Showing Off Our Artists

We have so many great artists working at The Abbey who love to have fun, that we just have to share it! Last year, the masterminds in our Human Resources department teamed up with the creative geniuses in our Marketing department to create a video for Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling" challenge. We had so much fun making it that we had to do another one for 2017. 

Our August Associate Party was the perfect time to premier the video and let the artists view the video before anyone else. No movie viewing is complete without popcorn and candy, so the HR Department and our talented culinary/banquets team put together the ultimate in showtime snacks: popcorn, candy, pizza, pretzels, brownies, french fries, hot dogs, and more! Upon entering the room, some of our associates had their pictures taken on the red carpet, while others were interviewed by Adrienne. "Who are you wearing?"  "Abbey Uniform Department."

Once everyone was in, had their food, and were seated, the party began. The Associate of the Month was announced, raffle prizes were drawn, and the video introduced. The crowd was full of smiles and laughs as they saw themselves and their co-workers having such a great time at The Abbey.

Now that you've seen the exciting lead in, here's the video for you to watch. We can't wait to see what our next video project brings!

A Tale of Two Trees

In celebration of Earth Day in 2016, Abbey Associates made their way to the Harbor Lawn to plant two new trees. It was a beautiful spring day, they were outdoors for a good cause, and smiles were on the faces of everyone who participated. After learning about the origins of the day and being in such good moods, it was decided by everyone there that these trees deserved to be named after the founder of Earth Day, Gaylord Nelson. 

Earth Day 2016. Abbey associates and Nelson

Gaylord Nelson was a U.S. Senator and former Governor of Wisconsin. He was also present for the groundbreaking of The Abbey Resort back in 1962. You can learn more about him and the founding of Earth Day here.

Senator Gaylord Nelson at The Abbey Resort's groundbreaking ceremony, July, 1962.

Gaylord and Nelson, the two young red sunset maples, thrived on the shores of Lake Geneva for a year alongside family activities, outdoor meetings, and numerous weddings. They soaked up the sun, shared their soil with the tulips, and watched the boats, ducks and geese in the harbor. 

When it came time to celebrate Earth Day once again, it was decided that the two trees should get some special recognition. A dedication and awareness ceremony was held for the associates and Gaylord and Nelson were given stones commemorating their planting dates and their names. 

Commemorative stones laid on Earth Day 2017.

Commemorative stones laid on Earth Day 2017.

The next time you visit The Abbey Resort, be sure to stop by the Harbor Lawn and say hello to our shade-providing, oxygen-producing friends. 

Watch the video from our dedication ceremony below.