2022 has been a busy and successful year for us! With the world starting to open up again we were able to continue with a lot of in-person events and projects. There have been many challenges that we have faced throughout the year but more importantly we adapted and became stronger than ever before. Let's take a look back on some of our biggest highlights of 2022!
What a year it has been to getting to know our partners on a more personal level. We held a ton of client events this year where we could chat with our clients from various industries, while also learning about technology and also provided the opportunity to learn more about their specific technology needs through their IT Support Partner, Skycomp Solutions.
Our events were huge successes with people wanting to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes of their technology and becoming more interested in new Lenovo products that we offer. We did many fun events including golf simulators, wine tasting, dinner parties and much more. This was a great opportunity to catch up with clients we have been fortunate enough to work with for many years but also a great chance to get to know our new clients even better.
2022 was a great year for growing. We added so many new faces to the Skycomp team and we quickly ran out of space at our cozy office in downtown St.Catharines. In May, the back office team moved to our new home located at 24 Commerce Place, while the Service Team remained operating out of the old office until September. It was challenging to have the office split up for so many months but with effective communication and team work we were able to function like a well oiled machine! This also made for some great all-in-fun office wars that included pranking each other through out this time.
We always love showing our employees how valued they are and their hard work does not go unnoticed. We had a lot of evenings throughout the year that were dedicated to giving our Team a night to relax and blow off steam. Some of the things we enjoyed were, renting a movie theatre to see, Ambulance, starring Jake Gyllenhaal. A night of friendly competition at Parkway Social, where we played a few rounds of ten-pin bowling, while enjoying some cold beer and chicken wings. We also held a few parties at the new office, like our Halloween 80's Prom Murder Mystery, Skycomp BBQ and game night. We also can't forget about our holiday party at the Rex Hotel in Welland! The Team tested their skills at trivia, wore their ugliest Christmas sweater that grandma made, and this allowed us to get to know the people we work with everday, so much better.
2022 Canada Summer Games
One of our biggest highlights throughout the year was being the Official Technology Support for the 2022 Canada Summer Games! This was an amazing opportunity and Skycomp Solutions was proud to be part of it and what a huge success it was! We were responsible for ensuring that the 18 plus venues were well equipped with internet, monitored the connections and we did not hesitate to dive in and help if something went south, anything technical related that is. We also played a big part in making sure the Niagara College Broadcast team, that was live streaming the events were setup with IT support. Our Team did an excellent job throughout the 2 weeks in August that the games were held, all while keeping our valued clients well pleased with their everyday work.
Skycomp's First Charity Golf Tournament
We love giving back to the community and what better way then to raise money by hosting a charity golf tournament! It was our first ever golf tournament and we decided to raise funds for the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre Niagara. With the many young families that work at Skycomp, we felt this organization was the right fit.
It was a beautiful day for a round of golf and we are so thankful for everyone who donated and participated in thie event. We had a ton of amazing prizes and give-aways for our raffle and all golfers were able to enjoy a few mini games along the Thundering Waters Golf Course, like closest to the pin, inflatable dart golf, longest drive and so much more! With the support of our community we were thrilled to raise over $16,000 dollars for the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre.
Custom Trading Card Booth
One of our more popular events is our pop up Skycomp booth, where we will take your photo and within minutes you will have a physical copy of your own sports trading card! Our booth originally started as a marketing campaign for us during the Niagara Ice Dogs game and fans just can't get enough it! It gained traction and we were able to partner up with the Welland Jackfish and fans can get thier own custom Jackfish baseball player card with their photo on it! We also teamed up with the Canada Summer Games to spend a few days doing cards for the Men and Women's Gold Medal Game, as well as having a booth setup at Canada Games Park for all different kind of sports.
Lenovo TXA Partner of the Year for 2021
For the year of 2022 we got to hold the title of 2021 Lenovo's Partner of the Year! This was an amazing accomplishment for our Team and with the hardwork and dedication from our staff we were honored to receive this amaing award.