There's never a dull moment at iQmetrix, but February has been anything but!
In early February we flew over 300 employees to Hawaii for an all expense paid one-week beachside camping retreat in Oahu, Hawaii. This was no ordinary trip, in fact 200+ SHIFTPOD tents were purchased for our staff to make their residence for the week. When our amazing week came to an end the tents and all gear were donated to a number of charitable organizations.
For the past 9 years, we have been fortunate enough to take staff on a bonus trip somewhere tropical. The unique and exciting trip is a chance for our employees (affectionately called iQers) to come together to celebrate our successes, energize for the year ahead and meet our colleagues from other offices.
Breaking away from our traditional getaway, this year we created iQodyssey, a one of a kind trip experience for our staff. The tents were purchased (and camping gear for 300), and we set up camp on 720 acres of the Turtle Bay Resort’s stunning land. Centered on the mind, body, and spirit the team-building event offered a full schedule of rejuvenating activities for the staff to choose from.
There was literally something for everyone in the agenda. Horseback riding, painting on the beach, surfing, yoga, sunrise breathing exercises and more.
Aside from an annual festival that takes place on the grounds we were the first to ever access and use the land. Sticking to our core values of giving back to the community and respecting the environment, on our last camping day we ensured that everything we used was donated and the grounds were left as we found them.
Shiftpods, cots and bedding were donated to Red Cross, FEMA disaster relief and students from the Hawaiian Marine Biology University. There wasn't an item left behind. Commissary supplies (cooking untensils) were donated to the local Habitat for Humanity and any remaining food went to the local food bank.
The extradordinary trip was wrapped up with a white party which took place on a picturesque Turtle Bay lawn, accompanied by an outstanding dinner, closing award ceremony and traditional Hawaiian performers.
It's safe to say that this was a trip of a lifetime!
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