Back by popular demand, the annual FOX holiday party (which has quite the reputation of being a fine time) struck Arlington by storm (no pun intended) Friday night, December 18th. The entire FOX staff and their guests converged on Bob Fox’s house for, ironically, the calm before the storm (blizzard of ‘09)
Before we jump into the details on this year’s party, let’s set the stage for how the reputation of this annual event has been earned: Since the inception of the firm, FOX employees have been treated to a unique end-of-year celebration (in addition to en vogue summer family picnics), which personifies and enhances the firm culture. Having an event each year that is quite different from what was done in years past contributes to a resume of entertaining and memorable events. These events have enriched the valuable culture of the firm and created memories and friendships firm wide. Check out the two previous years’ events, FOX in the City in 2008, and an 80’s themed prom in 2007 that included peer voting for prom king and queen.
The theme for this year’s event (thanks to our creative creatives) was “Holiday Party Lite.” At a time when the economy is a significant focus for everyone, we planned accordingly to be sensitive to the uncertainty for the coming year. Needless to say, there were no pony rides, ferris wheels, clowns, prizes, etc. (we’re kidding). The goal of the event was simply to bring the fellow FOXes together with their guests to reconnect our FOX family. After all, our core values put an immense focus on the relationships we build with our coworkers and the culture we maintain here at FOX.
It was a morale-building event where everyone dressed casually in their holiday festive, minus the traditional Christmas sweater, and enjoyed lighthearted conversation over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The unexpected guest at the event was the blizzard of ‘09 which began to fall to the delight of the guests at precisely 9:00 pm.