It’s a rare occasion that we can get everyone in one location at any given time, but last week 98% of Extensis employees converged to the Portland home office for a week full of meetings and a lot more meetings.
On Friday, we held our first company picnic in over a decade at Sellwood Park, which is one of Portland’s most beautiful & historic parks.
Our event started with lunch catered by Fuddruckers and holy mother was it delicious! We dined on your typical picnic fare of hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad and beer. Fuddruckers served us ridiculous sized hotdogs placed in under proportioned buns.
Extensis is known to treat their employees very well. After lunch, there was a raffle drawing and anyone who attended the picnic was entered into a drawing for all sorts of goodies. Prizes included gift cards, massages, Portland Timbers tickets, iPods, an Amazon Kindle, and the grand prize of an iPad. In addition to the raffle, Extensis employees were given hats and t-shirts with our newly branded logo. We even had Extensis branded cotton candy. How cool is that?
The grand prize winner of the raffle was John Parnaby from our Australian office. John won the iPad and promptly traded it for an old Mac Cube won by Thomas Phinney. Granted the Mac Cube is a collector’s item amongst Mac enthusiasts, but if that’s not Mac love, I don’t know what is.
After the raffle, we played Kickball, Horseshoes and Croquet.
This year’s company picnic was my most favorite Extensis event ever!