On Monday, Continental Properties hosted our 3rd Annual Continental Cares Charitable Golf Outing.
Earlier this week, Continental gathered for our Confab lunch event. Quarterly, team members from across the country gather in-person and virtually to hear transparent company news and perspectives that have an impact on Continental's performance and objectives.
Last week, Continental Properties held our annual Challenge Meetings at the Home Office. Challenge Meetings are a formal way for team members to meet with our senior leaders to share and discuss strengths, obstacles, ideas, and opportunities for improvement in an open and safe environment.
Continental Properties has several ongoing traditions that set our organization apart and help solidify our recognition as a Top Workplace USA. One of these traditions is the annual Challenge Meetings. At this meeting, Home Office team members meet with Continental’s senior leadership to discuss strengths and opportunities at Continental.
Continental has a tradition that sets us apart and helps solidify our spot on the Top Workplaces in Wisconsin. Each year, Continental's home office partakes in our Challenge Meetings. At this meeting, all non-director level employees meet with the Continental Officer group to have open conversations about what's working and not working at Continental. As this group meets, the Directors also meet with Jim Schloemer (CEO) and Dan Minahan (COO).
Every quarter Continental brings together our home office employees for a recap of our year so far. We call these meetings "Confabs". Typically we hear from CEO Jim Schloemer and other officers. The format is informal, with the objective being to keep everyone up to date on important topics, progress toward goals and recent successes. The most recent Confab was held on September 17.
One of the common traits of our Springs team members is their natural inclination to offer help whenever and wherever it is needed. We are exceedingly proud of the team at Springs at Woodlands South, who is involved in a very creative way to raise money for those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma - a Food Truck Rally.
Every year property managers from around the country gather at the Aloft Chicago O'Hare with senior operations team members and other home office support teams. The 3-day event is an opportunity for our teams to share the values we all embrace as defined in our Continental Creed. It is also a time to enjoy spending time with peers, to celebrate successes, and to begin planning for the upcoming year.
Tradition is defined as the "transmittal of elements of a culture from one generation to another...a coherent body of precedents influencing the present...a time-honored practice or set of such practices." After nearly 40 years, Continental has more than a few traditions. In mid-June, we participated in one of them, our annual Challenge Meetings.
On Wednesday, November 2nd, nearly 135 Continental team members gathered at the Pilot House at the Discovery World Museum for Continental’s 2016 State of the Company (SOC) meeting. During this event, which is held annually, team members had an opportunity to learn about Continental’s accomplishments in 2016 as well as considering how the organization will achieve its goals in 2017.