Building on Tradition
The 34th annual Contractor’s Day event took place at HoliMont on Friday, Jan. 30. Approximately 87 companies brought 635 employees/clients to the slopes for a fun-filled day of skiing, snowboarding and mingling with potential new business contacts.
“Contractor’s Day is an event that we plan on to be a lot of fun every year,” said HoliMont Group Sales Manager Julie Murphy.
“Each season it seems like we bring in a broader spectrum of businesses. We’ve already been getting emails from people who attended to let us know what a great time they had and how they are looking forward to next year’s event,” Murphy said.
The event began in 1981 when 11 men from Midland Asphalt, ABC Paving Co., Syracuse Supply, Oakgrove Construction and Holmes and Murphy got together for a day on the slopes to mix some business with a lot of fun.
The ongoing success of the event is due in part to the late Dave Pitkin, a member who was instrumental in bringing the event to HoliMont. Because Dave had a huge passion for the racing program, there is now an annual Dave Pitkin Memorial Ski Race during Contractor’s Day so that his spirit and commitment to HoliMont can be recognized. This year marked the 29th year of the race, which saw a competitive group of skiers test their skills against one another to see who was the fastest down the course.
“Contractor’s Day gives businesses an opportunity to hold ‘meetings’ outside on the slopes,” said Murphy. “That is the foundation of Contractor’s Day. We want to give businesses an exciting venue where they can reward their employees and possibly find new networking options.”
HoliMont would like to thank the Contractor’s Day sponsors for helping to put on another great day: B&L Wholesale Supply, Toyota, Upstate Rebar/Upstate Steel, Milton Cat, Park Place Installations, Hamburg Overhead Door, Anderson Equipment Company, Jamestown Macadam Inc., Thermal Foams Inc., County Line Stone, Kanberra, Nussbaumer & Clarke, Braun Recruitment Inc., Kinley, Noco, International Chimney Corporation and Arcadis.
Contractor’s Day is typically the last Friday in January, so be sure to keep that in mind for 2016. For information on how to participate in Contractor’s Day or to inquire about being an event sponsor, contact Julie Murphy at 716-699-2320 or firstname.lastname@example.org