On Saturday, December 1st, we hosted our annual holiday party at Russo’s on the Bay and celebrated 40 years in business alongside company leaders, employees, their spouses, and those who have helped us build a successful business throughout the years.
Honored at the event were the company founders, John Losey and Robert Barbera, for their hard work in founding and growing The BP Group to what it is today. We also acknowledged three employees who received gold watches to honor their 20 years of dedication to working at The BP Group – something we truly value and appreciate.
We welcomed our new employees with our longstanding tradition of asking them to sing a song and raffled off everything from a vacation to a TV. Attendees dined then danced to the sounds from the DJ, all while a digital backdrop featured images from the company throughout the past 40 years.
As a surprise, The BP Group employees gifted founders, John and Robert, with a mini getaway to show their appreciation for the amazing company and partnership they have upheld and sustained as leaders.
The holiday party is an annual event whose planning is lead by General Manager, Nancy Falco. Nancy enjoys planning the event because of the fun and excitement it brings.
“The party has come a long way – from the garage at the warehouse in Greenpoint to this great location, it’s much more exciting and a reflection of how far we have come as a business,” said Nancy when asked about the event.
She continued, “We host the party on a Saturday so our employees can enjoy themselves. This is a chance for them to socialize, get to know others, eat some great food, and really, just have a great time.”
While Nancy explained that the event requires a lot of planning and coordination, the leadership feels this is an important event that shows how much they appreciate their employees and it is great for the culture overall.
This year’s party was particularly special since The BP Group hit the incredible milestone of being in business for 40 years. From its humble beginnings of two people out of an apartment in the Bronx to becoming a company of more than 170 employees, The BP Group has created opportunity, careers, and community in what it is today.