On September 10th 2020, the Umbra head office staff in Toronto were able to come together - at a distance - and celebrate the company's 40th Anniversary with an outdoor BBQ.
The celebrations included a special performance from President Les Mandelbaum's band, Bob Binns and the Bin Locations, as well as The Buddies, which was comprised of Umbra and TCH staff members.
In true BBQ fashion, hamburgers, sausages, ribs and a plethora of salads were served for lunch. Buddy Toss, corn hole and basketball could be played during the festivities, plus a photo booth and a few giveaways.
Les addressed staff with a speech discussing Umbra's 40 year legacy, how the company has remained successful through different challenges and honoring Paula Colangelo, EVP of Sales & Category Management, who will be retiring after 38 years with the company.
"Great that we were finally able to celebrate Umbra’s 40th anniversary with our Toronto head office team in a safe way and close out summer," says Les Mandelbaum, President, Umbra Ltd. "I am so grateful to, personally, still be able to work with such a talented and dedicated team that consistently designs, develops, produces and ships better and better modern home products to the world. I am especially proud, but not surprised, that we were able to keep this up during the COVID-19 pandemic and remain stronger than ever despite all the personal and global disruptions. Special thanks for the support of The Buddies band and my group. Looking forward to keeping healthy, creative and having fun for years to come."
On behalf of Les and all of the Umbra staff, thank you for your continued support - Here's to 40 more years!