Last month multiple members of our staff attended the City Wide Chairman’s Club trip to Aruba. The crew included Ryan Sauser (FSM), Tyler DeVries (CCM), and myself. It was a welcomed trip to venture away from Minnesota, enjoy some warm sun, and relax after a very successful 2018 year.
We flew out of Minneapolis on Wednesday, April 24th early in the morning, had a 2-hour layover in Atlanta, then arrived in Aruba at about 3:00pm local time. After checking into the resort, we were able to relax by the pool and converse with people from other markets. The whole trip was beneficial for networking and hearing how others succeeded in different areas of the country.
Throughout our time in Aruba we relaxed by the beach and enjoyed some excursions that were planned out. We were able to go out on a catamaran ride one night to see the sunset from the water. Another day we rode around the island in a jeep to see the Natural Pool, Baby Natural Bridge, the Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, Alto Vista chapel, and the California Lighthouse. It was a unique way to see the island and all of it’s beauty.
Overall, the trip was very memorable. I became much closer with two of my colleagues that work in operations as well as learn from some award-winning members from other franchise locations. I have to give a huge thank you to our whole team at City Wide Maintenance of Minnesota for making this possible. It’s always a team effort and none of this would have been possible without all of my colleagues.