Employee Recognition 2016

Noble Horizons staff members were guests at the annual employee recognition event, this year held outdoors beside the ponds on a beautiful afternoon in September. Big Green Truck Pizza from New Haven, featuring wood-fired pizzas made fresh on-site, was a first for Noble. Thin crust pizzas of all sorts, tossed salad, soft drinks, espresso and gelato were on the menu and, by all accounts, more than a few employees ate themselves silly. A raffle and years-of-service jewelry and gifts were part of the festivities.

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