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Merry and Happy

Actian Corporation

December 20, 2019

Company Culture: Ugly Sweaters

How Does Your Company Get Festive Around the Holidays and Year End? We at Actian Go All Out!

It all started with a series of Holiday Parties in all our offices globally – some hosted at the office, some at local pubs, and ALL were amazing!

The Palo Alto office gathered in the astonishing Hillsborough Racquet Club, near San Francisco, for a night filled with delicious food (courtesy of The Sharks chef!), a thrilling casino, a lively DJ, and endless entertainment!

This year, we had the privilege of teaming up with Believe Holy Spirit for their annual toy drive. Believe is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering, educating, and guiding at-risk youth in the East Bay. The contributions from this year will directly impact the community during the toy giveaway on December 21st at the Eden Youth Center in Hayward, California. Through Actian’s generous donations, we will be able to support over 50 families with gifts this holiday season.

We also had a gift-wrapping station available right in the office! How perfect to sip eggnog, listen to carols, joke, chat and get what usually ends up as a 3am-before-Christmas-Day job done!

And just today, most of us got ugly, wearing their holiday gear and ugly sweaters. Some were cute, some were the real deals! Too much fun!

… and there were (too many) yummy cookies and decorations and poinsettias… aaand it is all those things, little and big, that make my heart full and I want to shout out loud…

As the holiday spirit continued to flourish, the festive cheer extended beyond the office walls. Actian’s commitment to giving back shone brightly as employees eagerly participated in Believe Holy Spirit’s annual toy drive, spreading joy and hope to families in need. The act of kindness and generosity will not only bring smiles to children’s faces but also warm the hearts of the entire community.

Thank you, Actian and Happy Holidays to all!



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