At AIFP, we work hard to cultivate a “work hard, play hard” company culture that recognizes and celebrates hard work, prioritizes mentorship, and builds camaraderie among team members. Our annual Gold Traders Trip is just another example of our company culture in action. Here’s a look at what it is, who gets to go, why we do it, and how it went this year.
The Gold Traders Trip is an annual trip to a tropical location, which serves as an opportunity for showcasing our “Work Hard, Play Hard” mentality. This year, the trip took place in Kona, Hawaii, where guests stayed at the Fairmont Orchid hotel. During the trip, we plan fun outings and delicious group meals as a way to show our appreciation for our employees’ hard work throughout the year. It’s also a great way to bring our commodity traders and their families together.
AIFP lumber traders earn an invitation through compensation achievements throughout the previous year, and are invited, along with their spouses and families, for an exciting week of relaxation, great food, and fun activities with friends. In order to keep things running smoothly at the office, we send two separate groups out during back to back weeks.
The Gold Traders trip has three important purposes: to promote our company culture, to recognize and celebrate the hard work of our dedicated traders, and to develop a sense of camaraderie among team members. We believe that people work harder when they’re recognized for their accomplishments and given the time and space to have fun.
This year’s Gold Traders incentive trip was one for the history books. In addition to enjoying the stunning natural beauty of Hawaii, our traders were also able to get a taste for local culture, tee off for some friendly competition on the golf course, try their luck at target shooting, explore nature on exciting hikes, and enjoy delicious dinners with the company. We’re already looking forward to next year’s trip!
Love our work hard play hard mentality? Apply for a commodity trader position at AIFP, so you can work at one of the best companies in Portland. Not only will our two-year trader training program prepare you for success, but you’ll have your hard work celebrated with fun company events and incentive trips. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to give back to the Portland community through company sponsored philanthropy. Now’s your chance to join a company culture you can be proud of!
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There is no substitute for hard work. If you really want to make and run a business here, you have all the tools available to you here.Billy Culver Trader, European Products Department Head
I really enjoy the freedom to create your own customer base and build a business trading the products you want to trade. While being the hardest thing I have ever done, being a trader has also been the most rewarding!Alex Schilling Trader