As an amazing year comes to an end, we look forward to what lies ahead.
As many choose to celebrate the end of the year with Christmas & reflect on what has happened over 365 days, AP does things a bit differently. Once all of the craziness of the holiday season comes to an end, we get to start the new year with something additional to look forward to. Each year our President hosts a kick-off weekend in our home base city of Scottsdale, Arizona. We all get to gather from around to country to enjoy a weekend of team bonding, golf tournaments & a wonderful dinner event.
This year we were able to gather everyone from Portland, Seattle, Vegas & of course Phoenix to start the 2024 year on a high. Holding this kick-off event at the beginning of the year means everyone can come together, refreshed from holiday time off, and focus on what is going to make 2024 great! We learned lots of lessons in 2023 that we all can take with us but, the past is the past & it is time to get excited for what is to come!
Kick-off weekend started on Friday with a Happy Hour at TopGolf for the team. Everyone was so busy catching up, we forgot to check the leaderboards! TopGolf was just a warmup for those interested in participating in an 18-hole course on Saturday morning. AP ended up with two teams of five each to play against each other at the club. Saturday wrapped up with a wonderful dinner event for the AP team & their guests at a steakhouse & ocean club seafood restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale.
Overall, each year this event is one we all look forward to. Although we all communicate on a daily basis, working from home & in other states keeps us physically apart a majority of the time! So being able to see each other in person, have some laughs & catch up puts us all in a refreshed mindset for the upcoming year. We look forward to what 2024 has to offer!
Check out some photos below from our kick-off!