Friday, December 22, 2017

Company Holiday Party

Alex Underwood: Facility Services Manager

Happy Holidays from the Northwest Metro,

Hope everyone is having a great winter.  Can you believe it is already time for Christmas?!  The holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends, especially the ones we don't see very often so it is always a fun time of year.  Along with family and friends, Holiday parties are a great time to get together outside the office with co workers and meet their families and significant others.  We had our company party on Friday, 12/15 at the Westin Galleria in Edina, which is always a great place to gather. This is the second year in a row we have had our company party at this location and once again it did not disappoint.

We had a great sit down dinner and had the opportunity to see many husbands and wives of coworkers that we don't get a chance to see very often.  City Wide Maintenance of Minnesota President, Greg Mansfield, gave a nice speech highlighting some of our accomplishments from 2017 and talked about some new company goals of 2018.

We also do a small awards ceremony unlike any other. Typically most award ceremonies highlight people or teams that do an outstanding job throughout the year, but ours is a little different.  We highlight and give awards to those who do something funny or unique throughout the year, so we can all get a good laugh reminiscing about the different events from the year.  I myself, won one of the prestigious awards this year, for the amount of pine tree air fresheners I have in my car. As they run out and need to be replaced, instead of removing the old one, I just hang a new one over the old ones. As you could imagine, there ends up being quite a few before I reset and throw them all away.

As you can tell, we have a pretty good time at City Wide and we really capitalize on the opportunity to get together outside the office and really get to know each other on a more personal level.

I hope you all have a great holiday season!

Cheers to a great 2018 for everyone!!!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Curacao Vacation

Michelle Jackson: Sales Associate

Last week, my family and I were able to take a break away from everyday life and go on an amazing vacation to Curacao Island together!  We stayed at Sunscape Curacao Resort, Spa & Casino. Sunscape is located along the largest resort beach on the island and directly in front of the National Underwater park, a top ranked dive site. This resort was simply amazing and very kid-friendly. Baby James even had an great time and the staff just loved him!  The food was really good, I think my husband probably ate red snapper every day. I enjoyed eating at the Japanese Hibachi restaurant.

During our stay, we spent a great deal of time at the beach. James and I had the opportunity to take turns doing some snorkeling, water aerobics, and much more. We took the local bus over to Willemstad City for some shopping and ate at one of the local restaurants. Downtown Willemstad was gorgeous. We walked on the floating bridge, which was pretty cool. We also visited the Shete Boka National Park, which was breathtaking. We drove and walked to each location. There was a total of four parks. The Boka Wandomi, Boka Tabla, Boka Kalki and Noka Pistol. My husband had the opportunity to walk down into a cave and see some sea turtles as well.

This was by far one of our best family vacations we’ve ever taken. We met so many great people, shared laughs, bonded over family values and developed friendships that will last a lifetime.

We can’t wait until our next adventure!