|VIDEO # 12 - 2015 |
Family Business Surprises 40-Year Employee With a Xmas Gift of a 1972 Corvette
North Dakota, December 1st, 2012 - On December 1st, 1972, Mr. Mike
Boock accepted a new job offer. Forty years later at the 2012 WCCO
Belting Holiday Social in Wahpeton, which was held on the same date
Boock originally started working with the Shorma family businesses, he
received a special thank you for his decades of dedication and hard
work from the Shorma family... a fully-restored 1972 Corvette.
of the employees attending the party, including Boock who is the
current Shipping and Receiving Manager of Shorma-owned WCCO Belting in
Wahpeton, were led to believe that a small program and comical "roast"
were the special events of the evening. Yet WCCO President Thomas
Shorma (speaker on video), whose father started the business in 1954,
had a surprise in store. As the program was concluding, he gave Boock
one last gift box to open in front of over two hundred family, friends,
and coworkers. The anticipation in the room quickly thickened as Boock,
with a look of question on his face, pulled out a small model car and
car key. At that moment, two other Shorma siblings in attendance opened
the back doors of the Wahpeton Eagles Club, a rumbling engine was
heard, and driven into the room was a fully-restored 1972 Corvette that
matched the model and key in Boock's hand.