On April 5 & 6 we held our annual two day renewal at Welshfield Inn in Burton, Ohio. The renewal is an important tool in our internal management process, where we apply our expertise in analyzing construction projects to our own company, by reviewing the previous year’s successes and its bloopers.
Historically, we have learned that the renewal is very valuable because we take the time to go off-site, and honestly look at where we’ve been and how we got there. Then we use those insights to set reasonable goals for the upcoming year.
After a day and half of brain-storming, we leave the site and go spend the second afternoon “playing”.
This year we celebrated Tucker Elliott’s birthday with a delicious lunch at The Great Lakes Brew Pub in Cleveland, followed by a quick tour of Cleveland’s Historic West Side Market, which is just down the street from the restaurant. The West Side Market has more than 100 ethnic vendor booths offering a wide variety of foods ranging from exotic pastas to goat’s heads.
Once done at The West Side Market, we finished our afternoon with a visit to The Greater Cleveland Aquarium, which opened on January 21 in the West Bank of the Flats. The aquarium was an interesting mix of the architecture of the old FirstEnergy Powerhouse and the new aquatic exhibits. Fun was had by children of all ages… including us!