Culture: Now Trending at Aptos
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Festive Times: Belle of the COVID Christmas Ball
Congrats to Kamala Anupindi for winning the holiday attire contest during the NORAM Sales Virtual Happy Hour! While many team members showed up in their festive best, Kamala went above and beyond designing this custom COVID Christmas ball gown that truly captures the spirit of 2020. From the toilet paper ribbons to the puffy mask sleeves and hand sanitizer jewelry, all the handmade details in this outfit wowed the crowd and handily took first place.
Festive Times: NORAM Sales Happy Hour Brings Cocktails, Costumes Cool Backgrounds and Camaraderie
For people that make their livings on the road, 2020 was a very challenging year for our sales teams, to be sure. However, when they gathered from their homes to celebrate the season with a virtual team happy hour, they showed that no matter if on the road or at home, they are an amazing group of people. They celebrated their friendships and successes with a craft cocktail lesson, a holiday attire contest, and a holiday background contest.
In news that will surprise no one, they brought their “A Game” and a great time was had by all!
Festive Times: Escaping the Pandemic in an Escape Room
Our Professional Services team came together last week to escape the challenges of the pandemic, at least for a little while, by attempting to solve their way out of a “Night at the Museum” -themed Escape Room. Each team had to solve puzzles, riddles and clues to unlock the museum doors without setting off the alarm.
We hear that it was a great virtual adventure, and that fun was definitely had by all. Also, congratulations are due to the winning teams: team Fish and Pasta from EMEA/APAC, and team D-Day from the Americas.
Well done, everyone!
Melbourne Team Finally Meets In Person
After 110 straight days of lockdown, the three members of our newly combined Revionics and Aptos Melbourne team were finally able to meet in person. With many of the restrictions lifting, Scott Gillies, Victor Siu and Matteo Pulze got to grab breakfast together last week at a local café and snapped a quick picture to commemorate the occasion.
And thanks to 51 days without a single new case in Melbourne, they could take the photo without masks. Cheers to that!
Here’s to more first meetings and reunions with colleagues once this is all over!
Festive Times: We Hear the Lighting Was Good
Get it? We “hear” the lighting was good? About earrings that light up? Well, even if the pun is a bit din, Vanessa Kitchens‘ earrings sure lit up Marketing’s Holiday Happy Hour last week. The awesome earrings brought a joyful spirit to the festivities, and they even managed to brighten up her cat Ferguson’s perpetually grumpy face!
Well done, Vanessa! :^)
Festive Times: Marketing Holiday Happy Hour Brings the Cheer
Despite being locked down and separated by the pandemic, our Marketing team still managed to bring the cheer to a virtual happy hour last week. The extended team gathered to look back at 2020, to look ahead to 2021, and to have a little fun playing “Two Lies and a Truth.” In addition to many other fun facts, the game revealed that Michael Bolton has an outsized role in our marketing department’s lives. Right, Sarah Swanson, Kate Hill and Steve Panetta? ;^)
Congratulations to Maisie Woolverton for her impressive truth-sniffing skills, too! She won by a mile!
Adding a Touch of Aptosian Flair to Holiday Office Decor!
The holidays are fast approaching, and colleagues everywhere have begun planning their decorations to bring cheer throughout this festive season. Store Operations Team Lead Nancy Sarubbe made an early start to her office decor this year, and she even included some Aptos flair to her trimmings.
We’re loving the commitment to the winter holiday themes, Nancy, even when bathed in that bright Florida sunshine!
Well done, and Happy Holidays!
Global Services Teams Battle it Out via Pub Quiz!
Virtual Pub Quizzes have become a popular way for colleagues to connect and have fun. The Global Services team hosted two regional quizzes yesterday, and we hear they were fierce battles. Director of Professional Services Melanie Actovitch tells us that all players definitely now know what a Christmas pudding is and how many hearts an Octopus has!
Congratulations to Steve Legg of Revionics, who won the EMEA/APAC game, and to Richad Abuani, who won the Americas game!
And well done Melanie, Fernando Salaices, Eva Borruto and Helen Tsiolis for producing and hosting the games!
Global Town Hall: Sharing Corporate Cultures Builds Community
During our Global Town Hall today, we asked several colleagues to share stories of the culture of their respective organizations. Each colleague shared their personal history with the company, their current role, and how the culture helps them succeed and thrive. Each speaker was, in their own way, passionate and authentic, and their stories will definitely help bring the Revionics and Aptos cultures together quickly.
Pictured here, sharing their stories, from left to right, are Aptos colleagues Beth Undhjem, Melanie Actovitch, Diane Cerulli and Eva Borruto.
Well done, everyone – and thank you!
Global Town Hall: Getting to Know Each Other Virtually
As we continue to bring the Revionics and Aptos teams together, it is important to educate and inform each other about our histories, our people and our cultures. During our Global Town Hall today, we asked several colleagues to share their stories. They shared their personal history, their roles at their respective companies, and other information that will help bring the two companies together, and we here at Trending think they nailed it!.
Pictured here, sharing their stories, from left to right, are Revionics colleagues Jeff Bulger, Sandi Toungate, Matthew Pavich and Alex Braylan.