BY: Marcy Coffman
Executive Assistant/Office Manager – Nashville, TN
On Friday June 15, Holladay Properties employees and their families attended the Mid-South Company Picnic.
For the first time ever all Nashville offices closed at noon so that everyone could gather at Centennial Park by 2:00 p.m. As a result we had 71% participation [those that didn’t attend either had scheduled PTO or a work obligation]. Additionally, Property Manager Patty Doss (Calvert, MD) and her son Matt attended the Picnic to represent the Midwest team.
At the Park Holladay reserved the pavilion with lots of tables and an adjacent grassy area. The covered space was used for table games (two giant Jenga, Uno and other board games) and a jumbo Connect Four; the lawn was suitable for three inflatable structures (bouncy house, baseball challenge, and an obstacle course), two corn hole games, and a Frisbee area.
EVP-Operations Jeff Ottman welcomed everyone to the Picnic and made some announcements. He gave recognition to those with June birthdays as well as re-announced the recent CNL and HCP award winners. Then, he ‘turned the floor’ over
to Candalee Kumar, Lease Administration Manager, to discuss Holladay in the community.
Candalee explained that our community involvement efforts are going so well that two new ways to honor dedicated volunteers will be rolled out soon. The first of which is a plaque that displays those who have participated at a certain number of opportunities; the name plate will change for each tier achieved (black for 5+ events, silver for 10+, and gold for 20+). The second is a new ‘dedicated volunteer’ t-shirt that was designed by Jayme Baldwin, COI Coordinator. Jeff wrapped up his comments by reading the
names of the 22 Holladay Mid-South Division employees that will celebrate their 10+ year anniversary with the company in 2018.
After the announcements, the group enjoyed a catered barbecue with all the fixin’s, exchanged introductions between family members and guests, and engaged in friendly competition with the games and activities provided. The event began with a typical sweltering heat, but concluded with a quick (20 minute) downpour with high winds and hail. I guess you could say that the Picnic just about had it all!
Gabriel Morales, Accountant, exclaimed “The Picnic was phenomenal. It was a well thought out, organized, fun company/family event. My whole family enjoyed it. Thank you.”
“You did an awesome job! My family had a lot of fun,” said Brianna West, Property Manager (Holladay-owned).
Thank you, Holladay Properties, for supporting the Events Committee (Jayme Baldwin, Marcy Coffman, Candalee Kumar and Micah Williams) in planning and executing a memorable Company Picnic with group interaction, good food, and super-fun
activities. We are happy to report that no serious injuries, no sunburns, and no dehydration resulted from the event!