Nexton, a community in Summerville, recently hosted its second Work Outside Day. Approximately 70 employees from a dozen regional companies, including Greystar, Equifax and Robert Bosch participated in an upbeat day of teambuilding and professional development activities led by On Purpose Adventures.
“We enjoyed the opportunity to take a break from our busy day-to-day work lives to develop our teambuilding and leadership skills,” said Greystar Assistant Community Manager Travis Lynch. Greystar is headquartered in Charleston and is actively leasing Arrogate Village Apartments within the Nexton community.
Participants and community members were encouraged to donate professional clothing at the event and at Home Telecom collection centers to benefit Dress for Success Charleston County, an organization that empowers individuals to achieve economic independence with professional attire and a support network. To date, the clothing drive collected a total of 80 pieces of men and women’s professional clothing, including blouses, blazers, trousers, neckties, shoes and jewelry.
“Nexton’s Work Outside Day was a great opportunity to get outside with our co-workers and see the community,” said Robert Bosch Internal Communications Specialist Katherine Bergmann. “The event was revitalizing, and we enjoyed participating in the professional development exercises led by On Purpose Adventures.”
Spanning 5,000 acres, Nexton is centrally located near the region’s largest employers, including Volvo Cars, Mercedes-Benz Vans, and Boeing.