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BAERING Celebrates “Best Places to Work” Award with Team Scavenger Hunt


If you haven’t heard, Triangle Business Journal (TBJ) named 50 businesses as the “Best Places to Work in the Triangle” for 2016, and we were chosen! At the TBJ’s “Best Places to Work” bash, we partook in a formal luncheon with the Triangle’s premier companies and organizations. Each announced company was allowed their own walk-up song as it strutted to the stage for a picture. Our chairman, Rob Buhler, represented BAERING to Wiz Khalifa’s “Work Hard, Play Hard” as he made his way to the stage.

In true BAERING fashion, we celebrated our victory than with even more fun — a team-building exercise. In teams of three, we embarked on a scavenger hunt around Crabtree Valley Mall and The Marriott Hotel. Each team received a set of 26 tasks to complete in just one hour. The rules required each team to snap photos with certain objects as we completed each task — extra points were awarded to the most creative approach to a task. Stakes were high for the bragging rights of BAERING Scavenger Hunt Champion, and the competition did not disappoint.

That afternoon, the three teams power-walked from the lobby of the Marriott in various directions, determined to check every task on the list. As we negotiated with strangers and worked together, we capturing one embarrassing moment after another. We reenacted the Abbey Road cover, sat with unsuspecting (but patient) families for lunch, posed with mannequins and made human pyramids. Some of us even served strangers at local restaurants. The hour flew by, and we met over a couple brews at The Red Monkey Tavern to judge (and laugh hysterically at) our embarrassing photos. Blair, Jordan, Michelle and Miles won bragging rights for the year, but the competition is already fierce for next year’s scavenger hunt.