By Jentry Nourse
No summer would be complete without the annual Cimetrix Picnic. We had a fantastic turnout this year. With a headcount of 68, it may be the largest picnic to date.
Last year we added seventeen new members to the Cimetrix team - 7 are from Utah, 9 are located in Texas, and 1 resides in Las Vegas. We were able to coordinate an engineering conference the same week which allowed us to bring everyone to Salt Lake for an afternoon full of food, fun and conversation.
The picnic was held at our usual pavilion at Murray Park. With several options such as horseshoes, Frisbee, croquet, soccer, volleyball, baseball, a face painting station, and a snow cone machine, there was something for everyone, including the dogs!
We kicked off the picnic with a music set provided by David Francis’ son Austin and daughter Jessica, who played several upbeat tunes on the violin for us. Jessica Francis recently won the Miss Farmington Scholarship Competition and performed “Orange Blossom Special” and “Millionaires Hoedown”, the same songs she performed during the talent show of the pageant.
This was a perfect way to begin the festivities and everyone was impressed with Jessica and Austin’s talent, as well as their willingness to come entertain us. They were so good we asked for an encore.
Working in the HR department, I see the names of spouses and family members on a daily basis. I always enjoy this opportunity to put a face with a name and know that everyone in attendance felt the same. We even had name tags so everyone could figure out who belonged to whom.
Despite my efforts, none of the upper management came prepared with their Karaoke assignments. I’ll make sure to hand them out earlier next year so no one can claim they were put on the spot.
It’s nice to be able to associate with your coworkers outside of the office environment. Sitting back and observing everyone, it occurred to me what a really outstanding team we have. I enjoy talking to every employee here at Cimetrix and look forward to many future picnics.