Fall at AIFP: What We’re Looking Forward To

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To AIFP, a great workplace is one where hard work is balanced with play. To honor that, we schedule fun—and lots of it. Whether it’s a company picnic, a golf tournament, or a fishing trip, employees have all-company events to look forward to each month.

We had a blast this summer, with our trader fishing trip and river cruise being a few company favorites. What’s on our plate this season?

One Warm Coat Drive

For the month of October, we’ll be holding a One Warm Coat Drive here at AIFP. Employees can donate coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and blankets. Every year, AIFP chooses which Portland, Oregon-area organization these items will be donated to. Last year, we donated everything to Rose Haven, and this year, we’ll be donating everything to the Good Neighbor Center. We’re really looking forward to supporting those in need; it’s a great way to move into the holiday season.

Admin Retreat

Our admin team makes sure our company runs like a well-oiled machine. To celebrate all their hard work, AIFP is treating the team to a weekend-long retreat. From October 6 to 8, the admin team will be staying at the Salishan Spa and Golf Resort in Gleneden Beach, OR. They’ll enjoy delicious food, cocktails, live music, spa treatments, and time on the beach. Plus, we’ll be taking everyone to a special glassworks studio where the team can make their own glass floats. Can’t wait!

Boo Buffet and Company Costume Contest

Halloween is an all-around company favorite. We go all out—and get a little competitive, too. In addition to a Halloween-themed buffet on the 31st, we’ll be holding our annual company costume contest. AIFP employees have historically shown up in some pretty stellar getups. A few throwbacks from last year include…

Mason as a flower child:


Dani as a fairy:


Debbie and Dawn as Thing 1 and 2!


And the winner: Trader-in-training, Nolan, dressed as none other than Jesus himself. He handed out small bottles of wine to everyone, which may very well have contributed to his victory…


Turkeys for All!

Everyone in the company receives turkeys for Thanksgiving!

Christmas Tree Decorations

In late November, we start decorating the company tree. Stay tuned on our social channels for pictures of this year’s epic decorations.

Keep updated on all things aIFP

Well, there’s a little taste of our Portland company culture and Fall excitement. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram for a closer look into what life at AIFP is all about. We’re a Portland-based company who offers paid apprenticeships for traders. If you’re interested in a career as a trader and think you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to talk; reach out using this contact form.

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