October 2022 Events Calendar







Architects' Week Celebration 

Monday October 3-Friday October 7

Architects, assemble! To celebrate you and your hard work, DG will be holding catered luncheons and pizza parties throughout the week.


Yom Kippur

Tuesday October 4-Wednesday October 5

Yom Kippur is the somber conclusion to the ten days of repentance that start with Rosh Hashanah, and it takes place this year from sundown on the 4th to sundown on the 5th. It is observed with confessions of sins, requests of forgiveness from loved ones, and abstention from food and drink.


Bullying Prevention Month

Saturday October 1-Monday October 31

Bullying can occur at any age and is more common in our everyday lives than we may think. Be proactive and take action against bullying before matters get out of hand. Find steps to be proactive against bullying here.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Saturday October 1-Monday October 31

1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Be proactive on your breast health. Awareness and early detection saves lives! For more information on breast cancer, or to help support access to screenings for underserved communities, visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation site.

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It's Flu Season!
Protect Your Community

Saturday October 1

Protect yourself and your community by making a plan to get your flu shot today. Simply call a participating pharmacy to check vaccine availability and hours. Then, present your insurance card at the pharmacy, and receive your flu shot.

To find locations giving flu shots, covid-19 vaccines, and other vaccinations click here.

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Thanksgiving (Canada)

Monday October 10

Happy Thanksgiving, Canadian Employees!


World Mental Health Day

Monday October 10

Take some time today to check in with yourself. How do you manage your mental wellbeing? Do you have the support you need for when times get tough? Today is a great time to work on building (or bolstering) good mental health habits and support systems.

Not sure where to get started? Check out our Mental Health Basics booklet, or email [email protected] to find options for helping you achieve mental wellness.


National Coming Out Day

Tuesday October 11

Every October 11, National Coming Out Day celebrates all who have come out or are coming out as LGBTQIA+ and their ongoing bravery and strength for living authentically in a world where the personal is so often made political. Every person who speaks up changes more hearts and minds, creates new advocates for equality. For resources on coming out, being an ally, and more, click here.


Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida (Brazil)

Wednesday October 12

In the Roman Rite Catholic Liturgical Calendar, the day of Our Lady Aparecida ranks as a solemnity, and is a holy day of obligation to the Blessed Virgin Mary who is considered the principal patroness of Brazil by the Brazilian Catholic Church. It has been a National Holiday in Brazil since 1980. It also coincides with Children's Day in Brazil.

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Children's Day (Brazil)

Wednesday October 12

Children's Day coincides with the day of Our Lady Aparecida, and is as such celebrated with a day off. Many parents present their children with gifts or take them to public parks for fun activities. This day is also used to raise funds and awareness for children's causes, such as access to healthcare and education.

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Persons Day (Canada)

Tuesday October 18

October 18 marks the day in 1929 when the historic decision to include women in the legal definition of "persons" was handed down by Canada's highest court of appeal. This gave some women the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and paved the way for women's increased participation in public and political life. Though this decision did not include all women, such as Indigenous women and women of Asian heritage and descent, it marked critical progress in the advancement of gender equality in Canada.


Dennis Group's 35th Anniversary

Wednesday October 19

Happy Birthday, DG! Since its founding in 1987, Dennis Group has grown so much, both as a business and as a family. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who continues to make DG great.

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HarvestFest (Springfield)

Friday October 21 (4-8pm) to October 22 (11am-3pm)

There's something for everyone at Harvest Fest in Springfield! Come out to Tower Square park the weekend before Halloween to enjoy music, games, food and more. Visit https://springfielddowntown.com/harvestfest/ for details.


DG Halloween Parties!

It's your time to shine, costume-wearers and food lovers of DG!

Throughout October we'll be celebrating with potlucks and costume contests. Don't forget to bring your vampire fangs! You'll need an extra set of teeth to sink into all those delicious goodies.

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Monday October 31

Happy Halloween, DG employees!


Feedforward season begins

Monday October 31

Professional growth is a career-long activity, and that growth requires feedback to create clear goals going forward. Our Feedforward assessment program provides the opportunity to highlight your strengths, have candid conversations about areas for growth, and establish goals for the future. At this stage, Reviewers have received your completed self assessments. Now, reviewers will begin holding Feedforward meetings. To learn more, watch our video explaining the process on Thrive.

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Safety Committee Meetings

Tuesday October 18, noon EDT (Atlanta)
Tuesday October 18, noon PDT (San Diego)
Tuesday October 18, 11am EDT (Springfield)
Wednesday October 19, noon MDT (Salt Lake City)
Thursday October 20, 10am EDT (Battle Creek)

Want to help the DG Safety Committee plan for 2022?
Contact Chris Klesse to join the DG safety meetings.