HR Associates celebrated a decade of service to Upper Miami Valley companies on July 22nd with the Dayton Dragons, as they took on the Burlington Bees @ 5th 3rd Field. As the big day approached, we made plans to celebrate with our staff, clients, and friends from the comfort of suite #8, down the 1st base line. Invitations were prepared and delivered to few die-hard baseball fans (clients) to join us for the festivities. A few surprises were planned and kept, until the day arrived.
With July 22nd upon us, we were celebrating 10 years in business @ the Minor League Ballpark with the Dragons, and being to the day, made the event extra special. As guests arrived, they found a great selection of ballpark fare and beverages to choose from, as well as a bottomless bowl of popcorn. Many stories were shared with a few faces finally being attached to the person who had been on the other end of many-a-phone call.
About the surprises, two of the company’s very best received Mojo Award plaques for their exceptional contributions to the success of HR Associates & the placement of over 5000 employees with Miami Valley companies. The Mojo Award is defined & inscribed with, ” What our competitors think we have an abundance of.”
Office Manager, Michelle Horner, received the “Secret Mojo Award” for always being accurate and dependable… for being “That Person”, the one you can call on in a pinch. After reluctantly taking her Managerial promotion, a couple of years ago, we think she has come to realize that she is perfect for the job. MJ has been with us for 7 years and when asked, she always steps up and takes the reins.
Small companies rarely have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of their officers, but we weren’t letting this occasion pass by without an important recognition. Time and again, we have clients give the “Cornerstone Mojo Award” recipient accolades for her work and the quality of candidates she allows through. Within the last month, her client interactions & testimonials have led to two new, strong accounts for her company. Integrity is hard to achieve and maintain among your peers, but our President, Heather Risner, has earned the respect of a diverse and crowded group of Upper Valley Human Resource Professionals. The “Cornerstone Mojo Award” celebrates her 10 years of contributions to our company and, more importantly, our community.
The 7th Inning Stretch and another rendition of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” is something true baseball fans look forward too, even if the home team is down 8-0. The Dragons ended up dropping this one, despite a bottom of the ninth 2 run effort which got us all anxious for an unlikely comeback. A day of introductions, awards, hotdogs, and baseball… it doesn’t get any better than that.