Which is why, as we turn 50 this year, it only seems appropriate to celebrate our people. The people who have not only made their mark on FRCH, but those who have been transformed by FRCH in the process. Happy Anniversary FRCH!
22 years in August
There are so many, for many different reasons – so it’s hard to choose, but I would say Macy’s Lakeside. I chose this project because it was my first ground-up Macy’s and the opening of this was a cornerstone to Macy’s 150-year anniversary celebration. I also recall how seamlessly our internal team partnered with each other. We also had, as always, great partnerships with the Macy’s teams in Cincinnati and Atlanta.
FRCH is very social, so all of our events are great, but I would have to say the Holiday Party. This day always brings great energy to the office with everyone going from floor-to-floor gathering tickets for the Fa, La, La Giveaway (FRCH’s internal scavenger hunt)! It is also the day our families can come to the office to celebrate with great food, holiday movies, crafts, and the ugly sweater competition – which Bonnie Graf was always very passionate about. My boys truly have enjoyed this event, and they know FRCH has THE REAL Santa!
Sitting next to Tom Lambert when I first started in the Department Stores Studio. There was always some sort of comic relief with him. His banter with everyone passing by was entertaining to say the least and he would always introduce himself to new hires as Jim Lazzari. There are also so many funny memories outside the office from our survey trips, FRCH Golf Outings, Macy’s Golf Outings, Red’s games, Keeneland and Anniversary Parties.
50 more! I am very excited about the future of FRCH. My hope would be for all the young professionals starting here to grow and develop their careers for as long as I have, and to create the same type of relationships I have developed at FRCH. I have learned so much here and still continue to learn everyday – both professionally and personally. We have recruited friends (and family) here, and obtained family members. All the Rink’s are very lucky and feel blessed to be part of FRCH over the last 20+ years.