Culture

16 Things We Wish We Knew When We Graduated

Posted on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in affinis graduates

With summer in full-swing, many new grads are trading finals and term papers for cubicles. We asked 16 co-workers to share what they wish they knew when they graduated. Here’s what they had to say: “I wish I had learned more about writing and public speaking. I had to learn both on the job,” Rick […]

Affinis Takes Home When Work Works Award

Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Accolades, Culture, tagged in rick accepting when work works award

Affinis has had a flexible work environment since opening its doors 16 years ago. With that in mind, it comes as no surprise we received our second, When Work Works Award, which was created to celebrate companies who provide flexibility. Today, our president, Rick Worrel and manager of recruiting and retention, Cindy Martens, are sharing […]

16 Reasons We’re Ready for Summer

Posted on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in http://affinis.us/16-reasons-ready-summer/

This weekend marked the unofficial start of summer. As pools open across the metro and construction kicks into high gear, we can’t wait to: Watch the Royals play ball at the “K.” Enjoy a little sunshine while surveying. Give back as a company on July 13 for Harvesters’s Volunteer Day. Exchange travel tips. Take a […]

Co-Worker News: Affinis Adds Construction Professional

Posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in john mccanless

We’ve been growing our construction observation team over the last year and are pleased to share we’ve added John McCanless to that group. At the job site, he ensures projects are completed in accordance with plans, specifications, budget and schedule. Quick on his feet, John is skilled at finding solutions that deliver for our clients. […]

Sweet 16 Open House

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in affinis sweet 16 open house

Last week, we hosted co-workers, colleagues, and clients at our office for a Sweet 16 Open House. Over food and drinks, we toasted the long-lasting relationships that have helped us stay in business. Below, you’ll find photos from the festivities.

Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Posted on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Cindy Martens
In Community, Culture, tagged in Tags: http://affinis.us/introduce-girl-engineering-day/

Recently, we participated in the Society of Women Engineers’ 7th Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day (IGED) at Bartle Hall. We had two co-workers volunteer. Linda Rottinghaus served as a mentor to three girls throughout the day, and Peggy Amor lent a hand at the industrial engineering booth. Attended by high school students, IGED began with […]

2017 Future City Competition

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Community, Culture, tagged in Great Plains Future City

A few weeks ago, Robert Ubben and Jason Davis judged entries at the Great Plains Regional Future City Competition. At this event, small groups of middle-school students design and build cities with their ideas of how to make the world a better place. Students work together to develop solutions that are presented via a virtual city […]

Bill Bishop Receives Schmitty Award

Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in http://affinis.us/bill-bishop-receives-schmitty-award/

At the end of the year, we announce the winner of our in-house award, the Schmitty. It is given to the co-worker who best models Affinis’s core values. We’re pleased to announce Bill Bishop, a member of our survey team, was the 2016 recipient. Bill was chosen for this award for a number of reasons. […]

Happy New Year!

Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017 by Peggy Amor
In Accolades, Culture, tagged in 2016-holiday-letter-header

2016 was a great year for Affinis, and we are looking forward to an even better 2017. This new year will be a new “16” for us, as we celebrate our 16th year of business beginning January 1, 2017. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate our Sweet 16 Anniversary throughout the year. Keep […]

2016 Holiday Party

Posted on Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 by Peggy Amor
In Culture, tagged in Affinis Jeopardy

The Affinis holiday party is an annual tradition. Though the venue may change, it always includes a state of the union with co-workers from Rick. He shares his thoughts on the past year, as well as what’s ahead. It gives all of us an inside look at how the company is doing. This open door […]