Gathering for our annual holiday party on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the iconic Bali Hai on Shelter Island, Pride Resource Partners employees and guests celebrated the team’s achievements over the last 20 months, not in only meeting the challenges of working during the COVID-19 pandemic but in growing and thriving as a business and as a team that embodies commitment, integrity, community, inclusion, and alignment with Pride’s core values.
CEO Joe Maak delivered a speech to express gratitude and appreciation for the staff’s dedication to the day-to-day workload and deliverables and for enabling the company to reach new milestones over the last two years. Employees and business partners were honored with awards to recognize those who have demonstrated alignment with Pride’s core values. The 2021 honorees were:
- Rico Billones, Employee of the Year
- Patience Winters, Peer Award
- Adrian Filippi, Peer Award
- Shawna Eddington, Spirit Award
- Michele Finkel, Innovation Award
- Hill International, Ally Award
The evening included island-themed cocktails, buffet dinner, and desserts, entertainment provided by a troupe of Polynesian dancers, opportunities to win a variety of raffle prizes, and spectacular views of the San Diego Bay and downtown skyline.