On Friday, December 19th, 1&1 held its annual Winter Party for employees of the company’s US locations. Held at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ, more than 150 employees dressed to the nines for dinner and dancing among the sharks in the Currents Ballroom.
The evening started with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres against the backdrop of the Philadelphia skyline. Everyone enjoyed a wide variety of cheeses, fruits and crudité filled plates, as the open bar served drinks from soda to beer to cocktails. Employees mingled, chatted, and caught up with teammates as well as coworkers from other departments – including some who arrived from as far away as Lenexa, Kansas.
When the doors opened to the dining room, the shark aquarium was unveiled. Employees were treated the rest of the night to fish swimming next to them in the impressive vista of a floor-to-ceiling tank. Large sharks circled, smaller fish flitted in schools, and a ray skimmed the bottom and sides of the tank. The bright blue, living backdrop was enjoyed throughout dinner and the rest of the night.
After a sumptuous meal with choices of beef, chicken and vegetarian fair, management took the stage and thanked the employees for all their hard work during the year. In addition, the party committee was given a broad round of applause and seven employees were recognized for completing 10 years of service with 1&1!
We’re proud to congratulate those who celebrated their 10-year anniversary in 2014:
Timothy M. Scanlon
Ryan C. Light
Bradley W. Moser
Brian A. Smith
Daniel E. Fiorentine
After the speeches, the DJ opened up the dance floor and employees boogied, line-danced and even break-danced to new hits and classic staples. Additional entertainment was generated by the 1&1 party tradition of posing in a photo booth for both wacky and glamorous mementos. The party committee, led by Joanna Gleason, later raffled off dozens of gifts including a vacation day, Philadelphia Flyers tickets, an Xbox One, gift cards, and much, much more! Make-your-own strudel-sundaes capped off the evening’s menu, and the rest of the night was dedicated to dancing, shark-watching, mingling and general merriment.
To all my colleagues at 1&1: thank you for making our Winter Party a success and a fun time. To our 10-year employees: thank you for your dedication. We appreciate all of your efforts and your time with us!
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Photo Credit: ©1&1 Internet, Inc. and Mary M Navarro at MMNPhotography.com
Category: Inside 1&1