cancunQ1 of 2016 saw the company off to a tremendous start and featured notable events like the annual Rewards Trip to Cancun and a fundraiser in support of the American Heart Association where Outsource helped raise over $3,000.00.

Also, the Los Angeles office got together and pulled off an electro-cool bowling night down at the funky, retro lanes of Bowlero in Mar Vista. Competition was fierce and pins were flying as teams like ‘We Don’t Give a Split’, ‘Livin’ on a Spare’, ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Gutter’, and ‘10 Pin Mafia’ battled it out, with We Don’t Give A Split emerging victorious. The evening seemed to be right up everyone’s alley and was framed nicely with good food, drinks, and plenty of fun to spare…because that’s how we roll at Outsource.

February was an especially busy month for the company as it kicked off with the annual Rewards Trip to Cancun. Often referred to as Outsource’s “family reunion,” the trip offers top performers from offices around the country to reconnect with old friends, build new relationships within the company, and celebrate the past year’s successes. It’s also an excellent great chance for new team members who qualify to meet mentors, corporate leaders, and learn what the company and its culture are all about.

Company leaders use the relaxed setting to strategize, exchange ideas, and plan for the year ahead. Given Outsource’s reputation for exemplifying the “work hard/play hard” ethos, it was an especially successful trip for Outsource CEO John Lowell, who noted, “To take over 100 people on a long weekend event to a place like Cancun and walk away with absolutely no interactions with any state or federal Mexican police officers was a real high-water moment for the organization.”

On a healthier note, February was also National Heart Month, and in support of the organization, John’s sons Jake and Luke Lowell participated in the national Jump Rope For Heart fundraising event, sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). This national event engages elementary and middle school students with jumping rope while empowering them to improve their own health and help other kids with heart-health issues.

The Outsource team pitched in to support Jake and Luke, with the company matching dollar for dollar each employee donation made on the boys’ behalf. Lowell said, “I was incredibly impressed with how many people at Outsource contributed to both of my son’s Heart Foundation campaigns.”

With the help of Outsource and the team members who supported the event, both boys reached and exceeded their donation goals for the American Heart Association. In fact, thanks to those who contributed, and for the boys’ skills with a jump rope, Jake and Luke raised the most money out of all the students in their school, with Luke raising $1,520.00 and Jake raising $1,634.00, for a combined total of $3,154.00.

Lowell added, “I can’t tell you how surprised I was at their Monday morning assembly when Jake won the 1st Place award for raising the most money in the whole school and Luke had come in second. “

Those who donated $10 or more were entered into a drawing for a $150 Visa gift card, which was won by Sam Goodspeed in Dallas. Congratulations Luke and Jake and a special thank you to everyone who contributed!

Let us know if your branch puts together any office events and don’t forget to take pictures!