Last Friday, the Madison office of Miron Construction held an office Thanksgiving. Everyone shared their Thanksgiving plans, hunting brags, and we learned that one should never anger the Starbucks cashier. You might get pancaked (true story). It also turns out you can actually be allergic to deer, which one would think is a deterrent to hunting them, but apparently not so much.
In the spirit of thanks, I was able to share with the team that even though we are a small regional office, we raised almost $20 thousand for our local United Way, and were able to give back to those in need in Dane County. The people in our office are committed to supporting our community and want to continue to be actively involved, beyond donations, so today we made plans to ring bells for the Salvation Army of Dane County this holiday season. It was great to be in a room full of people with so much heart and filled with so much genuine laughter. I’m so grateful to be part of an organization with this type of culture.
We have been having a pretty outstanding 2017. Great projects completed, including the Memorial Union Terrace, Alumni Park, Middleton Center, and the Fitchburg Fire Station. We have a lot more coming in 2018, including the UW-Madison South East Recreational Facility (SERF), the School of Business, the City of Madison West Side Police Station, the Capitol East Parking Garage, Madison Water Utility facility, Frank Productions new performance venue Sylvee, and our brand new Madison headquarters in the Gebhardt Building. It’s a lot to be thankful for.
This holiday season, I hope all of our friends, family, colleagues, and partners have reasons to be thankful many times over. May your bucks have many points, your tables be full, and your hearts even fuller. From everyone at Miron’s Madison office, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!