Shining Brighter Together Retreat & Shareholder Meeting

The Shining Brighter Together retreat’s purpose is to foster connection, solicit input, build culture and generate excitement for our future.

Here’s a glimpse into what we have planned:

When: October 24 – 27, 2022

Most employee owners will be flying to Bend, Oregon, on October 24, and returning home the afternoon of October 27. For those traveling from beyond the West Coast, arriving on Sunday may be required.

The majority of flights will be arranged by the retreat team. You’ll receive further information after transportation arrangements have been made. Those traveling from cities outside of Seattle and San Francisco will receive further details on how to book your flights.

If you prefer to drive to the retreat, please indicate this on the RSVP form and you will be contacted with additional information.

Where: Brasada Ranch

We’ll be staying at the incredible Brasada Ranch, located 30 minutes from the Redmond/Bend airport. A shuttle will be provided to those traveling with the group to bring you to the property.

You will have your own hotel room with a private exterior entrance, patio, bedroom & bathroom. Each room will have an option to open an interior, adjoining door to a bonus space comprised of a shared living and dining area. There are two-, three- and four-bedroom cabin pods. You’ll be asked to indicate your preference for utilizing this communal space and who you might like to be in a cabin pod with on the RSVP forms. The retreat team will do their best to accommodate these preferences.

Agenda

Monday, October 24

Until 5:30 PMTravel to Bend & Check-in at Brasada Ranch
5:30 PMCocktail Mixer (The Barn)
6:30 PM   Welcome Dinner (The Barn)

Tuesday, October 25

8:00 AMBuffet Breakfast (The Barn)
9:00 AMAll-Company Activity (The Barn)
11:00 AMBREAK Ι Box Lunches Available
12:15 PMSmall Group Activities*
5:00 PMOpen Time or Smaller Team Events**
7:00 PMDinner (The Range)

* Descriptions of available activities can be found here. Length of time varies by activity. A hospitality suite and lawn games available post-activity for those seeking less-structured social time.

** Your manager will contact you closer to the retreat if a team activity is being planned.

Wednesday, October 26

8:30 AMBuffet Breakfast Ι Open until (9:30) (The Barn)
9:00 AMAll-Company Business Meeting (The Barn)
12:00 PMBox Lunches Available
1:00 PMShareholders Business Meeting
5:00 PMBreak
6:00 PMDinner
8:00 PMAfter-Dinner Opt-In Activity

Thursday, October 27

8:30 AMBuffet Breakfast Ι Open until 9:30 Ι Most East Coast Travelers Depart (The Barn)
9:00 AMOptional Small Group Educational Sessions (The Barn)
12:00 PMTravel Home Ι Box Lunches Available

RSVP: Deadline is August 17

Our expectation is that everyone will participate in the Shining Brighter Together Retreat. If you have a pre-existing conflict or something preventing you from being able travel for this event, please discuss this with you manager in addition to indicating this on the RSVP form.

This is a working retreat and limited to employees. If you plan to extend your stay in Bend with family or friends, please limit their attendance to before or after the retreat.

Please RSVP by August 17. The retreat planning team will do their best to fulfill your rooming and activity preferences.

Need more info? Read our FAQs or join us for a Q & A session (outlook invitations were sent by Kim).