Best Employee Party: RMR and YVMC
October 13, 2016
Steamboat Springs — Everyone likes a party, but of course some are bigger and better than others.
Rocky Mountain Remedies and Yampa Valley Medical Center tied for having the best employee party.
RMR tries to host two parties each year for their 40 employees, who supply top-shelf marijuana, edibles and vaporizers to anyone at least 21 years old.
In recent winters, RMR has hosted a party at The Paramount. RMR buys night skiing passes, and provides an open bar and food.
The summer party is a little more special.
As a sponsor of the Steamboat Springs Free Concert Series, once a year RMR gets access to the VIP tent, where they can kick back with some great music with food and drinks.
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RMR co-owner Kevin Fisher says the parties are a good way for them to show appreciation for their employees.
"Ideally, we would never lose a single employee," Fisher says.
YVMC has up to 500 employees and their guests that attend their annual holiday party.
In recent years, the health care providers have been chomping down on barbeque at Thunderhead Lodge. Parties have also been held at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort and The Steamboat Grand.
"What makes our holiday party so special is really the staff," says Mary Wirta, who helps organize the party along with a committee of employees.
During the party, Milestone Awards are presented to employees who have been with YVMC for five, 10, 15, 20 or more years.
"After that we go into dancing and just have a great time," Wirta says.