On August 30, REM satisfied its sweet tooth at a firm-wide ice cream social. In our Long Island office, all of the staff members received an exclusive coupon promising one free cold treat. That afternoon, an ice cream truck (owned by Lenny Warner, a friend of tax partner Gigi Boudreaux) pulled up in front of the office building, and soon, a steady stream of REM employees lined up for delicious frozen indulgences. Coupons were exchanged for desserts, and shakes, cones, and sundaes were enjoyed by all. (Unfortunately, there were no sightings of anyone with a SpongeBob or Spider-Man Popsicle.) The weather proved perfect, and colleagues gathered in the sunshine.
In our New York City headquarters, ice cream made an appearance a different form. The NYC staff experienced a do-it-yourself sundae bar (à la Cold Stone Creamery), with a choice of three flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. To top it off, there was an abundance of toppings, including but not limited to sprinkles, cookies, M&Ms, and various syrups. After choosing toppings, an ice cream professional mixed everything together. Despite a nearing deadline for the tax department, nearly everyone made an appearance at the Social.
Thanks to the REM Social Events Committee for organizing the event. We raise our cones and salute you.