Posted by: Kate Moore
Every year we come together to celebrate the successes from the past year and give special honor to those who have demonstrated great passion, skill and leadership in our company. Being abundantly joyful is something we believe in quite strongly, and this night is no different than any other in showing that belief. Looking around to see familiar faces and feeling the energy from hundreds of excited employees is something to marvel at.
Our guest speaker, Frank Gambuzza, owner of The Visage Group and President of Intercoiffure America/Canada, said it best: “You don’t see even five salons in the country doing what you are doing at Cole’s Salon.”
We are proud to be a company that puts value in our team members, regardless of position, because when we are together, we win.
Two groups were recognized for their leadership and inspiration by way of the Jennifer Wilson Leadership and Excellence Award and Joel Suzuki Star Thrower Award.
The Jennifer Wilson Leadership and Excellence Award recognizes team members who nurture and encourage those around them, demonstrate excellent skills, and model fashion and personal creativity. This year’s award winners are:
The Joel Suzuki Star Thrower Award honors team members who make a difference while encouraging and inspiring others on their life journey. This year’s award winners are:
We are continuously inspired by our relationships with one another, our clients and our craft. Here’s what a few team members had to say about their work and of the night:
“I loved getting together with the Cole’s team because it highlights what we do best—having fun as a family to celebrate all of our accomplishments and growth.” – Jenna Buck, Burnsville
“Our guest speaker Frank Gambuzza’s speech was a refreshing reminder for our talented employees of what a privilege it is to work at such a special salon/spa.” – Heather Hagel, Burnsville
“I work with the most wonderful and talented people. I am so proud of my Cole’s family and the love we represent, not just for the industry, but also one another.” – Dawn Von Bokern, Burnsville
“When thinking about this years company meeting, all I can feel is gratitude about how grateful I am to work with such amazing people everyday. I am so honored to have been nominated for the Jennifer Wilson award and to work at a company with so many talented people who are not just my coworkers, but my friends also.” – Liz Youngman, Burnsville
We have the privilege of working with and serving some of the most loyal, wonderful, giving, and beautiful people in the world. We thank you for your friendship and being part of our family. Here’s to another amazing year!