Thirty nine years ago, to celebrate their Irish Heritage, Norm and Rosemary Byrne of Byrne Electric decided to do something nice for their employees on St. Patrick’s Day.
They invited all of their employees for breakfast at their home. “They set it up in their basement. Everyone was invited,” said Mike Lomonaco, Customer Relationship Manager.
But as the company continued to grow throughout the following years, the Byrne’s basement couldn’t hold them all.
So when they moved to their current location, they continued to have the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast/party, but now they have it in the company cafeteria.
While the employees eat their breakfast, they listen to the live Irish music for about an hour.
Lomonaco stated that if business allows them to do it, the employees also receive a half day off on St. Patrick’s Day.
Lomonaco continued, “That’s one of the advantages of being a privately-held company, we can do this for our employees. They are the heart and soul of our company,”