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Raffle gets staffers to monthly 8 a.m. meeting

A raffle for prizes gets each monthly meeting off to a fun start for the staff at Finger Lakes Medical Associates in Geneva, NY.

Director of operations Eileen Szanyi says the draws are designed to increase attendance at the 8 a.m. meetings.

“Those attending put their names into a basket for the month’s prizes,” she explains.

“The gifts don’t have to be costly. One prize is always our premier parking spot. That’s a parking space close to the building and only the winner can use it until the following month’s meeting. The rest of the staff is required to park at the back of the lot,” she says. “This is especially popular in upstate New York winters!”

“Other low-cost prizes have included insulated mugs or other trinkets from vendors, $10. gift cards we purchase from local merchants, and tee shirts given to the company as thank-yous for charitable donations,” says Szanyi.

“Recently we have purchased L.L. Bean shirts and hats with our company logo and have raffled them at the monthly meetings. The items are a little more costly but they have the added benefit of advertising the practice when the winners wear them in the community.”

Her office is the largest multi-specialty physician practice in the Finger Lakes region of New York, providing care in adult medicine, nephrology/kidney, urology, cardiology, ob/gyn, and pediatrics.


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