In late July, Cydcor sent company leaders and owners of each independently‐owned sales office to the Grand Bahama Island. The Cydcor sponsored retreat, R&R Weekend, comprised a blend of business, social functions, entertainment and relaxation for business attendees and their friends and family members.
“Cydcor designed this weekend as a thank you for all the hard work and dedication of the owners of Cydcor’s network of independent sales offices, field executives and selected Cydcor corporate office team members,” said Gary Polson, chief executive officer of Cydcor.
The approximately 575 attendees enjoyed a VIP reception, dinner, dancing, beach Olympics, volleyball, banana boat rides, snorkeling and a water trampoline. The weekend concluded with Cydcor’s interpretation of American Idol – “Bahamian Idol.” Team members participated in karaoke competitions for the top $500 prize and $250 second place prize.
A highlight of the Cydcor weekend event included a five‐on‐five basketball tournament, initially organized as a challenge between various Cydcor’s network of sales offices. The Cydcor games quickly turned into a community charity event and each team volunteered to donate $100 as an entrance fee. Ten Cydcor teams raised $1,000 and donated the proceeds to – the Grand Bahama Home for the Aged.
The Grand Bahama Home for the Aged is a 20‐year‐old organization created to provide seniors in need with a place to live. The home accommodates up to 20 residents at a time who are each given a government stipend. The home is also funded through an on‐site day care center that can take up to 60 children. As an intergenerational program, seniors and children interact, providing a benefit to both groups.
“We are a business that values giving back to the people we work with as well as to the community. Because the sales offices do so much for Cydcor, we’re happy to give back to them through this weekend of R&R,” said Jim Majeski, president of Cydcor. “We are equally pleased to give back to the Bahamas community while Cydcor was there.”