Bronto Puts the “Thanks” in Thanksgiving

Jen Stone, Social Media Strategist

Jen Stone, Social Media Strategist

Author Bio

Jen Stone has worked for a vast range of clients, from ecommerce corporations to small local businesses across multiple industries, and has a passion for all things digital. In her previous role, Stone was in charge of branding for the No. 1 furniture retailer in the Northeast. She also managed a multi-million-dollar digital budget and a team to implement social media strategy for over 110 stores. She believes that unique businesses deserve unique social strategies to succeed online. Her experience has helped transition top companies to compete in a world filled with rapidly changing technology and consumer behavior.

Another year, another team Thanksgiving celebration. Thanksgiving at Bronto is an annual tradition, a time for us to get together to enjoy great food and conversation.

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Bronto provided the turkey and stuffing, and every Bronto had a chance to bring in a side dish or dessert to share. And boy, did they? We had 78 dishes to share: 50 side dishes and 28 desserts. It was impossible to try them all, but we sure tried.

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There were Thanksgiving staples: green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing and creamed corn. And there were also some great surprises: Asian-style wings, jalapeno mac and cheese, chipotle sweet potato casserole and much more. And for dessert? Cinnamon rolls, pumpkin pie, Irish cream chocolate mousse, even hot mulled apple cider. The spread of food alone was a celebration!

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And if you didn’t get enough togetherness during the day, we ended work an hour early for our monthly Uber Occupy. Though we gather for Occupy every Friday, getting the chance once a month to end the day a bit early makes for an even bigger turnout.

Amazing food spread aside, we’ve accomplished many great milestones this year to be thankful for. We gave back to the community in two week-long volunteering events, launched our Women in Leadership in Durham, hit a 300 Bronto milestone, earned the position as the number one email marketing provider for the Internet Retailer Top 1000 for the third consecutive year, and our IT team beat the record to take silver in the International Business Awards. It’s important to take time and celebrate all we’ve done this year as a team!

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From our family to yours, we hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving!