Mills-A-Palooza 2017

MillsAPalooza: The annual Mills Properties company party, which includes food, fun, and most importantly, a huge group of amazing people getting together, having a fantastic time…and usually wearing crazy costumes.

Mills-A-Palooza 2017 was the best party yet! This year’s theme was Roaring ’20s, suggested by a few of our fabulous associates: Carin, Amanda, Justin, and Shelley during our weekly Mills Live show. The event was a casino day so the theme and attire were really fun together. The place was Rose of the Hill, which, not surprisingly, was the perfect backdrop for a 1920s inspired party. Our associates, as usual, went all out with extraordinary dresses, zoot suits, newsboy style outfits, and fabulous accessories. From the fantastic attire, gorgeous decor, and fun casino games tying in the ’20s vibe to the delicious Favazza’s lunch , fun t-shirts by Casual Tees, awesome photo booth by ShutterBooth St. Louis, and fantastic prizes including Amazon Echo, Kindle Fire, GoPro, Microsoft Surface tablet, flat screen TV, PS4, and more; it’s going to be nearly impossible to top this one next year. And of course we can’t forget the 4th Annual Mills Awards!

We owe a huge thank you to all of our Mills associates for their hard work in making 2016 a spectacular year. Congratulations to all who were nominated for the Mills Core Value Awards this year and to the winners:

Freedom to be Your Best Self
Andrea Traeger – Corporate
Kourtney Wiseman – The Pavilion
Terry McBride – Oak Park

Act Like an Owner
Kenny Willenburg – Columbia Crossing
Mike Moore – Hawthorne

Do the Right Thing
Dawn Coffell – Bonhomme Village
Randy Christian – Celtic Crossing

Treat Everyone as Family
John Argent – Oak Park
David Shomper – Columbia Crossing

Serious About Fun
Chad Stockton – Brookside
Nick Bowens – Bennington Heights

Go the Extra Mile
Travis Mayberry – Columbia Crossing
Jeannie Taylor – Park Clayton

Rookie of the Year
Amanda Hansen – Corporate
Debbie Thompson – Heather Ridge

Property of the Year
The Orion
Oak Park

The Mills Award
Carin Kohlmeier

In addition to the Mills Awards, we gave out fun awards for best dressed and big “money” casino winners:

Best Dressed: Vanessa Cordova – CityView

1st place Casino Winner – Tom Thurman – Stanford/Brentwood Place
2nd place – Donald Kalleck – Columbia Crossing
3rd place – Lamar Ousley – Heatherton

Check out pictures of the Mills team gaming, winning, and rocking their creative 1920s inspired costumes. Until next year….