We were! Every summer we have a company event where we can all get together with our families and have some fun. We feel very strongly as a company that spending time together contributes to the team atmosphere we have built. Getting to know family members is important for all of us for the same reason.
Luckily Grand Rapids has some terrific options for entertainment. We’ve attended a Whitecaps game before as a group and decided to do it again this year. We have a mix of ages with some of our group having young children and some with teenagers. Or, the empty nesters, which Jeff and I have covered.
While I’m not a huge sports fan I always have a great time at the Fifth Third Ballpark. The food is terrific, there are activities for pretty much everyone and there is always something happening on the field. Franky the Swimming Pig made an appearance and decided to shine up Jeff’s scalp, which we all thought was pretty humorous. Crash made his rounds and threw out items to the crowd. Beside the baseball game, the stadium has fun games for kids and adults out on the field. It was Dime Dog night and that was popular but no one had a go at the Fifth Third burger.
We feel spending time with our employees and their families contributes to the success of our business. Building relationships with our customers is important and that is accomplished, in part, by having built relationships with our employees and having them feel like a part of the business. I’m thankful as a small business in Grand Rapids that we have so many options for great team building activities.
The Whitecaps won their game and a great time was had by all!