Nov 29

Goodwill Theatre makes your office holiday party a snap

Goodwill Theatre is celebrating small businesses in the Southern Tier by offering them a priceless opportunity: the opportunity to send their employees to a fun and fancy big holiday party, without having to plan one.

The Big Holiday Party for Small Businesses sponsored by Lesko Financial Services will be held Wednesday, December 12 from 5:30-8:30 at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage, 48 Willow Street in Johnson City, and will feature catering by the Colonial, music by DJ Frankie of Powerhouse Entertainment, door prizes, and surprises.

“This is a brand-new event that we’re trying out for the first time,” said Ashley Depew, Goodwill Theatre Marketing Manager. “Planning a holiday party is usually too much hassle for a small office, but small business employees deserve the chance to celebrate and feel appreciated, just as much as large corporations. Maybe even more so.”

The event will also offer area small businesses a chance to network with each other, while raising funds for Goodwill Theatre’s year-round educational programming, and community outreach events. Tickets are $50 per person, and include food and beverages and entertainment.

“Personally, I’ve worked for lots of small businesses and not-for-profits,” Depew continued, “and it’s hard to really feel the holiday spirit when your office party is just five or six people doing a Secret Santa and eating sugar cookies under a sad little string or two of tinsel in the break room. We want to give people a chance to really celebrate all that their small business accomplished this year.”

The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage is located on the corner of Corliss Avenue and Willow Street in Johnson City. For more information, contact the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at: (607) 772-2404, ext. 301, or visit: or