On March 24, 2023, Chenega MIOS gathered to help commemorate our shareholders’ history at a day dedicated to teamwork and spending time with our MIOS Family. Chenega Day at The St. James kicked off its first-ever debut with over 70 people in attendance!

For those who opted in, the day began with a kickball tournament that certainly got the crowd going! The four teams, named: the Marketing Maniacs; Not Fast, Just Furious; New Kicks on the Block; and the Best Athletes, faced off to battle not only for bragging rights but to win exclusive access to a suite to the Washington Wizards vs Orlando Magic on March 31, 2023. As you can hear from the video on the right, there were some eventful and tough matchups, but in the end, the Marketing Maniacs came home with the victory!

While many participated in the kickball tournament, others enjoyed playing field games such as cornhole, ladder ball, giant connect four, and more! There were even a couple of golf simulators active for employees to practice their swing ahead of the approaching golf season.

Following the tournament, attendees enjoyed lunch, beverages, and some time catching up with coworkers. Though the day had intended to end following these activities, our group was not ready to leave each other! Instead, many of our participants rode out their competitive mindsets and moved over to the gym, where a basketball game AND volleyball game broke out. All in all, it was a great day to come together as a MIOS Family to have a much-needed bonding opportunity.

Following Chenega Day, we spoke with Heather Lacroix, President of Chronos Operations and Chenega Technical Innovations, as well as the leader of team New Kicks on the Block. Heather said,

“The day was about community, teamwork, and beating Torie Williams [President of Chenega Agile Real-Time Solutions and NJVC and leader of team Not Fast, Just Furious].” In response, Torie says, “It was great to see everyone come together in unity. I think that’s at the heart of Chenega Day. Now for the Kick Ball Championship winner, I can’t speak about an open case.. That’s under investigation! 😂 I look forward to next year.”

It sounds like we’ll have to get another outing planned so that both teams will have a new chance to face off!