Did you know today was Employee Appreciation Day?
Employees at Erie-based Erie Insurance Found out this morning when Terry Cavanaugh, the company’s chief executive, surprised them with a reception, free lunch and a bonus in honor of the day of recognition, established in 1995.
Cavanaugh offered his remarks in person to the company’s 2,500 Erie-based employees and by video conference with another 2,000 employees who work in offices around the country.
“He said thank you for the work you do, and that we are buying everyone lunch today and then everybody got some kind of small bonus,” said Leah Knapp, a spokeswoman for the company.
She said Erie-based employees will receive free lunches in the company cafeteria while employees in other locations will receive catered food or gift cards to buy lunch.
“It was a nice little surprise,” Knapp said.