Thanksgiving Point is a community-owned nonprofit garden, museum, and discovery complex founded as a gathering place and gift to the community. As a team member, you enjoy a growing and thriving environment dedicated to providing one-of-a-kind experiences for guests from around the world. Welcome to the Team Member Hub!
Team member discount days
Unlock Extra Savings: Enjoy an Additional 10% Off Your Team Member Discount at All Gift Shops on Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9.
Ashton Gardens Gift Shop will be open at 2 pm both days so that team members may shop before the Luminaria rush.
Definition of gratitude
Thanksgiving Point is founded on the principle of gratitude and it is the driving force behind our organization. All our venues and experiences are an expression of thanks for the beauty and wonders of the natural world.
Questions to discuss as a team
- Go around in a circle and share what you are grateful for.
- Discuss how an attitude of gratitude can improve even stressful days at work.
Living the value/Pin Goal Idea tips
- Watch this short video on the benefits of being grateful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMd1CcGZYwU
- Keep a gratitude journal for the week. Did it help you have a better week?
- Ask a family member or friend what they are grateful for and discuss the reasons why.
“Acknowledging the good you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle
MOnthly video highlight: Want to be happy? be grateful!
IDEA stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility. “Accessibility is the practice of making information, activities, and/or environments sensible, meaningful, and usable for as many people as possible.” At Thanksgiving Point, we work to partner with multiple non-profits to ensure everyone can experience the same level of wonder. We can each do our part by becoming more aware of who our guests are and how we can help them. The resources below can help.
For more information and ideas, check out these resources:
Monthly Department Highlight: Retail
Abbigale Crossley: Abby is currently attending school at M-Tech in the advanced EMT course. She is going on a mission in March. Abby loves working with the retail team.
Kandice Morgan: Was asst. manager at Ashton Gardens and come over to the fun side about 3 years ago. Kandice is a great merchandiser and loves to buy items for all the venues. She is married to a Deputy Chief of police and has 3 great kids. Her son Matt currently works at the Gardens.
Virginia Holcomb: Virginia started at Farm Country and then went to work for SSA, the former company that ran TGP gift shops. Virginia also has a great merchandising mind, and is also very helpful selecting the merchandise for all the venues.
Mike Hippler: Mike has 35+ years as a retail manager, district manager and buyer. Mike loves Thanksgiving Point and also loves the challenge of buying for 5 unique gift stores.
Every year we buy and receive into our office area over $2,000,000 at retail of merchandise for the stores. The merchandise all has to be inputted into our data base and then split and transferred to the venues. This stock also needs to be marked with retail stickers. This equates to about 23 semi trucks per year full of fun items for the shops. The venue team members staff the stores and sell all the things to our wonderful guests.
As a Non-Profit, we have a unique opportunity to focus on education and serving our community. All that we do here at Thanksgiving Point is aimed at helping Curious Kids Grow, furthering our mission to bring the wonders of the natural world to life. Every position here, from our cashiers, to accountants, to event planners, to facilities, to facilitators, to collections, is a part of this vital mission! Thank you for all you do to make Thanksgiving Point better each day!
Questions on how you can help? Please reach out to HR.
Staying mentally healthy at work can be difficult, but it should be a priority for everyone. Ignoring it can lead to serious health concerns, however, being proactive and mindful can make a wonderful difference not just mentally, but physically and otherwise too. Here are some easy tips that you can do right now:
Thanksgiving Point also offers a free resources for those who need more than just tips. Our EAP (Employee Assistance Program) provides quick and confidential assistance with wellness, counseling, resources for work/life balances such as child care, ID theft, legal issues, budgeting, and even exclusive entertainment discounts!