Man's Best Friend Helps Local Business Honor Employees - May 31, 2012

Big Dot of Happiness, LLC, treats staff members and their loyal companions to an employee recognition party, showcasing an afternoon of activities for dogs and their owners.

Big Dot of Happiness, LLC, the creator of unique party themes and party supplies, recently hosted an employee recognition event in a unique manner, celebrating a Work Hard, Play Hard company core value. By expanding the guest list to include man's best friend, employees were encouraged to bring the dogs to the party. In typical Big Dot fashion, what would be waiting for them when they got there was a surprise.

"Our goal is to be different," says Sherri Yukel, founder and president of all Big Dot Shops. "Big Dot of Happiness isn't just a brand. We have a company culture that celebrates life. We work hard so we can play hard and what better way to have fun than at a puppy party."

Although dogs were welcomed, they were not required. Employees "borrowed" dogs from those who had more than one, an invisible dog made an appearance at a few activities and others simply enjoyed the day observing what would happen next. Competitions of Puppy Musical Chairs, a Doggy Relay Race and a Trick Showcase were just a few events dogs and owners could participate in.

"Employee recognition is an important facet of building a strong team," says Yukel. "By giving our employees a day to get outside of the building, show off their 'best friend' and just enjoy being together, we are reinforcing our values."’s Expert Experts applied their baby shower and birthday party knowledge to create an amazing puppy party. Personalized party decorations filled the room while attendees enjoyed a large selection of baked goods, including Big Dot’s new personalized cookies. The dogs had their own buffet table of snacks and treats, as well as toys to keep them entertained between games. Both employees and dogs left the puppy party with full bellies, rejuvenated for the next day, never knowing what Big Dot will come up with next.

About Big Dot of Happiness, LLC
Big Dot of Happiness, LLC, is an event party company and the originator of various games, invitations and themed party supply products called "Big Dot Originals." With personalized party invitations, impressive party favors and unique party decorations, Big Dot of Happiness, LLC, makes everyday parties into extraordinary events. Making life’s occasions fun. It’s about time. "We create remarkable smiles by embracing a remarkable culture."