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Sep 30, 2020

Q3: Celebrating Virtually and Continuing to Adjust to Our New Normal

Most people will probably nod their heads when we say that 2020 has looked a little differently than we expected it to. As we’ve all continued to adjust to our new routines and lifestyle, here at NYCM we’re finding it hard to believe that we’re already at the end of Q3.


Through Q3, the majority of our team has continued to work from home, servicing our customers and providing care as we all adapt to life during this unprecedented moment in time. We’ve continued to improve our internal safety protocols and have had some fun along the way. Read on to learn more about what we’ve been up to these last three months:


Getting Creative on Independence Day

We kicked off the summer by encouraging employees to share their Independence Day celebrations with us. As part of our 365 Passport to Wellness internal program, we asked everyone to create something in the theme of “red, white and blue” and share their creations with the rest of Team NYCM through our corporate intranet. Our employees didn’t disappoint and got creative with paint, palettes, coloring sheets, tie dye, food - and even a few themed face masks!

Sharing Our History

We’ve come a long way in 121 years! We thought it would be fun to share our story with our readers. Check out an abridged version of our company’s history here.

Celebrating Sisters

We love how many family members we have working together within our broader NYCM family! On National Sisters Day we published a blog article highlighting some of our sister groupings - both biological siblings and co-workers who are so close they consider themselves to be related! Read it here.


Safety Updates to Our Offices

In preparation for our return - and keeping the safety of employees currently still working in our offices top of mind- we made several new safety upgrades to all of our office facilities. Our buildings now boast touchless sinks, toilets and hand dryers in the bathrooms as well as touchless coffee machines in the breakrooms.


Labor Day

Aside from taking the day off, we celebrated Labor Day this year with a special post to our blog, highlighting the history and origins of the holiday. To read the article, click here.


Our Mid-Year Update Celebration - Sent Through the Mail

Usually during the summer we gather together to celebrate the first half of the year as an NYCM family during our Mid-Year Update Celebration. The event is marked by food, games and the opportunity to share updates from the past year and look forward to the year ahead. Due to most of our employee base working from home and COVID-19 making it unsafe to gather together in person, we decided to send our celebration through the mail. Instead of celebrating as a team, we sent each employee a gift card to redeem at a restaurant near them, giving them the opportunity to dine out (or take out!) with their family members at home. 


Back-to-School Drive

Every year we look forward to helping local students get ready for back-to-school with an employee-driven school supply drive. This year, we had to adapt our methodologies but are proud to still be providing school supplies to children living near our Edmeston and Sherburne locations. Supplies donated and distributed include items such as book bags, binders, pens, pencils, notebooks and more!


Supporting the Fight to End Alzheimer’s

This quarter we were proud to support the fight against Alzheimer’s by being the Presenting Sponsor at the Walk in Oneonta, NY, a Supporting Sponsor at the Buffalo, NY Walk, and a Bronze Sponsor at the Schenectady, Fulton and Montgomery Walk. While the walks may be virtual this year, we’re proud to support the cause and do our share in fighting back against this disease that affects 5.8 million Americans. To learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, click here.