On Saturday, December 3, 2016, Norman, Fox & Co. celebrated its annual Christmas Party at the Western Hills Country Club in Chino Hills, CA. This year’s celebration was more special because it was combined with Don O’Shea’s Retirement Celebration. Many Norman Fox customers were also in attendance to honor Don. It was a night full of laughter, memories, and entertainment.
Don O’Shea began working at Norman, Fox & Co. since its inception in 1971 as the company’s first employee. He has worked for Norman, Fox & Co. for over 45 years becoming a very reputable Account Manager. His dedication and charisma have garnered him much love and appreciation amongst Norman Fox & Co.’s employees and customers.
The major highlight of the night was a special presentation that included anecdotes from Don’s colleagues, a roast about his retirement, and a video about his service with the company. Another major highlight was the inaugural “Don O’Shea Employee of the Year Award” in honor of Don’s dedicated service to Norman, Fox & Co. The first recipient of this award was Dale Greenough, Plant Manager, who has worked with Norman, Fox & Co. for over 37 years.
The celebration concluded with a speech from Norman, Fox & Co.’s President, Steve Halpin followed by live music and dancing.
The Norman Fox Family wishes Don a happy retirement!
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. On November 20, 2016, Norman Fox & Co. participated in the American Lung Association sponsored annual Lung Force 5K Walk. Lung Force is a group within the America Lung Association created to spread awareness about lung diseases including cancer.
Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women in the U.S. and can affect anyone. This disease has touched the Norman, Fox & Co. family personally through Laura Morrisson, Norman, Fox & Co’s Sales & Marketing Director. Laura’s spouse, Pam Lawrence, was diagnosed with lung cancer in late 2014 and has been successfully fighting ever since. Just like Pam, who says, “this fight will not get me down, I have too much to do on this Earth”, we too can contribute so much to bring awareness to this cause. For the second consecutive year, Norman, Fox & Co. participated on Team Pam’s Puffers. The team raised over $13,000 to help fund research to advance lung health. Last year was no exception, as Pam’s Puffers team was awarded #1 Fundraising Friends & Family Team and Team FORCE with over 70 participants (largest Team).
During the week of November 14, 2016, Norman, Fox & Co. participated in the 45th Annual NACD Meeting held in Scottsdale, Arizona. The NACD Meeting had near record attendance of over 650 registrants. The meeting brought together market leaders, customers and colleagues of the chemical distribution industry to discuss topics such as business performance, cyber-security and regulatory challenges. The 2016 Presidential election was a hot topic as several political talks were given including Keynote Speaker, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S House of Representatives.