Yolanda Simonsis is a 38-year veteran of the packaging and converting industries. She has held past editorial positions with two former publications of Delta Communications and Cahners...more

Managers: How Do You Show Your Appreciation?

In these days of shrinking budgets, how do you show your appreciation to the the people who work with you?

As a middle-manager of only three but very talented people, my options are few and my budget even smaller. We’re a tight-knit crew who enjoy each other’s company, so taking advantage of local attractions at Taste of Chicago is a great (and practical) way to spend an extended lunch hour together at very little cost. As it is, I only pay for a portion of their tickets, but it’s something. They deserve so much more–but that should be something the company ought to do in a more significant manner, right?

So tell me some of the best treats your company has given you. Make me jealous.

And have a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable July 4th holiday!

Left: PFFC magazine’s Claudia Hine (managing editor), Nsenga Thompson (associate editor), Michael Koch (senior art director), and Yolanda Simonsis (associate publisher/editor) enjoy the Taste of Chicago before the July 4th holiday. Right: Claudia, Yolanda, Michael, and Nsenga make their way to Cloud Gate (”The Bean”) in Chicago’s Millennium Park.

PFFC staff enjoys Taste of Chicago 2011PFFC staff enjoys Millennium Parks’ Cloud Gate

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