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Embracing the Power of In-Person Connection: Pando Telecom's Golden Retreat

Hey there, fellow remote work warriors! Let me tell you about a little adventure that unfolded last week in the picturesque town of Golden, Colorado. Picture this: a team of diverse talents from Pando Telecom, scattered across the United States, all converging in one spot. Why, you ask? Well, for something truly magical: our in-person retreat.

In a world where virtual meetings and Slack conversations dominate our workdays, there's something undeniably special about gathering face-to-face. And let me tell you, the Pando crew felt it firsthand.

Now, before I dive into the nitty-gritty details, let me set the scene. Golden, with its majestic mountains and charm, provided the perfect backdrop for our rendezvous. Our new office location here allows for excellent group activities a well as space to take a quiet phone call or meet up around a conference table with clients and partners. As we gathered in this new space there was an undeniable buzz of excitement among us.

The agenda? Well, it was packed tighter than a sardine can, but in the best way possible. From team-building exercises that had us laughing until our sides hurt to departmental updates that left us feeling inspired and aligned, every moment was carefully curated to maximize our time together.

Persona Workshop

But perhaps the most memorable aspect of our retreat was the simple act of breaking bread together. There's something about sharing a meal that transcends mere sustenance. It's a time-honored tradition that brings people together, fosters camaraderie, and opens the door to meaningful conversations.

Dinner at The Fort in Morrison, CO

And let me tell you, those conversations were nothing short of magical. As we sat around the dinner table, swapping stories and getting to know each other on a deeper level, it felt like we were more than just colleagues—we were family.

But beyond the laughter and the good food, there was a deeper purpose to our gathering. You see, remote work has its perks, no doubt. But it can also come with its fair share of challenges—loneliness, miscommunication, you name it. That's why coming together in person is so important. It reminds us that behind every email address and Slack avatar, there's a real, flesh-and-blood human being with hopes, dreams, and quirks galore.

And let me tell you, spending time with my Pando fam reminded me of just that. Whether we were tackling team challenges, brainstorming new ideas, or simply enjoying each other's company, it was abundantly clear that we're stronger together than we could ever be apart.

So, here's to the power of in-person connection. Here's to breaking down barriers, building bridges, and forging bonds that transcend geography. And here's to Pando Telecom, for recognizing the importance of bringing remote teams together and making it happen in the most spectacular way possible.

Until next time, stay connected, stay curious, and above all, stay human.


Leia Morrison

Marketing Director for Pando Telecom

Ben Hodson, Pando's Sr. Product Manager received the first annual, Jacob Metcalf award of excellence. This award honors those who embody exceptional work ethic, dedicated community service and the highest level of customer service.

On Friday, May 3rd we hosted an Open House at our new office location in Golden, CO
Happy Hour at The Fort

Sunset at The Fort was beautiful on Thursday evening.