AgFirst employees part of innovative virtual holiday celebration
The AgFirst building at 1901 Main St. recently did a great impression of the North Pole – despite the warm, sunny weather outside.
AgFirst partnered with property management company Colliers International to stage a winter wonderland so they could record a holiday celebration for building tenants and their families to enjoy virtually.
The event featured local acts including a story reading from the popular SC Santa. In addition, Rhythmics Performing Arts, a Lexington dance, art, music and drama studio, provided ballerinas for a Nutcracker dance routine, and Columbia’s Carillon Carolers sang holiday carols to conclude the evening. AgFirst employees and their children watched the recorded event on Dec. 17 from their homes and were provided holiday treat bags.
For several years, Colliers hosted a holiday breakfast for tenants in the lobby of the building. The unique obstacles of this year meant a fresh and creative collaboration between Colliers and the AgFirst Employee Engagement Committee. The groups devised a plan for an event that was safe, accessible and entertaining for families.
“We are so appreciative to Colliers for finding a safe, creative way to bring festivities to our employees and their families,” said AgFirst Human Resources Vice President Jeff Payne. “This event illustrated two of our core company values — reliability and collaboration. Our employees look forward to this event every year and we are pleased that the tradition continued. Despite being physically distant, it’s these strong community partnerships that draw our relationships closer. The production was a great example of how far many companies, including AgFirst and Colliers International, are going to safely celebrate the holidays.”