During the week of March 6, 2017, the Norman Fox team of Steve Halpin, President; Laura Morrisson, Director of Sales & Marketing; and Jason Huang, Purchasing Manager - Imports, attended the 28th annual Palm Oil Conference (POC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was Norman Fox's fifth POC conference.
2017 is a significant year since it marks the 100-year anniversary of Malaysia's commitment to commercial palm planting and oil processing. The conference is designed to promote Southeast Asia Palm Oil and its derivatives. Topics include: sustainable growing and harvesting practices, responsible exports, and plans for expansion to cover the increasing global demand for edible oils. Turnout was strong with approximately 2500 registrants and an additional 2500 people meeting to share views on the palm oil business landscape.
On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists celebrated its annual SCC Dinner Gala at the Disneyland Resort Hotel in Anaheim. This year's theme revolved around the wonderful tale of Alice in Wonderland.
Norman, Fox & Co. had over 25 guests in attendance including customers Steve Miller and Sufian from Gabel's, Ali Aybane from Maintex as well as customers from Blue Cross Labs, Jacem Healthy Products, Developlus, and Bluefield & Associates. Norman, Fox & Co. also had the honor of sponsoring the famous Rabbit Hole that led guests to the Grand Ballroom. Once inside, guests had the pleasure of experiencing "Wonderland" with the beautiful décor, delicious food and various rounds of bingo.
It was definitely a timeless event fit for a fairytale!
Norman, Fox & Co. would like to thank our Personal Care Account Manager, Margarita Gomez-Nadin, for helping in this great event. Margarita Gomez-Nadin was part of the SCC Dinner Dance committee coordinating the delivery and packaging of the popular gift bags at our Industry headquarters and later, distributing the 500 gift bags to attendees.
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).