300 iQmetrix Employees Turn Hawaiian Beachfront Camping Retreat into Opportunity to Help Others

Feb 21, 2017 — Lana Chunn
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VANCOUVER, BC – February 21, 2017 – iQmetrix, a leading provider of interactive retail and retail management software solutions donated 200 SHIFTPODS shelters to Red Cross, FEMA, and The Hawaiian Marine Biology University after flying over 300 employees to Oahu, Hawaii for a one-week beachside camping retreat.

For the past 9 years, the company has been fortunate enough to take staff on an all-expense paid trip somewhere tropical. The unique and exciting trip is a chance for employees (affectionately called iQers) to come together to celebrate their successes, energize for the year ahead and meet colleagues from other offices.

Breaking away from their traditional getaway, this year iQmetrix created iQodyssey, a one-of-a-kind trip experience for their employees. The software company purchased 200+ SHIFTPOD tents (and camping gear for 300) and set up camp on 720 acres of the Turtle Bay Resort’s stunning land. Centered around mind, body, and spirit the team-building event offered a full schedule of rejuvenating activities for the staff to choose from. “From breathing exercises with Guiness World Record winner Wim Hof, yoga on the beach, painting, surfing and more, we created the agenda so there was something for everyone,” said Corporate Relations Director, Krystal Ho.

“All of the Shiftpods, cots, and bedding were donated to FEMA disaster relief, Red Cross and students from the Hawaiian Marine Biology University”

Aside from an annual festival that takes place on the grounds the company was the first to ever access and use the land. Sticking to their core values of giving back to the community and respecting the environment, the company ensured everything they used was donated and the grounds were left as they were found.

“All of the SHIFTPODS, cots, and bedding were donated to FEMA disaster relief, Red Cross and students met by chance from the Hawaiian Marine Biology University,” said Ho. “No items were left behind. In addition to the two truck loads of pods, commissary supplies (cooking utensils) were donated to the local Habitat for Humanity and any remaining food went to the local food bank.”

For a snapshot of what iQodyssey looked like from above and on the ground, explore video and photos of the unforgettable trip below.

About iQmetrix

iQmetrix is a former retailer turned software company focused on improving and connecting the in-store experience. With products from POS to Endless Aisle, we’ve taken our unique understanding of the pain points in retail and the gaps in solutions to create better experiences for retailers and their customers. All of our solutions are built on a scalable platform with powerful metrics at their core to provide a more complete view of today’s consumer. We’re currently powering over 18,000 locations. Founded in 1999, iQmetrix is a privately-held software as a service (SaaS) company with offices in Canada, the U.S. and Australia. www.iQmetrix.com 

Media Contact
Beth Wanner
Manager, Marketing & Public Relations
iQmetrix
Phone: 866.482.5744 ext 2300
Email: BethW@iQmetrix.com 

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Two truckloads of SHIFTPODS donated to The Department of Emergency Management Oahu Hawaii! They could not fit another blanket or pillow or pod in either truck! These will be used to help support people in the next crisis.

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Aerial photo of the iQmetrix campgrounds.

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      Morning view from a Shiftpod.                                     Hawaiian Marine Biology University Students with                                                                                                  their new Shiftpods.        unspecified-4-1.jpg

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