Year end planning, in full swing

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us and from a business perspective year end planning has begun in earnest. We finished open enrollment for new benefits plans, adding optional dental insurance and more medical choices. Last week our payroll service provider had a year end information session, full of good reminders for the end of 2015 as well as what we’ll see as 2016 begins. We know what our 401K match will be, due early in 2016. We offer a 401K match to all employees, regardless of their level of participation in the program. We want everyone off to a good start towards their retirement. Also, today we sent a message off to the accountant to verify the information he needs to provide an early estimate of our tax liability. Last year we volunteered as a team at Second Harvest Food Bank, just before our holiday lunch, and are scheduling another volunteer session for this year. A white elephant gift exchange is planned, maybe some of us will find Black Friday deals this weekend! And to make the office festive, we have decorating ahead. In our old office we had lights strung around the main room with ornaments. Our new offices are much bigger, more decorations are also on the shopping list! While there are many business details to year end we also ensure there’s time for fun and giving back to others.