As night enveloped the Sheraton Inn at Ridgedale in Minnetonka, JEM employees and their dates gathered for the 25th Annual Holiday party on December 12, 2008. There was an abundance of great food, socializing, dazzling gowns and showing off of vacation tans. VP Andrea Tysdal and her father, CEO John Menge, both spoke and thanked the gathered for another record year and staying the course through these turbulent times. A group of assorted characters from JEM did a rousing rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas called the 12 Days of JEM; a CD may be in the works. “JEMgo”, the game that was introduced at the 2007 holiday party was brought back by popular demand. Ann Sakry and Dan Fosse each won $500.00. The grand prize winner of $1000.00 was won by Gregg Russel.
The JEM icon, Chuck DeBoer and his wife Harriet were present to hand out the 8th Annual “Chuck DeBoer” for outstanding service and dedication to JEM Technical.
Nathan Biehn, Senior Sales Engineer, was the 8th annual winner of the Chuck DeBoer award. Nathan has been instrumental in maintaining and developing crucial designs for our key OEM accounts for over 4 years.