Just like the rest of the business community, TyRex has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Between leadership meetings, town hall discussions, advice from experts, and continual safety updates, our business family is continuing to adapt as an ethical business in a changing landscape.
As our “Volunteer to Work” staff members are spread out across our facility, TyRex has been working hard to keep everyone in good spirits and connected with the many working from home. As Zoom meetings have become “the norm,” we have leaned on the platform for interactivity during monthly celebration events.
We have gotten creative! Our monthly birthday and work anniversary celebrations keep adding fun twists and turns, from birthday card selfies to the creation of a TyRex orchestra featuring an epic saxophone solo by Neftali Santos of DLi. We used robot telepresence (named TeleRex) to deliver breakfast tacos safely to everyone on Cinco De Mayo for as close to contactless delivery as we could get! We kept spirits high with a costume and coloring contest that all staff could compete in. For Easter, we replaced our egg hunt tradition with another virtual game as we carefully selected which eggs we hoped would be one of the rare “golden eggs.” In all, TyRex was able to give away $10,000 in prizes to TyRex business family members with another $3,000 going back to our community through Start-Up Kids Club, Florence’s Comfort House, SAFE Austin, and All Together ATX.
Our latest event was Virtual Dinosaur Bingo, where we got to learn and sometimes incorrectly pronounce the names of our prehistoric ancestors. We are thankful for our creative staff for continuing to find ways to connect and have fun while we might not all be under one business roof!
Check out some pictures and screenshots we’ve captured from our events: