Localingua is approaching its 10th anniversary, and it is cause for celebration! A weekend trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was arranged with the goal of team building, as well as fun and relaxation. Katie (Project Manager), Ismenia (In-house Translator), Colleen (Accounts Payable/Receivable), and Eva (Account Manager) packed their bags, put on their sunscreen, and headed to the beautiful beach town to visit with Devon (Lead Project Manager). As a team that shares a virtual office, it is important for us to be able to spend some time together as a Localingua family.
Between arrival and dinner on Friday, there was time to relax and for everyone to get to know each other a little better. At Localingua, we make an effort to meet as a team once every couple years. Getting together helps to forge those bonds we have already made via email, Skype, chat, and over the phone. Having the ability to work remotely comes with a long list of advantages, but spending time together in-person is invaluable.
On Saturday, the team headed out to the beach to soak up some sun and salt water—also invaluable as fall quickly approaches! That evening, they went to a show entitled “Cirque Extreme” at the Palace Theater at Myrtle Beach’s ever popular Broadway at the Beach that promised a million gallons of adrenaline; and between motorcycles in cages, high-flying acrobatic stunts, and the giant Wheel of Destiny (which could be renamed the Wheel of Death from the stunts being performed on it sans harnesses) the show did not disappoint!
Sunday morning was bittersweet as the team realized how quickly the weekend had come and gone. After a delicious brunch with the whole crew at Tupelo Honey Cafe, the team went for a stroll around Market Common to get in some last minute shopping before heading back home. Ismenia was the first to catch her flight home after a stroll around the shops and giving everyone a warm hug and smile. The rest of the team went to the local art museum to see "The Art of the Brick" Lego exhibit by artist Nathan Sawaya. After a few more hugs and goodbyes Devon dropped Colleen, Katie, and Eva off to catch their return flights as well.
Our team left feeling ready to help Localingua grow and evolve over the next decade. More news on Localingua’s 10th anniversary celebration and future plans to come in our following blog posts!