Astyra’s 2018 Holiday Spirit

Astyra staff dressed for Halloween
Mary Alice the Ouija Board

The holidays are always a special time for our Astyra family. To celebrate, we dressed up and decorated the office for Halloween. Spider webs covered the windows, creepy masks were on every door and a spooky ghost greeted anyone who entered.

We also hosted an internal Halloween costume contest with three prizes: Funniest, Scariest and of course, Best Costume. Carmen came dressed as a “Smarty Pants” with Smarties candies on her pants and a full on nerd outfit which deserved the “Funniest Costume” pumpkin prize. Taylor painted her entire face to resemble a skeleton police officer and won the “Scariest Costume” pumpkin prize. 

Mary Alice went all out and dressed up as a Ouija Board with bi-colored contacts and a black candle. Due to her hard work and dedication, she earned the “Best Costume” pumpkin prize.

As the temperature dropped and our minds wandered to the upcoming feast we decided to continue our Astyra tradition of our newest internal Astyra employee frying a turkey for the office for Thanksgiving. This time, Jody and Taylor were our lucky fryers!

We ended the year by decorating our office with three Christmas trees, hanging ceiling ornaments and making snowflakes. Our annual staff Christmas holiday dinner was at Wild Ginger. We were glad to spend time together and to announce an employee promotion!

We also played a few pranks around the office with Asty the Elf. Our poor CEO, Ken walked into his office and caught Asty on his desk drinking a bottle of Whiskey!

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Taylor dropping our turkey in the oil
Asty the Elf enjoying "Elf Juice"

Carmen’s Latest Achievement of 2018

Our Recruiting Team Lead, Carmen earned her Toastmasters certificate!
 
Toastmasters is a worldwide non-profit organization that helps individuals to expand upon their public speaking and leadership skills.
 
Carmen completed the first level of her Leadership Development Path to becoming an effective communicator and leader earlier this month. During this process, she gave five speeches on time management and plan development and implementation. She emphasized the importance of public speaking and leading a team in each of her five speeches.
 
Back in April, Carmen won the “Best Speaker” award for one of her previous speeches.
 
Congrats Carmen!