Held exclusively for Florida’s corporate community; businesses and non-profit organizations form teams and participate in the IOA Corporate 5k for camaraderie, friendly competition and celebrating with co-workers. The participating population is made up of over 18,000 runners and walkers from over 700 companies, non-profit organizations and 200+ CEOs.
The annual ADG retreat traveled to Gallup, New Mexico, a somewhat quaint and typical western town located near the border of Arizona. We stayed at El Rancho Hotel, full of history and made famous by the variety of movie stars that have stayed there over the years when numerous western movies were made during the 1930-1950’s. We took a day trip to Chaco to tour the extensive ruins of the Chaco Cultural National Historic Park. This is an extensive Pueblo of the pre-contact period, which is remarkable for its stone architecture as well as its cosmetic and cultural importance. The following day, we toured Zuni Pueblo and Santa Fe.
For many years it was the desire of ADG to engage in an annual charette. ADG picked Reeves Holler (Sheets Gap) in North Carolina. Teams photographed and measures the Historic Reeves Log Cabin, Historic Harmon School, and the General Store. Other teams created a water feature, in front of the Harmon School, and installed the rock, also known as “Fathers Folly.”
In addition to the charette, ADG employees participated in walking / hiking tours of our property and attended lectures by local community members and artists. This trip ended on Saturday with a huge party with employees and locals at the Harmon School.
This trip included a talk by Architect Enrique Duarte, private tour of Chichén Itzá, a visit to Valladolid Colonial City and time as tourists in Cancun.