iQWinnipeg kicked off the holiday season last Friday with a few holiday themed cocktails, Christmas music and decorating our tree! We finished off the night with Rob Tetlock teaching us how to pair chocolate with scotch (above, right photo). It was a very festive and informative evening!
Thanks again to the support from the iQ sponsorship committee, 8 of the ladies from the Charlotte office were able to participate in Tastes of Habitat Women’s Build. The event supports the Our Towns Habitat for Humanity Women’s build where women build homes for single moms and their families. This event was funding the 9th house to be built. We enjoyed many incredible dishes prepared by local restaurants and beverages from local breweries and wineries. To raise funds, there were ticket sales for giveways, a silent auction, as well as a live auction. All food, drink and auction items were donated and all the live auction pieces were items repurposed from the Restore (donated furnishings). New to the fundraising event this year, we were able to purchase items to help build the home such as the nails, shingles, doors, windows, etc. It is such a worthy cause and we had fun bidding and purchasing items for the house! The ladies are now planning to volunteer on a build -- how empowering!
iQWinnipeg has had a busy few weeks of giving back, proving that we aren’t just talk when it comes to helping out our local community! A group of 15 iQers headed out to the local Habitat build site on Oct. 19. We spent the day finishing up some sheds for the families living in the homes we worked on last year. We learned new skills like siding and fascia installation, and one team even installed a door. We managed to complete eight sheds, and nearly finished two others. We lucked out with some gorgeous October weather (see above photo) and are already looking forwards to next year's build!
October is a month full of festivities and in Vancouver, we wasted no time diving into an office-wide challenge! Collaborating with different product and dev teams, iQers worked together and transformed the 12th floor into an 11-hole miniature golf course.
The iQ Sales team is held their annual retreat in Vancouver this year. Charlotte staff trekked across the continent to enjoy beautiful Vancity!
At iQ Vancouver, we are continuously innovating ways to improve experiences! Our SparkLab team is working together (pictured above) to test new ideas by installing beacons throughout the office, giving users the tools to have tangible access to information in their present location.