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More sober, less excess, but the office holiday party is back

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Posted at 8:40 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 10:40:09-05

Winter is coming. And so are the holiday parties.

“Are there more holiday parties this year? Absolutely – for every event planner,” said Tye Conner, special events manager for Epic Party Team in Surprise.

That apparently holds true nationwide, with almost 76% of U.S. companies planning to hold a holiday party this year, according to a survey by Chicago-based Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

The business and outplacing firm said that is the highest level it has seen in its annual survey since 2016, when 80% of companies held holiday events.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.