Job One’s annual employee holiday celebration, Shining Stars, is a big event to recognize the achievements of our outstanding team members. Employees and their families, caregivers and friends join together with members of the Job One board, staff, customers and community members for fellowship and holiday fun. This event hosts over 500 attendees annually and will take place Sunday, December 8, 2019, at The Pavilion at John Knox Village.
Job One sat down with our local emcee and host for the event, KSHB’s Lindsey Anderson, to talk about why this event is so important for Job One employees.
Q: When did you first hear about Job One?
A: I honestly hadn’t heard about Job One before I was asked to be a part of the holiday party. Now, I am so glad that I’m aware of this wonderful organization and that I get to help out year after year with the event!
Q: Why did you decide to get involved in the Shining Stars Holiday party?
A: After learning more about Job One and the Shining Stars Holiday Party I knew this was an event I couldn’t pass up. There’s so much to celebrate and honor over the past year’s hard work from all the men and women involved. Not to mention, it’s such a joyful time of year with the holidays right around the corner!
Q: What has kept you coming back year after year?
A: I was hooked after the first year I was a part of this event. The joy on everyone’s faces and the community that comes together to celebrate the success of colleagues, friends and family members is really special. There’s no better feeling in the world than to be recognized by your loved ones from all your hard work over the year. That’s what this party is about! I can’t forget about the DANCE PARTY either! How fun is that with the DJ and appearances from Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
Q: Why do you think events (and events like this) are important?
A: I think coming together as a community full of your friends, families, employers, colleagues is worth celebrating, especially when they’re there to celebrate YOU! To be recognized by your dedication, passion and hard work throughout the year is one of the best feelings!
Q: Why is Job One (and being involved with Job One) important to you?
A: I’m so glad that I can be a part of an organization that lifts up an entire community. Everyone has a right to feel valued, important and respected in this community and what a wonderful organization to provide these opportunities. The empowerment and pride these individuals feel entering the workplace is so special!
Q: How have you seen Job One positively impact the community?
A: I have seen so many individuals thrive in the workplace thanks to Job One. Hearing their stories and the goals they set for themselves is so impressive. Everyone seems to put their best foot forward in the workplace and any employer would be lucky to have that type of work ethic.
Q: What’s one of your favorite memories from the Shining Stars event over the years?
A: I have to say, I LOVE the dance party that happens after the awards. So many folks come out to the dance floor and dance like no one’s watching. I love to see that! Dancing and jamming out to music makes you immediately happy and everyone deserves that celebration after a year’s worth of hard work.
Q: What are you looking forward to at this year’s Shining Stars Holiday Party?
A: I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again! This will be my 3rd year emceeing the Shining Stars Holiday Party and it feels like a big family reunion with everyone getting together again. So many people look forward to this party every year and I completely understand why!
Q: How has this event positively impacted you?
A: I feel so much love and support in that room. Not only from all the friends and families around but all the organizations and generous donations that are involved in the raffled gifts and prizes. It’s such a refreshing feeling after listening to the news many days.
Q: What forecast do you predict the Shining Stars event day this year?
A: I predict lots of smiles, hugs and dancing!! 🙂 It will probably be cold outside but what a perfect opportunity to warm up on the dance floor! Can’t wait to see everyone there!
Learn more about our Shining Stars event (including ways to make a charitable donation) here.