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UPS Hosts Build-A-Bike in Salt Lake City, Utah

At their mid-year sales meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, UPS Capital Corp employees showed overwhelming enthusiasm that made up for their smaller size during their Build-A-Bike ® team building event. The sales meeting was held at the spectacular Stein Erickson Lodge in Park City near Salt Lake City, Utah. The participants in the Build-A-Bike event were part of the Women’s Leadership Development group within UPS Capital Corp. The twenty five employees were from various locations within the United States. Some knew each other and others had never met before. While their group was small, their enthusiasm more than made up for their numbers.

The Build-A-Bike event fit in perfectly with the Women’s Leadership Development group’s goal of promoting leadership skills. It was also a great opportunity for employees to bond and grow more comfortable with each other as a team. Because of the smaller than normal size of the group, employees of UPS Capital Corp were tasked with creatively using their resources to efficiently solve the challenges of the event. The Build-A-Bike event is filled with practical lessons that employees can draw from and overcoming the challenges of having a smaller group was just one of those lessons. The events tasks help to build teamwork and leadership skills and encourages employees to think outside the box to find new solutions to familiar problems.

Not only did the employees of UPS Capital Corp learn valuable lessons about working as a team but they also learned the value and pride of giving back to the community. The teams built four new bicycles which were donated to the Boys and Girls Club of South Valley. All the employees were delighted to see the children as they were presented with their new bikes. Between the beautiful view from the deck, the fun and excitement of the Build-A-Bike event and the joy of the kids and their new bikes; the employees of UPS Capital Corp hosted an amazing event. A big thank you to the employees of UPS Capital Corp for participating, learning and giving back.

JetBlue Builds A High-Flying Team With A Build-A-Bike in Park City, Utah

JetBlue learned better team work and made kids smile with a Build-A-Bike in Park City, Utah. Teamwork is a priority, for these high-fliers.  Jet Blue doesn’t just get you where you need to go, they give back to the communities in which they do business.  Park City is a place of contrasts.  Sleek Mercedes drop and pick up skiers, there are spas, elite restaurants and galleries, but there is also need.  Many of the people who have lived in the shadow of the mountain for years, have struggled during these tough economic times.

So JetBlue decided to bring its groups closer together and the community closer.  Bikes, teamwork, and more bikes.  All in the name of giving.  JetBlue’s goal is to help kids having a rough time – have an easier time.  They want them to know that someone outside their family cares about them. Over several months, JetBlue executives met with their folks on the ground, the ones who take calls, create vacation packages, and just make life for the flyer a bit easier.

JetBlue takes team building and fun, very seriously.  From camping it up with bunny ears, to visiting the Olympic Luge run they got to know each other in a very different way.
It all came together as they built bikes and gave them to kids who had none.  Big Brothers, Big Sisters accepted the bikes and JetBlue folks got to meet a “little.” His name is Miguel, and he brought more than a few loud heart thumps to the room.  All anyone wanted was for Miguel to have a great life.

By Connie Timpson/Sr. Instructor/Performance Coach/The Leader’s Institute

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