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OnasunnyFridayinAugusttheroofat110YorkStreetwastransformedintoatropicalparadiseforILAsStaffAppreciationevent.PeopledonnedtheirbestleisgrassskirtsandHawaiianshirtsduringadaythatrecognizedemployeescontinuedhardwork.TanyaDinkinsManagerofAdministrativeServicessaidthattheluauwasorganizedasasurpriseforYorkStreetstaffasecretthateventplannersmanagedtokeepforseveralweeksbeforethecelebration.JenniferHindsourHRDirectorchairedtheeventcommittee.ShealongwithAmandaVillacisBenjaminSotoCandisCumberbatchShermainJumppChaitraZieglerTishondaHarris-Walkerandmebrainstormedtocomeupwithsomethingdifferent.Itworked.ThestaffwerereallysurprisedTanyasaid.Staffmembersof110YorkStreetenjoyedgreatfoodcateredbyMeatSupremeMagicSoulFoodHabanaOutpostandPinkberry.ADJalsospunlivelytunes.OfcoursewhatluauwouldbecompletewithoutalimboWeorganizedagamecalledPasstheCoconut.WhenyouopeneditthereweregiftcardsandmovieticketsinsideasatokenofILAsappreciationTanyaexplained.ThethirdtimewasthecharmTheluaucommitteewasrelievedthattheAugusteventwentoffwithoutahitchinspiteoftwopreviouscancellations.WewereoriginallysupposedtoholdtheeventonJuly19buttherewasaheatwavethatweek.Havingalargegroupofpeopleonarooftopwouldhavebeenunbearable.OursecondattemptattheluauresultedinanothercancellationduetorainandpeoplesvacationsschedulesTanyarecalled.Luckilythatwasntthecasewiththethirdtry.AsaresulteveryonehadablastandthatsexactlywhatTanyaandherfellowcommitteememberswereplanningon.Havinganeventlikethisisreallyimportant.Ourstaffworksohardduringtheyear.Wewantthemtofeelappreciatedandknowthatwhattheydodoesnotgounnoticedshesaid.ILAHumanResourcesManagerJazmineHarperalsostressedtheimportanceofemployeerecognitionparticularlyduringatimeofNewYorkStatebudgetcuts.ThefactthatILAdoesacknowledgeitsdedicatedstaffisarealmoraleboostersaidJazmine.ItcausespeopletosayTheAgencystillrecognizesmyhardworkandeffort.Thatisenoughformanytopushforwardwiththeirgoodwork.JazmineisatestamenttoILAsrecognizingthehardworkofitsstaff.InjustsevenyearsshehasbeenpromotedtwiceandsheappreciatesthegrowthILAhasprovidedtoher.WorkmeetsplayOntheluauthemeJazminecommentedIthinkitwasfuneveryonelovesaluau.Havingitupstairswasagreatidea.Alotofushadneverbeenontheroofdeck.Inadditiontoitssceniccityviewsthevenuealsoofferedagoodworkoutforcommitteemembers.Ifeltforthemhavingtobringalltheresourcestotheroof.Onceyoureachthefthooritsthenthreemoreights.IttookeightpeopletogetthefooddrinksandDJequipmentupthere.IdliketoseethestaffappreciationeventoccurannuallybutonthethirdoororgroundlevelJazminejokes.ILACorporateComplianceSpecialistOdessaRichardswouldalsoliketoexperiencefutureluaus.Thewaythecommitteesetupthespacewasbeautiful.Ilovedwatchingeveryonedancesheremarked.Itgotpeopleoutoftheircomfortzoneswhichwasgreat.ThiswasthebesteventIveseeninthethreeyearsIveworkedattheAgency.InhismessagetothestaffExecutiveDirectorArthurPalevskykeptwiththeHawaiiantheme.MahalohesaidtheHawaiianwordforthankyou.HissentimentissharedbyILAsBoardofDirectorsadministrationandalltheIndividualswhocallILAtheirhome.StaffAppreciationAboundsatILAByKellyKassContributingWriterTherooftopofILAscentralofcesat110YorkStreetBrooklynbecamethesiteofalong-anticipatedsurpriseparty.TheresultsareobviousEveryonehadagreattime.PhotosbyJoelPerezandStevenBoniciOnasunnyFridayinAugusttheroofat110YorkStreetwastransformedintoatropicalparadiseforILAsStaffAppreciationevent.PeopledonnedtheirbestleisgrassskirtsandHawaiianshirtsduringadaythatrecognizedemployeescontinuedhardwork.TanyaDinkinsManagerofAdministrativeServicessaidthattheluauwasorganizedasasurpriseforYorkStreetstaffasecretthateventplannersmanagedtokeepforseveralweeksbeforethecelebration.JenniferHindsourHRDirectorchairedtheeventcommittee.ShealongwithAmandaVillacisBenjaminSotoCandisCumberbatchShermainJumppChaitraZieglerTishondaHarris-Walkerandmebrainstormedtocomeupwithsomethingdifferent.Itworked.ThestaffwerereallysurprisedTanyasaid.Staffmembersof110YorkStreetenjoyedgreatfoodcateredbyMeatSupremeMagicSoulFoodHabanaOutpostandPinkberry.ADJalsospunlivelytunes.OfcoursewhatluauwouldbecompletewithoutalimboWeorganizedagamecalledPasstheCoconut.WhenyouopeneditthereweregiftcardsandmovieticketsinsideasatokenofILAsappreciationTanyaexplained.ThethirdtimewasthecharmTheluaucommitteewasrelievedthattheAugusteventwentoffwithoutahitchinspiteoftwopreviouscancellations.WewereoriginallysupposedtoholdtheeventonJuly19buttherewasaheatwavethatweek.Havingalargegroupofpeopleonarooftopwouldhavebeenunbearable.OursecondattemptattheluauresultedinanothercancellationduetorainandpeoplesvacationsschedulesTanyarecalled.Luckilythatwasntthecasewiththethirdtry.AsaresulteveryonehadablastandthatsexactlywhatTanyaandherfellowcommitteememberswereplanningon.Havinganeventlikethisisreallyimportant.Ourstaffworksohardduringtheyear.Wewantthemtofeelappreciatedandknowthatwhattheydodoesnotgounnoticedshesaid.ILAHumanResourcesManagerJazmineHarperalsostressedtheimportanceofemployeerecognitionparticularlyduringatimeofNewYorkStatebudgetcuts.ThefactthatILAdoesacknowledgeitsdedicatedstaffisarealmoraleboostersaidJazmine.ItcausespeopletosayTheAgencystillrecognizesmyhardworkandeffort.Thatisenoughformanytopushforwardwiththeirgoodwork.JazmineisatestamenttoILAsrecognizingthehardworkofitsstaff.InjustsevenyearsshehasbeenpromotedtwiceandsheappreciatesthegrowthILAhasprovidedtoher.WorkmeetsplayOntheluauthemeJazminecommentedIthinkitwasfuneveryonelovesaluau.Havingitupstairswasagreatidea.Alotofushadneverbeenontheroofdeck.Inadditiontoitssceniccityviewsthevenuealsoofferedagoodworkoutforcommitteemembers.Ifeltforthemhavingtobringalltheresourcestotheroof.Onceyoureachthefthooritsthenthreemoreights.IttookeightpeopletogetthefooddrinksandDJequipmentupthere.IdliketoseethestaffappreciationeventoccurannuallybutonthethirdoororgroundlevelJazminejokes.ILACorporateComplianceSpecialistOdessaRichardswouldalsoliketoexperiencefutureluaus.Thewaythecommitteesetupthespacewasbeautiful.Ilovedwatchingeveryonedancesheremarked.Itgotpeopleoutoftheircomfortzoneswhichwasgreat.ThiswasthebesteventIveseeninthethreeyearsIveworkedattheAgency.InhismessagetothestaffExecutiveDirectorArthurPalevskykeptwiththeHawaiiantheme.MahalohesaidtheHawaiianwordforthankyou.HissentimentissharedbyILAsBoardofDirectorsadministrationandalltheIndividualswhocallILAtheirhome.StaffAppreciationAboundsatILAByKellyKassContributingWriterTherooftopofILAscentralofcesat110YorkStreetBrooklynbecamethesiteofalong-anticipatedsurpriseparty.TheresultsareobviousEveryonehadagreattime.PhotosbyJoelPerezandStevenBonici11