By: Blade Zych, Caleb Johnson and Christine Carcel
During his congratulatory speech At Digital Risk’s Celebrate Our Success 2013 holiday party, CEO Peter Kassabov confidently stated, “At Digital Risk, we don’t just make money, we make a difference.” And throughout this past holiday season, D-Riskers across every office made a significant difference nationally and in their respective communities.
At all offices, D-Riskers contributed to the Toys For Tots drive, as well as the Holiday Mail for Heroes, a drive in which holiday greeting cards are collected and sent to those serving in the U.S. Military. The company also hosted a Celebrate Our Success 2013 holiday party. At the event, Digital Risk and MphasiS leadership congratulated the team for various achievements throughout the year, raffle prizes were given out and Breaking LUSY gave a smashing performance.
Sr. Collateral Project Specialist Fred Hill won a 32 GB WiFi iPad Air in the raffle. “It was a total surprise and it took me a second to realize that I had really just won a brand new iPad. It’s great to be one of the lucky ones who won a prize, especially right before Christmas.”
Several Boca Raton team members, including Sr. Branch Manager Nathan Rouse, Learning Enthusiast Phedra Remarais, Ambassador Bobbie Castoro and Processor Sandra Seneca, worked in the Annual Kid Inlet Challenge pit stop = handing out water and essentials to bicycle riders. One of the event’s riders was our very own Leadership Development Manager Dean Budney! The office team also hosted several potlucks.
Denver D-Riskers supported the Arapahoe House with a Jeans for a Cause, resulting in gift donations for three families! The team even held a gift wrapping party, complete with a delicious cookie exchange, to wrap the donated gifts. Team members also participated in an Ugly Sweater Contest, which was won by Component Servicing Sr. Analyst Terry Martin.
When asked about his stellar Ugly Sweater, Terry said, “The sweater was home-made by my wife. She created it for our Ugly Sweater Day. It could grow in ugliness for many years to come!”
The Jacksonville office held a food drive that resulted in more than 300 pounds of donations! Team members also participated in a team area desk decoration contest, a Secret Santa gift exchange and various potlucks.
In Lake Mary, various teams held an Ugly Sweater contest to display their holiday spirit in an ugly fashion – pun intended. Teams also held a Christmas Potluck with a White Elephant game, a perfect holiday game for the analytical, strategic D-Risker. Lake Mary D-Riskers also decorated desks, wore festive outfits and made delicious holiday treats for the Countdown to Christmas.
Maitland teams hosted many holiday festivities, including an Ugly Sweater Day, a Santa Hat Day, an ornament exchange, a holiday cookie exchange, and a Flannel Friday so D-Riskers could sport their best flannel attire. Breaking LUSY also held a performance at Cooter Browns in Altamonte Springs, FL.
“My favorite activity was Secret Santa. The person I drew requested something blue or heels, so I got her a blue-colored pure chocolate heel. It was instant hit!” Maitland Appraisal Analyst Caleb Johnson said.