Here we are wrapping up Summer of 2021 and still feeling the affects of Covid! It’s hard to believe at this point, but we did not let that stop us from finding ways to enjoy ourselves and appreciate our employees along the way.
One of the upsides to all this was the opening of the new Tall Ship Floating Oyster Bar that made its grand opening just in time for the end of summer. The 24’ boat could be seen directly out the window of our office, so it was only natural we had to try it out. We spent the afternoon enjoying the cool weather, good music, drinks, and the best views the city has to offer.
This year has certainly been a big adjustment to say the least. As an office and business, we have had to adapt in many different areas, from learning to work remotely full time to having virtual client meetings.
At e3i we understand you spend most of your time with the people you work with, or at least use to! Our culture and work life balance have always been a top priority, especially now during these weird times. It is truly important to e3i to keep our staff happy, healthy, and motivated. Needless to say, we needed to get creative this year!
The team at Revolution Axe Throwing in Everett helped us organize and carry out a COVID-friendly and safe employee event on October 1. Our day started off with learning the basics of axe throwing, which was quite entertaining and frightening at the same time! Once we got the throwing down, we opened it up to some friendly competition with a round robin style tournament. Throughout the event a covid friendly boxed lunch and cocktails were served.
To top off the day we had a dual battle between Partners Brian and Bill ending with a double bullseye tie! It was a great day and really lifted the spirits of our team.
As the holiday season rolls around each year, e3i Engineers loves celebrating the best we can! We start the holiday season by participating in a holiday drive with one of our beloved organizations, Cradles to Crayons, followed by a Holiday dinner with the entire e3i crew.
We never try the same place twice and have had the opportunity to try some great places throughout the North End and the Seaport. This year seemed to top them all by going to the Encore Casino.
Even though it was December, the weather was great, and we were able to take the ferry over to the Casino. The night allowed for some beautiful views of the city. Upon arrival we were greeted with welcome drinks to kick off the night. Following drinks, we all sat down for a big Italian feast at their new restaurant, Fratelli’s. The best part about our e3i holiday dinners is you are really having a big dinner with your family!
The night continued by hitting the Casino floor and the bright lights. Our event was a big success and may be a hard one to top!
No matter the event we really enjoy unwinding together as a group, which is why we plan monthly events; this makes us a strong team both in and out of the office. While this concept is deeply embedded in the e3i culture, our Summer BBQ, specifically, is a highly anticipated annual event full of friendly competition and some good old fashion grillin’!
There’s nothing better than sweet summer time in the North End! The city is always buzzing with tourists, boats, and people dining outside. We are so fortunate to have our office located at the end of Lewis Wharf, literally a stone’s throw from Boston Harbor, which offers spectacular views. We take advantage of the weather, views, and buzz by setting up some friendly Cornhole competitions, and sharing food and drinks while taking a much needed break from work. Bob Q., our grill master, sets up the grill in his tall, white, pleated chef’s hat while whirling spatulas around like batons (ok, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but that’s what it feels like!). The Italian market next door delivers the drinks, and we all have a blast together. If grilling isn’t in the cards due to weather, we taco lovers take advantage of the plentiful taco bar.
e3i’s own William Leuci participated in this year’s Make-A-Wish Wildcat 100k Challenge held at Wildcat Mountain on March 12, 2018. This charity event supports Make-A-Wish New Hampshire.
Make-A-Wish is a nationwide organization aiming to better the lives of those with life-threatening diseases. Over the course of the past 14 years this event has been held over $921,000 dollars have been raise for this cause.
All participants of this event were required to raise a minimum of $250. William surpassed this goal by raising a total of $4,500 for the organization while helping contribute to the grand total of $43,000. Great work by everyone! This money will go directly to Make-A-Wish New Hampshire in efforts to grant another child’s wish.
The Wildcat 100K Challenge consisted of 48 runs down Wildcat’s Lynx Trail, covering over 100,074 ft of vertical terrain. Racers skied 84.6 total miles over the course of 8 plus hours.
It was an amazing day for all with great conditions.
Image note: the photo with the full crowd inside shows two sisters in the front, who are “wish kids”. One of these little girls had her wish granted after having had five open heart surgeries in her short nine years of life. Make-a-Wish granted her wish to go to Hawaii with her family to swim with the dolphins.