Several of the LLC partners couldn't be at the first "social" engagement I set up for today, with the cooperation and encouragement of several of our regular employees. I wasn't going to say their names, but fine, Jack and George were two of those would couldn't make it. So much for "business partners" helping to build any team spirit.
We finished the afternoon with this gathering, and after it was done, several employees told me they really appreciated it, and were looking forward to the next one.
After the meeting I sent an email to the other partners telling them the engagement seemed to go well, I was disappointed that several of them couldn't make it, and I was going out of town the day in two days for a short vacation to improve my own mental state about our company.