Move over 2010, because 2011 is here and is quickly taking over. It is time to clean out the filing cabinets and box up or shred what is left of 2010, but before we completely discard an entire year I thought it would be fun to look back and remember all the fun that we had.
Camden stayed busy the entire year, throughout all of the communities across the country. If I even attempted to recall all of the great things we did, it would take the next month to read this blog. So instead let’s hit the highlights and save everyone a lot of time!
Perhaps one of the biggest things that happened in Camden world during 2010 was being name to Fortune Magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” in the country! For the third year in a row we made the list and not only were we recognized, but this year we made the top 10! To date, we are the only multifamily company to be included. It is hard to put into words how great it is to be a part of such an awesome company, so I will show you instead. Last May at the annual manager’s conference in Houston, 400 employees from 79 cities put together a surprise dance and performed during the conference, it was total “flash dance” style. Who else could put this together?
Also in 2010, we joined this blogosphere where you can now stay on top of all the fabulous things we do. And from that we got this great photo:
What a great looking bunch!
We even found some time to give back to our local communities through Camden Cares and various other service projects. Most regions volunteered and put together a Camden Cares project to help the local community, we also joined the fight throughout October to end breast cancer, we raised money for United Way, we donated to help the local police force in Tampa get and train a police dog, we supported Alzheimer’s research, and I’ll stop there because I could literally I could go on and on.
Here in Charlotte alone we cleaned up a local park, supported the Susan G. Komen Race for The Cure to end breast cancer, hosted numerous food drives, a blood drive and a toy drive. We put together tons of events for our residents as well. We had pool parties, festivals, holiday parties, tailgates and all kinds of other get togethers. If there was something to celebrate, we turned it into a party. Camden even ranked number 8 in the Charlotte Business Journal’s list of 2010 Best Places to Work.
- The Charlotte team at Camden Cares
- Camden Cotton Mills 4th Annual White Party
Of course whenever the Camden teams come together we manage to find some time to have a little bit of fun too. Whether it is the company picnic or the holiday parties, we can ensure that it is going to be a good time. How can you not have fun with this group?
While 2010 gave us so many things to be thankful for and so many memories, it is now time to look towards to 2011. Once you give up on that same New Years resolution that you promise to do every year, we can start working on how to really make 2011 even better than 2010. It is the start of a new decade, and the forecasts are looking great! So thank you to everyone who made 2010 with Camden such a great year and here’s to making 2011 the best year yet. Cheers!