CHICAGO [November 7, 2016] – What happens when the team you love snaps a 108 year championship drought? If you’re Chicago-based global managed network service provider Nitel, you declare a company holiday.
Today, the company announced that November 2nd will be “Cubbie Day” from here forward. It will commemorate the day the Chicago Cubs broke the Curse of the Billy Goat and finally won its first World Series since 1908.
According to Nitel CEO and co-founder Rick Stern, “Like so many Cub fans, I spent my whole life waiting for this to happen. Now that it has, we want to celebrate it in a way that is uniquely Nitel.”
Ron Grason, Nitel president and co-founder continued, “We’re always looking for new ways to have fun and inject personality into our company culture. Similar to the way the Cubs approached this season, we find that we get the best out of our people when we keep things loose.”
Nitel employees will receive November 2 as a floating holiday they can take as paid time off. In addition, this year, the company hosted an all-employee luncheon and allowed many of its Chicago staff to attend the Cubs victory parade.