Companies spend again on parties

Companies spend again on parties
News from Albany Times Union:

Clifton Park

The office holiday party is back.

Not since the start of the Great Recession in 2008 have local caterers and restaurant and hotel operators seen such demand.

“This week and next week are really busy,” said Susan Baker, vice president of sales and marketing for Mazzone Hospitality. “Their head counts are up, and companies are interested in doing some of the fun things they haven’t done in awhile — candy stations, fireworks, entertainment, ice carvings.”

At Century House in Latham, it’s the same story.

The holiday party business “is extremely strong this year,” said managing partner

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Festivus And The Airing Of The Payments Grievances
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Every year there are a plethora of stories every year about the war on Christmas, followed by the plethora of headlines about why there is no war on Christmas. What all of these stories have in common is that they miss the point about Christmas and warfare – when it comes to Christmas it is not an external war, but an internal war where everyone struggles with both enjoying the holiday season and a mounting feeling of annoyance with all of the pressure to deliver peace on Earth and goodwill towards men, including members of your immediate family. .

Because there is only so much goodwill than anyone can stand, the Holiday of Festivus was born. We can thank Seinfeld in the mid 1990-s for actually giving us a holiday within a holiday where we get to do what the holiday season somehow manages to instill in all of us – the need to air our grievances.


And so in honor of Festivus, PYMNTS brings to our readers the Payments Airing Of The Grievances

1. “The merchants of MCX created MCX.  They invested their time, their talent and their money to build a consumer friendly solution… Our merchants have to make a choice about the consumer expe…………… continues on

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