October 29, 2014
Bloomington, IN– TASUS recently celebrated the company’s 25th anniversary by hosting an event to honor employees and retirees from the Indiana facility. The company brought in a number of dignitaries to speak to employees and make it a truly special event.
The event began with tours around the facility, led by employees. This allowed employees to showoff their profession to friends and family, while spreading awareness about what it is we do at TASUS. After the tours employees and their guests made way to the tent for food and drinks. At that time the ceremony was kicked off with both the Japan and the United States’ national anthem sang by two time Grammy award winning soprano Sylvia McNair. Not many companies can say a Grammy winner performed at a company event. This was truly a memorable way to start the program.
The event also featured special appearances from Koichi Ohara the President and COO of Tsuchiya Group Ltd. (parent company of TASUS), as well as Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellsperman and Deputy Mayor John Whikehart. The ceremony served as a time to recognize employees with long tenured service at TASUS, perfect attendance, and retirees.
TASUS was honored to have one other special guest. B.J. Yoho, a.k.a. B.J. Claus, attended and spoke at the event. Yoho is known for his charitable work collecting presents and money to be donated to The Riley Children’s Hospital. TASUS has been involved in helping Yoho raise toys in the past, so for this event we presented him with a giant check to be donated to The Riley Children’s Hospital in his honor. TASUS will still run toy drives to help Yoho raise more toys as the holidays are quickly approaching.
This event was about the employees, and for the employees. All the planning going into the event revolved around what would mean the most to employees, as they have meant so much to the company throughout the years. Without the hard work and dedication from all of the employees at TASUS the company would not still be growing after 25 years. Employees have shown resiliency through difficult times and never gave up on the company. As a token of gratitude TASUS gave all employees a gift bag of locally made products with the TASUS 25th anniversary theme mixed in. We have enjoyed the past 25 years of business and are looking forward to the next 25.