOB? When in doubt, just choose the realistic option for your budget and remember to stick with your theme. Ultimately, the purpose of your company picnic is to give your employees opportunities to bond outside the office and celebrate one another through awards and team building. Follow the above tips and your company picnic will go off without a hitch!
This month, we want to take some time to share our memories of Scott McBroom, who passed away in June. He was a part of our service team and made a huge impact on all our lives. It’s going to be very different around the Hare Truck Center without him, but we have these memories to help us get by. “There is no measurement of how much Scott McBroom has impacted my life. I think it would be safe to say at my age that no one, ever again, will be the 25-year best friend, business partner, and the best man in my wedding. “We have laughed, cried, and everything in between over the years. We always had each other’s back. Scott liked to point out how many millionaires we made people over the years and chuckle. Scott and I would always nickname customers and coworkers as a way to quickly get the names to stick to people and be remembered. “I think the best name for Scott that we used was ‘Silver Fox,’because his hair turned gray before mine. Everyone teased him about that, so he wore hats a lot. He could quickly turn on the charm and the old ‘Silver Fox’was in action. “Scott, especially when he was younger, looked a lot like Dale Earnhardt, and he was his favorite driver — and Scott was ‘Mr. Chevy.’ I would often introduce him as Dale Earnhardt’s son from another marriage, and he would play right along and start signing autographs.
“Scott just had a way with people. When we first started working together, he said, ‘This is how we will split the customers on the service drive: You get the champagne customers, and I get the beer customers.’ I quickly found out what that meant. “You could not outwork Scott or outplay Scott, as he was one of a kind. Scott would do everything in his power to help anyone in need and often paid for his family’s, friends’, and even customers’repairs or groceries if they could not afford it. Scott’s loss will forever change my life, and I am starting a new chapter. Scott, keep Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gigure, and our other friends busy until I get there. Love you, brother!” –John Pence “Scott was there my first day after being hired at Hare Chevrolet. He was the one who trained me as a car porter and helped me for many years in the car industry. Eventually, I became a service advisor like him, and he continued to teach me many life lessons and give me a role model to look up to. I will always remember the four years we spent together here at the Hare Truck Center, and I can’t thank him enough for what he’s done for me. I’ll see you one day at the Woody’s in the sky.” –Johnathon Pence
“Scott was the master of Schwan trucks, parts, and getting ANYTHING needed for them.” –Jeff Todd
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