NEWS & EVENTS
If you look back at our previous posts, you will see we appreciate our people a lot.
On Thursday, October 1, Genova held its first all-employee meeting since the COVID outbreak.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 early this year, the Center for Disease Control has repeatedly suggested that we do what we can to reduce the spread of germs. Dexter Laundry and Genova Technologies have played a role through the release of DexterPay
On Monday, August 10, a derecho hit the city of Cedar Rapids, IA, home of Genova’s main office. The hour-long storm brought sustained straight-line winds of 80+ MPH, with an estimated maximum of 140 MPH.
August is usually the month were Genova hosts a picnic for employees and their families.
On Thursday, July 9, Genova celebrated its annual Grill-N-Chill. Employees shared some of their favorite side dishes, and Genova supplied everything else.
Three times a year Genova gets all their employees together for an update on our business conditions. We typically do this in January, May and September.
With COVID 19 and a many of us working off site May did not seem like a good time to get us all into the break room and serve a buffet lunch.
Employee Appreciation Day for 2020 was officially observed on Friday, March 6. We had originally planned to celebrate with an employee appreciation breakfast, which has traditionally been very popular. Due to the COVID-19 shutdowns, this didn’t happen as expected.
Like virtually all companies worldwide, Genova has felt the impact of the coronavirus. As a technology company though, we are
fortunate. We have a flexible, robust and well-tested business continuity
plan, which allowed us to implement a work-from-home program.
In the wake of COVID-19, residents living in nursing homes and care facilities are struggling to connect with family and friends from a lack of technology. As a company, Genova believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world, and as a technology company, they saw an opportunity to help some of the community’s most isolated and vulnerable members.
Genovian’s celebrated Pi Day with pizza and pie on Friday, March 13.
Genovian’s celebrate the incredible strength of women to strengthen the foundation of the society!! As you’ve probably heard, there are plenty of ways to embrace the day, from supporting woman-owned businesses, sending the women in your life International Women’s Day quotes and Happy Women’s Day messages, and exchanging International Women’s Day flowers.
On Friday, January 31, Genova held it’s third annual Souper Bowl Cookoff. Several employees served up their best soup or chili, while others brought in their favorite side dish. We all got together over lunch to enjoy the fare, and voted for our favorite. Abby won this year’s cook-off, giving her bragging rights for the next year, and possession of our newly-made custom traveling plaque.
On Friday, January 24, Genova hosted its first all-employee meeting of 2020. The meeting was held to share our 2019 financial results and lay out our plan for 2020 and beyond. After the meeting, Genova treated everyone to lunch. The taco bar is always a big hit; employees are encouraged to gather in the break room and socialize over the noon hour, and there is always plenty of food to go around.
On Thursday, December 19, Genova celebrated the approaching holidays with our annual Cookies and Cocoa day. In addition to the aforementioned sweet treats, there were games and an ugly sweater contest.
Genova was proud to host a group of John Deere engineering managers in Cedar Rapids for a day-long internal meeting late this fall. Genova provided the facility and reworked their break room area to make adequate space for the 18 visitors. Cedar Rapids was a...
As we enter the holiday season, Genova is very aware that many families struggle to make the holidays happy for their loved ones. We have sponsored many families over the years, but this time we chose to expand our horizons. Instead of adopting a single family, we donated to Waypoint Wonderland. Waypoint is a local non-profit organization that helps victims of domestic violence and provides emergency shelter. Waypoint Wonderland is a program that provides holiday gifts to families served by Waypoint.
On Tuesday, November 26, Genova employees joined together for our annual Thanksgiving potluck. As is our custom, employees brought food that is traditional to their heritage. Dishes included classic American turkey, spinach artichoke dip, vegan bean soup, and a wide sampling of desserts. This gathering is a favorite among our employees; everyone leaves with a full belly.
In honor of Veterans Day, we took some cookies to our neighbors at the Vet Center.
We really like some of the activities that come with fall… carving pumpkins, costumes, and decorating our work areas. We had contests in each of these areas. Best costume and best pumpkin carving won Amazon gift certificates, and the best-decorated work area won a...