Tonawanda News —
Tania Dougherty, owner of the Little Wine Bus in New York, has two tour guides and wants to hire at least three more because more companies are booking her daylong winery tours for employee outings.
After the financial crisis hit in 2008, companies cut back on bonuses, raises, vacation days and other perks, Dougherty said. But employers are now recognizing they need to spend more money on their workers to retain them, she said.
“They want to show them a good time,” Dougherty said. “People are working longer hours. It’s a way to reward employees. They deserve the day out, and companies are realizing that.”