by Kendall Howard
on Monday, January 26, 2015 1:15:00 PM
of you may know, Kendall Howard is part of a larger group called Innovative
Holdings Group (IHG). We have two other entities,
Lemon Water Salon and Spa
and Zaggie Macs E-Cigs, and even though we are completely diverse in our
product lines, we are united in our morals and company goals. See IHG isn’t just a place to come and work
…we’re a family! We live, eat, and breathe together. Well, not literally...just
during the workday. But there’s definitely a support system here unlike any
other place most of us have worked at before! And what’s even better is we see you,
the customer, as our extended family! No, not the crazy uncle that everyone
rolls their eyes at…but more of the great aunt who makes the best apple pie! We’re
that kind of family. We all live and die together in our successes and failures,
and this philosophy is the key to creating such an amazing family!
of our diverse businesses, getting the entire IHG family together to celebrate
all of our successes is sometimes a challenge. But leave it to the IHG Owner
and President to take care of that! Every year, Randy Herried puts together an
annual holiday party for all of us to enjoy hours of fun and entertainment.
This is just one of the ways he takes the time to show his appreciation for
everyone’s hard work and their loyalty in making the IHG dream a reality. Like
every other year, this year’s party was a blast! Check
out some of these great snap shots from that evening!
holiday party is probably a little different than the standard corporate party.
It’s not just social hours and speech. In fact, every year the entire evening’s
agenda is kept a secret from the employees! All we’re told is when and where to
year’s party consisted of:
food and cocktails including appetizers, dinner, desserts, and even a late
short videos staring each departments’ team members,
of kudos to all the employees as we toasted our 2014 successes,
checks for every IHG employee,
gut bursting comedian/magician show,
photo booth to capture all the memories
DJ for all of us to bust a move to,
to top it off, our annual Texas Hold’em Tournament!
To add a
little extra fun to the Texas Hold’em Tournament, each executive manager had a
$100.00 bill pinned to their name tag. If you took them out of the game, then that
$100.00 bill was yours! On top of that, everyone at the last table received a
cash payout, and the winner received a beautiful “bragging” trophy (and believe
me, they brag!) This year’s Texas Hold’em’s winner was the Kendall Howard VP of
Sales, Mr. Josh Wickander!
holiday party also gives Randy and the rest of the executive management team a
chance to recognize each employee and award one employee from each company the
honor of Employee of the Year! This year’s winners were:
Howard: Tony L. (Production Coordinator)
Water Salon (White Bear Location): Jenni K. (Guest Relations Coordinator)
Water Salon (Eden Prairie Location): Colleen H. (Massage Therapist/Esthetician)
Macs: Just opened in 2014, so we will look forward to recognizing their
Employee of the Year next year!
to every member of the IHG family for all their hard work in 2014. We thank
Randy, our prestigious owner, for such an awesome evening and we can’t wait
until next year!