Summer in Chicago is perhaps best characterized as a cherished respite from otherwise harsh weather that typically drives residents indoors nine months out of the year. Chopper Trading always takes advantage of these moderate months to reinforce our company’s culture of good health, strong work ethic, and positive teamwork, while contributing to a commendable cause.
This year, to kick off the summer, 16 Chopper employees participated in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, a 3.5 mile race that winds its way through the parks and sidewalks of Chicago. The event was extremely successful, with 23,030 participants from 628 companies toeing the starting line at Grant Park the evening of Thursday, May 23.
While creating a sense of camaraderie amongst Chicago-based professionals, for Chopper employees, this event was also a time to reinforce our culture of teamwork. My hope is that the support and encouragement displayed at the race will translate over to support and encouragement for each other’s work, and continue to strengthen the collaborative atmosphere here at Chopper.
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge was also a great way to contribute to a charitable cause that is familiar to many Americans: the American Red Cross. Not only did the American Red Cross receive funds, but they seized the opportunity to show tens of thousands of local Chicago residents the important role the Red Cross plays in helping victims of home fires, war veterans, and other Chicago residents in need. Chopper Trading was proud to contribute, and of course, proud to see our employees beat several of our race competitors!