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25th Anniversary Celebration & Events Timeline

Dig down to unearth the 25 events we will be hosting throughout 2020
in commemoration of this significant milestone in our firm’s history!

Timeline

January 1

Food Drive Donations

All three offices are participating in a month-long January food drive to support their local shelters and food pantries. It is especially important after the holidays, as giving has slowed, to provide food and necessities to those in need. GEODesign employees are eager to play a part in helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
January 6

Spooner House Dinner

GEODesign’s Connecticut office is hosting a dinner for the residents of the Spooner House to kick-off our firm’s 25th Anniversary celebration! The Spooner House’s mission is to provide food, shelter and support services to people in need. We will share time with the residents as well as prepare, serve and clean up afterwards. Dinner will be held at Christ Church, Quaker Farms in Oxford, Connecticut at 4 p.m.

January 31

25th Anniversary Lunch

 

On this day twenty five years ago, January 31, 1995, our founders opened the door to GEODesign. We will celebrate this milestone with an office lunch across the company. This will be a time to gather, honor all we have accomplished and look towards the next quarter century.

February 13

ACE Mentor Program

ACE Mentor Program of America (ACE) is a free, award-winning, after school program designed to attract high school students into pursuing careers in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering industry, including skilled trades. GEODesign will help ACE students design a building, learn valuable work skills and explore careers in architecture, construction and engineering. As ACE mentors, we have the opportunity to give back to our community, inspire the next generation and attract new talent to the industry.

 

February 25

Wine/Beer Tasting

Employees and invited guests will enjoy sipping spirits, sampling delicious hors d’oeuvres and competing in a myriad of parlor games. Join us in spirit (pun intended!) by checking out a local brewery for a relaxing evening of wine or craft beer tasting.

March 6

Employee Appreciation Day

On behalf of the management at GEODesign, we wish all of the hardworking engineers, support staff and their families a happy Employee Appreciation Day! Their dedication, support, and enthusiasm make GEODesign a great company to work for while making a difference in the world.

March 25

Fun facts about the #25

‘Pony’ is British slang for £25. There are 25 prophets mentioned in the Quran. 25 is the minimum age of candidates for election to the United States House of Representatives. Can you think of a fun fact about the number 25? Our employees will get a chance to enter a contest to win a grand prize for the most fun fact!

April 11

National Pet Day – Shelter Donations

Pet owners know everyday is pet day but we will set aside some extra time to make sure all pets are safe and warm by gathering pet food, powdered laundry detergent, bleach, paper towels, zip lock bags and more to help those animals that remain in shelters across New England.

April 22

Earth Day

The Latin word for “earth” or “ground” is GEO. These themes weave through all facets of work performed at GEODesign and GEOCompanies. We will schedule a conservation event soon, to celebrate Earth Day 2020.

May 1

Habitat for Humanity – Women Build 2020

On May 1st, perhaps the most anticipated event within the company, GEODesign CT will be joining forces with the Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity in this year’s Women Build 2020. Build Week is a national event inviting women from all walks of life to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing.

 

May 25

Engineering Scholarship

A yearly tradition at GEODesign, we will again honor a student in the STEM fields with a grant as recognition for academic study or achievement.

June 19

Client Cocktail Party at the Thomaston Train Station

GEODesign will be hosting a client cocktail party, including stops at Fascia Chocolate Shop and Thomaston Dam. We will celebrate the shortest nights, the longest days and the successes we have built together.

Photo source: Railroad Museum of New England

June 25

Geology Hike

The natural scenery of the Northeast provides for a dramatic geological history, shaped over centuries by glaciers and volcanoes. On June 15th, we will take time to reconnect with one another and the materials of our trade.

July 13

Boat Cruise

For our 20th anniversary, we thoroughly enjoyed a boat cruise down the Connecticut River. GEODesign looks forward to again setting sail for our 25th!

July 25

25 Ways to Reduce Environmental Impact

GEODesign will compile some creative ways to reduce our impact on the environment through the 4Rs: reduce, reuse, recycle, and repurpose. Perhaps we can also design a new way to reuse or re-purpose something at the end of its useful life.

August 7

A Night of Axe Throwing

We will be throwing axes for a fun, exciting and memorable experience. Employees will don their finest kilts and strongest protective gear in this lumberjack/jane event intended to match our engineers’ brains and brawn.

August 25

Escaping the Escape Room

As part of team building, GEODesign is planning a fun night out for their employees to test their skills and work together to escape before time runs out! Humans are naturally inquisitive creatures. GEODesign encourages and celebrates this investigative trait in all our employees.

September 1

GEOFest

Details coming soon!

September 25

Talk Series/Lunch and Learn

GEODesign will host an informal training and development session for all interested professionals. The goal of this Lunch and Learn will be to connect engineers from different teams to give them an opportunity to share their skills and expertise. We believe collaborative communication and training to be integral parts to GEODesign’s success.

October 3

Relay for Life – Cancer Walk

GEODesign’s annual participation in the Relay for Life Breast Cancer Walk is open to all employees and their families. ‘Supporting today’s fighters and tomorrow’s survivors.’

October 25

GEOSong

All great institutions have songs that regale storied victories of yesteryear. Why not GEOCompanies? We will be hosting a company-wide challenge to create our very own anthem.

November 25

GEORecipe

Just in time for the holidays, we will have another company-wide event! This yummy competition will hopefully bring out the culinary genius in us all. As judges AND eaters, we will all be winners!

December 10

Cooking Demonstration

As the year comes to a close, we will be taking off the safety vests and putting on aprons. This event will be soothing to those that didn’t win the GEORecipe contest!

December 15

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Time to roll up our sleeves. Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person as it is literally the gift of life. GEODesign will make it a little easier for all of us to take time to donate.

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